Bird survey technician, NJ

BIRD SURVEY TECHNICIAN needed April 30 through July 27, 2018 for research on breeding landbirds in the NJ Meadowlands. Duties include conducting standardized point count surveys at various sites by map and GPS, some territory mapping and nest searching, recording detailed observations and data in the field, and doing data entry.  Ability to identify birds of the Northeast by sight and sound, previous experience conducting point counts, and willingness to walk or kayak/canoe to various sites necessary. Proficiency with MS Excel and Word software, and GPS navigation a must. The position requires spending long hours in the field conducting surveys, carrying equipment, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions.
Salary $12.00-13.50/hr, depending on experience.  Must have a valid and clean driver’s license.  Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references no later than March 11, 2018, as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to  Please include “Bird Survey Meadowlands” in the subject line so that your application is routed to the correct department. 
René Buccinna
Administrative Assistant, Research and Education
NJ Audubon
Phone: 609-400-3852
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