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Posted 14 Feb

FIELD BIOLOGISTS & TECHNICIANS #183

Duka Environmental Services Ltd.
Whitehorse Full Time

EC Job Ad No.: (183)

FIELD BIOLOGISTS & TECHNICIANS

DUKA ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LTD.

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon

Hours: Averages 7.5 hours/ 37.5 hours/week

Salary: $2500.00/month

Duration: Seasonal - tentative as early as 17 April to as late as 15 August 2017

Work Location: Based in the City of Whitehorse. Majority of work to be concentrated at Whitehorse, travel to, and overnight stays in other Yukon communities may be required.

Job Summary:

Responsible for monitoring, collecting and identifying invertebrate (insect) populations with a focus on mosquitos and their predators. Describe and map aquatic habitats. Maintenance of a development site database, data entry, photographs etc. Accurate and complete recording of daily monitoring and treatment information. Public education and control of mosquito populations through an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach using physical, cultural and biological controls. Timely reporting of field activities and liaison with various office personnel, both corporate and client

Job Description/Duties:

Field surveying, monitoring, site mapping and control of mosquito populations. Use of ASUSTM Notebook PC (Tablet) to record and report (WordTM/ExcelTM-based software) observations and all required data. Photographs, electronic mapping updates using Google EarthTM and Google Earth ProTM. All surveillance and treatment data uploaded, while in the field, and as it is completed, using either a mobile “hotspot” (smart phone) or through a WiFi data plan to a DropBox.Weekly and monthly summaries (email) of activities. Daily check in and provision of planned work schedule.

Collect, record and update relevant information (site descriptions, photographs, property

ownership, monitoring and treatment data) necessary for the maintenance of a database and to the satisfaction of regulatory agencies.

Frequent, personal contact with the public, client and government agencies.

Maintain a daily, accurate and complete log of all activities, contacts, surveillance and control.

Use of biological control products including Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (VectoBac 200G, PCP # 18158) to control larval mosquito infestations.

Schedule and organize daily activities and any community visits to maximize program efficiency and efficacy.

Position Requirements and Skills:

Willingness and ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions

This is a field position which requires some flexibility of daily work hours. Work days average 7.5 hours; 37.5 hours/week.

Responsible, confident, mature attitude, good work ethic and ability to work and live independently

Must be willing and able to adapt to changing priorities

Post-secondary education in biology, chemistry or related science.

Entomology and/or pesticide use experience an asset.

Good interpersonal and organizational skills. Cell phone required

Valid driver’s license. Please provide details of any restrictions, if they exist.

A reliable vehicle is required. Reimbursement for personal vehicle use to complete surveillance, sampling and treatments will be provided at the rate of $0.50/km. There is no rough or extreme off road driving required and all work equipment and supplies to be carried in the vehicle are ‘clean’. Rental vehicles will be used for travel outside of Whitehorse.

Current resume with handwritten cover letter. References are required at time of application.

This is a field position having regular interaction with business and home owners. Appropriate dress will be required. Acceptable clothing includes walking shoes/hiking boots, walking shorts, jeans, cargo pants etc., collared shirts and tee-shirts.

Pesticide Applicators Certificate issued by the BC Ministry of Environment. To be completed in Whitehorse before field work starts. Self-study kit and materials supplied will be reviewed. Certificate examination (3 hours) is open book using study kit provided

The Company will provide:

Assistance in acquiring the Pesticide Applicators Certificate. Employee must have valid certificate before employment can start.

All safety gear and work-related materials.

Good experience under practical field conditions and the opportunity to work independently and as part of a team.

All training and support necessary to effectively perform job-related duties.

Data collection devices (Tablets, laptops, IPads) and other materials as appropriate.

Remuneration:

The work week averages 37.5 hours. Salary is $ 2500 per month, paid 15th and 31st.

Expenses for work related disbursements for travel and accommodations etc outside of Whitehorse will be reimbursed following submission of receipts and completed expense account forms. A corporate VISA card may be supplied. Receipts must be retained and forwarded to Langley BC office by mail at month end with appropriate expense tracking forms.

Reimbursement for personal vehicle use ($0.50/km) in Whitehorse while completing work- related duties will be provided.

Contact Information: Duka Environmental Services Ltd.

Apply with résumé and hand-written cover letter.

By Fax: (866)759-5902

By E-mail: duka@telus.net (scan hand-written cover letter)

Duka Environmental Services Ltd. would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Not all submitted applicants will be interviewed.

Additional Application Instructions

Apply with résumé and hand-written cover letter. By Fax: (866)759-5902 By E-mail: duka@telus.net (scan hand-written cover letter)

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