The San Luis Obispo Coast District of California State Parks is seeking applicants for Western Snowy Plover monitors. The primary responsibilities include monitoring the breeding activities of the Western Snowy Plover (nest searches, data collection, GPSing nest sites, photo documentation of project work, tracking nest fates, collecting predator information, recording color band combinations, data entry using Microsoft Excel); fence, sign and nest exclosure installation; public outreach; report writing; and other duties as necessary. Training will be provided. The monitor will work 5 days per week, including weekends and holidays, for a total of 40 hours/week with minimal supervision. The positions will start mid February and continue through October 2017. Starting pay is $10.50/hr. Housing is not available.
Mail a California State application (STD 678 -- available online at http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf), cover letter including how you heard about the position, and a list of references to: Regena Orr, California State Parks, 11 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Application deadline is January 13, 2017. Email Regena Orr at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Must be in good physical condition – position requires walking up to six miles per day in soft sand. A valid driver's license and good driving record are required. The applicant must also possess the ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; a positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions such as wind and rain; patience and focus to quietly observe birds; ability to work independently and in a group. Preference will be given to applicants with experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely related field work, identifying birds by sight and sound, nest searching, using a handheld GPS unit, using Microsoft Excel and ArcMap.
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