Grassland Bird Survey Field Technician, NJ

New Jersey Audubon
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$17-18/hr; $1,360-1440 biweekly
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Job Description: The Grassland Bird Survey Field Technician will be responsible for conducting point counts in managed grassland habitats at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Target species include Grasshopper Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark, and Upland Sandpiper. Technicians will be responsible for recording detailed observations and data in the field, field data entry, and other duties, as necessary. The position requires working independently in the field, walking long distances over potentially rough terrain, carrying equipment, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions. All field work conducted at NJ Audubon adheres to NJA’s Field Work Protocol following COVID-19 precautions, complying with federal, state, and local guidelines and restrictions, and following industry best practices. Health and safety of staff, volunteers, program and project participants and the public are the top priority. Major Responsibilities • Point count surveys for grassland bird species, using distance sampling methodologies • Recording detailed observations and data in the field • Entry of field data collected during counts and management/proofing of that data as needed Start Date: April 24, 2023 End Date: July 21, 2023 Salary: $1130 – 1200/bi-weekly pay period, commensurate with experience. Mileage reimbursement provided. Housing arrangements available.
• Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science, or similar field preferred • Experience identifying birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound • General knowledge of vegetation and habitats of New Jersey • Attention to detail, ability to follow detailed protocols and collecting data • Ability and willingness to interact, coordinate and work well with partners • Proficiency with GPS and range finders preferred • Proficiency with computer MS Office 365, including Excel or Access, required • Excellent oral and written skills required. • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback. • Motivated self-starter able to work productively independently in the execution of their responsibilities while collaborating with other staff and organizations with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude. • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines. • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality. • Must be able to walk long distances in uneven, muddy, or wet terrain, sometimes in inclement weather. • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions and in an urban setting. • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization. • Must be able to move materials and lift 25 lbs. as needed. • Must have reliable transportation, and a valid and clean driver’s license.
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Nellie Tsipoura
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