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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Right Whale Aerial Observers Needed for Southern Calfing Grounds Surveys

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Wildlife Trust
Right Whale Aerial Survey Observers
Job Announcement
 
Wildlife Trust, a non-profit international research and conservation organization, is seeking temporary, seasonal aerial observers for marine mammal surveys from November 2009 through April 2010.  These observer positions are in anticipation of research activities to be conducted in the southeast United States, specifically coastal Georgia and South Carolina.  This project would require observers to fly up to four days per week, up to eight hours per day in a small, twin engine, high wing aircraft primarily to locate North Atlantic right whales in the Southeast U.S. calving ground.  Surveys will be flown daily, weather permitting, and observers must be willing to work weekends and holidays during the survey period.  Observers will be required to participate in aviation and marine safety and survival training.
This is a temporary, 40 hour/week position at a salary rate of $14/hr.  Health benefits are not provided with this position.  Housing will be provided for the duration of the project.  These positions are contingent upon funding.
Qualifications: 
Previous aerial or marine mammal survey experience and experience in photo-identification of large cetaceans is strongly desired.  Applicants should be experienced in database entry and other computer applications including photo processing software.  The ability to live and work well in a team environment and withstand up to 8 hours per day in a small aircraft is required.  We are currently accepting applications from US citizens and permanent residents.
Application Process:
Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to taylor@wildlifetrust.org by September 18, 2009.
Cynthia Taylor
Aquatic Conservation Program
Wildlife Trust
233 Third St. N., Suite 300
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 USA
941.232.4587
www.wildlifetrust.org

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