[Sust-mar] Crew Leader, f/t, Ducks Unlimited, Newfoundland; Invasive Species Working Group Coordinator, Annapolis Valley NS

Peter Watson pwatson at chebucto.ns.ca
Sat May 3 15:31:38 EDT 2008

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1) Crew Leader, f/t, Ducks Unlimited, Newfoundland

2) Invasive Species Working Group Coordinator, Annapolis Valley NS


1) Position: Crew Leader

Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada http://www.ducks.ca

Location: Table Bay, Newfoundland

Date posted to GoodWorkCanada.ca: Apr 29, 2008

Application deadline: ASAP

Start date: ASAP

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is seeking a Research Crew

Leader for the Eider Initiative in Newfoundland and

Labrador, Table Bay field site. Start date will depend upon

eider nesting chronology. The expected length of employment

is June 2 to July 11, 2008.

The goal of the Eider Initiative is to develop a population

model that can be used to guide common eider harvest

regulations and management decisions along the Atlantic

coast. Development of such models requires current, detailed

information on survival, recruitments and breeding rates of

the species.

The Crew Leader will supervise up to three research

technicians to ensure that research goals are met and that

data is carefully documented and reliable. The successful

candidate must be familiar with research techniques

including capturing and banding common eiders and data

entry. The Crew Leader will be responsible for providing

regular communication and data transfer to DUC personnel.

Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of a

bachelor's degree, preferably in wildlife, wetlands ecology,

conservation biology or equivalent education and experience.

Proven communications and problem solving skills, the

ability to work independently and as a member of a

close-knit team will be required. Applicants should be able

to endure extended workdays (10-12 hours) and be willing to

work a continuous number of days without a break (during

hatch). Crew leaders will be required to live on site in

remote locations with rustic accommodations that will be


If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply

immediately as applications will be considered as they are

received and the position will be filled ASAP. Please

forward your resumé, cover letter addressing your specific

qualifications and a list of three references for

confidential consideration to the attention of:

Regina Wells

Ducks Unlimited Canada

6 Bruce Street

Mount Pearl NL  A1N 4T3

E-mail: r_wells at ducks.ca

Phone: 709-364-3825

Fax: 709-772-6309

Created in 1938, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is a private,

non-profit organization that restores and manages wetlands

and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl.

These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

While Ducks Unlimited Canada would like to thank all

applicants, only candidates considered for an interview

will be contacted.

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at



2) Position: Invasive Species Working Group Coordinator

Organization: Nova Scotia Invasive Species Working Group

Location: Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Invasive Species Working Group is seeking

an enthusiastic and self-motivated coordinator who is

passionate about invasive alien species and the threats that

they pose to our natural world.

Terms of employment: 10 month position (June 2008 -- March

2008), $20/hour, 30 hours/week with time and event-based

flexibility. Position will be based at Acadia University in

Wolfville, Nova Scotia.


* Post-secondary training in biological sciences or related

experience in science, ecology or environmental sciences

* Direct knowledge/experience with invasive species issues

in Nova Scotia

* Familiarity with An Invasive Alien Species Strategy for

Canada and other invasive species councils or frameworks

* Proven written communication skills including

grant-writing and reporting

* Strong oral communication skills including ability to

deliver presentations effectively to groups of various


* Conference and workshop planning experience

* Positive attitude and ability to work with diverse and

sometimes competing interest groups

* Ability to work effectively under tight timelines

* Strong computer skills and knowledge of database

development and maintenance

* Availability to travel and work flexible hours as


* Valid driver's license required, access to vehicle


* Experience in the formation of a non-profit organization


Job Duties:

* Identify and contact invasive species stakeholders in

Nova Scotia

* Conduct a gap analysis of existing invasive species

programs and initiatives in the province

* Coordinate a facilitated workshop for stakeholders from

across the province

* Work towards the development of a permanent structure for

an invasive species coordinating body for Nova Scotia

* Work towards identifying strategic goals for addressing

invasive species in the province

* Seek out funding opportunities for the foundation and

continuation of a provincial invasive species body

* Assist with reporting and administrative responsibilities

to funding agencies

* Increase awareness and understanding of invasive species

in Nova Scotia stressing the importance of early detection

and prevention

Please send resumes to:

Melanie Priesnitz, Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens

Nova Scotia Invasive Species Working Group

52 University Avenue, Box 48

Wolfville, NS  B4P 2E6

Email resumes preferred:

botanicalgardens at acadiau.ca

Deadline: May 12th 2008

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