- Position Title: Wolverine Data Technician
- Position Type: Full-time, 6 months with potential to extend
- Term: 1 September 2022 to 1 February 2023 (some flexibility)
- Level: SCI 5
- Program: WCS Canada Wolverine program
- Office/Project: Thunder Bay, Ontario/Red Lake Wolverine Project
- Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario (remote work acceptable for right candidate)
- Date Written/Revised: July 2022
- Project Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Scrafford
- Secondary Supervisor: Jacob Seguin
- Supervises (Direct supervision only): n/a
- Salary: $20/hour
- Application Deadline: 5 August, 2022
WCS Canada is seeking a Data Technician with a keen eye for detail to support its Wolverine Conservation Program. The Data Technician will be responsible for classifying wildlife photos taken with motion-sensor cameras placed along roads, trails, live traps and run poles. The ultimate objective of the project is to calculate wolverine density in Red Lake, Ontario and Rainbow Lake, Alberta through mark-recapture analyses.
The Data Technician will primarily be responsible for using software to classify species and, if a wolverine, identify the individual based on various identifiers including ear tags, GPS data and chest patterns. Data entry will involve the use of specialized software (TimeLapse Image Sampler) and Microsoft Excel.
- Contribute to a database of wolverine presence at live traps and run poles.
- Contribute to a database of other wildlife at live traps, run poles and roads.
- Mark photos in TimeLapse Image Sampler software.
Skills and Qualifications
- Ability to accurately capture data for long stretches of time.
- Experience with data quality assurance and quality control.
- A keen interest in wildlife and nature.
- A working knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
How to apply:
Please submit your CV with cover letter explaining your interest in this position and relevant skills and experience.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Dr. Matthew Scrafford at [email protected].
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Okechukwu Ezibe at [email protected].
WCS Canada is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices. Applicants with a disability or any special needs may make a request for accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, and we will work with you to meet your needs. Such requests should be communicated to Okechukwu Ezibe ([email protected]) or by phone 437-770-2776.
For applicants without access to internet, applications can be faxed, mailed, or hand delivered by appointment as follows:
Mail or hand delivery: WSC Canada, 10 Cumberland Street North, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7A 4K9
About WCS Canada
WCS Canada (www.wcscanada.org) was established as a Canadian conservation organization in July 2004. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity, and equal opportunity. Our mission is to save wildlife and wild places by improving our understanding of and seeking solutions to critical problems that threaten key species and large wild ecosystems throughout Canada. We implement and support comprehensive field studies that gather information on wildlife needs and then seek to resolve key conservation problems by working with a broad array of actors. WCS Canada has a track record of our science being recognized as relevant, credible and legitimate by researchers, NGOs and agencies. WCS Canada is independently registered and managed, while retaining a strong collaborative working relationship with sister Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) programs in more than 60 countries.
Diversity and inclusion are core WCS Canada values. We value the diversity of the people we employ and work with and we strive to provide an inclusive and equitable workplace in which we recognize the unique characteristics, skills and experiences of all employees. We are committed to engaging our employees in our diversity, equity and inclusion work and together we aim create a work place where all staff feel they belong and can grow.
WCS Canada’s programs occur on the homelands of Indigenous Peoples whose relationships various governments are described in historic (numbered) Treaties, modern land claim agreements, and negotiations around unceded lands. We recognize and support the international ecological and social commitments and responsibilities to Indigenous Peoples that Canada has signed, including the Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Our commitment to engagement with Indigenous Peoples ranges from notification of research, to the provision of scientific advice, to co-creation of research. We respect Indigenous knowledge systems and include this knowledge in our research and conservation programs where possible. We engage in land use planning and impact assessment processes that affect Indigenous Peoples, seeking ways to advance conservation as well as opportunities to sustain the livelihoods and cultures of Indigenous communities. We seek to motivate positive conservation outcomes by supporting effective governance and decision-making processes by Indigenous communities, particularly by supporting Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas.