Coastal Waterbird Field Assistant I

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Multiple Locations (see description)

On-Site

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Type of Job

Temporary

Salary

Benefits: Rate of payment is $13.50-13.75 depending on experience. Field travel reimbursement will be provided.

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About the job

Coastal Waterbird Field Assistant I

April to mid-August 2021

Multiple positions based at:

· Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable MA (covering field sites in Nantucket, Cape Cod, Boston, Wareham, and the North Shore),

· Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Dartmouth MA (covering field sites Westport to Dartmouth),

· Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet MA (covering field sites Truro to Chatham),

· Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown MA (covering field sites on Martha’s Vineyard)

· South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield MA (covering field sites from Plymouth to Hull)

· South Beach, Chatham (*note this position requires living in a remote camp setting on a barrier beach)

Mass Audubon is seeking to fill seasonal Field Assistant I positions to conduct research, monitoring, and protection of coastal birds and other natural resources. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/cwp

Full-time and part-time positions available from May through mid-August.

Responsibilities include:

· Collect biological data on nesting, foraging and migrating species of coastal waterbirds including abundance and distribution of target species;

· Accomplish the wildlife protection and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program;

· Assist with sanctuary-based coastal waterbird work throughout the region;

· Assist in abundance, productivity and behavioral data entry in to online databases; create GIS/Google Earth maps of coastal resources;

· Assist in compilation of data for state plover, tern, and oystercatcher census forms and write summary reports for specific sites on results and management activities.

· Other tasks as directed.

Qualifications:

· Applicants should be working toward a B.S. or B.A. in environmental science or related field, or equivalent experience;

· Prior experience in avian field research and management preferred;

· Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills;

· Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain.

· Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon wildlife and weather);

· Must have access to a vehicle for daily driving between sites;

· Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver’s).

Benefits: Rate of payment is $13.50-13.75 depending on experience. Field travel reimbursement will be provided.

To apply for this position:

Please send a cover letter (specify position(s) for which you are applying and dates of availability), resume and list of three references via email to coastalbirdjobs@massaudubon.org .

Additional Comments:

In addition to submitting your resume, cover letter and references, please complete a short cover page questionnaire at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MWNJVS8 ; your application will not be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in January, and positions will be filled by Apr 1, 2021. ; your application will not be processed without completion/receipt of the items above. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin in January, and positions will be filled by March 30th, 2021.