Biological Science Technician (Avian, up to 14 positions for Summer 2021)
Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Location: Homer, AK
Closing Date: December 11, 2020
Contact: Travis Doyle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is recruiting up to 14 Biological Science Technician (Avian) positions for the summer of 2020 to assist with our seabird monitoring program. This is a unique opportunity to experience a wildlife refuge that spans much of the coastline of Alaska, covering nearly 3.4 million acres, and provides essential habitat for some 30 million seabirds, hundreds of thousands of marine mammals, and numerous plant and animal species found only in Alaska.
Technicians perform a variety of scientific and technical tasks to assist in a long-term seabird monitoring program. Species being studied differ by location but may include storm-petrels, cormorants, kittiwakes, murres, pigeon guillemots, auklets, and puffins. The fieldwork is varied but the main focus of the work is collecting data on seabird breeding chronology, reproductive success, population changes, adult survival, and food habits.
Technicians work as part of a field crew consisting of 2-5 individuals. The work is conducted at remote field camps spread across the Refuge, where wet, windy weather and spartan living conditions are the norm. We will be placing crews on several of our islands in 2020 including Aiktak, Buldir, Chowiet, St. George, St. Lazaria, and St. Paul.
See announcement and apply here.