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GRASSLAND BIRD CONSERVATION OUTREACH WORKER

2 seasonal positions available

Job Description

These two positions are outreach-focused roles in a larger grassland bird conservation project that Birds Canada has been running since 2019 in and around Prince George. The project aims to engage with farmers and landowners to promote positive land stewardship to benefit grassland birds, with a focus on the Long-billed Curlew, an iconic emblem of a healthy and intact grassland and agricultural landscape.

The role of the Grassland Bird Conservation Outreach Worker is to visit agricultural areas and engage with farmers and landowners to politely introduce the project to them, fill out a pre-written survey form, and to provide printed material to farmers. There will be a short field training session during the first week of the job (May 24-28) during which the Birds Canada team will be searching for nesting curlews, and catching them to apply unique lag bands and numbered flags. Following the orientation week, the workers will be tasked with visiting a list of farms to conduct the outreach tasks previously listed.

A careful log of addresses visited and the daily outcomes of the work must be kept by the Outreach Worker and submitted at the end of each week.

A valid driver’s licence, a reliable vehicle, and existing housing is required for these positions, so residents of Prince George or the surrounding area are preferred. Reasonable mileage reimbursement will be provided on a monthly basis with the submission of a mapped-out route and calculated distances.  Birds Canada adheres to all provincial and regional COVID-19 guidelines, which may affect the duties and responsibilities of this position.

This position pays $16/hr for a 40 hr week, with a paid ½ hour lunch break, and lasts from May 24 to July 19.

To apply, submit a resume and list of 2 references as a single document to bcprograms AT birdscanada.org by 15 May 2021.

Long-billed Curlew in the grass.
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Long-billed Curlew photo: Alyssa Hollyoake
Long-billed Curlew in the grass.
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