Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2023
Organization Overview

InnoTech Alberta is a key component of Alberta’s innovation system; its talented and experienced team of experts offers a wide range of applied research and development technologies and services. InnoTech Alberta is partnering with the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI); an arms-length, value-neutral, scientific organization that measures and reports on the health of Alberta’s Biodiversity. The ABMI conducts world-class biodiversity monitoring of more than 2000 species and habitats throughout Alberta. Together, these organizations are seeking up to 40 qualified summer Field Technologists to survey terrestrial and/or aquatic biodiversity indicators.

Job Description

This position is part of a large scale, broad-based monitoring program that informs on the state of biodiversity across the province of Alberta through field data collection (forest stand, soil, ecosites, wildlife monitoring, vascular plant identification, wetland assessments, ground validation, etc.) in all regions of the province. The interview process will ask a series of questions that are relevant to a wide range of field activities. While we try to support the preference of the individual, successful candidates will be assigned to a project that best fits the needs of the program.

Field work is done in shifts of up to 10 days, in groups of two throughout Alberta: sometimes up to 500 m from a partner and often in bear country. Data collection is physically demanding with uncooperative weather,
wildlife encounters, difficult terrain, and persistent insects. All technical training and certifications are provided.

  • Possession of or working toward a degree or diploma in biology, natural resources, forestry, or a related field
  • Previous related field work experience
  • Ability to endure long days, flexible work plans, challenging conditions, and rigorous fieldwork
  • Experience with some or all of the following: GPS, compass, navigation, 4X4, ATV, aerial image interpretation, working around helicopters, backcountry camping
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • A good attitude and a sense of humour
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Drivers License or equivalent
  • Eligible to work in Canada or currently in possession of a work permit
  • Skills in boreal, grassland, alpine, or aquatic plant identification are an asset!

These are temporary 4-month positions (Beginning of May – August 2023). Food allowance and transportation in the field are provided. Accommodation is provided for the length of the contract. Minimum starting salary is $3000 per month and is commensurate with number of seasons experience with the ABMI, qualifications, and specific demands of the position.

How to Apply

Visit our Careers Page at https://alberta-biodiversity-monitoring-institute.breezy.hr/ to find this competition. Please submit your resume and cover letter as one word or pdf document using the online application system. Resumes submitted by other means will not be considered. Please be aware that you will be asked to present a drivers abstract should you be offered a position and you may be asked to record a short video.

Application deadline: February 27, 2023

The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demands Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate. InnoTech Alberta is committed to taking reasonable measures to protect the health and safety of Employees in the workplace.

InnoTech Alberta is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.