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    Ferruginous Hawk Field Technician

    • Employer: University of Alberta
      Location: Southern Alberta
      Country: Canada
      Last Date to Apply: 02/15/2019
      Open Until Filled: No

    Looking for a meticulous and friendly individual to aid in monitoring ferruginous hawks through the 2019 breeding season (April - July). There is the possibility of a contract extension, and the possibility of doing work in Alberta's boreal forest.


    ~ Nest searching and monitoring

    ~ Behavioural observation

    ~ Habitat features identification

    ~ Landowner communication

    ~ Automatic Recording Unit (ARU) setup

    ~ Additional related tasks


    Job Requirements

    ~ Excellent note-taking skills (detailed and accurate)

    ~ Valid class 5 driver’s license with clean record

    ~ Capable of driving long distances

    ~ Cannot be afraid of heights, insects, or heat

    ~ Able to work independently and on a team

    ~ Flexible, willing to learn, and well spirited


    Additional Assets

    ~ Ability to identify prairie raptors

    ~ Experience interacting with rural landowners

    ~ Driving 4WD trucks and basic navigational skills

    ~ Reading maps and operating GPS units

    ~ Aptitude for technology based work

    ~ Knowledge of Alberta’s Species At Risk

    ~ Experience with basic climbing and hiking

    ~ Experience working with and handling birds

    ~ Valid Standard First Aid


    Pay Rate, Work Schedule & Work Term

    $2500 - $3000 CDN/month (depending on experience) plus housing and food in the field.

    Typical schedule consists of a 10 days on / 4 days off rotation in southern Alberta; but overall work schedule equates to 22 days/month.

    Positions start April 1 through July 31, 2019 with possibility of extension.

    Please apply with your cover letter of interest outlining your qualifications and available start dates, resume, and three professional references in an enclosed PDF document.


    Send applications to wolach@ualberta.ca and specify "Ferruginous Hawk Field Position" in the subject line. 


    * Preference will be given to Canadian citizens/residents

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