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POSITION DESCRIPTION:Primary responsibilities will be to recruit and manage a large volunteer team for the Delaware Shorebird Project, a project with over 20 years of history monitoring and studying shorebird populations during their migratory stopover in Delaware Bay. The Biological Aide is expected to assist the shorebird biologist with coordinating and leading a team of volunteers and scientists in data collection during an intense migratory period in May. Responsibilities prior to the May field season, include, reviewing volunteer applications, assisting with selecting and communicating with potential volunteers to develop an informed and efficient team for the season, and developing volunteer orientation and training materials.
The Aide may also have the opportunity to work on other Species Conservation and Research projects as assigned.
Full time (40 hours/week) for up to 9 months at $10.00– $12.00 per hour.
Preference for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology/natural resource management or closely related field, and prior field work experience, especially capturing, handling, and banding birds, and using a spotting scope to resight color bands and/or alphanumeric coded flags. Familiarity with programs for data entry and management (i.e., GIS, Excel and Access) is desirable.
A valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS & DEADLINE
Apply by emailing (preferred) or mailing a hard copy of your resume/CV (lastname_cv_shorebird.doc) along with a cover letter (lastname_coverletter_shorebird.doc) describing your qualifications, and contact information for three references to Audrey DeRose-Wilson (Audrey.DeRose-Wilson@state.de.us). Hardcopy applications can be sent to the ATTN: of Audrey DeRose-Wilson; Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife; 4876 Hay Point Landing Road; Smyrna, DE 19977. Application deadline is March 5, 2018.