# FIELD TECHNICIAN

FIELD TECHNICIAN needed from approximately 15 May through 28 July 2019, for research looking at habitat management implications in grassland habitats at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Duties include conducting point count surveys for grassland bird species, using distance sampling methodologies; making detailed observations; collecting data in the field; data entry and management.  Experience identifying birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound and conducting point counts required.  Target species include Grasshopper Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark, and Upland Sandpiper.  The position requires working independently in the field, working irregular hours including weekends, walking long distances over potentially rough terrain, carrying equipment, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions.  Proficiency with GPS and range finders preferred.  Proficiency with MS Excel and Word software a must.  Must be willing and able to interact, coordinate and work well with partners.  Salary $1040 –$1200/biweekly, depending on experience.  Housing provided.  Must have own vehicle and a valid and clean driver’s license.  Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.research@njaudubon.org by May 1, 2019.