Conservation/Wildlife

Coordinator

Organization: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba MB

Posting Date: Sep 30, 2014

Deadline: Oct 05, 2014

Website: http://www.cpawsmb.org

Organization Description:

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) – Manitoba Chapter is Canada's pre-eminent, national community-based voice for public wilderness protection. Since 1963 CPAWS has taken a lead role in establishing two-thirds of Canada's protected wild spaces -- an area over seven times the size of Nova Scotia. 

Job Description:

The Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating a variety of office, outreach and financial tasks in support of our boreal conservation campaigns. This includes but is not limited to updating our website, managing grants, recruiting & managing volunteers and interns. The Coordinator position requires a highly organized and highly adaptable person who can learn quickly in new situations. Occasional evening and weekend work is expected. 

Qualifications:
  • Strong, demonstrated grant management, fundraising, and bookkeeping skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Public outreach and event coordination experience
  • Expertise with multiple social media platforms
  • Educational background or knowledge in environmental issues 
  • Experience successfully managing multiple competing tasks and deadlines
  • An understanding and sensitivity of cultural issues
  • Exceptionally organized and highly adaptable

Assets

  • Experience using ESRI ArcGIS
  • Photography expertise
  • Experience/knowledge of travelling and living in Manitoba’s north
  • Experience maintaining websites
Apply To:

Please send a cover letter and resume with 2-3 references included to Joshua Pearlman at joshuap@cpawsmb.org AND Rosemary Dohan at rosemary@cpawsmb.org in ONE DOCUMENT. Questions to either Joshua or Rosemary at 204-949-0782 or either email.

Start date: October, 2014

Closing Date: October 5th, midnight. Interviews the week of Oct 6th – 10th.

Compensation to commensurate with skill level.

Thank you for your interest, but only those chosen for interview will be contacted.

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Freshwater Conservation Scientist

Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society Canada

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Sep 26, 2014

Deadline: Oct 31, 2014

Website: http://wcscanada.org/

Organization Description:

WCS Canada (www.wcscanada.org) was established in May 2004 as a Canadian nongovernment organization with a mission to conserve wildlife and wildlands by improving our understanding of and seeking solutions to critical problems that threaten key species and large wild ecosystems throughout Canada. We implement and support comprehensive field studies, specifically in two large landscapes in Northern Canada, gather information on wildlife, and seek to address conservation challenges by working with First Nation communities, governments, regulatory agencies, conservation groups, and industry.

Job Description:

WCS Canada is seeking a Freshwater Conservation Scientist in Ontario's Northern Boreal (ONB) Landscape program (http://www.wcscanada.org/WhatWeDo/OntarioNorthernBoreal.aspx).  This position offers an opportunity to contribute to freshwater conservation and develop applied and field-based research in one of the world's most intact landscapes, work with a team of talented scientists, and pioneer new approaches to freshwater conservation in northern Ontario, nationally, and internationally.

The roles and responsibilities of this position includes developing a freshwater conservation strategy, designing and implementing field-based and applied research in the ONB Landscape, developing planning tools, and providing input on environmental planning, policy, legislation, and best practices affecting freshwater resources.  In addition, the Freshwater Conservation Scientist will promote the conservation of freshwater resources among provincial and national governments, First Nations, international agencies, and other non-governmental organizations through collaboration, partnerships, and communication of freshwater research; contribute to scientific scholarship in freshwater conservation and mentor the next generation of young scientists; and inspire others to care about freshwater conservation to effect change in policy, legislation, and best practises.  This position will coordinate with other WCS Canada and WCS global programs where applicable.


Qualifications:

A doctorate in a field related to the conservation of biological diversity in freshwater systems; demonstrated field and applied experience, preferably in boreal and sub-arctic freshwater systems; demonstrated management experience; ability to foster teamwork within programs; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; diverse fundraising and communication experience; experience working in northern ecosystems and with Indigenous Peoples is desired. 

Apply To:

See the full job description here:  http://wcscanada.org/AboutUs/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx#.VCWaDk10xBA


Please send cover letter outlining your qualifications and relevant experience and CV to WCS Canada by email or mail: 

By email:                wcscanada@wcs.org with the subject “Freshwater Conservation Scientist”

By mail:                  Human Resources, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada

Suite 204, 344 Bloor Street West

Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2J2 

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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Conservation Land Negotiator

Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Camrose

Posting Date: Sep 23, 2014

Deadline: Oct 10, 2014

Website: http://www.ducks.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Opportunity

Ducks Unlimited Canada, the leader in wetland conservation, is looking for a confident, energetic
and dedicated professional to join our team. As a member of the Alberta Conservation Team, you will be responsible for the planning, development, delivery and negotiation of waterfowl habitat programs in Central Alberta.

At Ducks, we’re going places. You need to be an enthusiastic team player – a self-starter who can work with anyone, is capable of seeing the bigger picture and enjoys thinking out of the box.
Your communication and negotiation skills enable you to deal effectively with various stakeholders, including the general public, government, agribusiness and wildlife communities.

Under minimal supervision, you make good business decisions based on broad guidelines and recognize the importance of environmental stewardship within agricultural production systems.

You possess strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills. You are self-motivated,
enjoy a complex, changing environment and can manage numerous projects on tight deadlines.
Your minimum five years of experience and directly related knowledge make you the ideal candidate for this position, which would have you working out of our office in Camrose, AB.

Qualifications:

Requirements

▪ A post-secondary degree in Agriculture or related discipline; a Land Agent or Agriculture diploma with relevant work experience will also be considered.
▪ Knowledge of annual crop and forage/grazing production systems.
▪ Knowledge of sustainable resource management would be considered an asset.
▪ Experience in planning and project management.
▪ Excellent organization, interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written.
▪ Previous experience working in rural locations.
▪ Strong computer and analytical skills
▪ Familiarity with the non-profit and/or environmental conservation sectors would be considered an asset

The successful candidate will have an affinity to the outdoors, conservation and the world of waterfowl.

Apply To:

How to Apply

In Canada, we lose up to 80 acres of wetlands every day. This loss is the equivalent of about 45 soccer fields every 24 hours. We need your help to stop this loss.  If you’re a conservation-minded individual who is interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter (including salary expectations) and resumé for confidential consideration to the attention of:
Carly Bjornsson,
HR Generalist Ducks Unlimited Canada
Email: resumes@ducks.ca

Closing date: October 10, 2014

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at ducks.ca.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Postdoctoral Fellows - Call for Applications

Organization: Liber Ero Fellowship Program

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Various location in Canada

Posting Date: Sep 21, 2014

Deadline: Nov 01, 2014

Website: http://liberero.ca

Organization Description:

This post-doctoral fellowship seeks to support early-career scientists to conduct and communicate world-class research that informs conservation and management issues relevant to Canada. For instance, post-doctoral scholars are encouraged to confront emerging management challenges that are time sensitive or tackle ‘wicked’ conservation problems with novel analyses, perspectives, and novel collaborations.

The Liber Ero Fellowship program aims to:

  • Facilitate applied conservation research collaborations that links institutions, researchers, and conservation practitioners.
  • Provide support and unique training opportunities for emerging conservation leaders at a critical stage in their careers.
  • Increase the capacity of the Canadian scientific community to address pressing conservation and management issues.

This program is supported by the Liber Ero Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to the conservation of Canada’s natural resources. The Liber Ero Fellows program follows the mission and model of the Smith Fellows program based in the US and extends it to Canada. The phrase Liber Ero, Latin for I will be free, reflects the goal of the program to foster independence and creativity and is the heraldic motto of the benefactors.

Job Description:

We are delighted to announce the third call for post-doctoral applications for the Liber Ero Fellowship Program. The Liber Ero Fellowship Program supports exceptional post–doctoral fellows who address pressing conservation challenges of relevance to Canada. The Program aims to develop the next generation of conservation scientists, trained in the latest methods and in the skills necessary to affect policy and improve conservation of Canada’s wild places and natural resources.

The Liber Ero Fellowship is open to candidates from any country whose research furthers conservation goals within Canada. Fellows must be hosted at a Canadian institution, with mentorship teams drawing from expertise in non-governmental organizations, government, and universities. Applications are now being accepted, with a deadline of November 1, 2014. See http://liberero.ca/ for more details.

Please see http://liberero.ca/meet-the-fellows/ to read about the current cohort of fellows and their projects.

Qualifications:

Please see above

Apply To:

Contact Information:
info@liberero.ca

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Research Assistants

Organization: Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Bunbury, Australia

Posting Date: Sep 21, 2014

Deadline: Nov 01, 2014

Website: http://www.mucru.org

Organization Description:
The South West Marine Research program is a long-term, multi-faceted project on the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins of South West Australia. This program is based in Bunbury (south of Perth) and is a collaboration between Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit (www.mucru.org) and numerous industry and non-profit partners. The research focuses on dolphin population dynamics, abundance, social structure and behaviour, habitat use, conservation genetics and foraging ecology.
http://mucru.org/our-research/research-projects/south-west-marine-resear... - See more at: http://www.conbio.org/professional-development/scb-job-board/seeking-research-assistants-for-the-cetacean-research-unit-western-australi#sthash.khWauuRz.dpuf
Job Description:

The South West Marine Research program is a long-term, multi-faceted project on the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins of South West Australia. This program is based in Bunbury (south of Perth) and is a collaboration between Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit (www.mucru.org) and numerous industry and non-profit partners. The research focuses on dolphin population dynamics, abundance, social structure and behaviour, habitat use, conservation genetics and foraging ecology. http://mucru.org/our-research/research-projects/south-west-marine-resear...

I am specifically seeking research volunteers to assist with data collection and processing from October 15th, 2014. Long-term data will be used to investigate population dynamics and habitat use, in order to aid in future conservation and management efforts. Fieldwork is conducted from Busselton to Binningup within a 540 km2 area consisting of coastal beaches, inshore bays, estuarine inlets and a river. Using a rigid sampling design, this research is conducted year round via standardised line transect surveys (up to 5 nm offshore) from a small research vessel. For further information on the boat-based photo-identification procedure, see the following open-access publication:
http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0076574

This experience will be most useful to students or anyone hoping to pursue a career in behavioural ecology, population biology or marine science.

Office:
Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit, South West Marine Research Program office based at the Dolphin Discovery Center in Bunbury.
http://dolphindiscovery.com.au/

Duties:
Field: spotting wildlife, data collection, boat driving, photo identification.
Office: Data entry, fin matching, project organisation.
Computer programs used for data are: FinBase, ACDSee, Logger, Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word.

I am specifically seeking research volunteers to assist with data collection and processing from October 15th, 2014. Long-term data will be used to investigate population dynamics and habitat use, in order to aid in future conservation and management efforts. Fieldwork is conducted from Busselton to Binningup within a 540 km2 area consisting of coastal beaches, inshore bays, estuarine inlets and a river. Using a rigid sampling design, this research is conducted year round via standardised line transect surveys (up to 5 nm offshore) from a small research vessel. For further information on the boat-based photo-identification procedure, see the following open-access publication:
http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0076574

This experience will be most useful to students or anyone hoping to pursue a career in behavioural ecology, population biology or marine science.

Office:
Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit, South West Marine Research Program office based at the Dolphin Discovery Center in Bunbury.
http://dolphindiscovery.com.au/

Duties:
Field: spotting wildlife, data collection, boat driving, photo identification.
Office: Data entry, fin matching, project organisation.
Computer programs used for data are: FinBase, ACDSee, Logger, Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word. - See more at: http://www.conbio.org/professional-development/scb-job-board/seeking-research-assistants-for-the-cetacean-research-unit-western-australi#sthash.khWauuRz.dpuf

Qualifications:

Assistants should:
Be adaptable, patient, and enthusiastic as fieldwork is highly weather dependent. Fieldwork will vary between weekdays and weekends. When the weather permits fieldwork could be long and on consecutive days. Due to the training required, applicants must be willing to the project full-time for a minimum of two months. Applicants willing to participate for an extended duration will be given preference.

Preferred skills/traits:
1. Enrolled in or completed a degree in biology, marine science, animal behaviour or a related field.
2. Previous field experience with wildlife (field data collection, photo-identification, boat handling skills).
3. Be enthusiastic, team oriented and have a positive attitude as well as a genuine interest in wildlife science.
4. No history of debilitating seasickness.

Apply To:

Time Period:
Seeking skilled research assistants for the period of October 2014 - December 2015 with a commitment greater than 2 months preferred. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide monetary compensation or living provisions and research assistants will be responsible for their own travel to Western Australia and living expenses. Please note that the Bunbury backpackers provide good discounts for assistants of the Dolphin Discovery Center.

If you are interested in volunteering or interning, please provide a short CV, cover letter including your time of availability, and contact information for 2 references to the attention of John Symons (j.symons.12@aberdeen.ac.uk).

John Symons, MRes Commendation
Research Associate
Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit
School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Murdoch University
South Street
Murdoch WA 6150 Australia
 

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Conservation Officer

Organization: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Various locations across Newfoundland

Posting Date: Sep 18, 2014

Deadline: Nov 10, 2014

Website: http://www.hiring.gov.nl.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:
Competition Number: NR.EL.14.15.103
Available Positions: 1 Seasonal Position + 1 Temporary Position
Employer: Department of Natural Resources - Forestry and Agrifoods Agency
Locations: Bay d'espoir, Bishop's Falls, Cape Broyle, Clarenville, Gambo, Gander, Hearts, Desire, Lewisporte, Paddy's Pond, Salmonier, Southern Bay, St. John's, Trepassey, Whitbourne, Winterland, Wooddale
Salary: $39,275.60 - $43,479.80(GS- 26)

Duties
This is a technical field position involved primarily in forest protection, compliance and related resource management. Conducts wildfire suppression operations and determines initial attack strategy on wildfire operations; acts as incident commander or crew member as situations warrant; directs air and ground suppression activities and ensures sufficient resources are in place for fire suppression; operates and transports fire equipment to scene of fire; works in and around aircraft and operates emergency vehicles and radio communications equipment; collects data and calculates fire weather index; assists in conducting patrols and investigations of infractions to departmental regulations; carries out preliminary investigations on wildfire causes; inspects harvesting operations and Crown Land Leases for compliance to fire legislation; issues departmental permits (e.g.., burning permits, operating permits); maintains departmental property and equipment. Under direct supervision, performs various duties related to prescribed burn operations, silviculture projects, habitat improvement, access roads, inventory, scaling, utilization surveys, insect and disease control surveys and spraying, and other resource management duties. Performs other related duties as required.
Qualifications:
Knowledge of forest fire behavior, fire suppression techniques / operations / terminology as well as ecosystem management principles. Candidates must be safety conscious and innovative, possess initiative, along with effective leadership, analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. The above qualifications would normally have been acquired through the graduation from a recognized two year technical program in a natural resource discipline along with related experience involving ecosystem management and / or forest fire fighting. Equivalencies may be considered. The successful candidate must possess a valid NL Class 5 driver’s license. Offers of employment in the Forest Fire Suppression program will be contingent upon successful completion of a medical assessment and a physical ability test arranged by the Department. **Please note that this competition will be used to fill vacancies in the Eastern Region (Paddy’s Pond – St. John’s, Clarenville, Bishop’s Falls, Gambo, Gander, Bay D’Espoir, Lewisporte, Cape Broyle, Heart’s Desire, Salmonier, Trepassey, Whitbourne, Southern Bay, Winterland)
This position is considered a "Position of Trust" and therefore, a job offer may be subject to a satisfactory security check.
Apply To:

Applications, quoting Competition Number NR.EL.14.15.103, should be submitted

Online
By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
By Fax
(709) 729-6737

For additional information on this position, call (709) 256-1452.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications should be received before the close of business on the closing date - late applications with explanation may be considered. Your résumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the required qualifications as stated in the job ad and must contain your current mailing address, contact number and e-mail if applicable. This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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