Friday, May 3, 2019

Sea Turtle Nest Monitor

Time Period:  May 2019 – July 2019

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Physically walk designated beach areas throughout the night to monitor for nesting activity
- Identify sea turtles and crawls up close and at a distance in darkness
- Locate sea turtle nests and crawls and identify to species                                      
- Report interactions with sea turtles to appropriate personnel and agencies
- Collect data and perform duties as indicated by project specifications and permits
- Conduct surveys in adverse/inclement weather conditions
- Coordinate activities with construction crews during beach nourishment projects

 REQUIREMENTS:
- Demonstrated experience with sea turtles on nesting beaches during nesting season and sea turtle nest monitoring
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or have authorization to work in the U.S. without sponsorship or restrictions
- Must have (or be eligible to obtain) Endangered/Protected Species approval from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
- Must have a valid Driver’s License & Clean Driving Record
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds and walk long-distances in adverse/inclement weather conditions

Education:
- Degree in Marine Biology, Biology, Marine Ecology or similar education 

Experience:
- Demonstrated experience with sea turtles during nesting season is required for consideration.
- Identification of sea turtles, crawls, and nests to species
- Data collection and attention to detail
- Reporting interactions with sea turtles to various government agencies
- Demonstrated history of effective communication skills
- History of working independently and responsibly while following technical instructions
- Knowledge and experience with Endangered Species Act

BENEFITS & SALARY:
This is an Independent Contractor position; pay varies with experience

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants should send the following application materials:
Detailed resume documenting all relevant experience, education, and skills. Include three professional references
Cover letter outlining why you would be a good fit for this position and your availability
*Incomplete applications will not be considered

Submit all materials as attachments to the posting: .pdf files or MS Word 2003 compatible files
for additional attachments email emcmichael@remsainc.com  or FAX to 757.722.4571

Application Deadline: as soon as filled
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