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KEY BIODIVERSITY AREA SUPPORT TECHNICIAN

 

Temporary Full Time Contract Position

 

The Landscape Science and Conservation team at Birds Canada is hiring a Key Biodiversity Area Support Technician, beginning in May 2021.  

 

POSITION CONCEPT

The Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) Support Technician will carry out tasks in relation to the transition of the Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) Program to the KBA Program. This will be a remote position, so a computer, internet access, and home office set-up is required.

 

EDUCATION

Candidates should be in the process of completing, or have already completed, a B.Sc. in biology, ecology, GIS or an equivalent related program.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Good time management and prioritization skills
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • The ability to self-motivate, as well as work in a team environment
  • Background in biology, ecology, environmental studies, or GIS
  • Some volunteer and public outreach experience

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Basic GIS skills
  • Experience in project planning and execution
  • Willingness to learn new programs, and an interest in conservation

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The  successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Collection, organization, and entry of bird data to help identify Key Biodiversity Areas in Canada
  • Assist in the completion of nomination forms for KBAs to be submitted to BirdLife International
  • Set up KBA sites on the iNaturalist project developed to aid in biodiversity data collection

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in creation of a webinar educating people about KBAs
  • Developing social media content for KBAs in Canada
  • Join team meetings weekly, and 1:1 meetings with supervisor (Ontario IBA Coordinator)

 

SALARY: $17.50/hour (40 hours/week) plus statutory benefits.

 

Note: We welcome applications from all candidates with the required qualifications and skills to apply to the position(s). However, please note that preference may be given to those who meet Canada Summer Jobs’ eligibility criteria.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:             April 30, 2021 (11:59pm)

ANTICIPATED START DATE:         May 17, 2021

Position is anticipated to be for 16 weeks’ duration. Candidates might be required to work some (not many) irregular hours.

TO APPLY: send a short, one-page cover letter, resume, and two reference contacts in a single document to Amanda Bichel (abichel AT birdscanada.org). In your cover letter and resume, please highlight qualifications and skills. Applications that fail to demonstrate required qualifications and skills will not be considered. In addition, please indicate if you meet the Canada Summer Jobs’ eligibility criteria in your cover letter. Birds Canada adheres to all provincial and regional COVID-19 guidelines, which may impact the duties and responsibilities of this position. Positions dependent on confirmation of funding. While Birds Canada welcomes all applications, only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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