Thursday, March 3, 2016

From Brooke Warrington (Wildlife Ecology & Mgmt, 2010)

Cerulean Warbler field technician
at Conservation Management Institute, VA Tech

Duration: ~2 months
Job Type:  Seasonal
Application Deadline: 3/14 or until filled

Job Description: Two technicians are needed to collect field data for a study examining cerulean warbler and avian community response to silviculture. Duties will include point counts, habitat sampling, and data entry.  The study sites are rugged and steep in mature forest and recently completed silvicultural harvests on public lands in western Virginia (Gathright Wildlife Management Area, Highland Wildlife Management Area). Field housing (no pets) and vehicles for fieldwork will be provided. You will be living in a facility (full kitchen, living area, etc.) just outside of the Highland Wildlife Management Area.  Some camping for one to two nights at a time is possible (optional). Start date is approximately the last week in April and will end at the end of June. Cerulean Warblers arrive in mid- to late-April so you must be able to start at this time, no exceptions. Pay is $1500-2000/month depending on experience.

Qualifications:  Successful applicants will have excellent bird identification skills of Eastern US songbirds by sight and sound, a strong work ethic, a good sense of humor, enthusiasm for early morning, repetitive work, and an ability to tolerate demanding field conditions. You must have experience with conducting point counts, navigating with compass and GPS units, and habitat sampling. A degree in or progress towards wildlife biology, ecology, or a related field is also strongly preferred, as well as coursework in bird and tree identification. Qualified applicants will have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

To Apply:  Send cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references in one PDF document to Todd Fearer at Please use "CERW field tech" in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will begin immediately.