Beach Nesting Bird Seasonal Field Assistant: New Jersey

Agency
New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife
Location
Monmouth & Ocean Counties, New Jersey
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
+/- $11.00-$14.00 per hour
Start Date
04/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
03/03/2017
Description
Surveying and monitoring of nesting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, Black Skimmers and American Oystercatchers from Barnegat Light to just south of Sandy Hook, with primary focus within the municipalities of Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach, Belmar, Seven President’s Oceanfront Park (Long Branch), Spring Lake/Sea Girt, Island Beach State Park, and Barnegat Light. Assistance with similar work in other parts of the coast may periodically be required as needed. Duties including locating nests and broods; constructing predator exclosures; fencing, posting and patrolling nesting areas; data collection and entry; educating beachgoers. The 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.
Qualifications
A degree in wildlife biology, ecology or related field (applicants with at least three years towards a relevant degree will also be considered). Previous 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. Employee will have to provide their own transportation, including the ability to occasionally transport equipment and materials (posts, signs, post-hole digger, etc.). Ownership or access to a computer necessary. The ability to work cooperatively with the beach-going public and local officials 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 and able to work independently and as part of a team, organized and disciplined and enthusiastic about working to help protect NJ’s endangered beach nesting birds.

Mileage will be reimbursed for use of personal vehicle. Housing is NOT provided.

Submit a letter of interest and resume including 3 references to:
Christina Davis at Christina.Davis@dep.nj.gov
Contact Person
Christina Davis
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