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