The Plumas Audubon Society

The Plumas Audubon Society is accepting applications for 2 Northern Goshawk
surveyors to conduct playback calling surveys on the Plumas National Forest
in northern California from May 31 through August 15, 2016. Applicants do
not need specific experience with goshawk surveys, but a strong interest in
forest raptors and bird identification experience by sight and sound is
necessary. The survey areas are extremely steep and rugged with many
hazards routinely encountered including rattlesnakes, steep hillsides,
poison oak, illegal marijuana farms, and high temperatures all in remote
locations with limited cell service. The successful candidates will be
very motivated to challenge their physical ability and engage in a unique
adventure. Please do not apply if you are not willing to physically and
mentally challenge yourself over the 2 1/2 month field season because this
is some of the most challenging terrain to navigate while surveying for
wildlife. Surveyors will camp on the forest for 5-day periods so camping
gear is required. Field vehicles are provided, but surveyors need to
provide their own transportation to the office in Quincy each week.
Compensation is $13-15/hour DOE and surveyors work a regular work week (Mon-
Fri) consisting of five 8-hour field days each week. Please send a cover
letter and resume to David Arsenault ([email protected]). Surveyors
will be selected by March 15, 2016 and applications will be reviewed as
they are received.