Palm Beach County
Environmental Resources Management
Environmental Enhancement and Restoration
Posting Date: 1/6/2021
Recruitment is Ongoing
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Job Description: Student Intern position will assist staff in the office and field with sea turtle lighting compliance and monitoring, in Palm Beach County. Primary responsibilities will include nighttime lighting survey data collection and processing, sea turtle stranding response, data entry, document scanning, and other project management related tasks. Opportunities to assist staff with monitoring and maintenance of other environmental areas, such as offshore reefs, restoration projects and natural areas, may also be available.
The total number of hours is limited to 1000 per calendar year.
Wage is $10.00 per hour with no benefits.
- MUST BE AN ENROLLED COLLEGE OR GRADUATE STUDENT
- Must be able to lift at least 35 lbs and traverse up to 5 miles on sandy beaches and terrain, wet and dry
- Must be willing to work outside and in/on the water under adverse field conditions (extreme temperatures, rain) during early morning and/or late night hours
- Must be available to work a flexible schedule, 20 -36 hours per week, peak hours during sea turtle season (March through October)
Qualifications: Experience in biological monitoring, environmental compliance and data collection in the field using a GPS and other survey equipment, is preferred, and prior work experience under a marine turtle permit is desirable. Good communication, attention to detail, and the ability to effectively prioritize duties are also desirable skills. Preference will be given to those applicants who have course work and career goals in biological/environmental science and/or the marine sciences.
Recruitment is ongoing. Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Teal Kawana, Environmental Analyst
Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management
2300 N Jog Road, 4th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Phone: (561) 681-3852