RED BANK, NJ:  There’s a seasonal job opportunity with the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife for someone with a very specific skill set.

The Endangered and Non-Game Species Program is looking for a boat operator for the black rail survey, specifically, "A boat operator for a 15' G3 40 HP motorboat for nocturnal call-playback surveys of coastal marshes of the NJ Atlantic and Delaware Bay shorelines."

Some of the job requirements are, "Verifiable and extensive experience as a boater, (especially at night) with preference given to those who are familiar with NJ waters. Familiarity with boat maintenance and ability to make minor repairs and troubleshoot in the field in difficult conditions (nighttime).  

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Ability to use GIS and/or Google Earth for mapping survey routes, and navigation systems for following routes in the field.  Familiarity with secretive marsh birds, especially Black Rail, a plus but not required.  

Applicant should be in good physical condition, willing to work independently and as part of a team (nocturnal surveys will always have an assigned surveyor on-board), organized and enthusiastic about working to help protect one of NJ's most endangered species."

For more information and to apply, click HERE.  

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