Jobs: bird field technicians and reptile/amphibian field technicians

SHRUB/SCRUB BIRD FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) needed May 1st through August 15th 2018 for research on shrub/scrub bird ecology in northern New Jersey.  Duties include conducting point count surveys in the NJ Highlands using distance sampling methodologies, vegetation sampling, data entry and some data analysis.  Point count experience and the ability to identify birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound required.  Proficiency with GPS and range finders required, and knowledge of MS Excel and ArcGIS preferred.  Applicants must be able to work independently, move materials and to lift 25 lbs as needed and be willing to work in occasionally hot and buggy conditions and potential rough terrain.  Salary $830 to $1,015 bi-weekly, depending on experience.  Must have own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license.  Housing and mileage reimbursement will be provided.  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  Please include “Shrub/Scrub” in the Subject line to be sure that your application is routed to the correct department.  Application deadline 15 March 2018.  NJ Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Reptile & Amphibian Field Technician (2) will be responsible for conducting reptile and amphibian surveys in managed early successional habitats and control sites throughout the NJ Highlands region. Data will be used to assess the response of target species to ongoing management activities, and guide future management recommendations. Position dates: April 1 thru June 30, 2018
Duties include, but are not limited to: Transect surveys for target early successional reptile and amphibian species, using visual encounter sampling methodologies, Additional survey methods, such as auditory surveys, artificial cover sampling, or other survey techniques, as needed, and Data entry.
Qualifications:  Visual encounter survey experience and the ability to identify reptiles and amphibians of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound required.  Proficiency with GPS and range finders required; Knowledge of MS Excel and ArcGIS preferred.
Must be willing to work independently and as part of a team.  Must have the physical capacity to walk over uneven terrain for long distances, and be able to move materials and to lift 25 lbs.  Must have reliable vehicle, a valid and clean driver’s license, and be able to operate a vehicle in New Jersey.  Must be willing to travel in the State of New Jersey. 
Salary:  $ 830 to $1,025 bi-weekly, depending on experience;       
Housing arrangements may be available;             Mileage reimbursement provided
Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references (including contact information) as a single pdf document by 15 March 2018 to  Please include “Amphibian and Reptile Surveyor” in the subject line so your application is routed correctly for review.   NJ Audubon is an equal opportunity employer.
René Buccinna
Administrative Assistant, Research and Education
NJ Audubon
Phone: 609-400-3852
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