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Current Open Positions

The New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP) is a program of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) whose mission is to facilitate the conservation of New York's biodiversity by providing geospatial information, database applications, and scientific expertise on rare species, invasive species, and natural ecosystems. NYNHP works in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and other state, federal and private organizations involved in natural resource management, land protection and stewardship, and advancing the conservation of biodiversity.


Regular Staff Positions:
Marine Zoologist

NYNHP regular staff positions are posted on the ESF jobs page, under the “Research Foundation” section.


Seasonal or Temporary Positions:


Seasonal Wildlife Field Technicians (2)

The NY Natural Heritage Program seeks two seasonal field technicians to conduct surveys for rare turtles and monitor populations of monarch butterflies at the Fort Drum Military Installation. The field crew will assess presence of Wood and Spotted Turtles and Monarch Butterflies, document potential habitat present on the Installation, and determine potential direct and indirect impacts of vehicle use.

Apply by January 15, 2024 for optimal consideration! Your application should consist of a brief cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, a 1-2-page resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please email your application to Ashley Ballou as a single PDF titled "Lastname_FortDrum2024.pdf" with an email subject of "Fort Drum Wildlife Application 2024."

Position Description (PDF, 113.4 KB)
Positions available:
2
Location: Ft. Drum, NY (free housing available upon request)
Start date: April 22, 2024
End date: September 30, 2024
Hours per week: 37.5
Field or office: Field
Contact: Ashley Ballou


Seasonal Avian Technician

The NY Natural Heritage Program seeks a seasonal field technician to conduct surveys for breeding Red-headed Woodpeckers and possibly other birds at Fort Drum Military Installation from mid-May 2024 through mid-August 2024.

Apply by February 22, 2024 for optimal consideration! Your application should consist of a brief cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, a 1–2-page resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please email your application to Matt Schlesinger as a single PDF titled "Lastname_FortDrum2024.pdf" with an email subject of "Fort Drum Bird Application 2024".

Position Description (PDF, 195.4 KB)
Positions available:
1
Location: Ft. Drum, NY (free housing available upon request)
Start date: May 13, 2024
End date: August 16, 2024
Hours per week: 37.5
Field or office: Field
Contact: Matt Schlesinger


Seasonal Atlas Field Technicians (2+)

The New York Breeding Bird Atlas III is looking to hire at least two technicians (possibly more) to conduct atlasing in New York during the summer of 2024 (dates: May 15 - August 15). Technicians will be responsible for conducting bird surveys in assigned priority blocks, recording breeding codes, and entering these records into eBird. Applicants must be comfortable working alone in remote areas without cell service (emergency satellite beacon provided).

Apply by February 15, 2024 for optimal consideration! Your application should consist of a brief cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, a 1-2-page resume, and contact information for three professional references, including at least 2 that can attest to your birding skills. Please email your application to Julie Hart as a single PDF titled "Lastname_Atlas2024.pdf" with an email subject of "Atlas Field Technician Application 2024".

Position Description (PDF, 91.3 KB)
Positions available:
2
Location: New York, various locations
Start date: May 15, 2024
End date: August 15, 2024
Hours per week: 40
Field or office: Field
Contact: Julie Hart


Seasonal Field Technician

Position Description (PDF, 145.8 KB)

Location: Albany, NY
Start date: May 13, 2024
End date: August 16, 2024
Hours per week: 37.5
Field or office: Field and Office
Contact: Greg Edinger


Dec. 3, 2020 | Updated Feb. 26, 2024, 5:34 p.m.