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    Field Technician - Sage Grouse Project


    Calgary Zoo HR
    • Employer: Calgary Zoo
      Location: Alberta/Saskatchewan
      Country: Canada
      Last Date to Apply: 07/23/2018
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Limited Term Position

    Start Date: ASAP
    End Date: November 30, 2018

    The Centre for Conservation Research, whose main focus is the science of recovering species at risk, is currently seeking one field technician to assist with field work for the Greater Sage Grouse Research Project. The research will be in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan and/or near Manyberries, AB. The purpose of this research is to contribute to recovery of wild population of Greater Sage-grouse in Canada through releasing captive grouse and assessing survival, habitat use and survival.

    Responsibilities:

    Primary duty will be radio-tracking Sage Grouse.

    Feeding Sage Grouse in soft-release pens.

    Data collection and entry.

    Other duties as assigned.

     Qualifications:

    Possess or working toward a diploma in Natural Resource Management B.Sc. (or higher).

    Experience with biological field work.

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

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

    Excellent interpersonal skills.

    A high level of physical fitness.

    Class 5 driver's license; successful candidates will be required to provide a driver's abstract.

    A commitment to adhere to safety protocols and contribute to safe operating practices.

    Working Conditions:

    Hiking in sage-brush dominated grasslands under various weather conditions.

    Normally, work schedules will consist of working for 5 days on and off for 2 days; 8 hours per day, but some exceptions should be expected depending on weather conditions.

     

    If you are a highly motivated and experienced candidate, please submit your resume and cover letter to apply for this position at https://www.calgaryzoo.com/zoo-careers.  The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 

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