Black Rail Field Technician: New Jersey

New Jersey Audubon
Cape May County, NJ
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$1800-$2200/month, depending on experience. Housing possible; mileage reimbursement provided
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Black Rail Field Technician will be responsible for conducting playback surveys for Black Rail at marshes accessible by boat in South New Jersey. This information will be used to assess the status of this species in New Jersey and regionally.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Point count surveys for Black Rail – conducted at night and mostly by boat
Data entry and some data analysis
-Point count experience and the ability to identify rails and other secretive marsh birds by sound required.
-Willingness to conduct surveys from a boat required; previous experience with boat surveys preferred
-Proficiency with GPS and range finders required, and knowledge of MS Excel and ArcGIS preferred.
-Must be willing to work independently and as part of a team.
-Must have the physical capacity to walk over uneven terrain for long distances, and be able to move materials and to lift 25 lbs.
-Must have reliable vehicle, a valid and clean driver’s license, and be able to operate a vehicle in New Jersey.
-Must be willing to travel in the State of New Jersey.

Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) as a single PDF document by email to Please include “Black Rail” in the Subject line so your application is routed correctly for review.
Contact Person
Rene Buccinna
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