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  • Red Knot Field Technician


    F. Smith
    • Employer: Center for Conservation Biology
      Location: South Carolina and Georgia
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/30/2019
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Field Technician (1 needed) (Red Knot trapping and resighting project, Georgia and South Carolina) along the coast.  The Center for Conservation Biology is seeking one field technician to assist in a trapping and resighting study of Red Knots (Calidris canutus rufa) in Georgia and South Carolina USA.  This is a great opportunity to study a federally listed species of high conservation concern on the beautiful barrier island chain of the Georgia and South Carolina coasts.  Responsibilities include: accurately resighting color bands and alpha-numeric flags of Red Knots, assisting with capture and tagging of Red Knots, determining flock size of knots, some foraging observations, and data entry and proofing of data.  This is a full time temporary position; dates of employment are from 7 April to 7 June 2019.  Expected work schedule will be 5 days of trapping and/or resighting per week weather dependent.  Housing will be provided.   Applicants must be able and willing to spend long days in the field, often walking several miles along the beach, and spending many hours observing birds through spotting scopes.  Preferred applicants should be familiar with Red Knots and other shorebirds of the east and have extensive bird handling experience and experience resighting shorebirds or passerines.  Preference will be given to qualified applicants with experience working in coastal ecosystems.  Applicants must be in good physical condition (able to walk long hours in sand), and have a desire to take full advantage of time spent in the field to maximize observations.  Salary will be $13.00/hour (minimum 40hrs/week for 2 months), and position will be filled as soon as a qualified applicant are found.  Send cover letter, resume and list of three references via email to: Fletcher Smith at fmsmit AT wm.edu

    College of William & Mary Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

    The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

    Edited by F. Smith



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