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You might be just the person we’re looking for to fill an open position. To apply for any of the positions listed below, send a resume and cover letter to the address listed for that position. 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. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

Current Openings

Position Title:    Volunteer Migration Field Assistants (multiple)

Site location:       Cape May, NJ

Office Location:   Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May Point, NJ

Supervisor:            Program Director, CMBO

Job Classification:  Volunteer, seasonal, (Mar 1 – May 31, 2020) two-week commitment

 

Job Description: Multiple volunteer positions are available during the period March 1 to May 31, for an ongoing and evolving bird migration monitoring project at Cape May, NJ. The area is world-renowned as a migration hotspot, but a large majority of bird study here has historically occurred during autumn. There is still much to learn about how, why, and when birds migrate north through the Cape May region. The Cape May Springwatch initiative is a volunteer-created project that has existed for the past several years; it became an official project of New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory in 2019. Migration Field assistants will learn about migration monitoring techniques, enjoy opportunities to enhance their field birding skills, and contribute to the early stages of an important and unique research project. Shared housing is available at the observatory’s bunkhouse. Assistants will preferably provide their own transportation to Cape May Point; for those coming from farther afield, transportation from Philadelphia and/or Atlantic City airports pick-ups may be possible. A fair amount of travel locally can be done via bicycle.

 

Responsibilities:  Primary duties include assisting with and/or conducting stationary migration counts at Cape May Point and other locations on or near Cape Island. These counts will occur every day, beginning at sunrise and continuing 3-6 hours, contingent on conditions. All species of migrating birds are tabulated. Additional projects may include transect and area surveys aimed at detecting grounded songbirds, conducting exploratory evening migration counts, and acoustic monitoring (analyzing nocturnal flight calls recorded at one or more stations). Additional research and interpretation opportunities exist with New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory.

 

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiastic, disciplined, and responsible, with a strong interest in bird migration is essential.
  • Previous experience with avian field research, particularly migration monitoring, is highly desirable but not compulsory, learning on the job is expected and we will provide training and support.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter with capacity to work in a team setting.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong computer skills to fulfill the job requirements.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions (occasionally cold and/or wet conditions) is essential.

 

Minimum time commitment = two weeks.

Start Date: March 1, 2020

End Date:  May 31, 2020

Volunteer positionHousing provided: Applicants would share living space with other volunteers and staff.

 

Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled.   Qualified individuals may apply by sending cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to [email protected]
Please indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying Volunteer Migration Field Assistants.

 

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.

Position Title: Seasonal Stewardship Technician – South

Department: Stewardship Department

Location: Center for Research and Education, Cape May Court House, NJ

Reports to: Stewardship Project Director South

Job Classification: Seasonal Full-time/hourly, (40 hours a week, for 16 weeks, May through August 2020)

 

Job Description:

New Jersey Audubon’s mission is focused on fostering environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among NJ’s citizens; protecting NJ’s birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promoting the preservation of NJ’s valuable natural habitats. Towards this end, NJ Audubon’s Stewardship Department implements projects and programs that are central to achieving this mission. With staff based in key locations in northern and southern New Jersey and engaged statewide, the Stewardship Department is working with public and private landowners, state and local government and private industry to manage habitat and conserve wildlife resources.

 

New Jersey Audubon is currently seeking a Seasonal Stewardship Technician to assist with on-the-ground monitoring and restoration projects in Southern New Jersey. The position’s responsibilities will include field-based restoration and monitoring work related to the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, including projects that focus on the federally threatened bog turtle as well as agricultural best management practices and invasive plant management. This work includes reptile and amphibian surveys, wetland habitat assessments, invasive plant management, woody vegetation management, wetland restoration, grassland and pollinator habitat installation, livestock fencing and other agricultural best management practices, and public outreach and education. The work will occur on both private and public lands in Southern New Jersey. The Seasonal Stewardship Technician will also contribute to other projects to support the department’s mission. This position reports to the Stewardship Project Director and works collaboratively with NJ Audubon staff and partners.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Conduct visual surveys, radio telemetry studies, and trapping studies for reptile and amphibians, following existing protocols and recording all sightings and survey information into a database.
  • Conduct habitat assessments on both public and private lands.
  • Conducts on-the-ground management tasks, including, but not limited to: mechanical and manual plant removal, herbicide applications, woody vegetation management, and tree and shrub plantings.
  • Works closely with department staff to implement habitat restoration activities, including, but not limited to: conducting site visits and assisting with on-the-ground restoration work, preparing recommendations and maps for landowners.
  • Participates in other restoration projects as needed.
  • Participates in education and outreach activities, including, but not limited to: outreach meetings, tabling events, assisting with presentations, and writing press releases.
  • Updates website and social media sites as necessary.
  • Works with the Stewardship staff to maintain existing key relationships with partners, funders, and others.
  • Participates with other mission area staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at the assigned work-station.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Familiarity with local herpetofauna of New Jersey, including bog turtle.
  • Familiarity with local flora, fauna, and characteristic ecosystems of New Jersey.
  • Familiarity with or ability to use standard field equipment such as a GPS, compass, and field guides, and experience with or ability to safely use and maintain tools and equipment, including backpack sprayers, planting bars, brush cutters, and power tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter with capacity to work in a team setting.
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic.
  • Excellent oral and written skills required.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, familiarity with ArcMap preferred) to fulfill the job requirements.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.

 

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate degree program or B.S related to wildlife ecology, forestry, natural resources, or other closely related field.
  • Must be able to perform field work under all types of adverse weather conditions.
  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and in rough terrain carrying equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be willing to travel to different locations in Southern New Jersey as required. This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid New Jersey driver’s license.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet special needs of the department and the organization.

 

Starting Date: May through August. The position is expected to run for 16 weeks.

Salary: $13.00/hour

Deadline: Deadline to apply March 15th, 2020

Application: To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three references as one document, naming the file with the following convention: firstname_lastname_Seasonal_Stewards_Technician. Submit the document [email protected] and write “Seasonal Stewardship Technician” in the Subject line

 

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.

Position Title:         Stone Harbor Point Beach Nesting Bird Technician

Department:            Research

Field Location:        Stone Harbor Point

Office Location:      Center for Research and Education, Cape May Court House, NJ.

Reports to:              Dr. David Mizrahi, Research

Job Classification:  Seasonal Full Time (12 April – 22 August 2020)

 

Job Description:  Technician will monitor nesting activities and behavior of beach-nesting birds (Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, Black Skimmer, Common and Least Tern), as well as document disturbance and predation and will be responsible for recording detailed observations and data in the field, and doing data entry, public outreach, equipment maintenance, and other duties as necessary. The position requires walking long distances over sandy beach, carrying equipment, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions. Training will be provided.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Searching for and monitoring nests and conducting bird surveys
  • Recording detailed observations and data in the field
  • Monitoring beach nesting bird broods
  • Documenting disturbance and predation
  • Data entry and management

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience identifying and monitoring beach nesting birds and nest searching
  • 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 interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter with capacity to work in a team setting.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic.
  • Excellent oral and written skills required.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.

 

Qualifications

  • 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 be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • 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 12, 2020    End Date:  August 22, 2020

Salary:  $ 960 to $1,080 bi-weekly, depending on experience.

Application Deadline:  Feb 8, 2020.

Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to [email protected]

 

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.

Position Title:               Shrub/Scrub Avian Productivity Field Technician

Department:                  Research

Field Location:             Throughout Northern New Jersey

Office Location:            Wattles Stewardship Center, Port Murray, NJ

Reports to:                    Dr. Kristin Mylecraine, Senior Research Scientist

Job Classification:       Seasonal Full Time (1 May – 15 August 2019)

 

Job Description:  The Shrub/Scrub Avian Productivity Field Technicians (two) will be responsible for nest searching and monitoring in managed early successional habitats and control sites throughout the NJ Highlands region.  Target species include Golden-winged Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, and Prairie Warbler. Technicians will be responsible for recording detailed observations and data in the field, data entry, and other duties as necessary. The position requires working independently in the field, walking long distances over steep, rough terrain, carrying equipment, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions. Training will be provided.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Nest searching and monitoring of target early successional bird species
  • Point count surveys using distance sampling methodology
  • Habitat surveys
  • Recording detailed observations and data in the field
  • Data entry and management

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience identifying birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound
  • Experience nest searching, preferably in early successional habitats
  • General knowledge of vegetation and habitats of New Jersey
  • 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 interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter with capacity to work in a team setting.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic.
  • Excellent oral and written skills required.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.

 

Qualifications

  • 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 be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • 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 steep, uneven terrain, sometimes in inclement weather.

 

Starting Date:  May 1, 2019   End Date:  August 15, 2019

Salary:  $1015-$1040/bi-weekly pay period, depending on experience.  Housing arrangements may be available.  Mileage reimbursement will be provided.

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 protected]

 

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.

Position Title:               Shrub/Scrub Avian Survey Field Technician

Department:                  Research

Field Location:             Throughout Northern New Jersey

Office Location:            Wattles Stewardship Center, Port Murray

Reports to:                    Dr. Kristin Mylecraine, Senior Research Scientist

Job Classification:        Seasonal Full Time (1 May – 15 August 2019)

 

Job Description:  The Shrub/Scrub Avian Survey Field Technicians (two) will be responsible for conducting bird and habitat surveys in managed early successional habitats and control sites throughout the NJ Highlands region.  They will be responsible for recording detailed observations and data in the field, data entry, and other duties as necessary. The position requires working independently in the field, walking long distances over steep, rough terrain, carrying equipment, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions. Training will be provided.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Point count surveys for target early successional bird species using distance sampling methodology
  • Habitat surveys
  • Recording detailed observations and data in the field
  • Data entry and management

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience identifying birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound
  • Experience conducting point count surveys
  • General knowledge of vegetation and habitats of New Jersey
  • 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 interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter with capacity to work in a team setting.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic.
  • Excellent oral and written skills required.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.

 

Qualifications

  • 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 be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • 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 steep, uneven terrain, sometimes in inclement weather.

 

Starting Date:  May 1, 2019   End Date:  August 15, 2019

Salary:  $1015-$1040/bi-weekly pay period, depending on experience.  Housing arrangements may be available.  Mileage reimbursement will be provided.

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2020.

Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to [email protected]

 

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.

Position Title:         Grassland Bird Survey Field Technician

Department:            Research

Field Location:        Lakehurst, New Jersey

Office Location:      Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

Reports to:              Dr. Nellie Tsipoura, Research

Job Classification:  Seasonal Full Time (14 May – 2 August 2020)

 

Job Description:  The Grassland Bird Survey Field Technician will be responsible for conducting point counts in managed grassland habitats at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.  Target species include Grasshopper Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark, and Upland Sandpiper. Technicians will be responsible for recording detailed observations and data in the field, data entry, and other duties as necessary. The position requires working independently in the field, walking long distances over potentially rough terrain, carrying equipment, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Point count surveys for grassland bird species, using distance sampling methodologies
  • Recording detailed observations and data in the field
  • Data entry and management

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience identifying birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound
  • General knowledge of vegetation and habitats of New Jersey
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow detailed protocols and collecting data
  • Ability and willingness to interact, coordinate 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 interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.
  • Motivated self-starter with capacity to work in a team setting.
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic.
  • Excellent oral and written skills required.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.

 

Qualifications

  • 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 be able to work weekends.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • 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:  May 14, 2020   End Date:  August 2, 2020

Salary:  $1040-$1200/bi-weekly pay period, depending on experience.  Housing available.  Mileage reimbursement will be provided.

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2020, or until position is filled.

Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to [email protected] .

 

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.