• Botany • Conservation Education • Other • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • Science
This is a NPS Emeritus Opportunity
NOTE: This volunteer opportunity is reserved for National Park Service (NPS) Retirees only.
This position supports the resource management and interpretation programs at Fire Island National Seashore. The primary duty is the monitoring of the American Horseshoe Crab population off of Fire Island National Seashore.Direct supervisor is the Coastal Ecologist of the Regional Office. Conduct spawning surveys on selected bay beaches, on Fire Island, during the five day period surrounding May & June new & full moon high tides. Record data and return data sheets to project supervisor. Tag crabs as part of the US Fish & Wildlife Service cooperative tagging program. Must wear safety equipment and work in teams of 2 or more. Attend scheduled training, wear footwear sutiable for beach/bay intertidal zone, provide basic personal equipment (flashlight, cell phone for recording time & any emergency situations, work gloves), able to work in adverse weather conditions and ability to walk 2 to 3 miles at night on sandy terrain, ability to lift 25lbs safely and follow established protocols, monitor and collect data during each survey.