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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:         NJ Hackensack Meadowlands Bird Technician/Crew Leader

Department:            Research

Field Location:        NJ Meadowlands

Office Location:      SHWS

Reports to:              Dr. Nellie Tsipoura

Job Classification:  Seasonal Full Time (15 June-31 July, 2020)

 

Job Description:  Technician crew leader will lead two seasonal technicians in catching and banding individuals of several passerine bird species in the NJ Hackensack Meadowlands, and collecting tissues for further analysis. Technicians will be responsible for determining access to various sites by map and GPS, setting up mist-nets and extracting birds from them, finding nests, and collecting tissues. They will also record detailed observations and data in the field and do data entry.  The position requires spending long hours in the field carrying equipment, handling birds, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions.

 

All field work conducted at NJ Audubon adheres to NJA’s Field Work Protocol following COVID-19 precautions, complying with federal, state, and local guidelines and restrictions and following industry best practices. Health and safety of staff, volunteers, program and project participants and the public are the top priority.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Coordinating activities of two field technicians and working closely with principal investigators to accomplish project goals
  • Ensuring work is conducted following COVID-19 precautions
  • Determining potential survey sites in wetland habitats for setting up mist-nets and access to those sites
  • Visiting locations by foot or water to lead bird capture/banding efforts; and collection of tissue samples; providing training to technicians as needed
  • Leading nest search efforts and the collection of egg samples
  • Ensuring samples are preserved and processed as needed
  • Producing online maps of surveyed area and bird captures
  • Data entry and management

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to identify birds of the Northeast by sight and sound
  • Previous experience mist netting, banding and nest searching
  • Previous experience supervising field staff.
  • Willingness and ability to navigate by kayak/canoe to water accessible sites
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow detailed protocols and collect data
  • Ability and willingness to interact with the public and work well with partners
  • Proficiency with GPS and mapping apps preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Excel or Access, required
  • 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.
  • 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 with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.

 

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, muddy, or wet terrain, sometimes in inclement weather.

 

Starting Date:  June 15, 2020.  End Date: July 31, 2020

Salary:  $ 1,280 to $1,600 bi-weekly, depending on experience.

Application Deadline:  June 15, 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:         NJ Hackensack Meadowlands Bird Technician

Department:            Research

Field Location:       NJ Meadowlands

Office Location:     SHWS

Reports to:              Dr. Nellie Tsipoura

Job Classification:  Seasonal Full Time (15 June-31 July, 2020)

 

Job Description:  Technician will catch and band individuals of several passerine bird species in the NJ Hackensack Meadowlands, and collect tissues for further analysis. Technician will be responsible for determining access to various sites by map and GPS, setting up mist-nets and extracting birds from them, finding nests, and collecting tissues. They will also record detailed observations and data in the field and do data entry.  The position requires spending long hours in the field carrying equipment, handling birds, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions.

 

All field work conducted at NJ Audubon adheres to NJA’s Field Work Protocol following COVID-19 precautions, complying with federal, state, and local guidelines and restrictions and following industry best practices. Health and safety of staff, volunteers, program and project participants and the public are the top priority.

 

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist in determining potential survey sites in wetland habitats and access to those sites
  • Visit point by foot or water to set up mist-nets for catching passerine birds
  • Assist in banding and collect of body measurements and tissue samples
  • Conduct nest searches and collect egg samples
  • Assist in processing samples as needed
  • Produce online maps of surveyed area and bird captures
  • Data entry and management

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to identify birds of the Northeast by sight and sound
  • Previous experience mist netting, banding and nest searching
  • Willingness and ability to navigate by kayak/canoe to water accessible sites
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow detailed protocols and collect data
  • Ability and willingness to interact with the public and work well with partners
  • Proficiency with GPS and mapping apps preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Excel or Access, required
  • 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.
  • 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 with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.

 

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, muddy, or wet terrain, sometimes in inclement weather.

 

Starting Date:  June 15, 2020.  End Date: July 31, 2020

Salary:  $ 1,080 to $1,200 bi-weekly, depending on experience.

Application Deadline:  June 15, 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.