YVR Airport Wildlife Management Technician

About Avisure

Avisure specialises in wildlife risk mitigation for the aviation industry. Our services include consulting, research, providing expert advice and airfield wildlife management to reduce the occurrence and impact of wildlife strikes. As global leaders in our field we have worked with over 140 clients worldwide, and employ a professional team dedicated to best practice environmental management (www.avisure.com). We love what we do!

About the role

We are looking for a part-time Wildlife Management Technician (WMT) to join our Vancouver International Airport (YVR) Wildlife Management Team. The position is responsible for monitoring and managing wildlife populations on and around the airport to minimize risks to aircraft operations. You will be required to operate vehicles on the airport, around runways, taxiways and surrounding areas and use radios to communicate with air traffic controllers. The ideal applicant will possess excellent knowledge of local wildlife species and behaviours and be capable of operating a variety of tools and equipment to manage them in this busy airport environment. The work schedules cover 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

We offer competitive wages, a bonus structure, allowances for uniforms, retirement savings plans, health insurance benefits, flexible schedules, and an amazing team.

Applicants MUST be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Selection Criteria

Essential Skills and Attributes

  1. Demonstrated ability to work with a team and use problem-solving techniques to safely and effectively harass and disperse wildlife from the aerodrome and adjacent habitats.
  2. Situational awareness, particularly in relation to identifying safety considerations involving aircraft movement, wildlife presence, and the activity of other vehicles, equipment and people.
  3. Computer literacy and ability to maintain electronic records.
  4. A strong commitment to safety and safe work practices and a willingness to promote Avisure’s safety culture.
  5. Current unrestricted class 5 driver’s license and ability to follow safe vehicle operation and traffic procedures for aerodromes.

Ability to acquire a:

  1. Non-restricted PAL (firearms license).
  2. Restricted Area Identification Card (RAIC) – requires background and criminal record checks.
  3. YVR airside driving permit (D-AVOP).
  4. Aircraft Radio/Telephone Operators Proficiency.

Desirable skills and attributes

  1. Demonstrated skill in wildlife identification and animal behaviours, particularly birds.
  2. Higher education or qualification in wildlife biology/ecology/conservation or equivalent experience.
  3. Demonstrated experience in the handling, operation and maintenance of firearms.

Take the first step in joining our team by sending in your CV and a cover letter including responses to each of the selection criteria.


Application Deadline: 13/08/2022

Expected Start Date: 04/09/2022

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: From $25.00 per hour


  • Day shift
  • Night shift

COVID-19 considerations:
Masks are required, increased hygiene procedures, physical distancing and a COVID-19 Safety Plan is in place.


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