Conservation/Wildlife

Invasive Species Intern

Organization: Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Peterborough, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Nov 23, 2014

Deadline: Dec 03, 2014

Website: http://www.ofah.org/jobs

Organization Description:

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is the oldest and largest nonprofit, nongovernment fish and wildlife conservation organization in Canada. We proudly represent more than 100,000 OFAH members, subscribers and supporters on issues of importance to anglers, hunters and conservationists.

Job Description:

Job Title: Invasive Species Intern

Application Deadline: December 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Potential Start Date: December 15, 2014

Contract End Date: March 31, 2015

Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: Peterborough, ON

Rate of Pay: To be determined

Number of Positions: 1

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is currently searching for a hard-working, motivated individual to assist with our Invading Species Awareness Program (ISAP). The Invasive Species Intern will liaison with community groups and resource professionals, help with the development and promotion of online and mobile invasive species reporting and tracking tools, and support the ISAP with public education and awareness. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaison with community groups and resource professionals to assist in the development and promotion of online and mobile invasive species reporting and tracking tools;
  • Assist with the coordination, scheduling and promotion of training workshops, volunteer monitoring events to engage the public in online and mobile invasive species reporting and tracking tools;
  • Network with partners to develop invasive species contact lists;
  • Attend and provide support to community events and/or conduct presentations to various community organizations; and
  • Develop educational materials on invasive species and associated subjects.
    Qualifications:

    Education and Qualifications:

    • College or university education in environmental studies, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Application or Cartographic) skills, and/or work-related experience in the relevant fields; and
    • Minimum of three years working experience in monitoring or public education/awareness would be an asset.

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • Knowledge of  invasive species affecting local environments;
    • Plant, fish, and invertebrate identification skills;
    • Knowledge and skills relating to monitoring local waters and natural areas for invasive species;
    • Experience networking with resource professionals/agencies and engaging volunteers/public in invading species awareness and stewardship projects;
    • Essential written and oral communication skills, including experience conveying information to the public (e.g. presentations to community/contributing articles to newspapers/newsletters);
    • Familiar with computer and database management skills (ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator, MS Office);
    • Knowledge of the principles of field work, such as accurate data recording, use of technical equipment, and record keeping;
    • Ability to work flexible hours and perform occasional field work;
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision; and
    • GIS skills are an asset.

    Other Requirements:

    • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license (Class G), valid passport, fishing license, Emergency First Aid with Level A CPR, and police reference check.
    Apply To:

    Please forward a cover letter, résumé and two references indicating how your skills and qualifications meet each of the requirements of this position to:

     Attention: Matt Smith, Invading Species Awareness Program Coordinator

    Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters

    P.O. Box 2800

    Peterborough, Ontario K9J 8L5

    Fax: (705) 748-9577

    E-mail: jobs@ofah.org

     NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE

    The deadline for applications is December 3, 2014 @ 5:00PM

     Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

     The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is an equal opportunity and accessible employer.

     The OFAH is committed to providing accessible opportunities for all qualified job applicants. Should you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Julie Young, Human Resources Assistant at 705-748-6324 x245 or julie_young@ofah.org.

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    Assistant Lead Snowmaker/Equipment Operator

    Organization: Conservation Halton

    Job Type: Full-time

    Location: Milton, Ontario ON

    Posting Date: Nov 14, 2014

    Deadline: Nov 30, 2014

    Website: http://www.conservationhalton.ca

    Organization Description:

    Conservation Halton is a community based environmental agency that works in partnership with watershed municipalities and the Province of Ontario to protect the natural environment.  We also manage a number of parks for education and recreation including Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre, Crawford Lake, Mountsberg Conservation Area, Rattlesnake Point, Mount Nemo, and Hilton Falls. 

    Job Description:

    The Assistant Lead Snowmaker/Equipment Operator is responsible for the coordination of the snowmaking program in the absence of Supervisor, Snowmaking, operating the snowmaking equipment, as well as assisting in the coordination of turf maintenance and summer operations. 

    • Assist in the implementation of an effective snowmaking program, which includes the maintenance of daily operational logs, staff records and other associated areas
    • In the absence of the supervisor, during each season, ensure snowmaking programs and turf and tree maintenance programs proceed as planned acting as a supervisory role
    • Perform duties and ensure assigned employees & volunteers (if applicable) work in accordance with Conservation Halton Safety policy and procedure and with the Occupations Health and Safety Act and its regulations
    • Responsible for performing maintenance related tasks and safety checks associated with the site including trails, area buildings, visitor facilities, ground and signage
    • Responsible for operating specialized seasonal maintenance (eg. large mowers, garbage trucks) and program equipment
    • Assist with the purchasing of supplies necessary for area maintenance and for the safekeeping of all maintenance equipment, materials and supplies used at the site
    • Perform other duties as required to contribute to the team effort and achieve the objectives of the department and Conservation Halton
    Qualifications:
    • Related certification or comparable experience in associated fields operations, equipment operations and/or maintenance
    • Experience in one or more of the following: small and heavy equipment operations, seasonal equipment operations or program equipment operations
    • Must be capable of doing some basic system troubleshooting, have awareness of the dangers involved with high-pressure vessels, and knowledge of restarting the system after and emergency shutdown
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
    • Working knowledge of compressors and pumps along with having operations understanding of pre-programmed computers
    • Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs, walk for long distances while carrying tools & supplies
    • Ability to work well in an extreme weather conditions
    • Previous supervisory experience would be an asset
    • Skiing and snowboarding experience is an asset
    • First Aid and CPR training is desirable

    Compensation

    • Starting at $39,319 based on 40 hours/week (contingent upon skills and qualifications)

    Benefits

    • Full benefit package, including health, dental, vision care, life and disability insurance and membership in the OMERS Pension Plan.
    • Staff identification pass which entitles you to free entry to all of our conservation areas, free skiing and snowboarding, and discounts on goods, services, cafeteria food, events with a participation fee, equipment rentals and tubing!
    Apply To:

    To Apply

    Interested?  Send your résumé by Sunday November 30th, 2014 at 11:59pm to:
     

    E-mail: hr@hrca.on.ca (include job title in subject line)

    We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

    Conservation Halton is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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    Program Director, Northwestern Ontario (part time, 2-3 days/week)

    Organization: Nature Conservancy of Canada

    Job Type: Part-time

    Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario ON (negotiable)

    Posting Date: Nov 12, 2014

    Deadline: Nov 28, 2014

    Website: http://www.natureconservancy.ca

    Organization Description:

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.7 million acres (1.1 million hectares), coast to coast. To learn more visit: www.natureconservancy.ca

    Job Description:

    Overview

    Reporting to the Director of Conservation, Ontario Region, the Program Director oversees the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) conservation efforts in the Northwestern Ontario subregion. This area encompasses the Ontario portion of the Superior Mixed Forest Ecoregion and the Great Lakes Ecoregion as far east as the U.S. border. The objective of this position is the effective conservation of strategically defined natural areas within the subregion, focusing on private and public land protection and stewardship, based on good science. The Program Director provides entrepreneurial leadership in developing and implementing a well-funded, community-based conservation program that sustains the significant biodiversity and ecological integrity of natural systems within the subregion. The Program Director leads NCC in the implementation of Natural Area Conservation Plans and associated conservation work for this area. The incumbent will: build and maintain partnerships within local communities, including First Nations, and with other private non-profit organizations and government agencies; manage and administer NCC projects and activities; communicate regularly and effectively with communities, agencies and existing or prospective partners; identify and develop new opportunities to advance program goals; will have the primary responsibility for private sector fundraising as it relates to projects within the subregion; take a lead role in landowner contact and negotiations; and develop and manage annual goals and budgets.  This position is part time, 2-3 days per week.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Implement the Great Lakes Conservation Blueprint

    • Oversee the application of the Great Lakes Conservation Blueprint through the development of partner-based landscape conservation strategies and action plans by working with TNC, OMNR , and other partner agencies and local conservation groups, supported by NCC Ontario Conservation Science Program staff;
    • Oversee the implementation of strategic conservation research and habitat protection projects and programs by working in consultation with NCC science, securement and stewardship staff and key partner representatives;
    • Responsible for long term protection of the viability of conservation targets on NCC owned properties including management planning, plan implementation and ad hoc threat abatement;
    • Work with partners on lands transferred by NCC to ensure conservation values are maintained;
    • Field-check and report on conservation values of properties identified in the Conservation Blueprint and other strategic plans and on properties identified by partners for potential securement;
    • Build on key partner relationships – such as The Nature Conservancy (principally the appropriate State Chapters and Great Lakes Program offices), Ducks Unlimited Canada, Ministry of Natural Resources/Ontario Parks and local, provincial and national naturalist and conservation groups – to collaborate with a variety of community-based groups in achieving objectives of the Great Lakes Conservation Blueprint and other strategic conservation programs;
    • Report on conservation success within the sub region;
    • Secure priority sites, engaging in landowner contact and negotiations for long term protection, principally through a combination of land purchase, conservation easements and property donations.

    2. Community and Partnership Liaison

    • Represent NCC in all appropriate external relations and communications functions relative to NCC’s work in the sub region, including public speaking, meetings, and media relations, to build awareness and support for the conservation programs of NCC and its partners;
    • Plan, implement and report on expert workshops and meetings with key stakeholders, to assist in setting conservation priorities as well as in developing and implementing conservation plans;
    • Facilitate external relations and communications needs and functions for senior NCC staff;
    • Work with NCC stewardship staff, partners and volunteers to ensure stewardship of NCC owned properties within the sub region in accordance with NCC standards;
    • Responsible for the periodic status monitoring of NCC transferred properties;
    • Communicate regularly with NCC stewards and volunteers to develop and maintain good working relations;
    • Foster positive relationships with private and public property landowners within priority landscapes in the sub region through personal contact, workshops, program newsletters and other innovative approaches to promoting conservation.

    3. Business Development and Fundraising

    • Advise the development team of funding priorities, amounts and deadlines for both new securement initiatives and ongoing stewardship needs;
    • Be responsible, with support from the development team, to ensure full funding is in place for securement projects and other needs of the subregion;
    • Work with regional and national development staff, other regional program staff, and local fundraising volunteers to identify, cultivate, and request funds from both existing NCC donors and new prospects, including individuals, businesses, foundations, governmental sources, and non-governmental organizations;
    • Work with the development team and local or other assigned fundraising volunteers to cultivate local land and easement donors;
    • Nurture the relationship with local fundraising volunteers and identify potential new fundraising volunteers;
    • Provide the regional development department with background material so that the department can produce appropriate marketing communications materials for properties or natural areas requiring funding;
    • Conduct donor property tours, provide an NCC presence at press conferences, speak at local community groups, and other public speaking engagements;
    • Work with the development team to ensure that accurate records of donor and prospect cultivation are maintained.

    4. Manage the overall program and financial administration activities

    • Identify new resources and programs to help achieve landscape management goals;
    • Lead the subregion in strategic plan process; including developing and managing work plans and budgets;
    • Provide overall coordination and management of land use and conservation stewardship activities on all NCC owned properties and easement agreement sites, including compliance with NCC standards and practices;
    • Provide leadership and assist staff and volunteers to develop and maintain partnerships with other conservation organizations and develop plans and agreements for long term management of all NCC owned properties and/or properties where NCC provided financial assistance;
    • Provide timely reports to partners and donors;
    • Coordinate staff and direct consultants to complete baseline reports on all new NCC properties, including lands secured through easement agreements;
    • Keep up-to-date records and information on all NCC projects, including easements and transferred lands, in NCC’s Land Information System;
    • Hire and supervise any contactors or employees that may be engaged;
    • Oversee the effective administrative and financial operation of the subregion.

    5. Other

    • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Conservation, Ontario Region.
      Qualifications:

      Skills and Aptitudes:

      • A Bachelor's Degree in ecology, conservation biology or related discipline with 3-5 years of directly related experience;
      • Flexibility, reliability, self-motivation, and ability to work both independently and as a leader;
      • Comfortable working in a team setting and capable of easily communicating with a wide range of people from the public and private sectors;
      • Experience in delivering land/resource management programs in a rural community;
      • Negotiation skills and experience with conservation real estate preferred;
      • Previous experience working with land owners to implement land use / land management changes preferred;
      • Project management skills, including excellent problem solving, planning and organizational skills, and attention to detail and timelines;
      • Demonstrated ability to manage staff and/or volunteers;
      • Proficient with MS Office Suite, databases and GIS software;
      • Demonstrated experience in making public presentations;
      • Entrepreneurial, with a strong ability to prepare and manage timelines, goals and expectations wisely;
      • Must be prepared to travel and work flexible hours at times;
      • Committed to the cause and mission of The Nature Conservancy of Canada.
      Apply To:

      If you have a keen interest in nature and conservation and are interested in joining our team, please forward your resumé and cover letter, indicating Program Director, Northwestern Ontario in the subject line, by November 28, 2014, to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, via e-mail:  careers@natureconservancy.ca.

      We thank everyone who applies for their interest in the Nature Conservancy of Canada, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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      Manager Wildlife Management

      Organization: BC Public Service

      Job Type: Full-time

      Location: Victoria, British Columbia

      Posting Date: Nov 10, 2014

      Deadline: Dec 19, 2014

      Organization Description:
      Job Description:

      Manager Wildlife Management
      Salary up to $90,993.74 annually

      Position is based in Victoria
       
      An excellent opportunity to play a vital role in managing BC’s Wildlife
       
      As Manager, Wildlife Management, you plan, manage, organize and implement wildlife management priorities, including wildlife species management programs, research, regulations, and policy to support the health, conservation and sustainable use of the province’s wildlife resource. This position also oversees and directs staff responsible for the collection and management of harvest and hunter use data for the province. The position is responsible for hiring technical staff, delegating work assignments and evaluating performance for a team of wildlife professionals . You manage the Wildlife Program budget; assess staffing issues and address succession planning, mentoring and training needs.

      Qualifications:

      In order for applicants to be considered for this position, their resume and cover letter must clearly demonstrate that they have the following:

      - University degree with an emphasis on wildlife management or wildlife science and a minimum of five (5) years directly related wildlife management experience clearly demonstrating a progressively responsible management/supervision role; Or
      - Post-graduate degree (preferred) in wildlife management or wildlife sciences and three (3) years directly related wildlife management experience clearly demonstrating a progressively responsible management/supervision role;
      - 3 years of direct experience managing or leading a team or natural resource professionals.

      Required Experience:
      - Progressively more responsible related experience within the natural resource environmental management field  (i.e. wildlife management - preferred, wildlife ecology,, environmental management , wildlife health, human dimensions in wildlife)
      - Experience in providing authoritative wildlife policy options and advice, guidance and recommendations to senior officials in local, provincial and federal governments, national and international agencies and stakeholders.
      - Experience influencing, developing and negotiating partnerships and agreements with other levels of government and/or stakeholder groups.
      - Experience leading and/or facilitating multi-disciplinary teams of technical wildlife experts.
      - Experience in managing a myriad of complex projects simultaneously.
      - Experience in establishing priorities, allocating, and managing financial and staff resources.

       Willingness Statements:
      - Frequent travel is required.
      - Must meet the operation requirements of the ministry i.e. Must possess and maintain a valid B.C. class 5 driver’s licence. NOTE:  If you don’t have a valid driver's licence in Canada and if you are a successful applicant you must acquire a valid class 5 BC driver's licence immediately. 

      Applicants who move forward in the process may be assessed on criteria in the job description.

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      Management Biologist

      Organization: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

      Job Type: Full-time

      Location: Kenora, Ontario ON

      Posting Date: Nov 08, 2014

      Deadline: Dec 19, 2014

      Organization Description:
      Job Description:

      Position Title:    MANAGEMENT BIOLOGIST
      Job Code:    14024 - Biologist 2B
      Job ID:    70596
      Salary:            $1,150.66 - $1,421.31 Per Week

      Purpose of Position :

      • To provide biological advice and guidance to the district team on the ecology and management of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
      • To participate in the development of resource management plans to maintain the sustainability of ecosystems.
      • To develop and assist in the coordination of various integrated resource management activities in the district.
      • To assist in the identification & resolution of resource issues.

      Duties / Responsibilities :
      1. Planning, developing and implementing strategies to ensure the sustainability of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, including aquatic and terrestrial
      populations and habitats for a district, by supporting forest, fisheries & wildlife management planning and assisting in the preparation & review of land
      use strategies.
      Recommending integrated land use objectives and targets by interpreting and relating provincial policies and targets to the natural resource capabilities
      of the area. Participating in the implementation of a monitoring strategy for resource management plans to ensure compliance and effectiveness of
      objectives
      2. Participating in district work program planning to ensure conformity with resource management plans, including developing budget proposals based on fisheries & wildlife management plans and managing project budgets. Reviewing forest management plan annual work schedules to ensure concerns are properly commented.
      3. Designing and performing scientifically sound and comprehensive studies and surveys (e.g. lakes and rivers, wetlands, wildlife habitat, stick nests,
      aerial wildlife surveys), analyzing and interpreting data; and preparing reports and recommendations (e.g. fisheries assessments).
      4. Providing biological advice on the ecology and management of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems to the district team, clients and the general public, including preparing draft Minister's briefing notes and correspondence. Participating on committees at the district, regional and provincial levels to discuss and promote current resource management techniques and to resolve common resource issues.
      5. Leading and coordinating the review and planning of specific development proposals. Providing input to and reviewing resource allocation decisions (e.g. moose tag allocations, furbearer quotas, baitfish licences, bear management areas). Providing input to and reviewing other resource management plans (such as forest management plans), plans of other agencies, private sector development proposals and draft MNR policies and procedures. Representing the ministry at legal proceedings by providing expert testimony on the impacts of development proposals on fish and wildlife habitats and populations and related legislation and policy.
      6. Participating in area public consultation, partnerships and communication/education initiatives by promoting partnership agreements with client groups and other agencies (e.g. Aboriginal communities and people, advisory groups, sport clubs, etc.) to promote the protection, management and sustainable use of biological resources. Organizing, attending and representing MNR and actively participating in meetings and other sessions with government agencies, interested groups, organizations and the general public on fish and wildlife management initiatives (i.e. Local Citizen's Committees, FMZ Councils).
      7. Maintaining and applying current knowledge of the pure and applied scientific advancements in the sciences which collectively comprise the field of aquatic and terrestrial ecology; promoting the implementation and use of new technology, analyses, programs and policies to ensure their application in resource decision-making.
      8. Providing group leadership, coordinating, directing, training and evaluating staff as required with responsibility for their work performance, conduct, and safety practices. Assisting in other ministry program areas as required.

      Qualifications:

      Staffing and Licencing :
      Valid Class 'G Drivers License. Ability to work in the field under all types of weather conditions and fly in small aircraft.

      Knowledge :

      Thorough working knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of sustainable resource management and landscape planning with a focus on aquatic & terrestrial ecosystems, fish & wildlife habitat, population assessment and environmental impacts to plan, develop and implement strategies to ensure the sustainability of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and provide advice/guidance to the district team, clients and the public on the ecology and management of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

      Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g. Crown Forest Sustainability Act, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, Endangered Species Act), policies and procedures relating to fish and wildlife, wetlands, forest management, water management, renewable energy and environmental assessment programs to interpret and relate provincial policies to the natural resource capabilities of the area and recommend integrated land use objectives/targets and provide input on draft MNR policies and procedures.

      Knowledge of natural resource planning requirements and practices to support forest, fisheries & wildlife management planning, assist in the preparation & review of land use strategies and participate in the implementation of a monitoring strategy for resource management plans.

      Knowledge of legal obligations with regard to resource management and aboriginal treaties and agreements, including legal duty to consult, trapping requirements, resource agreements, etc. to attend, participate and represent MNR in meetings, public consultation, partnerships and communication/education initiatives and promote partnership agreements with aboriginal communities and people as well as advisory groups, sport clubs, etc.

      Knowledge of biological modelling tools and applications, design of fish and wildlife surveys, wildlife harvest regulation systems, procedures and techniques to design and perform scientifically sound and comprehensive studies and surveys (e.g. lakes and rivers, wetlands, wildlife habitat, stick nests, aerial wildlife surveys), analyze/interpret data and prepare reports, findings and recommendations.

      Knowledge of and ability to use personal computers, internet, database management, electronic mail and a variety of software applications (e.g. word processing, spread sheet, presentation, communication, statistical, spatial, population and habitat modelling) to prepare briefing materials, correspondence, reports, etc. and to analyze/verify survey data and make recommendations (e.g. moose tag allocations, furbearer quotas, baitfish licences, bear management).

      Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) current technologies and of the standards and operating practices for information gathering.
      Ability to function as a team member in a multi-disciplinary environment.
      Good working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and those Regulations made under the Act that apply to the workplace and the work being performed.

      Skills :
      Strong interpersonal, oral/written communication skills to provide biological advice to district team, clients and the general public on the ecology and management of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems; provide expert testimony on behalf of MNR; lead assigned staff and to write scientific and technical reports, briefing materials and correspondence.

      Organizational, coordination and project management skills to design and conduct scientifically sound and comprehensive studies/ surveys including preparing budgets; team lead and direct work of assigned staff, including the review and planning of specific development proposals.
      Group leadership and relationship management skills to support district teams, develop and maintain effective relationships, to participate and represent MNR in meetings and other sessions with government agencies, aboriginal communities, interested groups, organizations and the general public and participate on committees at the district, regional and provincial levels.

      Strong analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills to prepare long range management plans; verify projects and/or reports; analyze and interpret survey findings, identify issues and assess impacts (e.g. specific management actions or development proposals) review and provide biological input related to resource allocation decisions, other resource management plans and plans of other agencies in support of sustainability of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the district.

      Facilitation and negotiation skills to resolve common resource management issues and conflicts.

      Freedom of Action :
      Work is performed under the general supervision of District Resource Management Supervisor.
      Job requires working within ministry and government legislation, established policies, guidelines, directives, procedures and established biological and scientific principles, practices and procedures.

      Job exercises latitude in decision making by providing expert testimony and biological advice on ecology and management of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems to the district team, clients and variety of external stakeholders; and input on resource allocation decisions, other resource management plans, plans of other agencies, private sector development proposals and draft MNR policies and procedures.

      Job designs and conducts scientifically sound and comprehensive studies and surveys (e.g. lakes and rivers, wetlands, wildlife habitat, stick nests, aerial wildlife surveys), analyzes/interprets data and prepares technical/scientific reports (e.g. fisheries assessments).
      Job supports forest, fisheries & wildlife management planning and assisting in the preparation & review of land use strategies in the district.

      Job promotes partnership agreements with client groups, aboriginal communities and other agencies; participates in public consultation and communication/education initiatives to further resource management best practices and represents MNR in meetings and other sessions with government agencies, interested groups, organizations and the general public.

      Job informs various resource management decisions made by others (District manager, supervisors, regional director, regional managers and supervisors) by providing the best advice based on interpretation of biological information to supervisor.

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      Bear Analyst

      Organization: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

      Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

      Location: Peterborough, Ontario ON

      Posting Date: Nov 06, 2014

      Deadline: Dec 19, 2014

      Organization Description:
      Job Description:

      Job term: Up to 24 months
      Salary:
      $1,150.66 - $1,421.31 Per Week
      Job Code:
      14022/14024 - Biologist 2A/2B

      Are you an innovative, team oriented individual with expertise in black and polar bear management and research? If so, then do not miss this great opportunity to work with wildlife research scientists on variety of research projects!

      What can I expect to do in this role?

      Under the scientific direction of the Bear Research Scientist to organize conduct and coordinate analysis of black & polar bear information for MNR enhanced black bear management program. To ensure that the several component projects are conducted in an integrated manner, and that human and material resources are efficiently utilized.

      Duties / Responsibilities:

      1. Organizes and conducts research program on black and polar bears, and ensures completion according to specified sampling designs and quality standards by:

      • following precise sampling designs as direct by the Research Scientists; must be expert and adaptable in the use of methods and equipment to achieve specified sampling, experimentation and data analysis objectives;
      • collecting and analyzing black and polar bear data in accordance with procedural standards and protocols provided by the Research Scientist including application of such models as RISKMAN and PROGRAM MARK.
      • critically monitoring progress of research activities and reporting anomalous, unexpected or interesting observations to the Research Scientist;
      • planning work program by establishing financial and information needs, and estimating personnel, equipment and other logistic requirements in consultation with the Research Scientist; monitoring expenditures to ensure compliance with budget allocations;
      • identifying problem areas, anticipating complications and reporting these to the Research Scientists, along with recommendations for additions and changes to the field program based on original observations or research reports;

      2. Provides data summaries, technical reports and contributes to manuscripts for publication in primary scientific journals by:

      •ensuring a high standard of quality control during data entry & analysis by being directly responsible for the completeness, accuracy, validity, and safe, secure storage of all data record;
      •undertaking data summaries and statistical analyses (descriptive statistics, transformations, regressions, analysis of variance, etc.); using dBase, SAS, Ranges IV, IDRISI and other programs on an IMB-type microcomputer and providing summary tables, graphs and written reports, as directed by the Research Scientist;
      • assisting the Research Scientist with the design and implementation of program protocols;
      • under direction of the Research Scientist, contributing to writing and editing of formal research publications, technical reports, progress reports, and project summaries, particularly endeavouring to reflect experiences and insight derived from continuous on-site involvement;
      • acquiring through frequent consultation with the Research Scientist, a comprehensive and adaptive understanding of the program direction and objectives;
      • assisting in the hiring of seasonal or contract staff as directed by the Research Scientist;
      • maintaining personal scientific and technical expertise by updating own knowledge of primary scientific literature, attendance and participation in relevant meetings, courses, workshops, etc.;

      3. Performs other duties as assigned by:

      • facilitating technology transfer between the Research program and MNR Districts, S & T units, Policy Sections, management and other research staff by communicating findings at meetings as directed;
      • performing public relations duties by representing the research team at local meetings, and dealing with public enquiries relating to the research program as directed;
      • providing wildlife expertise and liasing with District and Regional MNR staff to ensure coordination and delivery of programs as assigned.

      Managers have the right to assign additional duties.

      The incumbent shall, while in the workplace, conduct themselves in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and any workplace practices as directed

      Qualifications:

      Mandatory
      • You have a valid driver's licence as recognized in the province of Ontario or equivalent.

      Technical knowledge and skills:
      • You have proven demonstrated ability to conduct independent research on management programs with minimum supervision.
      • You have advanced knowledge of wildlife habitat sampling procedures, and thorough knowledge of theory and practice of wildlife management including large mammal handling and immobilization procedures.
      • You have experience with radio telemetry techniques, and use of GPS equipment.

      Research and analytical skills:
      • You have proven research experience with bears or other large mammals.
      • You have sound knowledge and application of statistics, analysis of data, and use of wildlife modeling programs (i.e. RISKMAN and PROGRAM MARK).
      • You have experience with data summaries and statistical analysis transformations, regressions, and analysis of variances.

      Communication and interpersonal skills:
      • You have demonstrated written communications skills to prepare manuscripts for journals and technical reports for internal and external clients.
      • You have well developed interpersonal skills to make oral presentations and provide representation at local meetings to develop public relations by answering public enquiries relating to the research program.

      Computer skills:
      • You have experience with computers to provide summary tables, graphs and various written reports.

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      Graduate Position in Marine Mammal Acoustics, Conservation, Oceanography

      Organization: Dalhousie University

      Job Type: Full-time

      Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia NS

      Posting Date: Oct 24, 2014

      Deadline: Dec 01, 2014

      Organization Description:
      Job Description:

      The Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University (Dal), in collaboration with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and supported by the NSERC-NCE Marine Environment Observation Predication and Response network (MEOPAR), invites graduate applications for Doctoral studies in marine bioacoustics, conservation and oceanography as part of the WHaLE project (Whales, Habitat and Listening Experiment) that involves collaboration with partners in the ocean technology, governmental, and conservation sectors.
      http://meopar.ca/meopar-meeting-ocean-challenges-via-seven-new-research-...
      Twitter: @meoparwhale

      Qualifications:

      The successful candidate, co-advised by Drs CT Taggart (Dal) and M Baumgartner (WHOI), will focus on ocean glider-mounted passive acoustics monitoring with applications to real-time mariner warning systems, quantifying spatial and temporal variation in right, sei, fin, and humpback whale occurrence and associated oceanographic variation, comparing whale vocalization rate data with other archival acoustic and survey-based whale sightings data, and assisting in building whale species-classification libraries. Ideal applicants should have a Master’s degree, a strong academic record and publication(s) in quantitative-oceanography, -physics, -engineering, -acoustics, -mathematics, -statistics, or quantitative-ecology. Fluency in at least one programming language (e.g., MatLab, R, Python, C, FORTRAN) is required. Experience with field work, data-analytics, remote sensing technologies, autonomous underwater vehicles, oceanography and/or acoustics (passive or active) will be an asset.

      http://fishocean.ocean.dal.ca/
      www.whoi.edu/sites/mbaumgartner/

      The candidate will be tenured at Dal and will be expected to take up short-term residency in Baumgartner’s Lab and likely course work at WHOI. Potential applicants should familiarise themselves with Oceanography at Dal and the details concerning graduate studies and degree requirements.
      http://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/oceanography.html
      http://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/oceanography/programs/graduate-studies...

      As a member of MEOPAR, the candidate will participate as a 'MEOPeer' (www.meopeers.ca) wherein practical, leadership, and networking training will help prepare them for a research career.

      Apply To:

      Application deadline is Dec. 1, 2014 and will be extended if a suitable candidate has not been identified. The successful candidate will ideally start on 05 January 2015 and no later than 01 May 2015. An annual stipend of $20,000 (minimum) for tuition and living expenses is available, although scholarship holders are strongly encouraged to apply (top-up available). Funding limits likely restrict applications to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. However, International students are welcome to apply assuming they can secure an external scholarship or grant to cover additional “foreign student differential fees” (~$7,000) levied by the university.

      Applicants must forward: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) copies of all post-secondary transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this stage), 3) a short statement of interest and why you think you are the best candidate for the research, and 4) a list of at least 3 referees (at least 2 must be academic) and their contact information. Send the above material, compiled as a single PDF, by email to chris.taggart@dal.ca. Ensure the PDF file-name begins with your surname. Incomplete applications will not be acknowledged. Important questions concerning the position should be directed to chris.taggart@dal.ca

      Contact Information:
      Dr. Christopher Taggart
      Associate Professor
      Dept of Oceanography, Dalhousie University
      1355 Oxford St, Halifax, Nova Scotia
      Email: chris.taggart@dal.ca

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      PhD Opportunity, Island Biogeography

      Organization: Simon Fraser University

      Job Type: Full-time

      Location: British Columbia BC

      Posting Date: Oct 13, 2014

      Deadline: Nov 28, 2014

      Website: http://www.johnreynolds.org

      Organization Description:
      Job Description:

      I am looking for a PhD student to join my research group in new collaborative study that is being established by the Hakai Institute (hakai.org.) This research program aims to link theories of island biogeography with ecosystem subsidies on 100 islands along the central coast of British Columbia, Canada. The student will examine how nutrients from the sea, including seaweed, affect the community ecology of breeding birds. This project will benefit from complementary studies by other researchers examining plants, mammals, and insects at the same sites. The ideal candidate will have completed an MSc in avian ecology, with experience censussing breeding birds by sight and sound. Other helpful skills include banding and vegetation surveys. This is a remote and beautiful region, accessible by powerboats and kayaks from the Hakai Institute. So physical fitness, experience working under rugged conditions, and a perpetually positive attitude will be important. Students will benefit from the collegial atmosphere of both the Hakai Institute and the Earth to Ocean Research Group at Simon Fraser University. The first field season will be in the spring of 2015.

      Qualifications:

      You must have an MSc in avian ecology, strong publications, and an ability to identify birds by sight and sound. I am also looking for strong quantitative skills and interest in advancing general theory. Experience banding birds and operating boats would be helpful. This project will require attention to safety and strong teamwork, organizational, and leadership skills. If you don’t like getting wet, camping, clambering around forests and shores, working on and around the sea, or bears and wolves, this PhD is not for you.

      Apply To:

      Please send a letter explaining why this project interests you, including relevant experience and skills, along with your CV, transcripts, and contact details of three references, all as a single PDF with the subject line “Island Biogeography PhD”. Contact: Dr JOHN REYNOLDS (EM: Reynolds@sfu.ca), http://www.johnreynolds.org. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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