2021 Field Technicians—Wildlife

Environmental Research and Services, an equal opportunity employer, seeks qualified applicants for the following job based out of our Fairbanks or Anchorage, Alaska, offices.


STATUS:  Seasonal positions (appointments may range 2–5 months)

JOB SUMMARY: ABR is seeking several technicians to support field studies at project locations throughout Alaska.


  • Conduct surveys for various species which may include waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and caribou under supervision of Research Biologists and Senior Scientists
  • Assist in mobilization and demobilization of field gear at the office
  • Participate in safety training and follow ABR’s Safety Policy, including COVID-19 related field and office procedures
  • Data entry and proofing, primarily on mobile electronic devices
  • Review video and still camera footage of nesting waterbirds

QUALIFICATIONS: Familiarity with a variety of wildlife sampling techniques, with a preference for good identification skills for birds (waterfowl, shorebirds, passerines, raptors). Resistance to motion sickness is required; experience with aerial surveys for birds and/or mammals is a plus. The applicant must be able to conduct field work involving biting insects, wading, hiking miles over uneven terrain, and other significant physical labor in remote settings; must be able to carry up to 22 kg (50 lbs) and work 10–12 hours per day during deployment. Traveling in 4-wheel-drive vehicles, helicopters, small fixed-wing aircraft, and in boats may be required. Candidates should be self-motivated, able to work independently, meticulous in collecting and recording data, able to live and work cooperatively with others, and able to maintain a positive attitude under a heavy workload. The selected applicant must successfully complete bear safety and shotgun training. A minimum of 2 years of undergraduate experience is requested; a B.S. in the life sciences (wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, or related fields) is preferred.

WORK PERIOD: May–August 2021, with possibility for longer term through November 2021 (as dictated by available workload). Field deployments may require up to 28 days of consecutive work.

WAGE: Depending on experience; overtime eligible. Room and board provided only while in the field.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. First review of resumes 1 March 2021.

CONTACT: Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references with phone numbers (prefer previous supervisors) to hr@abrinc.com

If you have questions about these positions, please contact Adrian Gall by e-mail

(agall@abrinc.com) or phone: 907-455-6777 ext 125

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