Logistics Coordinator / Field Technologist

Posted Date: Jan 23, 2023
Application Deadline: as soon as possible

Status: Open

InnoTech Alberta is seeking a Field Technologist (Logistics Coordinator) for the Environmental Services team who will be responsible for multiple data management projects that involve the biodiversity monitoring of aquatic and terrestrial data, fieldwork, inventory management, and data QAQC. This position will also be responsible for equipment management and procurement for a large-scale biodiversity monitoring program throughout the year and detailed yearly budgeting for equipment needs. Scheduling meetings and utilizing project management software may also be required.

Are you our next Field Technologist? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Enjoy working outdoors and in remote field situations
  • Are able to arrange all logistical considerations associated with large-scale, province-wide field work
  • Have a good understanding of field research and data collection

We are game changers

InnoTech Alberta, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, is a leading Research and Technology Organization established by the Government of Alberta to serve the needs of industry, the innovation ecosystem, and academia. Offering a diversified range of scientific, engineering, and technological research expertise and experience, and unique industrial-scale research infrastructure, equipment, and demonstration facilities, InnoTech Alberta accelerates and de-risks technology research, development, and deployment with focus on industrial solutions and innovation advancement. With a reputation for quality service and a long history of impacts in Alberta’s economy going back a century, our multidisciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to environment to fibre and bio-industrial.

Intrigued? Here’s some more information about the position:
InnoTech Alberta works collaboratively with 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 monitoring of more than 2000 species and habitats throughout Alberta.

Areas of responsibility will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Actively participate in and contribute to the planning of projects, coordination, and logistics of collection seasons.
  • Provide logistical support to numerous field staff in a variety of field conditions (e.g., remote locations, extreme weather conditions, often with limited accessibility).
  • Provide feedback on new hires; facilitate training/mentoring of technical staff.
  • Theoretical and practical instruction of science-based protocols, safe operating procedures, and hazard assessments.
  • Development and renewal of safe operating procedures and hazard assessments.
  • Equipment maintenance and modification.
  • Integration and operationalization of new technology and new protocols in the field program.
  • Quality assurance and control of protocols tasked to field crews and incoming data.
  • Provides communications counsel and direction for key projects within the assigned portfolio.
  • Conducting field work when required.
  • Arranging all logistical considerations associated with large-scale, province-wide field work.
  • Preparing materials and information for the following field season. Working with other field operations staff to ensure that all safety training is complete before field operations begin.
  • Assists in the training and upkeep of training certifications for All Terrain Vehicles (ATV), Bear Awareness, Agro, Chainsaw Safety, and Flat-water Canoeing.

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in biological sciences, forestry, or environmental management
  • Minimum one year related experience working in remote field situations and previous schedule coordination activities
  • Understanding of field research and data collection
  • Experience coordinating people and equipment
  • Previous ABMI student experience and working knowledge of field research and data collection will be an asset
  • Ability to prioritize multiple field requests from within the assigned field area Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines within a fast-paced environment
  • Strong, effective, and creative communicator – both written and oral Self-motivated, well-organized, results-oriented, and effective time management
  • Strong computer skills Knowledge of ABMI protocols (both terrestrial and aquatic) would be considered an asset

​​​Why InnoTech Alberta?

We offer our employees opportunities to work on projects that will expand their skill sets while witnessing the visible impacts of their efforts. We value the development of our employees and create opportunities for working in capacities that allow new skills to be learned. We know that the wellness of our team is the most important part of our business, so we offer a strong benefits package and generous vacation and paid time off programs to promote work-life balance.

The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. 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. This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.


Employment Status: Regular
Hours bi-weekly: 72.5
Classification: TB
Pay Grade: 07
Annual Salary: $58, 986 - $73,788

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