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Position: Turtle nest Monitoring technician
Eligibility: age 30 & under (see below)
Project: BC Projects: Western Painted Turtle
Location: Deroche (between Mission & Aggasiz BC)
Organization: Wildlife Preservation Canada
Type of Position: Full-time (37.5hr/wk), temporary (2 months, May 15-July 15, with possible 2-month extension to another position)
Rate of Pay: $20, plus 4% vacation pay
Anticipated Start: May 15, 2023
Hours of Work: Standard 5-day weekly schedule with some flexibility due to weather. All attempts are made for regularly scheduled days off, one of which is a weekend day.
Wildlife Preservation Canada is seeking staff to assist with Western Painted turtle nest monitoring in Deroche BC. Staff will be working alone or occasionally with an assistant/volunteer, doing roadside surveys for nesting Painted Turtles. Work hours are in the evening between 4pm-11pm, weather permitting.
This position is funded in part by government youth employment initiatives which require candidates to be:
Under the supervision of the Lead Biologist for BC Projects, staff will be working nightly in the field monitoring nesting turtles, taking morphometric measurements, compiling and referencing photo catalogues and protecting/collecting nests.
Specific duties will include:
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
ASSET SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Please send a cover letter and resume to: Andrea Gielens, Lead Biologist BC Projects, firstname.lastname@example.org Please submit your application as a single PDF or MS word file and include the email subject heading “Turtle nest monitoring technician”. 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 31, 2023.
Saving endangered species requires contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, heritage, knowledge, experiences, and identities, though many of these voices have been excluded from conservation. WPC is committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in our organization, and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals. We encourage those from historically marginalized groups—including racialized, Indigenous, and 2SLGBTQIA+ people, those with differing abilities, and other equity-deserving groups—to self-identify in their cover letter, if they feel comfortable, so we may consider their application accordingly.
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: Mar 9 2023 ID: 67360