Hawaii Bird Banding Technicians (2)

Employer: 
Kipuka Project
Job Field: 
Wildlife
Job Type: 
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location: 
Hawaii
Location Detail: 
Hilo
Job Description: 
We are seeking committed, enthusiastic, and hard-working field technicians to work with native birds on the Big Island of Hawaii. The primary role of the technicians will be to assist the lead bander with set up of mist-nets and extracting and banding of forest passerines in mid-elevation native Hawaiian forest patches. The position requires carrying steel mist-netting poles hundreds of meters across rugged lava. Work will begin at 5:30 am and end between 3 and 5 pm, five days/week. The technicians will work as part of a 6 person field crew and will live in a common house in Hilo with two people per bedroom. Amenities include working with one of the most unique and imperiled bird communities in the world and the opportunity to explore the big island of Hawaii during free time. This is a full-time temporary position.
Qualifications: 
Desirable qualifications include experience taking birds out of mist-nets and banding. Field technicians should also possess good record-keeping skills, a solid work ethic, and be in good physical condition because field work will take place in a rugged, often wet, and sometimes cold landscape. In addition to the above desirable skills, we are seeking individuals who work well with others under difficult field conditions.
Salary: 
Technicians are responsible for their airfare to Hilo, HI and will receive a stipend of $600/mo. Housing will be provided, as well as a car to get to the office and to use within Hilo only.
How to Apply: 
Send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references via email (please put: Kipuka Field Tech in subject line) to JESSIE KNOWLTON (EM: jlknowlton AT gmail.com). We will make our decisions by mid-October, and due to the large number of applicants we receive we will not be able to inform those who are not selected.
Deadline: 
09/24/2012 (All day)
Last updated September 20, 2012