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  1. We are currently seeking one Field Biologist to be located in or near the Essex and/or Chatham-Kent areas and one Field Biologist to be located in or near the Grand Bend area, with regular travel to nearby project sites. Each position consists of an as-needed contract anticipated to be approximately 40 hours per week but may vary depending on work task requirements, with an expected start date of April 28th, continuing until October 31st, 2021. The successful applicants will conduct biological field monitoring, primarily consisting of bird and bat mortality searches at operational wind energy facilities. These positions will allow the biologists to gain valuable experience in visual bird and bat identification, as well as with data collection and analysis. Qualifications required: · Experience with visual identification of birds and bats and with the use of handheld GPS units and compass is preferred, however not mandatory; · Ability to keep well-organized and detailed field notes; · Ability to work cooperatively as part of a field team, as well as independently; · Willingness to work potentially long hours under variable field conditions. Occasional work on statutory holidays will be required. Physical fitness is an important component of this position and candidates should be comfortable walking for several hours each day and on uneven terrain; and · Good work ethic, dependability, excellent communication, and a positive attitude. Position Type: Full-time contract Duration: April 28th – October 31st, 2021* Location: Essex/Chatham-Kent Area or Grand Bend Area, Ontario Key Requirements: Valid driver’s license; Standard First Aid and CPR certification Salary: $18-$20 per hour (commensurate on experience) Natural Resource Solutions Inc. (NRSI) is an environmental consulting firm with offices in Waterloo, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta. Our staff consists of terrestrial, wetland, and aquatic biologists and ecologists with expertise in the identification and management of significant and sensitive natural species and their habitats. NRSI provides a range of services in the following areas: · Vegetation and Wildlife Ecology · Fisheries and Aquatic Biology · Wetland Studies · Naturalization and Ecological Restoration · Woodlot and Tree Studies · Environmental Impact Assessment Submit to: info@nrsi.on.ca Interview Dates: To begin immediately. Any applications received after the initial interview process has begun will still be considered and kept on file if subsequent rounds of hiring or additional positions are needed. *Although NRSI expects the work for these positions will be conducted in 2021, there may be circumstances associated with COVID-19 that impact our ability to complete the work. NRSI will be accepting applications for the positions, but please note there is a possibility the contracts will not be awarded or could be delayed.
  2. Natural Resource Solutions Inc. (NRSI) is an environmental consulting firm that focuses on technical excellence in the field of ecology. NRSI works on a wide range of projects across Canada, including impact assessments for land developments and renewable energy, ecological restoration planning, and species assessments and recovery strategies. Our staff consists of terrestrial, wetland and aquatic biologists and ecologists with a wide range of specific technical expertise in the identification, assessment, and management of wildlife, ecosystems, and natural features. Job Description This position provides a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to join a leading environmental consulting firm, with established clientele, in our Calgary office. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, NRSI employees are working remotely from home, and therefore applicants based outside of Calgary (preferably in southern Alberta or Saskatchewan) will be considered. The successful applicant will be integral in coordinating and implementing biological services related to a wide variety of project types, including at proposed and/or operational renewable energy facilities in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The applicant will work collaboratively with other NRSI team members. Primary responsibilities are expected to include: designing and leading avian field work, sometimes in remote locations, as well as conducting amphibian, reptile, mammal and other wildlife monitoring programs, entering and analyzing data, and preparing detailed technical reports. Specific Job Expectations: · Design and implementation of avian monitoring programs, including bird migration, breeding bird surveys, and surveys targeting Sensitive Species (e.g., Sharp-tailed Grouse, Burrowing Owl, etc.); · Assistance with other wildlife, vegetation, and wetland assessments; · Data entry and analysis of potential ecological impacts; · Preparation of detailed technical reports; · Knowledge and familiarity with applicable provincial and federal guidelines and monitoring protocols; · Contributions to proposals, budgets, and work programs; · Highly motivated individual comfortable working independently; · Willingness and the ability to travel and conduct regular multi-day field monitoring exercises, sometimes in remote locations; and · 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.). The start date for this position is considered flexible, with a target start date of early April, to coincide with early bird migration surveys. Qualifications Candidates for this position should have demonstrated experience leading bird surveys and should be comfortable with visual and auditory identification of bird species found in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The successful applicant will have experience leading complex ecological tasks as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and be comfortable working independently and managing their time efficiently. The successful applicant will have: · A B.Sc. in Biology or Environmental Sciences, Technical Diploma in Natural Resources or Environment Management, or similar degree demonstrating technical knowledge and/or training; · Minimum of 1 year, preferably 3 years, of experience leading avian surveys, preferably in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan, · Excellent avian identification skills visually and by ear, for all major groups of bird species in Alberta and Saskatchewan; · Experience conducting migration and breeding bird surveys; · Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, communication, and time management skills; and · Experience analyzing data and writing detailed technical reports. Experience implementing monitoring programs within other disciplines (e.g., bats, amphibians, vegetation surveys, wetlands, rare plant inventories) will be considered an asset to this position. Position Type: Full-time contract Duration: Up to 7 months (April – October) Location: Flexible, preferably southern Alberta or Saskatchewan Mandatory Requirements: Valid driver’s licence Preferred Qualifications: Standard First Aid and CPR certification and use of a personal vehicle Salary: $23-27/hour (commensurate on experience) Submission Details: Please submit resume and cover letter by email to info@nrsi.on.ca with the subject line: “Avian Biologist (Alberta)” by March 26, 2021. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Interview Dates: To begin as early as March 15, 2021, as suitable applications are received. NRSI is an equal opportunity employer that provides employees with competitive salaries based on experience. For more information on the services and technical excellence of Natural Resource Solutions Inc., please visit www.nrsi.on.ca.
  3. NRSI is currently seeking 2 Field Biologist positions based in the Medicine Hat area, with regular travel to nearby project sites. This opening is for part-time contract positions of up to 9 months, with a flexible start date of approximately February 22, 2021. The successful applicant(s) will conduct biological field monitoring, primarily consisting of wildlife searches at operational solar energy facilities in the Medicine Hat area. The positions will allow the field biologists to gain experience in visual bird identification and implementation of scientific methods, as well as with data collection and analysis. The successful candidates will meet the following minimum requirements: · Eager to learn and assist with biological monitoring at renewable energy facilities; · Good work ethic and dependability, excellent communication, ability to work independently, and a positive attitude; · Willing to work long hours under variable field conditions (e.g., variable weather, insects, walking through tall vegetation). Occasional work on statutory holidays may be required. Physical fitness is an important component of this position and candidates should be comfortable walking for several hours each day, in variable weather conditions, and on uneven terrain; · Demonstrated accuracy, attention to detail, and active problem-solving; · Proficiency with simple navigation (previous experience with handheld GPS units is preferred, but not mandatory); · Ability to keep well-organized and detailed field notes; · Experience with visual identification of birds is an asset, but not mandatory. NRSI is an equal opportunity employer that provides employees with competitive salaries based on experience. Position Type - Part-time contract (up to 2 positions available) Duration - February 22, 2021 – November 30 Location - Medicine Hat area, AB Mandatory Requirements - Valid driver’s licence Preferred Qualifications - Standard First Aid and CPR certification and use of a personal vehicle Salary - $20-25/hour (commensurate on experience) Submission Details - Please submit resume and cover letter by email to info@nrsi.on.ca with the subject line: “Field Biologist (Medicine Hat)” by February 12, 2021. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Interview Dates - To begin immediately, as suitable applications are received, preferably beginning by February 16th. Natural Resource Solutions Inc. (NRSI) is an environmental consulting firm that focuses on technical excellence in the field of ecology. NRSI staff have experience working on a wide range of projects across Canada, including land developments, renewable energy, natural heritage planning, ecological restoration, and sensitive species assessments.
  4. Natural Resource Solutions Inc. (NRSI) is an environmental consulting firm that focuses on technical excellence in the field of ecology with experience working on a wide range of projects across Canada, including impact assessments for land developments and renewable energy, ecological restoration planning, and species assessments and recovery strategies. Our staff consists of terrestrial, wetland and aquatic biologists and ecologists with a wide range of specific technical expertise in the identification, assessment, and management of wildlife, ecosystems, and natural features. NRSI is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Avian Biologist with a minimum of 3 years of experience (5 years preferred) to join NRSI’s Calgary office. This position is intended to be a full time/permanent position. The position will be filled as soon as possible, with a target start date on or before July 13. Job Description This position provides a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to join a leading environmental consulting firm, with established clientele, in our Calgary office. The successful applicant will be integral in designing, coordinating and implementing biological studies related to a wide variety of project types and within several geographic locations, primarily within Alberta and Saskatchewan. The applicant will work collaboratively with other NRSI team members, both in Calgary and other Canadian offices. Primary responsibilities are expected to include: designing and leading avian field work, sometimes in remote locations, as well as coordinating, overseeing and implementing amphibian, reptile, mammal and other wildlife monitoring programs, entering and analyzing data, and preparing comprehensive reports. Travel to NRSI’s Head Office in Waterloo, Ontario will be required on occasion. Specific Job Responsibilities: Design and implementation of avian monitoring programs, including migration and breeding bird surveys; Assistance with other wildlife monitoring programs; Participation in vegetation surveys and wetland delineations; Data entry and analysis of potential ecological impacts; Preparation of detailed reports following applicable regulations and policies; Knowledge and familiarity with provincial and federal policies and legislation; Attendance at client and agency meetings, industry conferences, and public information sessions; Preparation of detailed proposals, budgets, and work programs; Recommendation of site-specific mitigation measures and opportunities to minimize potential impacts; Highly motivated individual comfortable working independently; Willingness and the ability to travel and conduct regular multi-day field monitoring exercises, sometimes in remote locations; and 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.). Qualifications Candidates for this position should have applied experience working within Alberta and/or Saskatchewan, including specific experience designing and leading avian monitoring programs, including studies targeting particular species. The successful applicant will have experience leading complex ecological tasks as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including coordinating multi-season field studies, preparing comprehensive monitoring reports, assessing potential impacts and making appropriate recommendations for mitigation measures to minimize identified impacts. The successful applicant will have: A Bachelor’s Degree in in Biology or Environmental Sciences, a Technical Diploma in Natural Resources or Environment Management, or other similar degree demonstrating technical knowledge and/or training; Designation, or immediate eligibility, as a Professional Biologist (P.Biol.) or Biologist in Training in Alberta; Minimum of 3 years (preferably 5 years) of demonstrated technical experience in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan, such as previous consulting experience; Excellent avian identification skills visually and by ear, for all major groups of bird species in Alberta and Saskatchewan; Experience designing and leading bird surveys, including those targeting particular species (e.g. Sharp-tailed Grouse, Burrowing Owl, etc.); Knowledge and familiarity with provincial and federal guidelines and monitoring protocol; Experience with multiple aspects of project management and implementation, including field monitoring, reporting, and impact assessments; and, Experience preparing proposals, project schedules, and budgets. Experience designing and implementing monitoring programs within other disciplines (e.g. bats, amphibians, vegetation surveys, wetlands, rare plant inventories) will be considered an asset to this position. Experience with business development activities, such as identifying and reviewing new opportunities, preparation of proposals and budgets, and contacting potential clients will be an asset. Salary The remuneration package includes salary commensurate on experience, profit sharing, performance bonuses, professional development fund, a full benefit package and RRSP contribution plan. Application This position with NRSI provides a unique and exciting career opportunity to play an integral role in the Calgary office, and an exceptional growth opportunity for the successful applicant, to work collaboratively to develop a network of contacts, secure and manage complex and challenging projects, and to be involved in technically rewarding projects and innovative mitigation solutions for a variety of project types. For more information on the services and technical excellence of Natural Resource Solutions Inc., please visit www.nrsi.on.ca. Please submit a resume and cover letter to info@nrsi.on.ca by June 26, 2020, quoting Avian Biologist (Calgary) in your application. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted, at which point references and/or samples of writing may be requested.
  5. We are currently seeking a Field Biologist to be located in or near the Grand Bend area in Ontario, with regular travel to nearby project sites. The position consists of a full-time contract with an expected start date of April 29th, continuing until October 31st, 2020. The successful applicant will conduct biological field monitoring, primarily consisting of bird and bat mortality searches at an operational wind energy facility. This position will allow the biologist to gain valuable experience in visual bird and bat identification, as well as with data collection and analysis. Qualifications required: • Experience with visual identification of birds and bats and with the use of handheld GPS units and compass is preferred, however not mandatory; • Ability to keep well-organized and detailed field notes; • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a field team, as well as independently; • Willingness to work potentially long hours under variable field conditions (e.g., variable weather, mosquitoes/black flies). Occasional work on statutory holidays will be required. Physical fitness is an important component of this position and candidates should be comfortable walking for several hours each day and on uneven terrain; and • Good work ethic, dependability, excellent communication, and a positive attitude. Position type: full-time contract Duration: April 29th – October 31st, 2020* *Although NRSI expects the work for this position will be conducted in 2020, there may be circumstances associated with COVID-19 that impact our ability to complete the work. NRSI will be accepting applications for the position, but please note there is a possibility the contract will not be awarded or could be delayed. Location: Grand Bend, ON area Key requirements: Valid driver’s license; Standard First Aid and CPR certification Salary: $16-$20 per hour (commensurate on experience) Submit to: lknopf@nrsi.on.ca Interview dates: To begin immediately. Any applications received after the initial interview process has begun will still be considered and kept on file if subsequent rounds of hiring or additional positions are needed.
  6. We are currently seeking a Field Biologist to be located in or near the Chatham-Kent area in Ontario, with regular travel to nearby project sites. The position consists of a full-time contract with an expected start date of April 29th, continuing until October 31st, 2020. The successful applicant will conduct biological field monitoring, primarily consisting of bird and bat mortality searches at an operational wind energy facility. This position will allow the biologist to gain valuable experience in visual bird and bat identification, as well as with data collection and analysis. Qualifications required: · Experience with visual identification of birds and bats and with the use of handheld GPS units and compass is preferred, however not mandatory. · 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 will 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. · Assistance with various flora and fauna monitoring programs, including breeding bird surveys, and vegetation surveys. Position Type: Full-time contract Duration: April 29th – October 31st, 2020* Location: Chatham-Kent Area, Ontario Key Requirements: A valid driver’s license; Standard First Aid and CPR certification Salary:$16-$20 per hour (commensurate on experience) Submit to: emilne@nrsi.on.ca Interview Dates: To begin immediately. Any applications received after the initial interview process has begun will still be considered and kept on file if subsequent rounds of hiring or additional positions are needed. *Although NRSI expects the work for this position will be conducted in 2020, there may be circumstances associated with COVID-19 that impact our ability to complete the work. NRSI will be accepting applications for the position, but please note there is a possibility the contract will not be awarded or could be delayed.
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