Newark Bird Field Technician – New Jersey

Agency
New Jersey Audubon
Location
Newark, NJ
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$1800-$2200/month, depending on experience. Housing possible; mileage reimbursement provided
Start Date
08/16/2017
Last Date to Apply
07/31/2017
Website
http://www.njaudubon.org
Description
The Newark Building Collision Technician will be responsible for data collection to evaluate building/bird interactions in Newark, NJ. Modern tall buildings in US cities, including Newark, have the potential to cause significant mortality to migrant birds. Technician will conduct daily surveys for dead or injured birds by walking the perimeter of twelve buildings, including the PSEG building, Prudential Tower. Seton Hall Law School, Panasonic Building, National Newark Building, Newark Legal Center, Gateway 1, 2 and 4, during pre-dawn hours of the 2017 fall migration period. They will coordinate and supervise student volunteers in the field as needed. They will also collect daily weather-related data, such as prevailing wind direction, wind-speed, temperature and cloud cover.
Qualifications
Qualifications:
- Must be willing to work in an urban setting
- Familiarity with birds of the northeastern US preferred
- Ability to handle live birds preferred
- Proficiency with GPS and range finders preferred
- Proficiency with MS Word and Excel or Access
- Must be willing to work irregular hours (early mornings), and occasional weekends
- Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
- Must have own vehicle, and a valid and clean driver’s license
Housing available if needed; mileage reimbursement from NJ Audubon office to the field site provided.

Send cover letter of interest, resume and three references, as one pdf document, no later than July 31 to New Jersey Audubon by email to hr.research@njaudubon.org. Please include “Newark fall” in the subject line so that your resume is routed properly.

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.
Contact Person
Rene Buccinna
Contact Phone
609-400-3852
Contact eMail
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