A resource provided by the Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management
Two Seasonal Coastal Birds/Shorebird Technicians- In southern Maine
Position is full-time and runs from approximately mid-April through early August, with the possibility of part-time work through August. Some weekend and evening work required. Stipend $560-600/week. EOE. Housing not available through Maine Audubon, although we can assist in finding options elsewhere.
Maine Audubon is hiring two seasonal coastal bird/shorebird technicians. These are seasonal position at Maine Audubon. Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people in education, conservation, and action.
Two biological technicians needed to monitor and manage endangered Least Terns, Piping Plovers, and other coastal birds on beaches in Southern Maine during the 2022 field season. This is a unique opportunity to apply and grow your skills in direct management of endangered species and outreach with a variety of audiences.
The Coastal Birds Project is designed to recover these endangered species, reduce disturbance of migratory shorebirds, and protect beach/dune/estuary systems. The positions will be supervised by a Maine Audubon wildlife biologist, but work as part of a larger collaborative effort that includes the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, USDA Wildlife Services, numerous municipalities, hundreds of private landowners, and dozens of volunteer plover monitors.
Duties and Responsibilities
Locating nests, erecting fencing, tracking nest success and fledglings, conducting educational outreach programs, monitoring predation, and conducting shorebird surveys.
Interest in conservation biology and shorebird ecology
Excellent observational skills
Effective, engaging, and diplomatic communicator
Experience working in the field with birds and/or endangered species preferred
Able to walk extensively on soft substrates (sand beaches)
Able to lift and carry heavy equipment of 50 pounds or more
Ability and willingness to work outdoors on beaches in all weather conditions
Clean driving record last 5 years
How to Apply:
Email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with PPLT Technician in the subject line.
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis until a closing date of February 11. Interviews to begin January 31.