Corvid Technicians – Manitoba, Canada

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: 3/15/2023 to 7/15/2023

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Delta Waterfowl is seeking dedicated technicians for a research project investigating the influence of predator reduction on nest success of canvasbacks and other overwater-nesting ducks in southwestern Manitoba, Canada.  Beginning in early March, technicians will assist professional trappers with predator removal efforts, including trap deployment/checks and other methods of predator removal.  Additional duties will include contacting private landowners to acquire permission for research activities. Housing and vehicle are available/provided at site. Compensation for this site is $15.45 CND per hour, 40 hours per week.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Completion of a firearms/hunter safety course and familiarity with shotguns.
  • A valid driver’s license and clean driving record are required (No DUIs).
  • Must possess or be working towards a degree in Biology, Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, or a related field.
  • Must have or be able to quickly obtain a passport for working in Canada (if not a Canadian resident).
  • Must have a positive attitude and a passion for waterfowl and conservation.
  • Ability to perform assigned responsibilities with a minimum of supervision.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Working knowledge of common duck nest predators and their ecology.
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to complete tasks independently with minimal oversight.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to work with private landowners.
  • Ability to identify corvid species by sight and sound.
  • Ability to multi-task while being detail oriented is highly desirable.
  • Good organizational and data-keeping/entry skills.
  • Ability to live in close quarters and co-exist with a large group of people.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily required to work in the field (e.g., marsh, water, woods, etc.). Field work would likely include driving ATVs in grasslands and navigating uneven ground with woody or coarse wetland vegetation.  The employee is regularly required to sit, talk and listen, as well as must be able to lift and move up to 40 pounds. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Please contact Mike Buxton at mbuxton@deltawaterfowl.org  more information about this opportunity.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Please submit the following documents in a single pdf file by February 1, 2023 to: jobs@deltawaterfowl.org: Please write “CORVID Waterfowl Technician” in the subject line and note your earliest start date within the email.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references

Delta Waterfowl Foundation is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.