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Motus Atlantic Field Technician – Atlantic Region

BSC is looking for 1 motivated and experienced individual to assist with the deployment and maintenance of wildlife radio-tracking stations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI, for up to 8 weeks, beginning June 17, 2019. Job is based out of Sackville, New Brunswick.  Primary responsibilities will include: setup up radio stations including tripod and mast, driving to 60+ stations across the Maritimes, repair or replacement of equipment as needed.  Field conditions will be rugged and physically demanding, and work hours in the field can include early mornings, evenings, and weekends.  Travel and accommodations are provided.  Some data entry will be required.

Essential Qualifications

  • Able to work independently and with little supervision
  • Able to lift heavy objects
  • Comfortable working with metal hardware
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Comfortable working early morning hours and evenings
  • Valid driver’s license
  • First Aid (successful candidates must obtain first aid certification prior to start date)
  • Available to begin work by June 17, 2019

Assets

  • Experience with radio technology
  • Experience with data entry
  • Ability to identify birds in Eastern North America by sight and sound

Salary

$2,600 – $2,800/month based on experience, plus food, accommodation (tent camping) and transport while in the field.

Application deadline

June 4st, 2019

To apply please send a brief cover letter, highlighting your qualifications, and resume (as one document) to program coordinator Lucas Berrigan at lberrigan@birdscanada.org.

Bird Studies Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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

Applications that fail to highlight relevant qualifications and experience will not be considered further.

While Bird Studies Canada thanks all applicants, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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