The Water Quality and Habitat Assessment Services unit is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, self-reliant temporary Technical Assistant. This is a field-based position that includes collection, identification, and habitat inventory for fauna including beetles, mussels, and other macroinvertebrates. As a Technical Assistant, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in rare species conservation, management-based research and applied ecological monitoring while working on the different research component of the project. Under the guidance of the Senior Ecologist-Aquatic Macroinvertebrate, this position will provide you with a broad range of field skills related to the collection of benthic macroinvertebrates samples at Primary water quality stations, assess Gibson’s Bigsand Tiger Beetle distribution in the South Saskatchewan River. Duties and responsibilities of this project may include but are not limited to: collecting information on macroinvertebrate occurrence and density, and maintenance of data collection equipment.
Qualifications and Requirements:
The ideal candidate will be college or university students or recent graduates in wildlife biology, ecology, environmental biology, general biology, natural resources management, or related field. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be prepared to work irregular hours. Travel, sustenance, and accommodations will be provided based on hours or work and location of required duties. Applicants should be able to work outdoors in a variety of climates and conditions and be enthusiastic team players. Preference will be given to applicants who have previous experience with applicable biological sampling techniques. Employees in these positions will routinely work in and around lakes, streams, and other bodies of water.
See the attached posting for application instructions, or visit https://www.wsask.ca/careers/technical-assistant-insect-and-benthic/
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