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Field and Animal Care Technician "VI" in GLIER / Central Animal Care Facility

Job Posting Number: 2020-13-01
Employee Group:
Closing Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 - 4:00pm

The Field and Animal Care Technician will support and maintain facilities, programs and regulations as they relate to GLIER (Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research), CACF (Central Animal Care Facility) and FREC (Freshwater Restoration Ecology Centre). The Technician will support faculty and students engaged in a broad array of activities including the oversight of field safety training, regulation compliance and ensuring the safe utilization of field vessels and field infrastructure.


The successful candidate will have:

• Degree in Biology, Animal Sciences or Environmental Science

• 3 years of experience maintaining aquatic species and equipment including operation of aquatic life support systems and water quality analysis

• Familiarity with boat operations and field experience on aquatic systems

• Knowledge of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) standards, policies and certification.

• Valid driver’s license

• Pleasure Craft Operator Card or eligibility to acquire one

• Eligible for Transport Canada certificate for Marine Emergency Duties (MED)

• Must be able to work a flexible schedule

• Proficient in Microsoft office including; MS Word and Excel


• Master’s degree in Biology, Animal Sciences or Environmental Science

• Previous aquatic experience in a research environment

• Familiarity with Great Lakes systems

• CPR / First Aid (Expert CPR and First AID Training)

• Electrofishing certification

Rate of pay:
Classification "VI" per Schedule A of the Collective Agreement

Please forward your confidential cover letter, resume and Application for Employment, quoting the Ad reference number (2020-13-01), no later than Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 - 4:00pm. Applicants are asked to forward their documents electronically to:

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in the University of Windsor, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Applications submitted through employment agencies will not be considered

The University of Windsor is a welcoming community that is committed to equity and supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments.  In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.

If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Employment Coordinator.  Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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