MTS Level 5 - Atlantic Bat Conservation Project Technician (Grant Funded) - Atlantic Veterinary College - Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) - Department of Pathology & Microbiology

Competition Number: 
95E17
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Date of Posting: 
August 29, 2017
Department: 
Atlantic Veterinary College - Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) - Department of Pathology & Microbiology
Position: 
MTS Level 5 - Atlantic Bat Conservation Project
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

Salary: 
$48,311 – 53,166 as per CUPE 1870
Term: 

As soon as possible – March 31, 2019 

The Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a term position, subject to budgetary approval. The successful applicant will assist the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC), Atlantic Region’s staff to write Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Best Management Practices (BMPs) for managing bats in buildings and safely excluding bats from these structures, organize and participate in workshops for Nuisance Wildlife Control Officers (NWCO) and provincial officials to discuss and review procedures and topics related to bats roosting in anthropogenic structures, and participate in a field study on the effects of excluding bats from these anthropogenic roosts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• In consultation with CWHC, Atlantic Region’s staff, NWCOs and provincial officials participate in the development and writing of BMPs and SOPs to mitigate negative effects on bats during exclusion from anthropogenic structures and protect public health as it relates to bats roosting in anthropogenic structures
• Assist in the organization of workshops and development of educational materials and participation in multiple workshops on Prince Edward Island (PE) and Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) for NWCOs and provincial officials to discuss and solicit feedback on proposed BMPs and SOPs and to foster understanding and support for bat conservation and safe management of bats in anthropogenic structures
• Be responsible for a 1-800 phone line to respond to questions from, and provide consistent messaging to the general public in PE and NL concerning the management of bats roosting in buildings and other topics related to this subject
• Contribute to the preparation of quarterly reports for funding partners on status and results of workshops and other project milestones and accomplishments
• Participate in a bat trapping and tracking study on PE to monitor roost switching after exclusion of bats from anthropogenic structures
• Travel for fieldwork on PE and meetings in NL and PE

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Minimum Bachelor of Science degree
• Protective prophylactic vaccination against rabies is essential
• Demonstrated experience and ability in communicating scientific information verbally and in writing, helping to organize and deliver workshops, and responding to questions from the general public related to wildlife management or wildlife health topics
• Understanding of biological science sufficient to integrate, assess and communicate scientific information verbally and in writing is required
• Familiarity with bat biology/ecology is considered an asset
• Ability to work independently, but with capacity to work well in a team-oriented environment using good interpersonal skills is essential
• Strong writing and communication skills are required
• Computer proficiency particularly with common scientific workplace software and databases

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr).

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

T. McBurney

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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