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Biological Technician (FA II)
Job Type: full-time temporary position
Posting Date: 13 May 14
Closing Date: 12 Aug 14
Location: Various Coastal Towns
Sanctuary: Long Pasture
Assist in multi-collaborative research project conducting re-sighting and observational monitoring of endangered Roseate Terns while staging at the Cape Cod National Seashore. This is a full time position from July through September. Shared housing may be available.
1. Collect re-sighting and biological data on staging and foraging roseate and common terns including color and alpha-numeric band re-sighting, behavioral observations and flocks counts and speciation distinction;
2. Transcribe and compile field observations and activities on a daily basis onto data logs and database;
3. Assist Coastal Waterbird Program Coordinator with project scheduling, site assignments, data management and project organization;
4. Work cooperatively with project partners to ensure effective communication regarding activities and field observation.
Applicants should have a B.S. or B.A. or higher in wildlife biology/management, ecology, zoology, environmental science, or related field, as well as 3 months previous resighting shorebird field experience
Prior experience in avian field research and management strongly preferred
Applicants should have demonstrated experience utilizing judgment in field-based wildlife research or management projects
Experience in behavioral data collection, band-reading, wildlife tracking, coastal wildlife management issues, and GIS mapping preferred; Small boat-handling experience preferred
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills, be willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and weather)
Requires a valid driver’s license and own vehicle
Successful candidates will need to pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and drivers)
Compensation and Benefits
Rate of Pay: $11.50-12.50/hour depending on experience. Reimbursement for mileage will be provided.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Routinely work is performed outdoors with exposure to weather/temperature extremes and extended periods of traversing uneven terrain. Work will require performing responsibilities on evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Tools and Equipment Used
The employee is required to use a personal computer and general office equipment (e.g., telephone, calculator, adding machine, copier, facsimile, etc.). Requires use of simple outdoor tools (e.g., mallet, wire clippers, etc.). Requires use of digital voice recorders, spotting scopes, tripods for scopes, camping chairs, and appropriate dry bags. May require the use of two-way radios for communication with field staff.
Contact Information:Please email your resume to:
Chris Luttazi - Program Coordinator Coastal Waterbird Program
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