Seasonal Avian Research Assistant

Mar 22, 2015
Apr 22, 2015
Ecology, Zoology
Employment Type
Full time, Temporary / Seasonal
Salary Type

We have already started our field season, but would like to bring on one more person. Once an applicant is selected, it will take approximately one week to process all paperwork. Exact start date will depend on the date of hire plus processing time.

Job Description:

Seasonal Avian Research Assistant, April through July (4 months total from start date) for a research project focusing on the federally endangered golden-cheeked warbler on Camp Bullis Army base,Texas. Duties include presence-absence bird surveys, point counts, mist netting, banding birds, maintenance of field equipment, data entry, and others, depending on qualifications and skills.

Requirements: Experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely related field; ability to collect data with strong attention to detail; ability to work 40 hours per week doing physically demanding work, with early mornings (0500); a positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions such as fire ants, chiggers, rattlesnakes, feral pigs, poison ivy, normal daily temperatures of over 90°F, intense sun, thick and thorny brush, and steep and rocky terrain; ability to operate 4X4 vehicles; patience and focus to quietly observe and follow birds; good eyesight and hearing; ability to work independently and in groups; flexibility to changes in location, as may be required to move around; flexibility to changes in protocol, or job assignments; must supply your own binoculars.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience: identifying birds by sight and sound, mist-netting and banding passerine songbirds, navigating using handheld GPS unit, using Microsoft Access, Excel, ArcMap; Must possess a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife biology or closely related field.

Pay: $10/hour
Housing will be provided.

Please visit for more information about our research program.

To Apply: Please write “Camp Bullis job application” in the subject line of your email. Include your last name in the file attachment. Submit cover letter detailing your qualifications, resume (including GPA), and contacts for 3 references (preferably email address) in 1 attachment to: Seasonal Avian Research Assistant

Contact Information:

Drew Finn