RESEARCH ASSOCIATE




Organization: San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research (AZA Member)
Location: San Diego, California, United States
Job or Internship: Job

THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY

Deadline to apply: Monday, August 19th, 2013

Applications must be submitted online by 9:30pm Pacific Standard Time

(Exempt position #900503) Salary commensurate with experience - Short Term NO BENEFITS

**San Diego Zoo Global is a smoke-free workplace**

Job requirements:

This position is short term and will last approximately 6 months in duration from August 2013 through February 2014. Hours scheduled will be approximately 40 hrs/wk.

This position is for the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike Captive Breeding Program, a project funded by the U.S. Navy, and located on the Navy's training base on San Clemente Island. Room and board is provided by the U.S. Navy for the five day work week on the island. The U.S. Navy also provides transportation to and from the island at the beginning and end of the work week, from Naval Air Station North Island. Applicants must be available to work any of the seven days of the week.

The San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike is a federally listed endangered species, and all applicants must meet U.S. Fish and Wildlife requirements for permits. Thus, all successful applicants will have at least a BS or BA in the natural sciences, or equivalent vocational experience in animal management (2 years vocational experience = 1 year of higher education)

Successful applicants will have knowledge/experience in avian husbandry, which may include, natural history, artificial incubation and chick hand-rearing, bird handling, banding, routine veterinary care, diet preparation, aviary maintenance, design and decor, and bird behavior. Additional experience in field techniques and wildlife management as well as formal behavioral observation and focal sampling methodologies (e.g., all occurrence, instantaneous and 1/0 sampling) with birds or mammals is valuable. Desirable qualifications include the ability to provide light general maintenance in exhibit areas.

Qualified applicants will have basic computer experience with word processing and spreadsheet programs (e.g., MS Word and Excel). Must be familiar with detailed record keeping and ability to keep clear and accurate notes using such programs. Previous experience with MS Access Databases both data entry and programming, is preferred but not required.

The ability to work cooperatively with all members of the Shrike Recovery Program including U.S. Navy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Institute for Wildlife Studies is essential. Selected candidates may be required to spend nights at the captive propagation facility when sick, injured birds, and young chicks are present. Must be able to work outside under various weather conditions and have a valid California driver license. For more job information and to apply: www.sandiegozoo.org/jobs.

One of the essential functions of this position is the ability to drive a SDZ Global vehicle. If you are offered employment in this position, you will be asked to authorize SDZ Global to access your current driving report through the DMV’s Employer Pull Notice Program. Your hiring for this position will be contingent on SDZ Global receiving an acceptable driving report from you. In addition, your continued employment in the position will depend on you maintaining an acceptable driving record. You may obtain a list of conditions that disqualify a person from driving an SDZ Global vehicle from a Human Resources Representative (Post 8/5/2013 - 8/11/2013 External 8/12/2013 - 8/19/2013)