2021 Field Technicians—Wildlife

Environmental Research and Services, an equal opportunity employer, seeks qualified applicants for the following job based out of our Fairbanks or Anchorage, Alaska, offices.

FIELD TECHNICIANS —WILDLIFE 

STATUS:  Seasonal positions (appointments may range 2–5 months)

JOB SUMMARY: ABR is seeking several technicians to support field studies at project locations throughout Alaska.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct surveys for various species which may include waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and caribou under supervision of Research Biologists and Senior Scientists
  • Assist in mobilization and demobilization of field gear at the office
  • Participate in safety training and follow ABR’s Safety Policy, including COVID-19 related field and office procedures
  • Data entry and proofing, primarily on mobile electronic devices
  • Review video and still camera footage of nesting waterbirds

QUALIFICATIONS: Familiarity with a variety of wildlife sampling techniques, with a preference for good identification skills for birds (waterfowl, shorebirds, passerines, raptors). Resistance to motion sickness is required; experience with aerial surveys for birds and/or mammals is a plus. The applicant must be able to conduct field work involving biting insects, wading, hiking miles over uneven terrain, and other significant physical labor in remote settings; must be able to carry up to 22 kg (50 lbs) and work 10–12 hours per day during deployment. Traveling in 4-wheel-drive vehicles, helicopters, small fixed-wing aircraft, and in boats may be required. Candidates should be self-motivated, able to work independently, meticulous in collecting and recording data, able to live and work cooperatively with others, and able to maintain a positive attitude under a heavy workload. The selected applicant must successfully complete bear safety and shotgun training. A minimum of 2 years of undergraduate experience is requested; a B.S. in the life sciences (wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, or related fields) is preferred.

WORK PERIOD: May–August 2021, with possibility for longer term through November 2021 (as dictated by available workload). Field deployments may require up to 28 days of consecutive work.

WAGE: Depending on experience; overtime eligible. Room and board provided only while in the field.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. First review of resumes 1 March 2021.

CONTACT: Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references with phone numbers (prefer previous supervisors) to hr@abrinc.com

If you have questions about these positions, please contact Adrian Gall by e-mail

(agall@abrinc.com) or phone: 907-455-6777 ext 125

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