The Coastal Conservation Technician assists science and conservation staff with program activities at the Virginia Coast Reserve including stewardship for beach nesting shorebirds and waterbirds, marine habitat restoration, education and outreach events, and preserve management and maintenance.
The Coastal Conservation Technician will assist the science staff at the Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR) with the following activities: posting and patrolling beach nesting bird habitat, educating preserve visitors about beach nesting birds, maintaining signage, conducting visitor surveys, collecting eelgrass reproductive shoots, maintaining an eelgrass seed curing facility and oyster reef and scallop restoration efforts. He/She will assist conservation staff at VCR with a variety of education and outreach events and with various preserve management and maintenance activities such as trail maintenance and general facility upkeep. Additional duties may be assigned. The position requires one to keep organized notes, ride on boats frequently and perform physically strenuous work in outdoor settings.