Position: Reptile Recovery Field Technician
Type of Position: Full-time (~37.5 hr. /wk.) seasonal (6 mths), w/possibility of 6 mth extension
Project & Location: Ojibway Prairie Reptile Recovery (OPRREC), Windsor, ON
Organization: Wildlife Preservation Canada
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Anticipated Start: 2 April, 2018
Rate of Pay: $2,535 – $2,950 per month fixed salary, commensurate on years of experience and level of education
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 Technicians to assist with implementation of 2018 activities related to the OPRREC program. It is anticipated that the most qualified technician will act as team lead. Work will occur at the Ojibway Prairie Complex and Greater Park Ecosystem (OPCGPE) in Windsor and LaSalle Ontario. The ultimate goal of this program is to recover the Ojibway population of Massasauga rattlesnakes, while providing recovery benefits to a suite of other species at risk reptiles, plants, and insects. Working under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Field Technicians will conduct field work related to the following component(s) of OPPREC: 1) Massasauga population monitoring, 2) threat monitoring and mitigation (e.g., road and mower mortality, intentional killing, illegal collection, and habitat loss), 4) habitat assessment/inventory, 5) habitat enhancement, and 6) public outreach and education. Supervision will be provided on-site by the Program Coordinator based on an initial orientation and training session, followed by regular updates over the course of the field season to discuss progress and solve problems.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position is tentative on funding and this posting (as well as any subsequent follow-up with potential candidates) does not represent a guarantee of this position being available as advertised.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
The following are not required, but would be an asset: Proficiency with mapping software (e.g., GIS or Google Earth), Wilderness First Aid certification, experience conducting public outreach and education, experience managing staff/interns/volunteers, experience with plant identification (SAR and invasive species), experience conducting habitat inventories (e.g., ELC), and access to a vehicle.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Health and safety training will be provided by the Program Coordinator at the start of the position. This will include a review of written and audio-visual resources to identify safe practices while working with venomous snakes, in field conditions, on roads and in inclement weather. The location of first aid equipment and supplies will be identified. The Field Technicians will be covered by Ontario Workers' Compensation and will travel in vehicles with adequate insurance during the employment term.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Jonathan Choquette, OPRREC Program Coordinator, ojibwayreptiles[at]wildlifepreservation.ca . Please submit your application as a single PDF or MS word file attachment and include in the email subject heading “OPRREC – Field Technician”. Application deadline is 11:59pm, 5 March 2018, however, applications will be assessed as they are submitted. Please note this position is only open to Canadian residents. Only individuals considered for an interview will be contacted.
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Numéro : 44075 Date publiée sur GoodWork.ca: Feb 8 2018