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  • Sage Grouse Researcher

    Calgary Zoo HR
    • Employer: Calgary Zoo
      Location: Field and Office Environment
      Country: Canada
      Last Date to Apply: 01/11/2019
      Open Until Filled: No

    The Calgary Zoo Conservation Research and Science department is seeking an experienced individual to fill the Full-Time position of a Sage Grouse Researcher.

    Key Accountabilities
    The Greater Sage-Grouse Researcher is responsible for assisting the Population Ecologist in the area of the field and aviary-based research, publication/reports, and field work for the Greater sage-grouse project. The position will advance the mission of the Calgary Zoo by using hands-on field research actions that can advance the conservation and recovery of species or ecosystems. Working within a public institution, the position will also facilitate knowledge transfer to other zoo departments, donors, and the general media.


    Assisting with the reintroduction research project(s) on Greater sage-grouse

    Developing field and research protocols for Greater sage-grouse project

    Assisting with reintroduction research publications on Greater sage-grouse

    Fieldwork on Greater sage-grouse, including capturing, handling and radio-tracking.

    Run a field camp(s) and supervise fieldworkers as required

    Transporting eggs/chicks/grouse to and from the zoo and field sites.

    Behavioral observations on captive Greater sage-grouse.

    Maintain and improve Fulcrum-based data collection system for Greater sage-grouse.

    Use Access for processing data.

    Required Minimum Education

    Bachelor of Science- Conservation or Wildlife Biology

    Experience Requirements

    Demonstrate a passion for wildlife conservation and a love of working outdoors

    Ability to follow directions and work well with others

    A minimum of three field seasons of experience with biological field work

    An eye for detail, as accurate and precise data collection and entry is essential

    Excellent interpersonal skills

    A high level of physical fitness

    Excellent communication skills in a team environment

    Working Condition

    Extensive office work, involving long periods of sitting at computer workstations

    Field conditions, working long irregular hours in inclement weather

    Driving to various sites on gravel and paved roads

    Fieldwork may be required, which could involve hazards such as dangerous animals, insects, risk of sunburn or frostbite, working with field equipment such as trucks or ATVs, and heavy lifting of field equipment

    Occasional travel may be required

    What the zoo has to offer:

    Competitive compensation

    Flexible benefits plan, including a health spending account

    Employer matching RRSP program

    Competitive vacation and flex days entitlement

    Discounts on food, beverage, and merchandise

    A complimentary annual pass for you and your immediate family members

    A fun work environment and the opportunity to work in a park full of wild animals!

    If you are a highly motivated and experienced individual, we invite you to apply by doing the following: 

    Spend 1 minute watching this video about the conservation work being done at the zoo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjBdwSow0hY

    Submit your resume with a cover letter via our online application system.  

    Applications are due no later than January 11th, 2019.  

    NO PHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE.  All applicants are thanked in advance and advised that only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.  


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