AIS Inc. is recruiting for experienced shore bird observers to monitor operations of a beach restoration project from Island Beach State Park to Point Pleasant Beach in New Jersey. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project will require endangered species observers (ESO) to implement protective measures around nesting sites of piping plover, American oystercatcher, black skimmer, royal, common and least terns. The operations will be conducted 24 hours a day for approximately 3 months beginning mid-May.
Duties: ESO’s will work 12 hour shifts and their duties include but are not limited to: identification of piping plover territorial, courtship and nesting areas; documenting location, erection and maintenance of signage and string fencing around such areas; documenting behavior and other essential data, placement of predator enclosures around identified nesting sites; documenting data on logs in an organized manner and communication with the contractor and environmental agencies.
Compensation: $18.00 - $22.00 per hour
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Additional questions regarding the position can be directed to Jay Litchfield at 508-990-9054.
For more information please visit the AIS, Inc. website www.aisobservers.com.
Qualifications: Qualified piping plover monitors and support staff must be approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for construction monitoring. All monitors used shall be biologists with a minimum of 2 years experience in the type of work being performed on this project or person(s) with a minimum of 5 years related experience that have the necessary education and/or experience in accordance with the requirements listed herein. Qualified individuals will have experience collecting scientific data in the field. A Bachelors degree in a biological science is preferred, but not required. Previous work as an Endangered Species Observer is highly desired.
Contact: If you would like to apply, please click the following link https://goo.gl/l1pCcK to submit the required information: resume, cover letter detailing your shorebird id experience and at least 5 professional references (name, email address and phone number. All documents must be submitted in order for your application to be considered.