Seasonal Job Announcement Lower Colorado River and tributaries in Arizona, California and Nevada
Position: Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Field Crew Leaders and Surveyors, Lower Colorado River, Arizona, California, and Nevada
Start Date: May30- August 25
Number of Openings: 2 Crew Leaders and 9 Surveyor Crew
Fred Phillips Consulting (FPC) is potentially looking for 2 field crew leaders and 9 surveyor crew members to conduct Yellow-Billed Cuckoo surveys on the Lower Colorado River from Lake Mead area south to the U.S. Mexican Border pending funding. The teams will be based out of Yuma, AZ, Parker, AZ, and Blythe, CA and work will be conducted at Havasu National Wildlife Reserve, Bill Williams River NWR, Cibola NWR, and Yuma East Wetlands. FPC is teaming with PRBO Conservation Science to conduct 5 years of yellow-billed cuckoo monitoring on the Lower Colorado River. FPC is a small business environmental consulting company based out of Flagstaff, AZ. We have been designing, implementing, managing and monitoring large-scale habitat restoration projects on the Lower Colorado River for over 12 years, including wildlife and bird surveys.
Two crew leaders are needed to conduct surveys from May 30- August 30. Crew leaders will assist with Yellow-billed cuckoo surveys along the lower Colorado River. Duties will include: supervising 1-5 biological technicians, project logistics, data collection and management, and conducting presence/absence surveys.
Nine field surveyors are needed from May 30- August 30. Field surveyor crew duties include conducting presence/absence yellow-billed cuckoo surveys using a playback tape method and data entry.
Crew leaders must have 1) at least one year of field crew leader experience and an additional 2-3 years of avian survey
experience, 2) know how to navigate using a map and GPS unit, 3) have computer and data management skills, 4) experience with call-back bird survey methods, 5) the ability to carry a heavy backpack in hot and humid conditions, off-trail in remote areas. Crew leaders need to have a valid driver’s license and be certified in First Aid and CPR.
Field surveyors must: 1) have previous avian field work experience, 2) skills using a map and GPS unit in the field, 3) be able to carry a heavy backpack in hot and humid conditions, off-trail in remote areas, 4) have computer skills, and 5) work in pairs or individually in the field.
Housing and work vehicles will be provided. Individuals will be responsible for getting themselves to and from field housing during non-working hours.
Field and Survey Conditions:
The Lower Colorado River is hot and humid during the summer with temperatures ranging from 80-115 F. Field work is initiated in the early morning prior to sunrise, and often times accessing field sites will be conducted in the dark. Work will include conducting surveys in the morning and entering data on the computer the same day. Field staff will work a 5 day on and 2 day off schedule, but must be able to work any days of the week. The schedule may change and field staff must be adaptable to those changes. Some crew, particularly crew leaders, may have to work over 40 hour weeks.
Check out more of the exciting work we are doing at http://www.fredphillipsconsulting.com
Email/Mail Resume and references to:
401 South Leroux Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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