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    • Employer: University of Alberta / Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute Bioacoustic Unit
      Location: Boreal and Foothill Region of Alberta
      Country: Canada
      Last Date to Apply: 03/06/2020
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Wildlife Technician 

    When: May - July 31 with possibility of extension until Aug 31, 2020

    Where: Boreal and foothills regions of Alberta

    Salary: $2900 –$3500 / month (dependent on experience) 


    Technicians will be working with acoustic recording technology to survey vocalizing animals and species at risk in the boreal and foothills regions of Alberta. Other duties include but are not limited to the following: equipment maintenance and preparation, data entry and interpretation of audio recordings. Applicants should be physically fit, independent, self starters, problem solvers, show attention to detail and have good morale.

    Applicants must be able to endure: 

    • Off trail hiking (5 -10 km/day) on unstable ground, steep slopes and in wetlands
    • Carrying heavy loads (up to 40 lbs.)
    • Inclement weather, biting insects, and early mornings (dawn)
    • Working alone in remote conditions

    Applicants with the following experiences and abilities will be

    • A minimum of 2 years of experience working in remote conditions
    • Ability to sustain camp life for long periods (cooking, cleaning, etc.)
    • Experience driving 4 × 4 trucks, trailer hauling, and driving ATVs
    • Ability to navigate using compass, maps, and GPS
    • Data entry using MS Office products

    Applicants with the following additional assets will be preferred for a point count project:

    • A minimum of 2 years experience conducting point counts in the boreal forest of Alberta
    • Successful applicants must pass an aural + visual boreal songbird exam

    Accommodations & Schedule:

    Accommodations in the field (rustic camps), food, and travel to field sites will be provided. Applicants must provide their own accommodations in Edmonton during field
    preparation days and days off. Applicants can expect to spend long periods of time in the field and those with flexible schedules will be preferred.

    Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references to bioacoustichiring@gmail.com by March 6th, 2020,

    Edited by agmacpha11

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