Date: 5/10/19 2:37 pm
From: Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Audubon Connecticut looking for boat operator/American Oystercatcher technician
Dear CT birding community,

Audubon Connecticut is currently looking for a boat operator/American Oystercatcher technician. The boat operator/American Oystercatcher Technician will assist conservation scientists with monitoring, research, and management activities for nesting and migratory shorebirds on the coast of Connecticut. Stewardship, inventory and monitoring activities include:

. Patrolling American Oystercatcher nesting areas offshore islands using a 15' skiff as transportation to islands
. Assisting with the banding program by trapping and banding birds, reporting resights of banded birds, and contributing the American Oystercatcher Working Group
. Monitoring of beach and island nesting birds for productivity and entering data into online spreadsheet
. Educating island and beach visitors about beach nesting and migrant birds
. Assisting DEEP and USFWS staff in stewardship activities as needed (e.g., string fencing around nesting areas)
. Coordinating monitoring efforts with other Audubon Alliance staff
. Assisting with end of the season reports
. Additional duties may be assigned

Required qualifications and experience include:
. Must have boating certification (Connecticut certification preferred)
. Experience trailering, launching, and driving a boat required
. Experience with banding preferred, shorebird banding experience a plus
. Coursework in active pursuit of a degree in biology, wildlife management, or related field
. Experience with waterbird and shorebird identification and/or monitoring for the US east coast
. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite software; experience with GPS units
. Must have valid driver's license and safe driving record (technicians will be reimbursed for travel between nesting sites)
. Experience and ability to communicate clearly via written, spoken and graphical means
. Flexible approach to work, as some weekend and holiday work will be required.
. Interest in conservation and commitment to the mission of the National Audubon Society.

To Apply, please visit:

The position is a 35 hrs/wk, starts asap, and goes to Oct. 31st. Pay is $13/hr.

Thank you!
Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe
Director of Bird Conservation
Audubon Connecticut

Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe
Bird Conservation Programs Manager

Audubon Connecticut
1207 Prospect Drive
Stratford, CT 06615

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