Job Posting: Short-term Wildlife Biologist

Environment Canada is seeking a motivated individual to assist in several projects. The successful candidates’ primary responsibility will involve compiling data and information from multiple sources and assist regional biologists in conducting conservation status assessments for a variety of migratory bird species (landbirds, shorebirds, colonial waterbirds and waterfowl). The candidate should be familiar with the natural history, conservation and management of at least one of the aforementioned bird groups. The conservation status assessments will include compiling and analyzing geospatial data and therefore some experience with Geographic Information Systems is required, particularly ArcGIS. Attention to detail and good judgement are necessary. The candidate may also assist in data entry, data management and data analyses and preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable skills in these areas.

Work location: Preference will be given to candidates who can work at Environment Canada in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Should a suitable candidate not be available for that location, candidates capable of working at Environment Canada offices in Edmonton (AB) or Winnipeg (MB).

Work term: 90 work days, approximate start/end dates of October 20th

Rate of Pay: Salary will be commensurate with a BI-02 rate of pay, pro-rated for the duration of employment, equivalent to ~ $4800 per month.

For more information contact Steven L. Van Wilgenburg, Wildlife Biologist at Environment Canada, Saskatoon. Ph: 306-975-5506 e-mail: Steve.VanWilgenburg@ec.gc.ca

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