California Condor Nest Biologist

Santa Barbara Zoo

Santa Barbara, California


Position Status: Full Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt
Schedule: M - F, with some weekends and holidays
Compensation: $24.60 - $26.70, DOE

SUMMARY: Under general direction of Director of Conservation and Science, the California Condor Nest Biologist is responsible for assisting the Santa Barbara Zoo and United States Fish and Wildlife Service with tracking and observing breeding and nesting condors, collecting quantitative behavioral data in accordance with established protocols, training nest monitoring volunteers, supervising volunteer and biological intern data collection efforts in regard to data quality and consistency, and entering, managing, analyzing and reporting data.

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in biology or related field with an understanding of behavioral research and data collection  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to operate safely a 4WD vehicle
  • Ability to complete an ATV/UTV safety course
  • Ability to complete CPR & Wilderness First Aid certification

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