Citizen Science Project Assistant




Organization: Tracy Aviary (AZA Member)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Job Qualifications: Background or demonstrated experience in biology or ecology. Knowledge and understanding of ornithology and field techniques are desirable; at least one year of experience in the field is preferred. The Citizen Science Project Assistant is attentive to detail, feels comfortable working with volunteers and the public, and has great people skills. Looking for someone who is a good team player, but also able to work independently. especially in the field. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office required (especially Word, Excel, and Access); familiarity with database creation and maintenance is a plus. Needs to be responsible, reliable, and able to work as scheduled.

Job Status: Part time, non-exempt

Reporting Relationships: Reports to the Conservation Scientist

Job Summary: The Citizen Science Project Assistant will support the Conservation Scientist in the implementation of the Citizen Science Projects, which involves a combination of office and field work. Will also work on special projects as time allows.

Primary responsibilities for the Citizen Science Project Assistant include:

Help with the development and implementation of the Citizen Science Project.

Be the point of contact between the Education and Conservation Science departments by regularly sharing information.

In the office (65% of the time)

Help assemble volunteer trainings: Material for citizen science training (e.g., handouts, song tracks) and print out packets for volunteers

Write quarterly update for the City Creek Citizen Science Project and as required, and other sites where we work

Arrange weekly survey schedules for volunteers

Enter data collected during bird and nest surveys in ebird and in and Excel/Access database

Continue feeding a database with geographical coordinates for all sites and survey points/transects where projects are conducted

Schedule presentations for the community (e.g. community councils)

Update citizen science and conservation science website upon review committee approval (monthly or as required)

Maintain signs of the conservation station and quarterly updates

In the field (35% of the time)

Assist checking field sites and mark and/or replenish marks in survey points/transects

Help organizing gear; update and keep track of gear inventory

Assist in conducting bird and/or nest surveys in different areas as needed

What we offer: Basic field equipment (GPS), compensation, experience working with volunteers and diverse organizations, training, and office space

Starting Date: February 5, 2014

Duration: Seven months, with possible extension

Disclaimer: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of an employee assigned to this job.

To apply send resume, one-page cover letter, and three professional references (preferably previous supervisors) to:

Carolina Roa, Conservation Scientist - carolinar@tracyaviary.org by January 15, 2014