Location: This position is based at the San Antonio Viejo Ranch (45 minutes south of Hebbronville) and will include work on East Foundation properties throughout South Texas.
Salary: Compensation is $15 per hour and includes housing onsite. This is a temporary full time position with no benefits.
Start and End Date: February 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021
Description: We are seeking a highly organized individual with exceptional communication and leadership skills to lead 10 crew members that will trap small mammals for a capture-recapture project for two and a half months, and then conduct point counts for birds for an additional two months on lands owned by the East Foundation.
Field work will take place on the East Foundation’s San Antonio Viejo (2/3 time) and El Sauz (1/3 time) ranches. The two locations offer a rare opportunity to handle unique species of small mammals and observe over 130 species of birds. Mammal handling training will be provided; however, applicants should have proven ability to identify birds from sight and sound. Provided housing consists of newly remodeled bunk houses with a large kitchen and shared bathrooms on both properties.
Duties include, but are not limited to acting as point of contact between crew and the Foundation; coordinating schedule of daily tasks and rotation of sampling locations; coordinating with ranch personnel regarding access to sampling pastures within and between ranches; and overseeing data entry for quality control. (25% of time)
Additionally, the crew leader will be expected to work alongside technicians to perform the following tasks:
Technicians will also be expected to clean and maintain equipment, vehicles, and living quarters, enter and proof data for quality, occasionally prepare reports summarizing field efforts, assist graduate students with additional data collection, and other duties as assigned. (10% of time)
Applicants must maintain a valid driver’s license and are expected to provide own binoculars and field clothes, including durable boots for work outdoors.
Preferred Skills: Preference will be given to applicants with proven bird identification skills.
Please send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Monitoring Crew Lead" in the subject line:
Cindy Pavlicek, Manager of HR and Administrative Services