Manomet is seeking one field technician in SC and one in GA 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 chains 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, counting shorebird flocks, some outreach to beachgoers, and data entry and proofing of data. This is a full time temporary position; dates of employment are from 1 March to 30 June 2023 (South Carolina) and 1 April to 15 July (Georgia)(18 total weeks for each position). Start and end dates could be slightly negotiable.
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 and using digital cameras. Preferred applicants should be familiar with Red Knots and other shorebirds of the east and have 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 for long hours and distances in sand), and have a desire to take full advantage of time spent in the field to maximize observations. Salary will be minimum $17.00/hour (or more DOE, minimum 40hrs/week), and position will be filled as soon as qualified applicants are found. Housing for the GA position will be covered (in a standard field housing situation) and in SC we are currently looking at options for housing. The SC position will need to commute using a personal vehicle up to 30 miles a day to field sites (mileage reimbursed at the federal rate, currently 62.5cents/mile). Send cover letter, resume and list of three references via email to: Fletcher Smith at fletcher.smith AT dnr.ga.gov