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  • ned2350 <ned2350@yahoo.com>
    The USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff, AZ is seeking 3 Birds and Burns Research Technicians Job Description: The Rocky Mountain
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 2, 2003
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      The USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff,
      AZ is seeking 3 Birds and Burns Research Technicians

      Job Description: The Rocky Mountain Research Station, in cooperation
      with Colorado State University, is looking for technicians to assist
      in a national effort to quantify the response of bird communities to
      prescribed fire in ponderosa pine forests. For the Southwest
      component of this effort, current research objectives include: 1)
      assessing pre- and post-treatment community demographics for breeding
      bird populations in AZ and NM; 2) measuring forest and fuel
      attributes on the landscape; and 3) implementing large-scale
      experiments to identify mechanisms of bird response to treatment
      effects. Most of the field work will be conducted on sites west of
      Flagstaff, AZ, although regular trips to the NM sites are expected.
      Position appointments are approximately 3 months long with
      opportunity for extension. Start and end dates are flexible. Current
      students are encouraged to apply.

      Duties: 1) Collect field data (80%) including (but not limited to)
      avian point counts, nest monitoring, vegetation surveys, arthropod
      surveys, and GIS/GPS field mapping; 2) Data entry (10%) in Excel and
      ArcView; 3) Data analysis (10%)

      Qualifications: 1) B.S. in wildlife or related field; 2) Previous
      field research and computer experience is preferred; 3) Excellent
      physical condition; 4) Individuals need a valid driver's license and
      must have a good driving record

      Qualification: No Degree Necessary. Bird identification skills (sight
      and sound)is desired, Point count experience and B.S. in Wildlife or
      related field are desired.

      Benefits: On-site housing may be provided. Overtime and holiday pay
      possible.
      Salary: $ 10.50 / Hour
      Dates: 10 May, 2003 - 15 August, 2003


      To Apply: Send 1) Cover letter clearly stating research interests;
      2) Detailed resume; 3) Minimum of 3 references with contact
      information to:

      Brett G. Dickson
      Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology Colorado State University
      Fort Collins,
      Colorado - 80523-1474
      E-mail: dickson@...
      Phone: 970-491-3535
      Fax: 970-491-5091
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