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Biological Technician (FA II)

Job Type: full-time temporary position

Location: Massachusetts

Posting Date: 13 May 14

Closing Date: 12 Aug 14

Biological Technician (FA II)
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.

Qualifications

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.
Additional Comments

Work Environment

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
coastalbirdjobs@massaudubon.org

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