Type of Position: Full-time (37.5 hr. /wk.), 4-5 months (possibility of extension subject to performance review and secured funding)
Anticipated Start: 5 - 12 April 2021
Rate of Pay: $16.00/hr
Hours of Work: Flexible daily and weekly schedule to suit project needs and weather conditions. Working weekends will be required.
Wildlife Preservation Canada (WPC) is seeking a Field Technician to assist with implementation of activities related to the OPRREC program. The position will be based out of downtown Windsor, with field work occurring at the Ojibway Prairie Complex and Greater Park Ecosystem (OPCGPE) in west Windsor and LaSalle. 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 and Lead Field Technician, the Field Technician will conduct field work related to the following components of OPRREC: 1) Massasauga and SAR snake 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 during the field season to discuss progress and problem-solve.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
ADVANTAGEOUS SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Health and safety training will be provided by the Lead Biologist and will include identification of safe practices while working with venomous snakes, in the field, during a pandemic, and while travelling to field sites. The location of first aid supplies will be identified. The Field Technician will be covered by Ontario Workers' Compensation and will travel in vehicles with adequate insurance during employment.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single PDF or MS word file attachment to: Jonathan Choquette, OPRREC Lead Biologist, email@example.com, and use the email subject heading “OPRREC – Field Technician”. Application deadline is 9 March 2021 at 11:59 PM, however, applications will be assessed as they are submitted. Only individuals considered for an interview will be contacted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 22 2021 ID: 58768