Field Technologist – Biodiversity Monitoring Program, Ecosystems and Plant Sciences
Posted Date: Oct 25, 2018
Application Deadline: as soon as possible
Alberta Innovates is a provincially-funded Corporation tasked with delivering on the Jobs Plan and research and innovation priorities of the Government of Alberta. InnoTech Alberta is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Innovates. Great ideas and technologies created by Albertans need the best innovation support system we can deliver. All under one roof, innovators, businesses and researchers can now easily tap into our collective assets – cross sectoral knowledge and expertise, funding, networks and research facilities.
Research and innovation that leads to economic diversification enhanced environmental performance and social well-being is a priority for the Alberta Government. Our province is blessed with abundant natural resources, world-class infrastructure and research institutions, a highly skilled workforce, and a dynamic, entrepreneurial business community. Alberta Innovates along with InnoTech Alberta harnesses these strengths by acting as the catalyst between government, industry and academia, to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our province.
The Ecosystems and Plant Sciences functional group works with industry and government to develop, test and deploy new technologies and processes that will help build commerce in Alberta while reducing environmental impacts. The Ecosystems and Plant Sciences team develops methods to balance industrial development and ecosystems health. The Ecosystems and Plant Sciences team works collaboratively 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.
We are seeking a Junior Field Technologist for our Biodiversity Monitoring Team in Vegreville to provide support in the delivery of the ABMI program.
Duties include, but are not limited to, field data collection (forest stand, soil, birds, plants, wetlands, etc.); assisting field coordinators with field season preparation duties, summer staff training, and QA/QC as required; assisting with data verification and site selection as well as equipment maintenance, repair and calibration. All technical training and many certifications are provided.
The ideal candidate will possess a degree or diploma in Biology, Natural Resources, Forestry or a related field. The successful candidate must have the ability to endure early mornings, long days, challenging conditions, and rigorous fieldwork while collecting high quality data.
Skills in boreal, grassland, or aquatic plant identification are assets. A valid driver’s license, excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are essential. Relevant field work experience is preferred.
This position is included in the bargaining unit. Alberta Innovates offers a competitive salary and benefits package in addition to opportunities for personal and professional achievement. Final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. For more information on this exciting opportunity, visit Competition #INAB-052 at http://www.albertainnovates.ca/careers. When applying, please submit your resume in a Microsoft Word compatible format. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate(s).This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.
ALBERTA INNOVATES 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.