Job type: Seasonal. August 1st – November 15th, 2019
Job description: The Assistant Field Biologist (AFB) will assist PIBO’s Field Supervisor with all research, fieldwork, data management, volunteer supervision, field station logistics and maintenance, and on-island educational programming from August 1 – November 15th. The AFB will also be responsible for writing biweekly migration summaries.
The AFB will:
Candidates must be experienced field birders (able to identify 75- 95% of the majority of species found in the Great Lakes region by sight and sound) with previous experience banding and extracting birds. They must be physically able to spend long periods of time standing and walking over uneven terrain, comfortable interacting with the public, easy to live with, and willing to work hard. PIBO’s staff and volunteers must be prepared to sometimes work ten-hour days for up to 70 days without a day off, both in the cold and in hot, humid, and buggy conditions. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and must be legally entitled to work in Ontario. A driver’s license and a clean driving record are a plus.
Shared housing is provided, but food and transportation to and from Pelee Island will be the responsibility of the AFB. [SS1] Conditions around the banding station are sometimes flooded and may be muddy. Biting insects, poison ivy, cockroaches, spiders, and non-venomous snakes are common. The island can be cold in the fall, and PIBO’s field cottage is not winterized. Internet and cellphone reception is limited at the banding station and at the PIBO field cottage.
Please send your resume, a cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position, and contact information for three references, to Suzanne Friemann at email@example.com
Please send resume and cover letter in by July 5.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jun 11 2019 ID: 53837