Wildlife Technician

  • Company Name: Civeo
  • Company Website: https://civeo.com
  • Opening Date: 2022-09-08
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-31
  • Location: Fort MacMurray

The Wildlife Technician is responsible for the development and implementation of full-cycle and cost-effective wildlife management program that will minimize wildlife-human interactions and develop an acceptable prevention program to ensure safety of people and wildlife. Duties will include the close liaison with Provincial and Federal Regulators, (AB Fish and Wildlife, Department of Fisheries and Oceans) response to problem wildlife incidences, provision of annual bear training to field personnel, regulatory permitting and compliance. The Wildlife Technician will partner with key business stakeholders and external contractors to deliver an efficient wildlife management program that aligns with operational, safety, environmental and profitability objectives for Civeo.

• This key support position enables the research and management initiatives required to identify potential impacts of development activities on wildlife and wildlife habitat by providing logistic, field, administrative, and analytical support to regional research and management initiatives.
• Assist the Manager with development of an annual wildlife monitoring and prevention strategy for problem wildlife that meets Provincial regulatory requirement.
• Ensuring compliance with Fish and Wildlife Protocol 15 as it relates to Black Bear and human interactions.
• Working with Provincial and Federal regulators for permit applications, renewals and required reporting for problem and nuisance wildlife.
• Subject matter expert on the Wildlife Act and Regulations in the jurisdictions in which Civeo has Lodge facilities.
• Assist in implementation of the environment program, inspections and investigations as needed.
• Completing weekly waste and wildlife inspection checklists for lodges as required.
• In conjunction with Supply Chain and Manager, negotiate and manage contracts and service level agreements for third party wildlife contractors.
• Ensure that consultants conducting hazing of problem wildlife is done in accordance with Fish and Wildlife standards and guidelines.
• Conduct lodge site inspections to determine areas of attraction for wildlife and propose mitigation to reduce attractants and ensure that proposed mitigation complies with other environmental and land authorizations.
• Work collaboratively with key business teams, ensure objectives and outcomes align with stakeholder and operational expectations.
• Collaborate with Operational Teams in development and implementation of all problem wildlife policies.
• The ability to interact positively with wildlife users and Hunters and Trappers’ Organizations and the ability to liaise between scientist and user groups is also required to be successful in the position.
• Implement and project manage initiatives and activities related to wildlife deterrence improvements.
• Assist in managing wildlife administration standards, Provincial and Federal compliance, regulatory applications and follow up reporting as required.
• Assist Manager in development and review of Safe Work Instruction (SWI) for lodge staff and guests as it relates to bear-human interactions.
• Research and evaluate new wildlife deterrence methods related to species prone to becoming problem wildlife.
• Assist in provision of other related environmental and safety training in concert with Safety and Environment.
• Partner with HSE to develop and implement wildlife safety training, corrective and preventive measures, incident investigations, and follow up reporting.
• Prepare various annual, quarterly, monthly reports for HSE, regulatory organizations, external clients, and Senior Management.
• The incumbent must also have experience with outdoor activities, navigation and survival kills including the proven ability to work under harsh field conditions.
• Sound knowledge of biology, field ecology, wildlife and wildlife habitat and understanding of current methods of data archival, analysis, presentation and computer applications are required to be successful in this position.
• The incumbent must have excellent English written and oral communication skills for conveying information about wildlife management and the results of wildlife studies to a wide range of audiences.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
• Wildlife Technician or Biologist (graduation from a recognized University or Polytechnique institute)
• Minimum 5 years’ experience - 2 years of which are black bear hazing experience.
• Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) - Unrestricted
• Standard Level C First Aid/CPR
• Proficiency in MS Office applications
• Strong negotiation and vendor management skills
• Demonstrated experience in using superior collaboration skills and abilities.
• Superior project management and leadership skills
• Excellent problem solving, strategic thinking, analytical and planning skills.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Must be able to pass Pre-Access drug and alcohol testing.
• Must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License, with a 5-year driving record satisfactory to Civeo’s Safe Vehicle Use policy.

Working Conditions
• Interacts with employees, management, and the public at large.
• 50% travel will be required.
• Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
• Sitting, standing, bending, kneeling and able to lift up to 50 lbs.
• Overtime as required.
• Position is in Fort McMurray, Alberta

Competency Requirements
• Deciding and Initiating Action
Takes responsibility for actions, projects, and people; takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activity and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions which may include tough choices or considered risks.
• Persuading and Influencing
Gains clear agreement and commitment from others by persuading, convincing and negotiating; makes effective use of political processes to influence and persuade others; promotes ideas on behalf of oneself or others; makes a strong personal impact on others; takes care to manage one’s impression on others.
• Creating and Innovating
Produces new ideas, approaches, or insights; creates innovative products or designs; produces a range of solutions to problems.
• Planning and Organizing
Sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; identifies and organizes resources needed to accomplish tasks; manages time effectively; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones.
• Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction; sets high standards for quality and quantity; monitors and maintains quality and productivity; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals.
• Adapting and Responding to Change
Adapts to changing circumstances; tolerates ambiguity; accepts new ideas and change initiatives; adapts interpersonal style to suit different people or situations; shows an interest in new experiences.
• Coping with Pressures and Setbacks
Maintains a positive outlook at work; works productively in a pressurized environment; keeps emotions under control during difficult situations; handles criticism well and learns from it; balances the demands of a work life and a personal life.