Wildlife Biologist/Technician

Calgary, AB, Canada

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

AARES* is seeking a Wildlife Biologist/Technician to join our team at our Calgary office. Working under the general direction of experienced leads, this position will be responsible for participating in wildlife related project field and office work and will provide an opportunity for the right candidate to learn and grow professionally and personally.


We are seeking a candidate who is flexible to travel and work away from Calgary for extended periods, and is eager to participate in a range of environmental projects and gain new skills. Desired qualifications include:

• Leading or participating in wildlife related field work

• Data analysis and management

• Interpretation and assessment of species habitat requirements

• Assist in proposal writing, study design and implementation

• Perform background research and analysis, including consultation with government agencies

• Produce well written drafts reports and correspondence, drawing upon technical and scientific knowledge and experience

• Learn to manage small to medium-sized projects, communicating with clients and reporting to senior staff

• Work within a team environment and communicate effectively with all levels of staff; you are personable and enthusiastic

• Field work and travel is required and varies in distance and duration (several day(s) to 2 or 3 weeks occasionally)


• A University degree (B.Sc or M.Sc) in Ecology, Biology, and/or other Biological Science or a technical diploma and experience in a related field • Registered as a P.Biol. with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists, or eligible for registration is preferred • Experience working in ecosystems within Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, or Territories • Wildlife identification skills and experience in conducting field surveys in Alberta. • Credible experience with breeding bird surveys in Alberta

• Experience in amphibian and reptile survey techniques, and winter wildlife tracking.

• Willingness to work in the field, occasionally in remote locations and outside standard office hours in all manner of weather

• Ability to write technically; some reporting experience appreciated

• Understanding of application of federal Species at Risk Act and provincial Endangered Species Act

• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as within a team environment and under deadlines

• Developed computer skills with Microsoft including Excel and Word as a minimum

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, heavy lifting, hikes up to 5 km, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

About the Company

AAR Environmental Services (a division of Applied Aquatic Research Ltd.) is a Canadian full-service environmental consulting company based in Calgary, Alberta. Our talented teams provide a diverse suite of services, including aquatic and terrestrial biology, agronomy, hydrology, project management and environmental planning. We are currently searching for a Soils and Reclamation Specialist to join our team on a permanent, full-time basis. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about developing a professional career, practical, personable and enjoy working in a dynamic and challenging team environment.