2018 ABMI Summer Field Technologist

Date posted: 12/18/2017
Closing date: 2/11/2018
Number of positions: 46
Location: Various Regions of Alberta - Base Camps: Red Deer/Lac La Biche
Length: part-time

Description / duties:
Compensation
These are temporary 4-month positions (May 1 – August 31, 2018). Minimum starting salary is $2500 per month and is commensurate with number of seasons experience with the ABMI, qualifications and specific demands of the position. Food, accommodation and transportation in the field are provided.

How to Apply
Visit the Careers Page at https://innotechalberta.ca/Careers.aspx and click on the link for Summer Field Term Positions to find this competition. Please submit your resume and cover letter as one word or pdf document using the online application system. Resumes submitted by other means will not be considered. The job competition number is INAB-020.
Application deadline: February 11, 2018

Qualifications:
Job Description
• Field data collection (forest stand, soil, birds, plants, wetlands, etc.)
• Sorting and identifying collected specimens (moss, lichen, and invertebrates).

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 insects persistent. Field conditions will vary according to geographic location (Field Technologists will be assigned to Northern, Remote and/or Southern sites). All technical training and certifications are provided.
For more information about this position please visit:
www.abmi.ca/home/careers/field-monitoring-positions

Qualifications
• Possession of or working toward a degree or diploma in biology, natural resources, forestry or a related field
• Previous related field work experience
• Ability to endure long days, challenging conditions, and rigorous fieldwork
• Experience with some or all of the following: GPS, compass, navigation, 4X4, ATV, aerial image interpretation, working around helicopters, backcountry camping
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
• A good attitude and a sense of humour
• Valid Alberta Class 5 Drivers License or Equivalent
• Eligible to work in Canada or currently in possession of a work permit

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

Contact information

Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute
highway 16A and 75 Street, Vegreville AB T9C1T4
780-603-7947
martin.lankau@innotechalberta.ca

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