Job Opportunity: Greater Sage-Grouse Researcher at Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo is hiring a part-time Greater Sage Grouse Researcher. H/She must have a background in working in remote field conditions and three years of related experience. The deadline to apply is February 12th, 2017.

Date published: 2017/02/02

Part-Time (20 hours/week)

The Greater Sage-Grouse Researcher will assist conservation field and aviary-based research projects for greater sage-grouse and assist with research publications/reports on Greater sage-grouse. The position will advance the mission of the Calgary Zoo by using hands-on field research actions that can advance the conservation and recovery of species or ecosystems.  Working within a public institution, the position will also facilitate knowledge transfer to other zoo departments, donors, and the general media.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with reintroduction research project(s) on Greater sage-grouse
  • Developing field and research protocols for Greater sage-grouse project
  • Assisting with reintroduction research publications on Greater sage-grouse
  • Field work on Greater sage-grouse, including capturing, handling and radio-tracking
  • Transporting eggs/chicks/grouse to and from the zoo and field sites
  • Behavioural observations on captive Greater sage-grouse
  • Complies with the zoo’s health and safety program
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of BSc. related to Biology, Zoology or Wildlife Management & Conservation
  • Demonstrate a passion for wildlife conservation and a love of working outdoors
  • Ability to follow directions and work well with others
  • A minimum of three years of experience with biological field work
  • An eye for detail, as accurate and precise data collection and entry is essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A high level of physical fitness
  • Class 5 driver’s license with fewer than 6 demerit points is mandatory
  • Excellent communication skills in a team environment

Physical demands: 

  • Extensive office work, involving long periods of sitting at computer work stations
  • Field conditions, working long irregular hours in inclement weather
  • Driving to various sites on gravel and paved roads
  • Field work may be required, which could involve hazards such as: dangerous animals, insects, risk of sunburn or frostbite, working with field equipment such as trucks or ATVs, and heavy lifting of field equipment
  • Occasional travel may be required

What the zoo has to offer: 

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Discounts on food, beverage and merchandise
  • A complimentary annual pass for you and your immediate family members

If you are a highly motivated and experienced individual we invite you to send your resume, along with a cover letter, in confidence, to hr@calgaryzoo.com no later than February 12, 2017. Please quote the position title in the subject line.

Human Resources, Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6
Email: hr@calgaryzoo.com

NO PHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE. Applicants are thanked in advance and advised that only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.