[Sust-mar] Species at Risk Biologist, contract, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

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Position: Species at Risk Biologist
Organization: Clean Annapolis River Project
Website: http://www.annapolisriver.ca
Location: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Start date (tentative): May 5th, 2014 
End Date (tentative): August 29th, 2014

Remuneration: $16.00 per hour plus 4% vacation pay and statutory benefits at 35 hours per week.


Post-secondary diploma or bachelor’s degree in ecological sciences, biology, natural resources or 3 years related experience. The successful candidate will be required to use their personal vehicle for work travel and compensated according to the prevailing policy (approx. $0.43/km). Must have experience working collaboratively on natural resources or ecological related projects/programs. Must have experience and/or knowledge in identifying fish and wildlife species, flora and conducting water quality measurements and habitat assessments or related field research. Must be able to write a scientific report and communications material. Experience using boat/motor, telemetry equipment and GIS technology will be considered a strong asset.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Species At Risk Biologist works under the direction of the Manager of Program Delivery in a supportive and cooperative team environment. The Species At Risk Biologist will be expected to complete duties directly related to CARP’s day to day activities in order to fulfill stewardship, ecological enhancement and ecological monitoring project requirements as they relate to the Striped Bass and Wood Turtle Research and Stewardship Projects.

The Species At Risk Biologist is expected to conduct field work as needed in various weather conditions and field conditions including use of a boat and motor. The Species At Risk Biologist will also be expected to spend time in the office entering species, habitat and spatial data and conducting reporting requirements as directed by Manager of Program Delivery and as listed in funding proposals.

Specific tasks can include:
• Lead field surveys and monitoring of the wood turtle and striped bass in the Annapolis River watershed.
• Conducted field work in accordance with terms and conditions in the scientific permits and other permits as applicable.
• Use of personal vehicle for field work including transportation of volunteers and staff and in accordance to existing policies.
• Record data in field data cards or other suitable method including GPS.
• Radio track tagged turtles and conduct nest emergence checks for wood turtles.
• Conduct Striped Bass research which may include beach seine, egg tows, fyke nets and use of boat/motor.
• Liaise directly with existing and new partners to provide updates on the species at risk project.
• Lead stewardship and outreach activities on species at risk.
• Build partnerships with identified stakeholders on species at risk monitoring and protection.
• Coordinate, recruit, and retain volunteers for the projects.
• Train CARP staff and volunteers on field work protocols as needed.
• Conduct all field and office activities in a safe manner according to occupational health and safety policies and practices and identify needs to review or improve these as conditions require.
• Other field work or office work as directed by CARP Management.

To apply:

Send your resume and cover letter in one document to: 
employment at annapolisriver.ca
fax to 902-532-3038 or drop off to 314 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal 
by April 18th, 2014.

Questions? Call us at 902-532-7533.

Only those successful for an interview will be contacted.

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