[MARMAM] Two new jobs in British Columbia, Canada

rob at raincoast.org rob at raincoast.org
Wed Nov 15 15:56:07 PST 2006


Dear Marmam subscribers,
Please find below descriptions for two new jobs with Raincoast  
Conservation Foundation's marine mammal research and conservation  
program, which is now in its third year.  Please distribute this  
advertisement widely to interested applicants who are eligible to work  
in Canada.

Thank you,
Rob




1.  Job title:  GIS Technician
Supervisor:  Marine Mammal Research Scientist

Raincoast Conservation Foundation (www.raincoast.org) is hiring a GIS  
and database technician to support our Marine Conservation Initiative.  
  The project studies the distribution, abundance and habitat  
requirements of marine mammals and seabirds in western Canadian  
waters.  We are searching for a person with excellent computer and  
organizational skills to join an active research team.

The ideal applicant will have a wide range of experience using GIS  
software, including the Arc software platform and a suite of ESRI  
products.  Given the marine focus of the research, experience with  
Ocean Data View and program Distance would be an asset, as would some  
experience with data processing and programming in R.  Facility with  
Microsoft Access is essential, because the job will involve creating,  
organizing and maintaining large, linked databases from raw line  
transect survey and oceanographic point data.  Some experience with  
preparing figures for a variety of media (e.g., scientific  
manuscripts, web and public outreach material) is also required.  The  
job does not require statistical modelling skills, but rather will  
involve processing large datasets to facilitate analyses being  
conducted by other investigators and displaying results.

The position is a 2-year contract starting in January 2007, and based  
from our Sidney, BC office.   While the job is office-based, there is  
the potential for a qualified applicant to join the research team for  
fieldwork planned for BC coastal waters in 2007 and 2008.  All  
applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

Please send a CV with two references and, if possible, web links to  
samples of your work to Chris Genovali, Executive Director  
(chris at raincoast.org), cc Rob Williams, Principal Investigator  
(rob at raincoast.org), and include ?GIS Technician Resume? in the  
subject line of the email.

Application deadline:  15 December 2006.

No phone calls please.  Only those applicants selected for an  
interview (to take place in January 2007) will be contacted.

2.  Job title:  Marine Conservation Campaigner
Supervisor:  Executive Director, with Marine Mammal Research Scientist.

Raincoast Conservation Foundation (www.raincoast.org) is hiring a  
campaigner to support our Marine Conservation Initiative.  The project  
studies the distribution, abundance and habitat requirements of marine  
mammals and seabirds in western Canadian waters.  We are searching for  
a strategic thinker with strong PR, media and organizational skills to  
lead a public education campaign that will address marine habitat  
conservation issues in this region.

The ideal applicant will have experience using science to guide a  
campaign that protects marine wildlife from industrial activities such  
as offshore oil and gas exploration (seismic surveys) and development,  
ship strikes, entanglement and oil spills.  While a scientific  
background is desirable, candidates with a strong legal or policy  
background will also be considered.  The job will involve media and  
other public outreach activities, and participation in  
multi-stakeholder planning processes.  Candidates should also have  
experience in project management and administrative work.

The position is a 2-year contract starting in January 2007, and based  
from our Sidney, BC, Canada office.   While the job is office-based,  
there is the potential for interested applicants to join the research  
team for fieldwork planned for BC coastal waters in 2007 and 2008.   
All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

Please send a CV with two references to Chris Genovali, Executive  
Director (chris at raincoast.org), cc Rob Williams, Principal  
Investigator (rob at raincoast.org), and include ?Marine Conservation  
Campaigner Resume? in the subject line of the email.  Applicants are  
encouraged to provide an example of, or web-links to, previous work  
that they feel illustrates their style of public campaigning:  for  
example, an opinion piece; a video clip; a print advertisement or  
billboard; a website; bumper sticker, etc.

Application deadline: 15 December 2006.

No phone calls please.  Only those applicants selected for an  
interview (to take place in January 2007) will be contacted.




Dr Rob Williams
Marine Mammal Research Scientist
Raincoast Conservation Foundation
PO Box 8663
Victoria, BC Canada V8W 3S2







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