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  • Beach Nesting Bird Field Technician

    • Employer: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
      Location: Galloway, New Jersey
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/15/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Monitor and manage beach nesting birds, including piping plover, American oystercatcher, least tern, black skimmers, common tern, and royal tern at the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR and Horseshoe Island from ~ April 1 - August 15. Will work as part of a team, under the supervision of a field crew leader and senior biologist, to locate breeding pairs, find nests, determine nest outcome, and track chicks to fledgling stage. Additional surveys of habitat quality, predators, and chick behavior are completed. Band resighting is a daily part of job. Will assist with data entry, mapping, and reporting, as needed. The sites are closed to the public so outreach is not part of the daily tasks, although some team members might be asked to assist with weekly general outreach programs and interactions with boaters at Horseshoe Island is expected. 

    Degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related is preferred, but will consider students currently enrolled in those studies. Previous experience with nesting shorebirds is a plus. Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team. Tolerance to work in sometimes harsh conditions - hot, buggy, walking long distances in soft sand. Possession of MOCC - federal motorboat safety certificate - and ability to operate a boat is a plus. Must have reliable transportation. Must have a smart phone to use during work to collect field data. Free housing is available. Availability to work periodic weekend days. Submit letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to Todd Pover at todd.pover@conservewildlifenj.org

    Pay Rate = $14.50-$16.50 per hour.

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