South Atlantic Flyway Wood Duck Research Coordinator

Clemson University/Nemours Wildlife Foundation
Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
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Clemson University’s James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center ( is seeking a motivated individual to coordinate and assist with research examining wood duck recruitment in box-nesting populations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. This study is part of a collaborative regional effort involving several universities, agencies, and NGOs to estimate recruitment rates of box-nesting wood ducks across the mid- to south Atlantic and lower Mississippi Flyways. The south Atlantic coordinator will be an employee of Clemson University. Frequent travel will be required to assist and supervise technicians working in the four states. A vehicle will be provided along with housing at study sites. This position pays ~$2,000 per month with the field season beginning February 1, 2023 and ending mid-July 2023. The coordinator will be compensated for 28 hours per week and will be required to record their daily activities into Clemson’s Kronos employee system. This position will work with the project coordinator, Beau Bauer (Nemours Wildlife Foundation, Yemassee, SC), to maintain consistency in methodology and data quality. Mid- and end-of-season reports will be required. In addition to coordinating and supervising technicians, fieldwork will include: - Frequent monitoring of wood duck nest boxes - Collecting and entering data using app-based software with standardized survey forms - Leg-banding and aging nesting wood duck hens (or other cavity-nesting waterfowl) - Candling eggs to estimate hatch dates - Web-tagging and sexing day-old ducklings - Maintaining nest boxes - Towing and operating boats
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, pass a background check, have or be willing to complete boater safety certification, and be able to lift 50 lbs. Preferred applicants should have a B.S. or M.S. in wildlife biology, ecology, natural resources management, or a related field; have experience in capturing and banding waterfowl, and experience in safely operating boats, 4WD vehicles, and ATV/UTVs. Applicants must be willing to work in adverse field conditions (heat, humidity, bugs, etc.). Caution to candidates with allergies to bees and wasps. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV (to include detailed banding experience) and contact information for three references in a single PDF document with the subject line, Wood Duck Coordinator_last name, to: Application deadline is November 30, 2022. For additional information, contact Beau Bauer at
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