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  • Red Knot/Shorebird Technician

    Fletcher Smith
    • Employer: Georgia Department of Natural Resources
      Location: Coastal Georgia, USA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/07/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is seeking one field technician to assist in a trapping and resighting study of Red Knots (Calidris canutus rufa) in Georgia. This is a great opportunity to study a species of high conservation concern on the beautiful barrier island chain of the Georgia coast. Responsibilities include: resighting color bands and alpha-numeric flags of Red Knots using spotting scope and camera, assisting with capture and tagging of Red Knots, data entry and proofing of data, and assist with boat and vehicle maintenance. Other duties will be to assist with ongoing Whimbrel, American Oystercatcher, Wood Stork, and other high conservation concern avian species monitoring as needed. This is a full-time temporary position; dates of employment are from 1 April to 15 September 2022. Expected work schedule will be 5 days/40 hours per week weather dependent. Field housing will be provided.

    Preferred applicants should be familiar with Red Knots, Whimbrels, 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 boat experience and/or extensive work within coastal ecosystems. Applicants must be in good physical condition (able to walk long hours in sand, in hot and humid conditions). Salary will be $15.50 per hour, 40 hours per week, for a 6 month period. Send cover letter, resume and list of three references via email to fletcher.smith AT dnr.ga.gov 

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