Type of Position: Full-time (35 hr. /wk.), 8 to 23 weeks (exact length t.b.d.)
Anticipated Start: 3 May 2021
Rate of Pay: $14.50/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 two Field Technician Interns to assist with implementation of activities related to the OPRREC program (wildlifepreservation.ca/ojibway-prairie-reptile-recovery/). The position will be based out of downtown Windsor, with field work occurring at the Ojibway Prairie Complex and Greater Park Ecosystem (OPCGPE). The ultimate goal of this program is to recover the Ojibway Prairie 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 daily supervision of the Lead Biologist or Lead Field Technician, the Interns will conduct field work related to one or more of the following components of OPRREC: 1) reptile population monitoring, 2) threat monitoring and mitigation, and 3) habitat assessment/inventory and enhancement. Supervision will be provided on-site by the Lead Biologist based on an initial orientation and training session, monthly meetings to discuss progress towards goals, and a written evaluation mid-way through the internship.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. WPC is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply, including indigenous youth, women, LGBTQ2 youth, visible minorities, and youth from Official Language Minority Communities (Windsor-Sarnia region). The intern must meet the following requirements to be eligible for this position:
REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
ADVANTAGEOUS SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Health and safety training to 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 driving 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. The Intern must agree to adhere to all health and safety protocols and regulations (e.g., Government of Ontario Occupational Health and Safety regulations)
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single PDF or MS word file attachment to: Jonathan Choquette, OPRREC Lead Biologist, ojibwayreptiles[at]wildlifepreservation.ca, and use the email subject heading “OPRREC – Field Technician Intern”. 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 23 2021 ID: 58785