Seasonal Avian Field Technician (PO-00734004)

Main duties include conducting Bobwhite Quail whistling cock surveys collecting GPS data, assisting with red-cockaded woodpecker monitoring (including using a spotting scope to read band combinations and assess group status), cleaning out red-cockaded woodpecker cavities, mourning dove trapping and banding, and assisting with environmental education events, such as a Kids Fishing Derby and school groups. Also will assist in Forestry activities such as forest inventory, marking, and cruising and Refuge operations, such as maintenance, public use, sign installation, facility upkeep, water level management, etc.  This is a "Jack" or "Jill" of all trades position, e.g., you will get experience in every program of refuge operations.

Compensation Details:

  • $1,100 One-time roundtrip travel allowance 
  • $300 / week living allowance
  • Eligible for an AmeriCorps education award 
  • FWS provided housing

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Position ID: PO-00734004

Expected Dates: May 24, 2023 - August 15, 2023

USFWS Carolina Sandhills NWR
23734 Hwy 1
McBee, SC 29101

Training Provided: Wildlife management; biological research and survey techniques; equipment operation and maintenance

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: none

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

distance to town and recerational opportunities

Housing or Stipend Provided?
Partner will provide seasonal housing, on-site trailer, owned bunkhouse, etc.

4 bedroom / 3 bath Bunkhouse shared with up to 8 occupants

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association