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Summer Field Technicians - Biodiversity Monitoring

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Salary Additional Information $2200-$2900
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 31/01/2011
Company Name Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute
Contact Name
Fax 780-632-8379
Email abmicareers@albertainnovates.ca
Website Further Details / Applications
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


Job description: Surveying terrestrial and/or aquatic biodiversity indicators (forest stand, soil, birds, plants, moss/lichen, animal sign, aquatic invertebrates…) at sites across the province.

Work is done in groups of two throughout Alberta, sometimes up to 500 m from a partner, often in bear country. Data collection can be physically demanding, weather uncooperative, wildlife encounters likely, and mosquitoes persistent. Select technicians will be working at remote, tent-in sites for extended periods.

All technical training is provided. Field work is conducted from May through July. August will be spent in a lab sorting and identifying collected specimens.


Salary: $2200 to $2900 per month (paid bi-weekly) depending on experience and specific demands of position.  Food, accommodation and transportation in the field is provided. 



•An education or background in biology or a related field.
•Willingness to learn and perform high quality, consistent and thorough data collection and processing.
•Ability to endure early mornings, long days, challenging conditions, rigorous fieldwork and biting insects.
•An excellent attitude and sense of humour.
•Valid class 5 drivers license and verified eligibility to work in Canada.
•Experience with some or all of the following:

   Fieldwork & data collection               Driving/working in nasty conditions          ATVs and 4x4 trucks

  GPS, compass and navigation               Helicopters and remote camping          Species identification

Skills in boreal, aquatic or  rangeland plant identification are an asset!


Applicants should indicate clear and concise examples of pertinent skills and experience.

Send cover letter, resume, and 2 references as one document (Word format) to abmicareers@albertainnovates.ca

Please quote competition #WA136 in the subject line of the email and in cover letter. 

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