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Black Rail Field Technician

New Jersey Audubon

Cape May ,  New Jersey

BLACK RAIL FIELD TECHNICIAN needed 15 April through 15 July, 2017 for research involving surveys of marshes in New Jersey to assess population status of Black Rail.

Duties will include conducting nocturnal playback surveys for Black Rail at marshes accessible by boat; recording detailed observations and data and following specific protocols; and data entry and management.

The position requires riding in a small boat or walking in marshy areas during night hours, carrying equipment, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions.  Previous experience conducting point count surveys and familiarity with rails and other secretive marsh birds required.  Proficiency with MS Excel and Word software a must.  Familiarity with GIS and use of hand-held GPS preferred.  Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team, and work irregular hours, including occasional weekends.

Salary $1800 - $2200/month, depending on experience.  Must have a valid and clean driver’s license. 

Send cover letter of interest, resume and three references (including email contact information) as one pdf document, no later than March 25 to New Jersey Audubon by email to hr.research@njaudubon.org.  NJ Audubon is an equal opportunity employer.



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