[Tweeters] Bander-in-charge position available, Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Victoria, BC

Ann Nightingale motmot at shaw.ca
Wed Mar 16 09:54:37 PDT 2016

Hi All,

We are hiring a Bander-in-Charge for our stations this summer. The job is
in Canada, so existing eligibility to work in Canada is a bonus. We have
successfully hired banders from the US in the past, though, so if you are
the right person for the job and need to acquire a permit, it could be

Bander-in-Charge (BIC)

Rocky Point Bird Observatory (RPBO), Victoria, BC

21 July -18 October, 2016 (field) + final report writing post season

Job Type

Job Description:
We require an experienced bander-in-charge (BIC) to help operate two banding
stations. The RPBO has operated since 1994 under a fixed migration
monitoring protocol consisting of a standardized banding program using mist
nets, a one-hour census, general observations of birds, and the
determination of Daily Estimated Totals (DET). The BIC will be expected to
work a 5-6 day week. Work will be at both Rocky Point (restricted access,
Department of National Defense (DND) lands) and Pedder Bay (at Pedder Bay
Marina, accessible to the public) locations, with more time at Pedder Bay.
The BIC would oversee a senior bander and two assistant banders, and will be
responsible for data security, daily review of data to ensure it matches
standards, and season-end report production. The BIC will be responsible for
completion of the EDT sheet and the Daily Log during the days that he/she is
present, and also for data entry of banding and EDT data for all days during
the entire monitoring period. The BIC will train volunteers in extraction
and other aspects of the monitoring and banding process. The BIC will be
required to demonstrate observatory activities to occasional groups of
visitors. The BIC is also responsible for day-to-day compliance with
Department of National Defence requirements.

Duties include:

. Mist-netting and banding birds

. Conducting census as required

. Data entry and data quality assurance

. Overseeing and training volunteers in bird extraction, data entry
and banding

. Helping with daily observations of birds

. Preparing an occasional blog of the week's activities and highlights

. Writing a final report (similar to previous years)


. The BIC must hold or be eligible for a Banding Permit.

. Extensive experience in avian mist-netting/banding [please include
all relevant banding training and number of birds processed (2500+
preferred)]. All banding experience must be documented with references.

. Experience of work at other bird observatories is highly desirable.

. Experience banding, ageing and sexing of Nearctic/neotropical land
bird migrants.

. Ability to identify Western Birds by sight and sound.

. Demonstrated abilities in data management and integrity

. Demonstrated experience with MS Office suite

. Demonstrated experience in migration monitoring observatory
management and report writing.

. Attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness.

. Experience coordinating volunteers and supervising other banders.

. Ability to work with others and a willingness to share your
knowledge with other banders and volunteers.

. Must be enthusiastic, physically fit, and able to work in cool to
warm climate, with a strong work ethic.

. Having own personal transportation is required.

Compensation will be based on skill level and experience. The range will be
provided to interested applicants on request. Trailer accommodation for a
low monthly fee is available. Please send resumes to jobs at rpbo.org

Application deadline:

Please submit by March 31, 2016. We encourage applicants to submit as soon
as possible as we reserve the right to offer this position to a
well-qualified applicant before the deadline date.

Ann Nightingale

Rocky Point Bird Observatory

Suite 170

1581-H Hillside Ave

Victoria, BC V8T 2C1

http://rpbo.org <http://rpbo.org/>


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