Job-Field Technicians for Turtle Nesting Studies Brnachville, nj


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Field Technicians for
Turtle Nesting Studies
Hofstra University
Branchville , New Jersey
Job Type
Seasonal / temporary
Ecology, Wetland, Wildlife
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Two field technicians are needed to gather data on nesting wood, painted, and snapping turtles at multiple nearby sites in Northwest New Jersey. This is a seasonal contract position that will run for four weeks from 21 May to 17 June 2018.

Responsibilities will include but may not be limited to:

Spending long hours monitoring nesting areas for turtles in a range of uncomfortable environmental conditions (e.g., hot, humid, buggy, rainy, etc.)
Working early mornings and sometimes late nights in the field
Handling, marking, measuring, and weighing turtles that can weigh over 30lbs
Excavating turtle nests without damaging eggs to record clutch sizes and egg masses
Transporting eggs to lab incubators
Radio tracking wood turtles in a variety of habitats that may be difficult to traverse (e.g., fields, forests, and wetlands with thick and often thorny vegetation)
Recording data in an organized and proficient manner
Salary: $1000 term stipend plus food and lodging at a local YMCA camp

All applicants must:

Possess or be working towards a college degree in the biological sciences
Possess a valid driver’s license and access to their own personal automobile
Possess or be willing to acquire their own pair of binoculars by the start date
Have experience and enthusiasm for working long field hours on ecological projects
Be confident working independently in areas with high black bear and coyote densities
Be confident working independently in the field after dark
Be able to pass background checks conducted by YMCA camp personnel
Comply with the YMCA camp’s drug free, alcohol free, and tobacco free policies
Qualified applicants will be given preference if they possess any of the following:

Enthusiasm for turtle conservation
Experience working with nesting turtles in a field setting
Experience handling, marking, measuring, and weighing large snapping turtles
Experience radio tracking turtles or other wildlife
Knowledge of Northwest New Jersey’s native flora and fauna
To apply, email [email protected] before the application deadline. Include “Field Technicians for Turtle Nesting Studies” in the subject field and attach the following pdf documents:
-Cover letter expressing your interest in the position and your qualifications
-Resume or CV
-Unofficial transcript from a college or university
When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

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