[ES_JOBS_NET] Coastal waterbird Field Assistant II - Boston Harbor

Melanie Garate mgarate at massaudubon.org
Tue Jun 6 13:00:40 MDT 2017

Coastal Waterbird Field Assistant II - Boston Harbor
Location: Boston, MA
Sanctuary: Long Pasture

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

This is a 35 hours/week position from June through mid-August.

Position based at:

  *   Boston Harbor (field sites based in Winthrop and Hingham, MA)


  *   Collect biological data on nesting, foraging and migrating species of coastal waterbirds including abundance and distribution of target species
  *   Accomplish the wildlife management and education objectives of the Coastal Waterbird Program
  *   Assist with sanctuary-based Coastal Waterbird Program staff throughout the region
  *   Assist in management of databases including abundance, productivity and behavioral data; 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
  *   Conduct research on special projects as directed


  *   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 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
  *   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)

Compensation and Benefits

Rate of pay is $11.50-$12.50/hour depending on experience.  Housing may be available for a payroll deduction of $25 $35/wk. Field travel reimbursement will be provided.

How to Apply

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:

Brynna Bolger
bbolger at massaudubon.org<mailto:bbolger at massaudubon.org>


Melanie Gárate

Education Specialist, Coastal Waterbird Program

Massachusetts Audubon Society


mgarate at massaudubon.org

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds us in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques Yves Cousteau

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