[Sust-mar] Species at Risk Outreach Biologist, summer job, Bird Studies, New Brunswick

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Spring-Summer Employment Opportunities with
Bird Studies Canada

Position: Species at Risk Outreach Biologist - Southeastern NB
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Bird Studies Canada 
Location: Bouctouche, near Moncton, New Brunswick

Bird Studies Canada (BSC) is seeking candidates to apply for Piping Plover Stewardship Assistant position starting 25 May 2015 (10-11 weeks @$13.00/hr to $13.75/hr depending on experience).

This position will be based out of Bouctouche, NB and offers an outstanding opportunity to gain skills in species at risk recovery, coastal bird monitoring, re-sighting of banded birds and stewardship through BSC’s SE NB Piping Plover Project. There will be a unique mix of community outreach and engagement, field biology, youth education, collaboration and networking with volunteers and biologists – all on some of New Brunswick’s most beautiful beaches.

Primary duties:
• Conduct beach surveys to identify threats to breeding Piping Plover and beach habitat, assist in the re-sighting of banded Piping Plovers and monitor breeding Piping Plovers, nests and chicks;
• Protect beach breeding habitat from disturbance;
• Conduct educational outreach activities that improve awareness about endangered Piping Plovers, coastal ecosystems and stewardship practices and build community support for healthy coastal wildlife;
• Collect data on other beach wildlife and on human-use of beaches;
• Assist with data entry;
• Assist in the coordination and training of volunteers;

Position Requirements:
• You must be a current student (under 30 years of age) and returning to full-time studies.
• Access to personal vehicle (mileage to field sites will be reimbursed at $0.45/km).
• Excellent French and English speaking skills.
• Excellent ‘people’ skills with the ability to approach and communicate with the public in friendly and clear manner.
• Willingness to work long days and weekends in the field as needed.
• Ability to walk on sand carrying heavy equipment.
• Ability to work independently and with a team.
• Knowledge and interest in Piping Plovers and their threats in Eastern Canada.

Position Assets:
• Local knowledge of southeastern NB beaches and coastal communities.
• Knowledge of Atlantic Canada coastal ecosystems and shorebirds.
• Experience working with species at risk and in education or communication.
• Standard First-Aid (current certification or obtained by start date).

In your cover letter, please indicate the following:

1) Whether you are a current student returning to full-time studies in fall 2015 (depending on funding, this may be a requirement).

2) You have confirmed housing in southeastern NB area (housing is not provided).

3) How you meet the position requirements and relevant experience.

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to nbplover at bsc-eoc.org by 18 May 2015

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