Job Purpose: This position is responsible of assisting the Conservation Coordinator with the seasonal nesting conservation program and internship program under the mission, “To assist with the conservation of all marine turtle species.”
1. Maintain inventory and function of all nesting season supplies including pit tags, metal tags, pit tag scanners, tag applicators, patrol packs, etc.
2. Maintain all field vehicles including trucks and ATVs.
3. Respond to sea turtle nesting and stranding activity in a timely manner at irregular hours. Response will consist of driving long distances through a busy and rough beach terrain.
4. Tag and collect morphological data on nesting females.
5. Respond to hatching activity overnight, including excavation, data collection, and release of hatchlings.
6. Record and send nesting and hatching data to appropriate state and federal entities under the discretion of the Conservation Coordinator.
7. Organize and input data into file servers and excel sheets.
8. Maintain all data books and sheets in an orderly and regular manner.
9. Assist in the management of seasonal interns during field and hatchery work.
10. Assist with historical data input.
Required education and experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in biological science, wildlife and fisheries science, environmental science, or other related fields.
• Experience in sea turtle nest/track identification, nest relocation, and hatchery management. Your application will not be considered unless you have previous experience working with nesting sea turtles.
• Experience working in adverse weather conditions including high winds, direct sunlight, high heat, and humidity.
• Experience in Kemp’s ridley nest/track identification, nest relocation, and hatchery management.
To apply send cover letter and resume to Mariana Devlin, Conservation/Internship Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org