Organization: Wildlife Preservation Canada
Position: Endangered Species Technician
Project: Taylors Checkerspot Recovery
Location: Aldergrove, B.C., with some travel to Denman Island and Hornby Island
Type of Position: Full-time (37.5 hr/wk), temporary (26 weeks)
Rate of Pay: $16 - $19/hr depending upon experience
Anticipated Start: 15 March 2020
Hours of Work: Flexible daily and weekly schedule to suit project needs and weather conditions. Working evenings and weekends will be required.
Wildlife Preservation Canada is seeking an endangered species technician to implement 2020 recovery activities for Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly. The primary focus of the position will be the captive management, rearing, and release of individuals to supplement and create wild populations towards recovery objectives. The position is based out of the Greater Vancouver Zoo, in Aldergrove B.C. The technician will also assist with field work, population monitoring, outreach initiatives and habitat stewardship; with locations including Vancouver and Denman Islands. This position offers a unique opportunity to work first-hand with a critically endangered species and gain experience in animal care and population recovery techniques in both a captive and field setting.
Under the supervision of the Lead Biologist, the technician will be responsible for the ex-situ rearing and husbandry of Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies (TCB), and will participate in releases of post-diapause larvae. Additional field-based activities may include population surveys, monitoring and collection.
Specific duties include:
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of a Bachelors of Science degree with an environmental focus.
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to: Andrea Gielens, Lead Program Biologist – Taylors Checkerspot Recovery Program, Andrea@wildlifepreservation.ca Please submit your application as a single PDF or MS word file and include the email subject heading “Endangered Species Technician Application”. Applications will be assessed as they are submitted, and the position will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are found. Applications will not be considered after midnight (EST) February 25, 2020. All applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada. These positions may be partially funded through the Colleges and Institutes Canada Career-Launcher Internship (https://careerlauncher.collegesinstitutes.ca/), so please indicate in your application if you meet the Internship eligibility requirements.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 23 2020 ID: 55750