Status: Full-time position
Location: Vernal, UT
Job Summary: The Ashley National Forest is seeking two Biological Technicians for the 2014 summer field season for Northern Goshawk Monitoring and Inventory Surveys. The Northern Goshawk is a management indicator species for the Ashley NF and is monitored yearly to assess the effects of forest management activities.
Qualifications: Field work for these positions is extensive and applicants must possess the physical fitness to hike several miles a day with a 30 lb. backpack in remote mountainous country and have the willingness and ability to learn off-trail navigation with a map, compass, and GPS unit. Applicants must be capable of working independently and with others. During the field season the incumbent spends considerable time outdoors where he/she will encounter variable weather conditions and exposure to insects. Applicants must also be willing to work long hours in the field, have a strong work ethic and enthusiasm, be able to tolerate harsh field conditions, and have the ability to collect precise and accurate data. Applicants must hold a valid state driver’s license.
Duties: Field work for this study will encompass monitoring Northern Goshawk territories in forest stands using an established monitoring protocol. This position involves performing nest checks, chick counts, and fledgling counts to known goshawk nests; goshawk inventory surveys using broadcast calling techniques; and conducting Three-toed Woodpecker and Flammulated Owl surveys to determine presence/absence of the species. Other activities involve nest searching, orienteering, raptor and songbird identification, and plant identification. A compass, GPS units, and maps will be used in the field for navigation to nest sites and calling stations.
If you are interested in the positions listed below please contact the associated contact person to receive further information. It is anticipated that the following position announcements will be posted on USAjobs. gov in early February 2014. Please remember to attach ALL transcripts and certifications to your application.
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