Hawk counter, spring migration, NJ

Hawk Counter Spring Migration Seasonal biologist/ornithologist needed to 
conduct survey of migrating birds of prey March 16 to May 15, 2018.  Location is the Montclair Hawk Lookout, Montclair, NJ.

Duties include identifying and recording migrating birds of prey, entering data into the Hawk Migration Association of North America database, and interacting with the public.
Specific duties include:
·            Identify and count all migrating raptors
·            Maintain daily data entry into new digital platform, and follow backup data procedures as needed
·            Keep appropriate records for rare sightings
·            Provide daily summaries for post on various NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory outlets
·            Some data entry in MS Excel possible
·            Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner  
·        Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors in flight a must
·        Careful data collecting skills a must
·        Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills
·        An enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player
·        Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions
·        Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, climb multiple steep steps and lift 25 lbs. as necessary
·        All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, driver’s license to operate a vehicle in NJ.
Start Date: March 16, 2018
End Date:  May 15, 2018
Salary: $1,500 – 1,800/month, commensurate with experience.  
Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled.
Qualified individuals may apply by sending cover letter of interest, resume with relevant experience, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org
Please list “Montclair” in the subject line so that your application is routed to the correct department.
New Jersey Audubon (NJA) is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJA is not connected with the National Audubon Society.  New Jersey Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).