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SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY - SUNSHINE COAST WILDLIFE PROJECT ASSISTANTS

The Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project is seeking applicants for 3 summer student positions:

Positions 1 and 2 (university students): Start Date: May 11, 2015, 16 weeks, 40 hours per week, $16/hour

Position 3 (high school student or recent grad): Start Date: June 29, 2015, 9 weeks, 40 hours per week, $16/hour

JOB DESCRIPTION: The students will assist with wildlife research and stewardship activities on the Sunshine Coast. They will participate in field surveys of wildlife to characterize species presence and distribution, and identify critical sites for wildlife on the Sunshine Coast (i.e., amphibian breeding ponds, painted turtle nesting sites, screech-owl nests, bat roosts, locations of high species diversity, etc.). The goal is to provide valuable new information to guide conservation of wildlife on the Sunshine Coast. The students will participate in some of the following project activities: amphibian terrestrial and aquatic surveys, turtle nesting and live trapping surveys, bat mist netting and acoustic surveys, owl and goshawk call-playback surveys and nest searches, collection of eDNA samples from creeks and wetlands, and habitat assessment and mapping. In addition to field work, the students will also participate in habitat enhancement activities as well as outreach to Sunshine Coast residents to encourage sound community stewardship of wildlife and their habitats.

QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking two highly-motivated university students pursuing post-secondary studies in Biology, Ecology, Zoology, Forestry, Environmental Sciences, Resource Management, or related field. We are also recruiting for one high school student or recent high school graduate seeking to enter one of these fields. Candidates must have a driver's license and their own vehicle, be physically fit, able to work independently, available to work some weekends and nights and in all weather conditions, and extremely comfortable working in the outdoors. Previous experience conducting field surveys of wildlife preferred. Previous experience working with the public a plus.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must be between 15 AND 30 YEARS OF AGE at the start of the employment; have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year; be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and be legally entitled to work in Canada. These summer student positions are partially funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program and are dependent upon us being awarded the funding again this year.

HOW TO APPLY: The application deadline is April 20, 2015. Please send a cover letter and resume (including names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references) by email to Dr. Michelle Evelyn: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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