The purpose of this position is to assist in the protection of the listed shorebird species piping plover (Charadrius melodus) and least tern (Sternula antillarum). Collecting behavioral data on chick and brood including location and movement of listed shorebird species. Observing and recording environmental data. Monitor and collect data according to provided protocols on the following: predator tracking, avian community composition, vegetation surveys etc. Interact with the public to provide information and answer questions as necessary. Communicate beach rules and regulations to beachgoers in a polite and professional manner. Applicants should have a B.S. or B.A. in wildlife biology/management or pursuing a degree in a related field. Experience in avian monitoring and/or field work in behavioral data collection, an interest to learn about Duxbury Beach management & endangered species management & protection, or any equivalent combination of education, training, & experience which provides the required knowledge, skills & abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Monitors will be required to find their own housing. The schedule is variable May- August, 6am-1:30pm, 12:30pm-8 pm, to include weekends, holiday and evening hours.
Edited by Bradford Bower