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Position: Reptile and Amphibian Field Technician
Organization: Georgian Bay Turtle Hospital

Term: summer & fall/winter positions

Location: Based near Orillia, study area roughly Muskoka and Lake Simcoe watershed, travel to other project sites may be required

Housing: Accommodations (shared) may be available on-site or in the field.

Duties will vary with the nature of each position, but will include:

  • Target species will include various turtles, snakes, salamanders, and frogs
  • Survey wetlands, water bodies, and along roads, day or night in all weather conditions
  • Capture turtles for data collection and radio-telemetry, set traps, install nest cages, monitor cameras
  • Survey for other species at risk (i.e. plants, birds) as appropriate
  • Supervise volunteers, perform public education programs about turtles and other herpetofauna
  • Assist with the operations and development of a turtle rehabilitation centre and related activities (educational resources, videos, etc)

Duration: Varies with position, extension up to one year internship is possible

Salary: Varies depending on the position

Requirements:

  • Ability to follow detailed protocols, stay highly organized, task switch and prioritize conflicting goals
  • Proven time management and leadership skills
  • High degree of indestructibility and perseverance despite a variety of environmental conditions (cold, heat, sun, biting insects, tired volunteers, etc.)
  • Strong swimming skills (position requires wading, swimming, and paddling in cold water)
  • Valid class G or G2 driver’s license and good driving record
  • Oral communication and people skills
  • Flexibility regarding scheduling
  • Ability to work and thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations with a positive attitude
  • Internal motivation and the ability to work without supervision
  • Positive attitude and passion for reptiles and their conservation

Accommodations (shared) may be available on-site or in the field. Previous field and canoe/paddle experience is an asset.

To apply: Please complete the Google Form found here:https://tinyurl.com/2020APPSNP . At the conclusion of the questionnaire, you will be prompted to upload a resume, cover letter, and references as a single PDF file, 4 pages or less. If you can’t upload this way, you may send it to workforscales@gmail.com with “AQ complete, RAAFT” in the subject line. Do not send resume to both locations. Cover letters should be addressed to Kelsey Bedard. Resumes will be reviewed beginning March 1. Applications will continue to be accepted after that date.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Jan 20 2020    Numéro : 55700