Wildlife Technician – Summer 2023 Internships

BBEMA is now hiring Wildlife Tech Student Internship positions

  • 16 weeks from May 8 to Sept 1, 2023.

Wildlife Technician – Summer 2023 Internships

Undertake biological field monitoring protocols: organizing and implementing field studies to enhance ecological habitats within the Bedeque Bay Watershed.

Job location: 1929 Nodd Road Kinkora PE C0B1M0

Wage: 16.50/hr

Duties:
•Assist in conducting field research and surveys to collect data and samples for both aquatic and terrestrial habitats.

•Collect and analyze fresh/saltwater water samples, macro-invertebrate population samples, deployment/collection of in-situ probes, use of field collection unit (YSI Pro Plus) and lab photometer.

•Conduct Atlantic Salmon habitat/spawning site targeted enhancement initiative, plus general in stream species fish habitat enhancement protocols.

•Undertake hedgerow/riparian enhancement measures: native tree and shrub planting.

•Conduct BBEMA Monarch Watch program – inclusive of Monarch raising, tagging/release protocols, pollinator site monitoring and habitat enhancement.

•Implement GPS/GIS technology to conduct ecological monitoring related to habitat restoration (vegetation surveys, headwater stream surveys.)

•Assist BBEMA Coordinator to implement thermo UAV (drone) stream and estuary surveys.

•Implement GPS/GIS technology to conduct ecological monitoring related to habitat restoration(vegetation surveys, invasive species assessment/removal).

•Assist with delivery of BBEMA Youth Environmental Programs: Adopt a River, Adopt-a-Pond and in class/field trips for both schools and daycare.

•Liaison with farmers and private industry to enhance biodiversity within agricultural landscapes –targeting wildlife corridors, pollinator habitats, migratory songbird nesting habitats adjacent to farm fields.

•Host BBEMA community booths, education and outreach activities.

Other Duties:
•Office work will involve online database entry, analyzing and interpreting data, and writing scientific reports.

Position
Requirements:

Education: applicants should have or be pursuing a college degree in biology, botany, wildlife, or other related natural resources field.

Essential Skills: Experience conducting field work using various monitoring protocols, including standard survey methods and site observations. Ability to work both as part of a team and independently Comfortable interacting with youth, general community members and private landowners. Good verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to enter data accurately onto a mobile device and computer.

Applicants must be willing and able to work outside under sometimes difficult field and environmental conditions

* Possession of a valid driver’s license is an asset.

Job work location will be based out of the BBEMA office located at 1929 Nodd Road, Emerald PE

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for two references to BBEMA Environmental Project Coordinator David Allan by March 10, 2023. Email: david@bbema.ca

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