Employment at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds and their habitats through science, education and land stewardship. The Bird Conservancy employs people who are passionate and knowledgeable about our mission and vision. Whether a scientist, an administrator or an educator, at the Bird Conservancy, you help connect people, birds and land.

Staff members are based in our offices in Brighton or Fort Collins, Colorado, or western Nebraska, or they work remotely from partners’ offices or seasonal housing throughout the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains and northern Mexico.

The Bird Conservancy offers competitive wages and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off and a retirement plan. Please follow the directions provided in the job announcements below to apply for open positions.

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is an equal opportunity employer.

Current job openings:

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Crew Leader 1 – Mexican Spotted Owl Monitoring
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is hiring a crew leader 1 for a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project across Arizona and New Mexico. The crew leader 1 will oversee the scheduling and logistics of five technicians, interface with Forest Service biologists, and maintain thorough communication with the project manager. In addition, the crew leader 1 will conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican Spotted Owls in National Forests. Applicants should be comfortable working at night in steep terrain with potentially dangerous wildlife (black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes). Work requires frequent camping and hiking with some backpacking. Field season begins in late March and continues until mid-July. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off.  Click here to download a complete position description.

Crew Leader 2 – Mexican Spotted Owl Monitoring
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is hiring a crew leader 2 for a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project across Arizona and New Mexico. This position will oversee scheduling and logistics of technicians, interface with Forest Service biologists, maintain communication with the project manager, and mentor and work alongside up to two interns. In addition, the crew leader 2 will conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican Spotted Owls in National Forests. Applicants should be comfortable working at night in steep terrain with potentially dangerous wildlife (black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes). Work requires a frequent camping and hiking with some backpacking. Field season begins in late March and continues until mid-July. Additional field work and office work for the crew leader 2 will extend to the end of August. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off during the field season. Click here to download a complete position description.

Technician – Mexican Spotted Owl Monitoring
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is hiring up to nine field technicians for a Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring project across Arizona and New Mexico. Field technicians will conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican Spotted Owls in National Forests. Applicants should be comfortable working and hiking at night in steep terrain with potentially dangerous wildlife (black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes). Work requires frequent camping and hiking with some backpacking. Field season begins in April and continues until mid-July. Two technician positions will start in May. Work schedule will be 10 days on, 4 days off. Click here to download a complete position description

Field Intern – Mexican Spotted Owl Monitoring
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking applicants for an internship program with our Mexican Spotted Owl occupancy monitoring project.  The internship is ideal for individuals who have a strong passion for wildlife biology but are looking to gain field experience. Interns will work alongside experienced field biologists to conduct nighttime surveys for Mexican Spotted Owls in National Forests across Arizona and New Mexico. Interns will have the opportunity to gain experience conducting surveys, hone field skills (e.g. backcountry camping, navigation, driving 4WD vehicles, etc.), and learn about owl ecology, study design, and occupancy monitoring. Applicants should be comfortable working at night in steep terrain with potentially dangerous wildlife (black bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes). Work requires frequent camping and hiking with some backpacking. Field season runs from April to mid-July and internships can occur at any point during our regular season with a minimum of a one-month commitment. Click here to download a complete internship position description.

Biometrician
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking a Biometrician to work within a dynamic team charged with answering pressing regional management questions about bird populations using a large bird survey database. The role involves applying sampling design and data analysis techniques.  Common estimation and modeling methods include point-transect distance sampling, hierarchical abundance models, site occupancy, and spatial-temporal analysis of long-term monitoring data. Experience with Bayesian analysis frameworks is preferred. Click here to download a complete position description. This position is based in Fort Collins, CO and will be open until filled.

Private Lands Wildlife Biologist  (Wyoming)
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking a Private Lands Wildlife Biologist who will work with partners, wildlife biologists and individual landowners to implement habitat enhancement/restoration efforts in sagebrush-steppe communities with a primary focus on conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse populations. This position will be located in northeastern Wyoming (Gillette preferred) and will require travel throughout the region (including Thunder Basin National Grassland). Click here to download a complete position description.