Owl Moon Environmental Inc. (OMEI; www.owlmoon.ca) is seeking highly motivated and experienced individuals to conduct waterfowl monitoring in the oil sands region near Fort McMurray, Alberta. This is a field based position that extends from about April 1st to November 1st, 2019. You would be expected to work independently or in a small team recording birds from land-based monitoring locations and by boat. Experience identifying waterfowl, wading birds, and landbirds is required. A valid driver’s licence and experience driving a four-wheel drive vehicle under difficult off-road muddy conditions is also required. The work environment is within an industrial mine and requires close attention to safety standards, and client site rules and regulations. The hours for this position will generally be 10 to 11 hours per day on a shift rotation, requiring daily flexibility or being on call. This position is located in Fort McMurray.
Successful candidates will have a Degree or Diploma in Biology or Environmental Science or equivalent experience. Candidates must also demonstrate attention to detail in data recording and management, and excellent time management and communication skills. Qualifications will include the ability to tolerate long field days and sometimes difficult field conditions, while maintaining a healthy team atmosphere. Biologists will adhere to safety and industrial site requirements, and will be required to pass a pre-access Alcohol & Drug test. Safety training courses (e.g., First Aid, OSSA Basic Safety Orientation, Bear Awareness) will be provided. We are providing a competitive wage. No health or other benefits beyond those described herein will be included. Applications will be received until all positions are filled, but no later than March 15, 2019. To apply, please send a resume, along with three references and a clean driver’s abstract to Liz Lade at firstname.lastname@example.org.