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  1. APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3645/field-technician/job Position Summary From February to August, the Panhandle Florida Field Technician is the coastal bird biologist primarily responsible for beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection work at sites in Florida's Franklin and Gulf counties including: Little St. George Island, Dog Island, Lanark Reef, Phipps Preserve and other sites as assigned. At these sites, the field technician is responsible for: Posting symbolic fencing around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting; Monitoring nest sites weekly for evidence of disturbance or predation; Performing formal nesting bird surveys weekly including during seven, formal, one-week time windows (including color band resighting); Non-breeding season shore/seabird surveys and band resightings; and Helping protect sites from disturbance through stewardship activities, to include working closely with volunteers to chaperone beach-nesting bird colonies during busy warm-weather weekends, educating beachgoers about these species and encouraging compliance with posted areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups through presentations at organizational meetings. From September through February, this position performs winter coastal bird surveys and resights color-banded birds, especially snowy plovers, piping plovers and red knots, assists with volunteer recruitment and management, training and appreciation, assists with the creation of educational signage about coastal birds, and helps conduct outreach to key user groups impacting coastal birds in the Florida Panhandle. This position is funded as full-time permanent for four years (through December 2020) with extension possible contingent on a secure funding source. The Field Technician will be based out of their home in coastal Franklin County. This is an exciting position for a professional biologist with shorebirds/seabird survey skills, as well as experience kayaking and boating in nearshore marine waters and use of ATV/UTVs. Essential Functions With direction from the Eastern Panhandle Monitoring and Stewardship Program Coordinator, the technician will ensure all sites are: Surveyed weekly, including during the monthly state-prescribed beach-nesting bird survey windows; Posted with symbolic fencing and signage by posting deadlines; Monitored weekly for signs of disturbance and changes in nesting status; Stewarded to the terms of Audubon’s contract. Additional functions include the following: Entering survey data and band resights into the Florida Shorebird Database or Access database or as directed by the supervisor within two weeks following the survey date; Contribute to report writing and submittal for program contract; Responsible for maintenance of program vehicles, trailers, boats, and ATV/UTVs as needed; Mentor volunteers in monitoring, surveying, and stewardship activities; Engage the public around coastal bird conservation through outreach at beach sites and through presentations to key constituencies. This position is required to work independently or with another full-time staff and may be responsible for solo operation of boats to access large, remote offshore sites for survey work and posting. Qualifications and Experience Bachelor's degree in biology, wildlife ecology or related field required. 2-3 years' demonstrated expertise in shorebird and seabird identification and performing surveys a must. Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to work independently. Experience working with partners and volunteers, as well as operating and maintaining equipment including boats, ATV/UTVs, trucks and trailers. Demonstrated experience with performing field work in challenging coastal conditions. Familiarity with coastal conservation lands of the Florida Panhandle a plus. Must be able to work long days and weekends, as needed, in Florida summer field conditions.
  2. APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3518/anchor-steward%2c-nassau-county/job Position Summary Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor Steward to work primarily within Nassau County. The chief responsibilities of the Anchor Steward are to conduct public outreach on shore/seabird nesting beaches in Nassau County and to organize volunteers to assist with these efforts. This is a part-time, 20 hour per week seasonal position focused on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter holiday. The position will begin 04/02/2018 and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting may persist into August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity. Essential Functions Under the direction of Audubon’s Northeast Florida Policy Associate, the Nassau County Anchor Steward will be responsible for the following tasks: Assist with the installation of symbolic fencing (PVC posts and string) around new nest areas as needed. Conduct public outreach at nesting beaches primarily on weekends and holidays, hours dependent on nesting conditions and pattern of use by the public. Assist with recruiting volunteers; train and schedule volunteers to chaperone nesting birds and conduct public outreach at nesting beaches on weekends and holidays. Work closely with local land managers, external partners, and volunteers in a positive and professional manner at all times. Qualifications and Experience Ability to recruit, train, support, and schedule volunteers. Work well independently and with other staff and volunteers. A positive and diplomatic attitude is a must; strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. Demonstrated capability of physically active work walking on sandy beaches carrying field equipment during Florida summer field conditions. Ability to lift 30 lbs. Must have a valid driver's license and a personal vehicle suited for transportation to complete assigned tasks. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Familiarity with local beaches preferred. Previous experience with monitoring and stewardship for one shore/seabird nesting season strongly preferred, but similar experience will be considered. Interest in conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.
  3. APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3559/field-technician%2c-northwest-florida-coast/job Position Summary The Northwest Florida Coast Field Technician is the coastal bird biologist responsible for nonbreeding migratory bird surveys, beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection at sites in Florida's Franklin and Gulf counties, including Little St. George Island, Flag Islands, Old St. George Island Causeway, and Dog Island sites, with occasional work on Lanark Reef, Cape San Blas, or other sites as assigned. At these sites, the field technician is responsible for: Posting symbolic fencing around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting; Monitoring nest sites weekly for evidence of disturbance or predation; Performing formal nesting bird surveys weekly including during seven, formal, one-week time windows (including color band resighting); Non-breeding season migratory shore/seabird surveys; and Helping protect sites from disturbance through stewardship activities, to include working closely with volunteers to chaperone beach-nesting bird colonies during busy warm-weather weekends, educating beachgoers about these species and encouraging compliance with posted areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups through presentations at organizational meetings. From mid-July through April, this position performs winter coastal bird surveys and resights color-banded birds, especially snowy plovers, piping plovers and red knots, assists with volunteer recruitment and management, training and appreciation, assists with the creation of educational signage about coastal birds, and helps conduct outreach to key user groups impacting coastal birds in the Florida Panhandle. This position is funded as full-time permanent through December 2020 with extension possible contingent on a secure funding source. The Field Technician will be based out of their home in coastal Franklin or Gulf counties. This is an exciting position for a professional biologist with shorebirds/seabird survey skills, as well as experience with solo operation of small vessels in nearshore and offshore marine waters and use of ATV/UTVs. Essential Functions With direction from the Eastern Panhandle Stewardship Program Coordinator, the technician will ensure all sites are: Surveyed weekly during nesting season, including during the monthly state-prescribed beach-nesting bird survey windows; Posted with symbolic fencing and signage by posting deadlines or as new sites become active; Monitored weekly for signs of disturbance and changes in nesting status; Surveyed biweekly from mid-July through April for migratory shore/seabirds; Stewarded to the terms of Audubon’s contract. Additional functions include the following: Entering survey data into the Florida Shorebird Database or Access database as directed by the supervisor within two weeks following the survey date; Contribute to report writing and submittal for program contract; Responsible for coordinating maintenance of program vehicles, trailers, boats, and ATV/UTVs; Mentor volunteers in monitoring, surveying, and stewardship activities; Engage the public around coastal bird conservation through outreach at beach sites and through presentations to key constituencies. This position is required to work independently or with another full-time staff or volunteers and will be responsible for solo operation of boats to access large, remote offshore sites for survey work and posting. Qualifications and Experience Bachelor's degree in biology, wildlife ecology or related field required; Master's degree preferred. 2-3 years' demonstrated expertise in shorebird and seabird identification and performing surveys a must. Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to work independently. Experience working with agency and organization partners and volunteers. Demonstrated experience operating and maintaining motorboats with trailer launch in challenging nearshore marine conditions or equivalent experience in freshwater environments. Demonstrated experience operating and maintaining equipment including ATV/UTVs, trucks and trailers. Demonstrated experience with performing field work in challenging coastal weather conditions. Familiarity with coastal conservation lands of the Florida Panhandle a plus. Must be able to work long days and weekends, as needed, in Florida summer field conditions. Genuine passion for conservation and the mission of the National Audubon Society.
  4. Position Summary Audubon Florida helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the Panhandle, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites in Pensacola, Audubon is hiring a seasonal Pensacola Beach Steward. The primary responsibility of the Pensacola Beach Steward is to survey nesting beaches, organize volunteers to conduct public outreach at seabird nesting sites, and monitor active sites along the nesting areas of Pensacola Beach. This seasonal position is scheduled April – September, 2018 for 40 hours per week with a focus on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. Essential Functions With the help of the Panhandle Program Manager, the Pensacola Beach Steward will be responsible for the following tasks: Contact and recruit volunteers Conduct public outreach on nesting beaches Organize volunteers for public outreach on nesting beaches Survey nesting beach weekly Post nest sites Monitor shorebird nests Timely data entry and reporting Qualifications and Experience Experience and ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing. Ability to organize, support and schedule volunteers. Work well independently and with others. Must be able to work in full summer sun, walk in sand, and lift 30 lbs. A flexible approach to work and be willing to work some weekends and holidays. Must have a valid driver's license and vehicle. Familiarity with Santa Rosa and Escambia County beaches preferred. Experience with shorebird identification and nest monitoring preferred. Interest in conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.
  5. APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3513/steward%2c-navarre-beach/job Position Summary Audubon Florida helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the Panhandle, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds and seabirds along beaches and other nest sites in Navarre and Pensacola, Audubon is hiring a seasonal Navarre Beach Steward. The primary responsibility of the Navarre Beach Steward is to organize volunteers in order to monitor shorebird and seabird nesting and conduct public outreach along the nesting areas of Santa Rosa County including Navarre Causeway, Navarre Beach and beaches along 399. This seasonal position is scheduled April – September, 2018 for 20 hours per week with a focus on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. Essential Functions With the help of the Panhandle Program Manager, the Navarre Beach Steward will be responsible for the following tasks: Contact and recruit volunteers Conduct public outreach on nesting beaches Organize volunteers for public outreach on nesting beaches Post nest sites Monitor shorebird nests Timely data entry and reporting Qualifications and Experience Experience and ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing. Ability to organize, support and schedule volunteers. Work well independently and with others. Must be able to work in full summer sun, walk in sand, and lift 30 lbs. A flexible approach to work and be willing to work some weekends and holidays. Must have a valid driver's license and vehicle. Familiarity with Santa Rosa and Escambia County beaches preferred. Experience with shorebird identification and nest monitoring preferred. Interest in conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.
  6. APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3514/steward%2c-walton-county-beach/job Position Summary Audubon Florida helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the Panhandle, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds and seabirds along the beaches of Walton County, Audubon is hiring a seasonal Walton County Beach Steward. The primary responsibility of the Walton County Beach Steward is to organize volunteers in order to monitor shorebird nesting and conduct public outreach at nesting areas mostly, but not limited to, State Park sites including Deerpoint Lake SP, Grayton Beach SP and Topsail Hill SP. This seasonal position is scheduled March – September, 2018 for 20 hours per week with a focus on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. Essential Functions With the help of the Panhandle Program Manager, the Walton County Beach Steward will be responsible for the following tasks: Contact and recruit volunteers Conduct public outreach on nesting beaches Organize volunteers for public outreach on nesting beaches Monitor shorebird nests Timely data entry and reporting Qualifications and Experience Experience and ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing. Ability to organize, support and schedule volunteers. Work well independently and with others. Must be able to work in full summer sun, walk in sand, and lift 30 lbs. A flexible approach to work and be willing to work weekends and holidays. Must have a valid driver's license and vehicle. Familiarity with Walton County beaches preferred. Experience with shorebird identification and nest monitoring preferred. Interest in conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.
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