The Species at Risk Field Technician will support the Georgian Bay Biosphere and its partners in the delivery of the Community Nominated Priority Places (CNPP) project. The CNPP project aims to assess local populations of Species at Risk, their associated threats, and respond with appropriate conservation practices. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting intensive fieldwork in the summer months, primarily focused on reptiles, in all weather conditions. This can include, but is not limited to: daily road surveys by bike, working in marshes, remote areas and in challenging conditions, leading guided hikes, and providing community outreach where needed. Fieldwork in the region requires a high tolerance to a variety of biting insects, harsh weather conditions, strenuous work, dangerous roads, exposure to road-related reptile mortality events and venomous reptiles. Some of this work will be alongside our partners on the CNPP project including local townships, First Nations communities, and environmental organizations.

Start Date: May 10, 2021

End Date: August 31, 2021, possibility of extension.

Wage: $18.00/hr

Hours: A normal week will be 40 hours. This position works with volunteers and will require weekend and evening work. Time-off will be provided in lieu of time worked on weekends and evenings.

Location: Work will be performed from the Biosphere office (125 William Street, Parry Sound) as well as from locations across eastern Georgian Bay.

Please note that this position is reliant on successful funding.

To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter as one PDF document to Tianna Burke by February 28th at 11:59pm. Only successful candidates will be contacted.