Seasonal Rooftop Seabird Field Technician

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(4/3/2023 11:52 AM)
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Seasonal, Full-Time
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National Audubon Society
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Remote - Florida


The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.


Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.


Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

Audubon Florida seeks a Seasonal Rooftop Seabird Field Technician to support nesting season seabird conservation on rooftops throughout the Florida Panhandle. Rooftop nesting seabirds are primarily Least Terns but also including Black Skimmers, and Gull-billed Terns. The Rooftop Seabird Field Technician will work in a five county region of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay.

The Field Technician will help with rooftop colony conservation including fencing rooftops, finding and monitoring roof colonies, conducting emergency chick retrieval and assisting with volunteer coordination. This is a seasonal position, scheduled for 40 hours a week (including some holidays and weekends), April - August 2023 and will be based within the Panama City to Pensacola, Florida area.

$15.00 - $19.00 per hour based on experience

Essential Functions

Under the guidance of the Panhandle Program Manager, Field Technician will be responsible for the following tasks:


  • Survey the Panhandle’s historic rooftop nesting sites to determine whether they are active during the nesting season
  • Engage with and support the owners of buildings with rooftop colonies
  • Work with property managers to “chick proof” rooftops prior to the nesting season
  • Organize volunteers to check the building sites of rooftop colonies to collect fallen chicks and return them to rooftops
  • Respond to or coordinate volunteer response to calls regarding fallen chicks at rooftop colonies
  • Responsible for timely data entry and reporting

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in ecology, biology or related field preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with field work, as well as familiarity with the Florida Panhandle region.
  • Knowledge of and experience identifying various seabird species.
  • Must be comfortable working on rooftops at various building heights.
  • Ability to safely drive long distances in assigned work vehicle.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate clearly to various audiences.
  • A detailed approach to work, one who possesses good judgment integrity with work products.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite required.
  • Experience with or leading volunteer groups strongly preferred.
  • A flexible approach to work; must have a valid driver's license and be willing to work some weekends and holidays.
  • Comfort working in outside, variable conditions, such as rooftops.
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs. also necessary.

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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