miércoles, 25 de enero de 2012

Seabird and Shorebird Intern

Agency: US Fish and Wildlife Service
Location: Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, MA
Job Description: Duties: Duties include but are not limited to: monitoring productivity from laying to fledging of Common and Roseate Terns, American Oystercatchers, and Piping Plovers; posting nesting areas; trapping and banding terns; tagging horseshoe crabs; lethal and non-lethal predator management (mammalian and avian); erecting predator exclosures and electric fencing, organized data keeping and entry; some light maintenance; and educating the public. Responsibilities may vary due to the strengths of individuals.

Salary: Stipend will be determined on a sliding scale with a maximum of $215.60/week and includes free housing. No stipend is guaranteed. Pay will be based on yet-to-be-determined annual funding appropriations for 2012 and experience of the individual. Interns will spend time alternating between two remote field camps on South Monomoy during the work week and will have free dormitory style housing at the Refuge headquarters in Chatham, MA on their days off.

Employment Details: Internships are 4 to 6 months beginning between 8 April and 20 May (absolute latest start date). The position involves working long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays. Schedules will be 40 hours per week, but will vary frequently in the length of day and start time. Days off may not be consecutive. Staff will live inone of two field camps on the island with other refuge staff for at least 5 days at a time. There is no heat, electricity, or running water in field camp. A background check will be required to gain necessary computer access at the Refuge.

How to Apply: Send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (must include email and phone number) by email to: Kate_Iaquinto@fws.gov. Please do not send applications by mail.

Closing Date: February 15, 2010, however, hiring WILL begin before the closing date, so applying earlier is strongly recommended.
Qualifications: Applicants must have the ability to perform the physical duties of the position including being able to hike long distances (extensive beach walking) and being able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds. Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very independent and easy-going, and be able to work with the public of all ages in a professional manner regarding sensitive conservation issues. Previous experience with beach nesting birds, field work in a field camp setting, data collection, bird identification, and an academic background in wildlife biology, zoology, environmental science or a related field are preferred. Applicants must have a valid driver's license, a social security number, and a bank account located in the United States.
Salary: Maximum of $215.60/week and free housing
Last Date to apply: February 15, 2012
Website: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/monomoy/
Contact: Kate Iaquinto
E-mail: Kate_Iaquinto@fws.gov