Position Title: Reptile & Amphibian Field Technician
Field Location: Field locations throughout Northern NJ
Office Location: Wattles Stewardship Center, Port Murray, NJ
Job Classification: Seasonal Full Time (1 April - 30 June 2018)
Job Description: The Reptile & Amphibian Field Technicians (2) will be responsible for conducting reptile and amphibian surveys in managed early successional habitats and control sites throughout the NJ Highlands region. Duties will include recording detailed observations and data in the field, entering data, and performing other duties as necessary. The position requires walking long distances over rough terrain, carrying equipment, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions. Training will be provided.
• Transect surveys for target early successional reptile and amphibian species, using visual encounter sampling methodologies
• Recording detailed observations and data in the field
• Additional survey methods, such as auditory surveys, artificial cover sampling, or other survey techniques, as needed
• Data entry and management
Knowledge and Skills
• Experience identifying and surveying for reptiles and amphibians of the eastern U.S.
• Attention to detail, ability to follow detailed protocols and collecting data
• Ability and willingness to interact with the public and work well with partners
• Proficiency with GPS and range finders preferred
• Proficiency with MS Office, including Excel or Access, required; experience with GIS preferred
• Excellent oral and written skills required.
• Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
• Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
• Ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
• Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting.
• Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
• Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
• Informed and committed to the role that environmental education, conservation and research plays in our society today and its importance for the future.
• Desire to be a part of a diverse team, and commitment to New Jersey Audubon’s mission.
• Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental science or similar field preferred.
• Flexibility to adjust hours to meet the special needs of the program and organization.
• Must have own vehicle, and a valid and clean driver’s license.
• Must be able to move materials and lift 25 lbs. as needed.
• Must be able to walk long distances in uneven terrain, sometimes in inclement weather.
Starting Date: April 1, 2018 End Date: June 30, 2018
Salary: $ 830 - $1,015 bi-weekly, depending on experience.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2018.
Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to email@example.com. Please include “Herp Tech” in the subject line so that your application is routed to the appropriate department for review.
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