Location: southern Utah
Time Period: 5/6/24 to 7/12/24
Salary: $18 – $19.50/hour, DOE
Last Date to Apply: 2/29/24
Seasonal Field Technician Avian Ecology
The Intermountain Bird Observatory (IBO) at Boise State University is hiring several 2024 seasonal Avian Field Technicians to contribute to a large-scale study of breeding bird ecology across southern Utah. Primary responsibilities include conducting Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) point count surveys, vegetation assessments, and data entry. Successful applicants should expect to attend an in-person training session starting May 6th and will be expected to perform their duties at a professional quality and rate of completion until ~July 12th. Successful applicants may have the opportunity to extend employment, based on post-season project needs, applicant desire, and performance.
Technicians will have the opportunity to observe a suite of interesting bird species, work in proximity to charismatic megafauna, and travel to beautiful and historic locations significant to the American west (many survey sites are adjacent to various National Parks and Monuments such as Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Zion, etc.). Surveys are in a wide variety of habitats that occur in the region, including grasslands, shrubsteppe, pinyon-juniper, subalpine forests, and alpine ecosystems. Surveys occur on both public and private lands.