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Job Posting: Pinyon Jay Seasonal Avian Technician

Location: Southern Idaho

Time Period: March 17 to May 25, 2024

Salary: $17-$20/hour DOE

Last Date to Apply: 03/14/2024 Open Until Filled

We are looking for avian biologists to join our team to assist with Pinyon Jay colony surveys and monitoring, primarily across southern Idaho. Duties will include survey site scouting, conducting Pinyon Jay surveys and vegetation surveys, monitoring colony activity, data entry, and keeping an updated daily log of surveys and mileage. Technicians will conduct surveys in potentially suitable habitats that especially include shrub-steppe, pinyon-juniper, other coniferous forest types, and edges between these. Positions will begin March 17 and end May 25, 2024 (limited flexibility in the start or end date might be possible), with an option for continuing work on other projects until the end of July.

Two Pinyon Jays perch together in a pine tree. They have dusty blue bodies, royal blue foreheads, and light blue cheeks. A few more Pinyon Jays are visible in the blurred background of the tree behind them
A flock of Pinyon Jays in Pocatello, Idaho. Photo Credit: Austin Young