Shorebird-Human Disturbance Research Technician: New York, Virginia

Agency
Virginia Tech
Location
Long Island, NY and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, VA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$8/hr. Housing will be provided, but may require camping for part of the summer.
Start Date
06/26/2017
Last Date to Apply
04/14/2017
Description
Duration: June 21st through September 5th

Assist in administering human dimensions surveys to beachgoers during beach outreach events and in pilot testing a method for monitoring human disturbance to shorebirds. Work includes: collecting on-site human observational data, interacting with the public, data entry and database maintenance, and conducting disturbance and trash surveys.
Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Wildlife Biology, Environmental Conservation, or related field. Applicant must be able to adapt to a flexible work schedule, which will involve working early mornings and weekends. Prefer demonstrated ability to work in field settings and/or inclement weather (including heat, humidity, and direct sun). Must be comfortable approaching and speaking with people. Must have good interpersonal skills and experience interacting with the public. Preferred qualifications include experience using Microsoft Office and Excel skills and college course-work in human dimensions, environmental interpretation, or the social sciences.

To apply: Please email applications to Lara Mengak at lfmengak@vt.edu. Please include a cover letter explaining your interests and qualifications, resume, and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers).
Contact Person
Lara Mengak
Contact eMail
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