BLACK RAIL FIELD TECHNICIAN needed 15 April through 15 July, 2017 for

research involving surveys of marshes in New Jersey to assess population

status of Black Rail. Duties will include conducting nocturnal playback

surveys for Black Rail at marshes accessible by boat; recording detailed

observations and data and following specific protocols; and data entry

and management. The position requires riding in a small boat or walking

in marshy areas during night hours, carrying equipment, and tolerating

exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental

conditions.  Previous experience conducting point count surveys and

familiarity with rails and other secretive marsh birds required.

Proficiency with MS Excel and Word software a must.  Familiarity with

GIS and use of hand-held GPS preferred. Applicants must be able to work

independently or as part of a team, and work irregular hours, including

occasional weekends. Salary $1800 – $2200/month, depending on

experience.  Must have a valid and clean driver’s license.  Send cover

letter of interest, resume outlining relevant experience and three

references (including emails and phone numbers) as one pdf document, no

later than March 25 to New Jersey Audubon by email to <>. NJ Audubon

is an equal opportunity employer.

René Buccinna

Administrative Assistant

NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory

600 Route 47 N

Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Phone: 609-400-3852 (NOTE DIRECT PHONE NUMBER)

Fax: 609-861-1651

Email: <>

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