Monitoreo de aves nidificantes en Canadá ~

6 de diciembre de 2023

Monitoreo de aves nidificantes en Canadá

The Canadian Wildlife Service (Pacific Region) within Environment and Climate Change Canada is seeking candidates for at least (1) casual term field technician position to conduct breeding bird monitoring for the 2024 summer field season.

Location: Pacific Wildlife Research Centre – Delta, British Columbia

Period: May 1 to August 31, 2024 (negotiable). Casual employees are hired to a maximum of 90 working days per fiscal year. Office based hours are Monday to Friday (8:00-4:00; 37.5hrs/week). Hours in the field will vary and may include overtime compensated by cash payout at the below rates.

Remuneration: Compensation at the Government of Canada EG-03 or EG-04 (technician) rates of pay, depending on experience.

Role and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate(s) will assist with breeding bird monitoring on primarily two projects for the Pacific Region: ECCC’s Boreal Bird Monitoring and High Elevation Monitoring Programs, with field work occurring across British Columbia. There may be additional opportunities to assist on other field programs throughout the region as well, including banding. Interested applicants should be motivated and enjoy working and camping outdoors, in remote environments for extended periods (>3 weeks), and in inclement conditions including variable weather, frequent wildlife encounters, biting insects, and possibly smoky conditions.

Duties can include:Prepare, maintain, deploy, and retrieve autonomous recording units (ARUs) to record wildlife vocalizations.
Considerable time spent hiking off-trail and in mountainous and remote terrain.
Planning and logistics for field work in remote areas
Enter and manage field and audio data in WildTrax and other software applications
Travel on remote logging roads by truck or ATV, and potentially in boats or helicopters.

Desired Skills and Certificates:Able to navigate independently using geo-referenced maps and GPS units
Familiar with emergency equipment (e.g. satellite phones, inReach units)
Experience driving 4x4 vehicles and ATVs in rough terrain.
Physically fit and able to carry up to 25lbs and hike up to 15km per day in rough, steep, and off-trail environments.
Strong organizational and inter-personal communication and problem-solving; attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and in team environments.
Class 5 driver’s license

Asset Skills:Experience towing trailers, and loading/securing ATVs onto trailers.
Bear awareness certificate.
Standard First Aid (with CPR), Remote (20h), or Wilderness (40 h) First Aid certificate

Please submit a cover letter and resume by January 19, 2024, as well as any questions regarding this opportunity to: and

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