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  • Stone Harbor Point Beach Nesting Bird Technician


    Nellie Tsipoura
    • Employer: New Jersey Audubon
      Location: Stone Harbor Point
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/12/2021
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Job Description:  Technician will monitor nesting activities and behavior of beach-nesting birds (Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, Black Skimmer, Common and Least Tern), as well as document disturbance and predation and will be responsible for recording detailed observations and data in the field, and doing data entry, public outreach, equipment maintenance, and other duties as necessary. The position requires walking long distances over sandy beach, carrying equipment, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions. Training will be provided.

     

    Major Responsibilities

    ·        Searching for and monitoring nests and conducting bird surveys

    ·        Recording detailed observations and data in the field

    ·        Monitoring beach nesting bird broods

    ·        Documenting disturbance and predation

    ·        Data entry and management

     

    Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

    ·        Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science or similar field preferred.

    ·        Experience identifying and monitoring beach nesting birds and nest searching

    ·        Attention to detail, ability to follow detailed protocols and collecting data

    ·        Ability and willingness to interact with the public and work well with partners

    ·        Proficiency with GPS and range finders preferred

    ·        Proficiency with MS Office, including Excel or Access, required; experience with GIS preferred

    ·        Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

    ·        Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.

    ·        Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively independently or in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

    Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.

    Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

    Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions and in an urban setting.

    ·        Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.

    ·        Must be able to walk long distances in uneven, muddy, or wet terrain, sometimes in inclement weather.

    ·        Must be able to move materials and lift 25 lbs. as needed.

    ·        Must have own vehicle, and a valid and clean driver’s license.

               

    Start:Date:  April 12, 2021

    End Date:   August 20, 2021

    Salary:        $960 to $1,080 bi-weekly, depending on experience.

    Application Deadline:  Jan 29, 2020.

     

    Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.research@njaudubon.org

    Please indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying so that your application is directed to the appropriate department.

     

    We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.  The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.




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