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    MAPS Assistant Bander

    • Employer: Owl Moon Enviromental Inc.
      Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta
      Country: Canada
      Last Date to Apply: 02/28/2019
      Open Until Filled: No

    Owl Moon Environmental Inc. (OMEI; www.owlmoon.ca) together with The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP; www.birdpop.org) are seeking up to six 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). Positions extend from May 13 through August 8, 2018. 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 adhere to safety and industrial site requirements for working in this region. Assistant Banders will be employees of OMEI, and will receive payment of between CA$2,600 and CA$3,350 per month, depending on experience and field housing arrangements. Assistant Banders completing the season adequately and responsibly and adhering to all required safety protocols will receive a lump-sum bonus of CA$2,500 at the conclusion of the program. Accommodation will be provided. 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) in Alberta. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, driver’s abstract, and the name and contact information of three persons as references. Applications will be received until all positions are filled, but no later than February 28, 2019. To apply or receive further information please contact Liz Lade at llade@owlmoon.ca or by phone at (403) 542-2311.

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