Job Opportunity: 6-Month Waterbird Technician

Great Egret chicks on Monkey Island

If you or someone you know is interested in getting exceptional experience during a 6-month position with the NCWRC Waterbirds Investigations and Management Project, please respond to the announcement below:

Job Description: This position will assist the Wildlife Diversity Biologist (coastal waterbirds) with posting & protection of waterbird nesting habitats; preparation for & conducting standardized surveys of colonial waterbirds & shorebirds; data recording and entry into online databases; maintenance & repair of supplies & equipment; assistance with volunteer coordination; assistance with all aspects of waterbird meetings; data & literature searches; and other duties as they arise. The position requires frequent travel with occasional overnight stays. Primary responsibility will be central to northern coastal sites of North Carolina. Duty station will be a home office, ideally located in New Bern or a nearby coastal county.

Qualifications: Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Ecology, Management, or Biology; Ecology; Zoology; Marine Biology; or similar field. Ability to identify shorebirds, terns, wading birds, gulls and other waterbirds. Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GIS software. Very good organizational skills. Conscientious data entry and management. Experience operating a boat in tidal waters, loading it onto a trailer, and driving a 4WD truck with trailer preferred. Very good interpersonal skills as we work with many partners, volunteers, and members of the public.

Compensation: $14.83/hr, full-time, 40 hours a week. A vehicle and other necessary equipment and supplies will be provided. Housing is not provided.

Duration: 6 months; begin April 2017.

Contact: To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references in a single PDF document to Dr. Sara Schweitzer at

Deadline: March 31, 2017, Friday (an exception might be possible for a late submission)