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  • MAPS Assistant Bander 2020

    • Employer: Owl Moon Environmental Inc.
      Location: Fort McMurray, AB (and area)
      Country: Canada
      Last Date to Apply: 02/28/2020
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Owl Moon Environmental Inc. (OMEI; www.owlmoon.ca) together with The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP; www.birdpop.org) are seeking up to seven Assistant Banders; the number and availability of positions is dependent on confirmation of project funding. The Assistant Bander will assist in the establishment and operation of a network of mist-netting and banding stations in the oil sands region near Fort McMurray, Alberta, for the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program (http://www.birdpop.org/maps.htm). This position will commence with travel to Fort McMurray on May 18, and will extend through August 8, 2020. Prior banding experience and an ability to identify birds by sight and call are required. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, zoology, environmental studies or equivalent will be an asset; a completed Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or zoology (or equivalent) will be necessary for U.S. citizens to meet requirements for entry into, and working in Canada. Applicants from other countries must possess the required work visas. Successful candidates will be tolerant of long and sometimes difficult field days that begin before dawn, and help maintain a healthy team atmosphere. Assistant Banders will be employees of OMEI, and will receive payment of between CA$3,250 and CA$3,500 per month, depending on experience. Food and accommodations will be provided for the duration of the program. We will cover the costs of economy class flights (or equivalent) to Fort McMurray and return, which will be booked to and from the airport closest to your home city. Assistant Banders will adhere to OMEI safety and industrial site requirements for working in this region, and will be required to pass an industrial site pre-access Alcohol & Drug test. Safety training courses (e.g., First Aid, OSSA Basic Safety Orientation, Bear Awareness) will be provided. Upon completing the season adequately and responsibly and adhering to all required safety protocols, you will receive a lump-sum bonus of CA$2,500 at the conclusion of the program. No health or other benefits beyond those described herein will be included. Applicants must hold a current, valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s licence (or equivalent), allowing them to drive (4x4 truck will be provided) in Alberta. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information of three persons as references. Successful applicants will be required to provide a driver’s abstract demonstrating a record that qualifies for coverage under OMEI’s vehicle insurance policy. Applications will be received until all positions are filled, but no later than February 28, 2020. To apply or receive further information please contact OMEI Human Resources at hr@owlmoon.ca.

    Edited by kfoster@owlmoon.ca

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