Positions: Shrike Recovery Biologist (2)
Type of Position: Full-time (37.5hr/wk), temporary (5 - 6 months, dependent on funding)
Eligibility: 30 & under at the start of the internship (see below)
Rate of Pay: $16.00 - $17.00/hr, depending on experience (approx. $2700 – 2900/month, incl. 4% vacation pay); plus field accommodation from May through August.
Anticipated Start: 27 April 2020
Hours of Work: Flexible daily and weekly schedule to suit project needs and weather conditions. Working weekends will be required.
Wildlife Preservation Canada is seeking two experienced biologists to implement 2020 field season activities for the Loggerhead Shrike (LOSH) Recovery Program. Two positions will be filled, one each in the Carden and Napanee Alvars. The Loggerhead Shrike is critically endangered with only 18 known pairs breeding in Ontario in 2019. The Carden and Napanee Alvars are the two core areas where LOSH continue to breed reliably, though sightings still occur in Smiths Falls, Pembroke/Renfrew, Grey-Bruce and Manitoulin, and some work may occur in those regions. Wildlife Preservation Canada has been managing this unique recovery program since 2003; activities include wild population surveying and monitoring, captive breeding and release, and habitat stewardship.
Under the supervision of the Lead Biologist and Conservation Breeding Coordinator, contract biologists will be responsible for monitoring the wild population in their designated core area(s), and the care and soft-release of groups of captive-hatched juveniles (transferred to release sites from one of the program’s breeding facilities over July-August); this offers a unique opportunity to work first-hand with an endangered species and the chance to gain experience in animal care and population recovery techniques in a field setting. This will include the supervision of a Field Assistant who will help with all program activities for a portion of the field season.
Specific duties will include:
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
These positions may be partially funded through the Colleges and Institutes Canada Career-Launcher Internship (https://careerlauncher.ca/), for which candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Please indicate in your application if you meet these requirements.
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to: Hazel Wheeler, Lead Biologist – Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery, hazel[at]wildlifepreservation.ca Please submit your application as a single PDF or MS word file and include the email subject heading “Shrike Recovery Biologist Application”. Applications will be assessed as they are submitted, and the positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are found. Applications will not be considered after midnight (EST) March 8, 2020. All applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada. We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 30 2020 ID: 55868