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Wildlife Technician II - Trainee

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Type of employment: 
Type of Employment 2: 
Term Ending April 23rd, 2021
Northern Allowance: 
$ 22,579.00
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 27, 2019

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Land Claim Beneficiaries only.

Reporting to the Manager of Wildlife Research, the Wildlife Technician II –Trainee is responsible for providing technical support to all programs within the Wildlife Research Section. The Wildlife Technician II – Trainee will lend support to field projects/logistics carried out by the Biologists in the Wildlife Research Section.

Data collection and compiling of data/sample processing and other administrative duties will provide the candidate with a wide range of knowledge and experience that will prepare them to fulfill the role as a Wildlife Technician – II with the Government of Nunavut. Upon successful and satisfactory completion of the term of service in the Wildlife Technician II – Trainee role, an indeterminate Wildlife Technician position may be offered to the candidate.

Interest in wildlife and biology is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent must be able to use computers and typical office software. Communication and interpersonal skills to relay information and standards to departmental Field Staff, Biologists, Technicians and Wildlife Officers, particularly co-management partners including Hunters and Trappers Organizations is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent must also demonstrate interest in continuous learning and improvement of their skills and techniques. Experience in outdoor activities, navigation and survival with proven ability to work under harsh conditions is required.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through completion of a Grade 12 education or equivalent. Completion of a Technical Diploma in Renewable Resources is considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit are also assets. Additional assets include: possession of a PAL, ability to handle firearms, familiarity with various Arctic wildlife species; First Aid and CPR-C certification, and the ability to communicate in Inuktitut.

In your resume, please indicate your level of experience and skills as they relate to experience and skills required as listed in the job advertisement.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

Expiry Options: 
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