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Job opportunity: NABat Technical Monitoring Liaison -

Updated: Apr 28, 2022

Numerous species of North American bats are declining because of multiple continuous and emerging threats, including white-nose syndrome and wind energy development. Regulatory agencies and resource managers need information to inform pre-listing decisions and adaptive management efforts. However, until now, there have been no large-scale monitoring programs capable of tracking status and trends of bat populations across North America. The North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) is a multi-agency, multi-national collaborative monitoring program aimed at improving the state of conservation science for North American bats through standardized protocols, a unifying sampling strategy, and integrated data pipelines and analysis. NABat partners in more than 39 states and 10 Canadian provinces have now collected monitoring data following NABat protocols.

NABat coordinates data collection efforts across state, federal, tribal, and affiliated partners, provides the IT infrastructure to support data management, mapping and reporting tools, and status and trends assessments. To help facilitate these endeavors, the NABat Coordinating Office (NCO) located at the USGS Fort Collins Science Center (FORT) continues to expand on NABat’s web-based monitoring tools and work with NABat Partners to establish detailed sampling protocols and training materials. NCO is currently seeking an extremely motivated, recent graduate student (must have graduated or close to graduating with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in relevant field within the past 12 months) to serve as the NABat Technical Monitoring Liaison. The position will be located at the Fort Collins Science Center in Fort Collins, CO. The position offers a unique opportunity to combine and apply writing and communication skills, data management experience, and fieldwork expertise, while supporting NABat Partners and contributing directly to this collaborative conservation monitoring program of international importance.

Position details:

  • Estimate of the number of hours to be performed: 40 hours/week

  • Pay rate ranging from $20.54-$37.66 depending on experience.

  • Approx. start date: As soon as possible

  • Approx. end date: 1 year after official start date with opportunity for extension possible

  • Number of positions required: 1-3

  • Former students who graduated more than 12 months ago or who left school without graduating are not eligible. For more information on eligibility visit:

  • Due date for submission of resumes: May 16, 2022

The duties and responsibilities of this position include: