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  • Piping Plover Steward - Endangered Species Program Vacancies

    • Employer: Suffolk County Department of Parks
      Location: West Sayville, New York or Flanders, New York
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/01/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Suffolk County Department of Parks is currently accepting resumes for seasonal openings in its Endangered Species Protection Program for the 2023 season.  The positions involve helping to manage nesting shorebirds (piping plovers and least terns) at seventeen sites throughout Suffolk County. Candidates will gain an intimate knowledge of bird behavior and of the unique management issues their presence creates. 

    Qualifying Candidates must:

    • Have an interest and/or coursework in ornithology, ecology, and natural resources
    • Be able to meet the physical demands of the job such as walking miles on the beach, carrying heavy fencing materials, digging trenches, and installing fencing and barricades in summer weather conditions.
    • Be meticulous and concise in recording data
    • Have an ability to interact professionally with the general public and co-workers
    • Demonstrate an ability to work effectively with others and independently under stressful conditions
    • Work weekends & holidays, and flexible hours (average 35 hours/week)
    • Have a valid driver’s license (often required to drive 2-3 hours a day to visit sites) (Use of your personal vehicle may be required in limited circumstances)

    Hourly wage is $15.75.  Crew Leader positions are available for those with prior experience at $16.50/hour.

    Basic housing may be available, indicate your interest.

    There is no application, send letter of interest and resume to:  Diana Lynch

    EMAIL: diana.lynch@suffolkcountyny.gov

    DEADLINE:  March 1, 2023

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