The principal responsibility of this position is assisting the Urban Bird Conservation Coordinator with Powdermill’s Motus Wildlife Tracking efforts. This includes assembling Motus receiving station components in Pittsburgh. Traveling throughout the Northeastern United States to evaluate potential receiver station sites. Traveling throughout the NE US to construct, repair, and download data from Motus receiving stations. Maintaining equipment and tools in an organized fashion.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Applicants should have a high school degree, or equivalent.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The successful applicant will be able to work well both independently and as part of a team. The applicant must also be able to think critically in difficult situations, learn new technology quickly, and communicate effectively. Must have valid drivers license. Must be available to work extended hours including weekend and/or evening hours.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The position requires extended periods of walking, sitting, driving, standing, lifting, and carrying heavy equipment sometimes in inclement weather (e.g. hot, cold, rain). The applicant must be able to repeatedly lift 60 or more pounds throughout a day.