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Deadline to apply: Sunday, December 15, 2013
Applications must be submitted online by 9:30pm Pacific Standard Time
The Research Coordinator is responsible for supervising the team of research technicians and assistants who monitor the resident and breeding populations of Western Snowy Plover and California Least Tern at coastal sites in San Diego County. Study sites include Naval Base Coronado and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
The Research Coordinator will be required to communicate directly with the Program Manager on a daily basis in order to assist with all day-to-day project operations. Responsibilities include: the management of the field teams’ daily activities and associated resources; training and supervision of field staff; design and implementation of research and monitoring protocols; record-keeping, data management and analysis; preparation of reports, memos and policy statements; participation in working groups and other conservation partnership activities; and all related administrative tasks, as needed.
The Research Coordinator will be responsible for tern and plover nest and productivity monitoring, behavioral observations, disturbance and predation assessment and documentation, survey and crew scheduling, and reporting any issues or needs immediately to the Program Manager.
Duties include, but may not be limited to, data collection, photo documentation of project work, maintaining fencing and signage on site following contractual requirements, use of and maintenance of hand-held GPS units and 4x4 vehicles, data entry and word processing, and daily verbal communication with predator control personnel.
The Research Coordinator will also be responsible for managing and training survey crews in the field as well as ensuring that all project protocols are followed throughout the season. He/she will ensure that all required data sheets and equipment are prepared and that all data is complete on a daily basis. The Research Coordinatorwill also assist in the implementation of all research and guidelines set by the Program Manager.
Qualifications include Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field, or equivalent specialized training; experience with shorebird research and monitoring; registered banding permittee or sub-permittee; proven leadership abilities; excellent coordination and communication skills; record-keeping skills; ability to use and maintain research equipment; ability to use word processing, database, spreadsheet, and graphics systems; ability to collect biological samples; and ability to prepare and make presentations. Applicants must have a strong background in field research working with shorebirds, particularly least terns and snowy plovers, have banding experience for both or similar species, and be proficient at identifying local avian species and predators by sight or sign. Successful applicants will be self-motivated, organized, in good physical condition, enjoy walking many miles per day in soft sand, and will possess strong leadership, communication, time management, and problem-solving skills.
Scheduled hours will be approximately a minimum of 40hours/wk.
All newly hired animal care staff and educators with responsibility for regularly caring for collection animals are REQUIRED to complete and pass (4) on-line prerequisite classes prior to reporting to their department. Human Resources will schedule this training as part of the on-boarding program. For current employees transferring into an animal care department, these classes MUST be completed and passed prior to the transfer.
Pre-requisite courses include: