Mexican Spotted Owl Field Technician

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Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Job Overview

Title:                                    Mexican Spotted Owl Field Technician

Location:                            New Mexico and Arizona

Salary:                                $1,000/2 weeks

Duration:                           Early April to mid-July


About the Organization:

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and stewardship. Our work extends from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. Our mission is advanced through sound science, achieved through empowering people, realized through stewardship and sustained through cross-border collaborations. We monitor and identify population trends, research habitat needs, engage landowners and managers in wildlife and habitat stewardship, and inspire audiences of all ages to be better stewards of the land. Together, we are improving native bird populations, the land, and the lives of people. Learn more about our work and programs at our website:


Job Duties and Responsibilities:


The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking to hire up to 12 Field Technicians for a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project across Arizona and New Mexico. Field Technicians will conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican Spotted Owls in National Forests. Applicants should be comfortable working at night in steep terrain, both on- and off-trail, with potentially dangerous wildlife (black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes). The fieldwork is very strenuous with long hikes and requires a lot of camping with some backpacking. Applicants should be prepared for the physical demands of conducting off-trail fieldwork in mountainous terrain. The season begins in early April and continues until mid-July. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off.



·        Ability to hike up to 12 miles a day while carrying up to 40 lbs

·        Attention to detail and ability to collect quality data

·        Good communication

·        Ability to travel and work with a partner for 10 day periods

·        Enthusiasm for spending 3.5 months in beautiful forests and canyons



·        Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field

·        Driver’s license and 4WD experience

·        Backcountry experience (including backpacking, off trail navigation, basic survival skills, and grit)


To Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references IN ONE DOCUMENT (.pdf or .doc) to [email protected] Name your application file accordingly: Lastname_MSO2019_technician. Application review will begin in January 7th and continue until the positions are filled.