Job Description: Candidate selected for this position will be surveying and monitoring nesting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, Black Skimmers, and American Oystercatchers along the Atlantic coast of New Jersey. Duties including locating nests and broods; band resighting; constructing predator exclosures; fencing, posting and patrolling nesting areas; data collection and entry; educating beachgoers.
Project Dates: ~ April 1 – August 31
Work Schedule: 40-hour workweek includes 5 weekdays prior to Memorial Day, and then 3 weekdays and both weekend days for the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Preferred Skill Set: Previous experience working with beach-nesting birds and/or working on conservation issues with local communities a plus. The ability to work cooperatively with the beach-going public and the capacity to effectively communicate with people with differing views in a calm and rational manner is essential. Applicant should be in good physical condition, willing to work independently and as part of a team, organized, disciplined and enthusiastic about working to help protect NJ’s endangered beach-nesting birds.
Valid driver’s license required.
Compensation: Dependent upon experience (+/- $15.50-19.50 per hour). NOTE: Use of personal vehicle may be required in some circumstances – mileage will be reimbursed if use of personal vehicle is necessary.
Application Process: Submit a letter of interest (including 3 references) and resume electronically to:
Christina Davis, NJDFW Endangered & Nongame Species Program
Application Deadline: February 28th, 2022
*Please note: any interested applicant must be willing to comply with New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 protocols for vaccination and/or testing requirements. For more information, please visit: https://www.state.nj.us/csc/employees/covid.html