The main purpose of this position is to lead and provide technical support for natural resource survey projects to include logistical and administrative support, data entry and field preparation work for the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (CBNERR). The position requires a motivated, organized individual who must be able to work independently to collect field data through the monitoring of experimental sites and survey work. This includes collecting basic water quality parameters using handheld multimeter devices, operating of boats and equipment, conducting inventories of fish populations, capturing and measuring fish species of interest, conducting avian monitoring, including nest box fate and call back surveys, and maintenance of bird nesting boxes, maintaining records and data entry, assisting with outreach and communication, maintaining field and laboratory equipment and performing other duties as assigned.
The natural resources technician will also support field logistics and data collection for the Resiliency through Restoration shoreline monitoring effort. They will assist in managing the equipment and collecting field observations of emergent and/or submerged aquatic vegetation, shoreline and marsh elevation (using survey equipment), sediment characterization and wildlife activity. The technician may also assist in data entry, QA/QC and database management related to this project.