Vertex is currently accepting applications for full-time, permanent Wildlife Biologist / Technician in Sherwood Park, Alberta .
The successful candidate must have experience coordinating and participating in field-based projects, for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and reporting on biophysical data.
Reporting to our Team Lead, the Wildlife Biologist / Technician must be someone that has strong wildlife identification skills with emphasis on bird identification and habitat assessment experience.
Additional experience in other environmental service lines (e.g. contaminated sites, soil assessments, construction monitoring, wetlands, forestry) will have a competitive advantage.
Post-secondary degree or technical diploma from an accredited college, university or technical school in environmental science or other related discipline
Professional Biologist (P.Biol) with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB); or equivalent
Portrays problem solving skills, especially in remote field situations
Minimum five (5) years of experience in the wildlife field required
Experience working with multiple regulatory agencies in Western Canada
Experience in regulatory approvals under EAP requirements for upstream oil and gas facilities and linear disturbances (e.
g. pipelines and transmission lines) are considered an asset.
Familiarity with applicable wildlife acts, legislation, guidelines and species inventories
Strong wildlife identification skills with emphasis on bird identification (visual and auditory)
Experience with species at risk, amphibians, ungulates (caribou), small and large mammals considered an asset
Willingness to work in the field for extended periods of time; willingness to travel within Western Canada, as required
Excellent communication and technical reporting skills
Experience preparing RFPs, proposals and management plans
Strong time management and organizational skills
Ability to pay close attention to detail when collecting data and writing reports
Strong team player but also adept at working independently
Willingness to work on non-wildlife related work
Organizing and implementing field studies to analyze and monitor wildlife, and sensitive species
Field assessments and office reporting for regulatory approval of proposed upstream oil and gas disturbances as well as transmission line and highway corridors
Analyzing and interpreting data, and writing scientific reports
Recommending operating conditions for industrial activities to minimize environmental damage
Train, Mentor and Supervise the work of biological technicians and other staff
Communicate and work with clients during construction activities as the work pertains to sensitive wildlife species
Communicate with clients regarding work specific tasks
Recommending mitigation for industrial activities to minimize wildlife impacts
This position will be based out of our Sherwood Park
Compensation is commensurate with education and experience
A comprehensive benefit package is provided