Bellone Announces Jobs in Endangered Species Protection Program

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The Suffolk County Parks Department is currently looking to fill seasonal positions for its endangered species protection program this summer. 

“Many high school and college students are always seeking summer employment opportunities,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “These seasonal positions present an opportunity for employment as well as the ability to help maintain the wildlife at our beaches for all to enjoy,”  he said.

The position involves helping to manage nesting shorebirds (piping plovers and least terns) at 17 sites throughout Suffolk County.

  • Have an interest and/or coursework in ornithology, ecology, and natural resources
  • Are able to meet the physical demands of the job: walking miles on the beach, carrying heavy fencing materials, digging trenches; all in typical summer weather
  • Must demonstrate an ability to work effectively with others under stressful conditions
  • Must be willing to work weekends & holidays, and flexible hours
  • Have an ability to interact professionally with the general public
  • Must be meticulous and concise in recording data
  • Have a valid driver’s license (often required to drive 2-3 hours a day to visit sites) 

This position pays $8.55/hour, up to 35 hours/week; housing may be available, indicate your interest. Use of your personal vehicle may be required.

Applicants should email

The application deadline is March 14. 

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