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Beach Nesting Birds Seasonal Project Assistant - Monmouth County

Date: April 1 - August 15, 2014
Background: Wildlife Biology
Location: Coastal Monmouth County

Job Description: Surveying and monitoring of nesting Piping Plovers and Least Terns from Manasquan Inlet to just south of Sandy Hook, with primary focus within the municipalities of Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright, Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park (Long Branch), Belmar, and Spring Lake/Sea Girt. Assisting with similar work in other parts of the coast may periodically be required as needed. Duties including locating nests and broods; constructing predator exclosures; fencing, posting and patrolling nesting areas; data collection and entry; educating beachgoers. Employee will also help coordinate and schedule work for two interns from Monmouth University.

The 40-hour work week includes 5 weekdays prior to Memorial Day, and then 3 weekdays and both weekend days for the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Requirements: A degree in wildlife biology, ecology or related field. Previous experience working with beach nesting birds and/or working on conservation issues with local communities a plus. Employee will have to provide their own transportation, including the ability to occasionally transport equipment and materials (fence, posts, signs, rope, post-hole digger, etc.). Ownership or access to a computer necessary. The ability to work cooperatively with the beach-going public and local officials and the capacity to effectively communicate with people with differing views in a calm and rational manner is essential. Applicant should be in good physical condition, willing and able to work independently and as part of a team, organized and disciplined and enthusiastic about working to help protect NJ's endangered beach nesting birds.

Compensation: Salary +/- $11.00-$15.00 per hour (depending on education and experience). Mileage will be reimbursed for use of personal vehicle. Housing is NOT provided.

To Apply: Submit a letter of interest and resume including 3 references to Todd Pover:

Via e-mail preferred:
todd.pover@conservewildlifenj.org

Or mail to:
Todd Pover
NJ DFW - Endangered and Nongame Species Program
2201 Rt. 631
Woodbine, NJ 08270

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