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  • Wildlife Worker (Beach-nesting Bird Project) - Cape May, Atlantic & Ocean Counties - New Jersey

    Emily Heiser
    • Employer: New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife
      Location: Cape May, Atlantic & Ocean Counties
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/22/2021
      Open Until Filled: No

    Project Dates:  ~ April 1 – August 31

    Work Location:  Cape May, Atlantic & Ocean Counties

    Job Description:  Candidate(s) selected for this position will be surveying and monitoring of nesting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, Black Skimmers, and American Oystercatchers along the Atlantic Coast of New Jersey. Duties including locating nests and broods; band resighting; constructing predator exclosures; fencing, posting and patrolling nesting areas; data collection and entry; educating beachgoers.

    Work Schedule:  40-hour workweek includes 5 weekdays prior to Memorial Day, and then 3 weekdays and both weekend days for the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

    Preferred Skill Set:  Candidate with a background in Wildlife Biology; experience working with beach-nesting birds and/or working on conservation issues with local communities a plus. The ability to work cooperatively with the beach-going public and the capacity to effectively communicate with people with differing views in a calm and rational manner is essential. Applicant should be in good physical condition, willing to work independently and as part of a team, organized, disciplined and enthusiastic about working to help protect NJ’s endangered beach-nesting birds.  Valid Driver’s License in New Jersey

    Compensation:  Dependent upon experience (+/- 13.00-18.00 per hour).  NOTE:  Use of personal vehicle may be required in some circumstances – mileage will be reimbursed if use of personal vehicle is necessary.

    Application Process:  Submit a letter of interest (including 3 references) along with credentials/resume to: Emily.Heiser@dep.nj.gov by 4:00 pm on 22 January 2021. Those selected for an interview will be contacted electronically.

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