beach nest monitoring field technician, NJ

BEACH NEST MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIAN needed 9 April through 17 August, 2018 for research involving monitoring nesting success and productivity of beach-nesting birds (Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, Black Skimmer, Common and Least Tern), as well as documenting disturbance and predation. Duties include, searching for and monitoring nests and conducting bird surveys; recording detailed observations and data in the field; monitoring beach nesting bird broods; documenting disturbance and predation; and data entry and management The position requires walking long distances over sandy beach, carrying equipment, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions.  Previous experience working with beach nesting birds and conducting surveys 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 indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience and three references (including email address and phone number) as a single PDF document by email  New Jersey Audubon is an equal opportunity employer.  Deadline is February 14, 2018.
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
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