NRSI is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Avian Field Biologist with appropriate field skills and demonstrated experience (min. 1 year of professional experience) conducting avian surveys to join NRSI’s team. This position is intended to be based out of a field office in the Parry Sound area (accommodations may be provided on an as-needed basis). The contract will begin in April, with a flexible start date, continuing until approximately August 15, 2020. Opportunities for contract extension and/or recurring contracts may be available.
Specific Job Responsibilities:
Implementation of avian monitoring programs, including breeding bird surveys;
Assistance with other wildlife monitoring programs, specifically reptile surveys;
Data entry and analysis;
Highly motivated individual comfortable working independently;
Willingness and the ability to conduct field work over potentially long hours, early mornings, late nights, occasional weekends, and a variety of weather and environmental conditions (insects, diverse terrain, seasonal temperatures, etc.).
Excellent avian identification skills, both visual and auditory, for all major groups of bird species in Ontario.
Experience leading breeding bird surveys in forested habitat within Ontario.
· The ability to keep well-organized and detailed field notes.
· The ability to work cooperatively as part of a field team as well as independently.
· A willingness to work potentially long hours under variable field conditions (e.g. variable weather, mosquitoes/black flies). Weekend work and occasional statutory holiday work may be required. Physical fitness is an important component of this position and candidates should be comfortable walking for several hours/day and on uneven terrain.
· Good work ethic, dependability, excellent communication, and a positive attitude.
Duration: Approximately April 6 – August 15, 2020
Location: Parry Sound Area, Ontario
Other Requirements: A valid driver’s license is required, and Standard First Aid and CPR certifications are preferred.
Salary: $18-$24 per hour (commensurate on experience)
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, referencing Field Biologist (Parry Sound) in the subject line