Positions: Reptile Recovery Field Technician (2 positions)
Project & Location: Ojibway Prairie Reptile Recovery (OPRREC) Windsor, ON
Organization: Wildlife Preservation Canada
Wildlife Preservation Canada (WPC) is seeking a Field Technician to assist with implementation of 2019 activities related to the OPRREC program. Work will occur predominantly at the Ojibway Prairie Complex and Greater Park Ecosystem (OPCGPE) in Windsor and LaSalle Ontario. The ultimate goal of this program is to recover the Ojibway population of Eastern Massasauga rattlesnakes, while providing recovery benefits to a suite of other species at risk (SAR) reptiles, plants, and insects. Working under the direction of the Lead Biologist, the Field Technician will conduct field work related to the following component(s) of OPPREC: 1) Massasauga population monitoring, 2) threat monitoring and mitigation (e.g., road mortality, intentional killing, illegal collection, and habitat loss), 3) habitat assessment/inventory and enhancement, and 4) public outreach and education. Supervision will be provided on-site by the Lead Biologist based on an initial orientation and training session, followed by regular updates over the course of the field season to discuss progress and solve problems.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
ADVANTAGEOUS SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Health and safety training will be provided by the Lead Biologist at the start of the position. This will include a review of written and audio-visual resources to identify safe practices while working with venomous snakes, in field conditions, on roads and in inclement weather. The location of first aid equipment and supplies will be identified. The Field Technician will be covered by Ontario Workers' Compensation and will travel in vehicles with adequate insurance during the employment term.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment (e.g., .pdf or .doc) to Jonathan Choquette, OPRREC Lead Biologist, firstname.lastname@example.org , and use the email subject heading “OPRREC – Field Technician”. Application deadline is 11:59pm, 31 May 2019, however, applications will be assessed as they are submitted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 15 2019 ID: 53522