Hatfield has been awarded BC’s Top Employers for 2022 and we’re looking for more outstanding people to join our team! We do interesting and meaningful work with opportunities for career and professional growth. We also offer a competitive compensation package, flexible work hours, vacation allowances, and comprehensive health benefits including extended health coverage, an employee and family assistance program, and a RRSP matching plan.
Hatfield is seeking a Wildlife Technician to become part our dynamic team in Fort McMurray, Alberta, for a 4-month term. The successful candidate will provide technical support for wildlife monitoring and assessment projects in northern Alberta. Work will primarily be composed of wildlife sweeps along with data analysis and reporting in support of those sweeps from September 2022 through to the end of December 2022. Work may extend into early 2023. The successful candidate can expect extensive field work at remote and mine-site locations in northern Alberta.
- Participate in field programs that assess and monitor wildlife populations and habitat conditions.
- Enter data and assist in the writing of summary reports.
- Work with teams of environmental specialists and technicians responsible for conducting environmental baseline surveys and impact assessment studies in conformance with local, provincial, and federal regulations.
- Assist in maintaining and managing field equipment in the Fort McMurray office, including coordination with other Hatfield offices, as required, regarding specific equipment needs/allocation among offices.
- Ensure compliance with Hatfield’s Health and Safety Management Plan, the law, and client health and safety protocols, as well as compliance with Hatfield’s Quality Management Plan and external requirements and regulations.
Education and Experience:
- Minimum of a diploma or undergraduate degree in biological sciences.
- One year of related work experience in environmental or aquatic sciences is an asset.
- Appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta and British Columbia, and a valid Canadian driver’s license.
Ability to work independently or in teams of technicians with varying levels of experience and maintain a positive attitude.
- Ability and interest to undertake extensive fieldwork, in a range of weather conditions, including working in remote locations and on programs that may require camp stays.
- Ability to work in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and the willingness to work overtime in support of field programs.
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written – technical or scientific writing) including an ability to communicate professionally with clients.
- Research and analytical skills (data collection, compilation, and analysis).
- Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment is an asset.
- Experience working with a range of environmental disciplines (wetlands, vegetation, fish and fish habitat) is an asset.
Hatfield is committed to employment equity and workplace diversity. We strive for equity, inclusiveness and diversity, irrespective of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or disability.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV describing your experience and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org (no phone calls please). Please indicate “Wildlife Technician – Four Month Contract” in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.