Amphibian Salvage Crew Lead - Intermediate Wildlife Biologist
Stantec
Calgary, Alberta
7h ago

Your Opportunity

The Wildlife Team has multiple opportunities for experienced Intermediate Field Biologists. The successful candidate will join our team of wildlife biologists as an Amphibian Salvage Crew Lead related to a major capital project in northern British Columbia.

This role is a contract from May to October with potential for extension.

Your Key Responsibilities

Leads salvage efforts targeted to western toad and coastal tailed frog

Directs salvage activities, including capture and handling, transport, relocation, and euthanasia as necessary

Ensures the crew works in a manner compliant with all safety rules and policies, and that work proceeds in a manner that is safe for the crew and those around them

Manages, plans, and leads coastal tailed frog salvage field programs

Leads and directs junior staff in field activities

Manages tasks according to approved scopes of work

Provides technical guidance to the field team through supervision, training, and mentoring

Creates a culture of safety and participation in Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work

Your Capabilities and Credentials

Proven technical, communication, and organization skills

Experience with coastal tailed frog and / or other amphibian salvage, including capture, handling, transport, relocation, and euthanasia according to Canadian Council of Animal Care guidelines is strongly preferred

Experience using exclusion fencing, drift fencing, pitfall and minnow traps, and netting for instream, wetland, and terrestrial amphibian capture

Ability to identify all life stages of coastal tailed frog and other amphibian species in northern BC

Understanding of coastal tailed frog and / or other amphibian habitat requirements and life cycle and chronology for species occurring in northern BC

Experience working in a construction environment is preferred

Experience driving large trucks on unpaved roads, particularly active industrial or forest service roads

Experience using digital data collection tools, and the ability to use iPads or iPhones is preferred

Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Capable of working with, and providing advice to, clients and contractors

Able to deal with changing conditions and priorities while in the field

Ability to travel for up to two weeks at a time, on multiple trips over the field season

Thrives in an environment with diverse and dynamic projects, and enjoys working on multi-disciplinary scopes of work

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in Biology is preferred, though technical diploma will be acceptable

Possess or working towards a professional accreditation (i.e., P.Bio, R.P.Bio)

Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Wildlife Biologist, with experience in amphibian surveys and salvage

Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather

Please include detailed information on any related field-based skills you may have.

Please indicate any relevant training or certifications you may have including health and safety training.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us.

Join us and redefine your personal best.

We are accepting applications from across Canada with preference being given to candidates from British Columbia and Alberta.

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