Natural Resources Field Technician

Job Description

Term: Two Full Time (37.5 hours per week) Seasonal positions

Closing Date:

    • 1st position closing March 2nd, 2022 (for an immediate start)
    • 2nd position closed once filled (start date to be determined)

Overview of Position

The Natural Resources Field Technician works in the field collecting data and compiling, interpreting, and reporting on data collected in various scenic locations throughout the Similkameen Valley.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working in the field, under harsh environmental conditions at times
  • Collecting field data that varies depending on the project.
  • Responsible for data compilation, interpretation, and report writing.
  • Required to collaborate and work in a team environment.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and exercise sound judgment and discretion when dealing with sensitive issues.
  • Promotes a safe environment; ensure that all established safety procedures are followed including participation in daily tail gate meetings when out in the field.
  • Participates in relevant training and workshops identified by the Natural Resources Team to enhance program services.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary, and as directed by the Natural Resources, Director.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Proven leadership and communication skills.
  • Related education and experience in the field of Natural Resources.
  • Experience working outdoors in remote locations and be physically fit.
  • A positive attitude, strong work ethic, and enjoy learning.
  • Proficient computer skills, GPS traversing, and tablets.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the Natural Resources in the Similkameen Valley
  • A valid driver’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract.
  • Strong awareness of health and safety issues and a safety conscious attitude.
  • Maintain excellent field notes with particular attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (whether by hand or device)
  • Good orienteering skills to navigate remote forested settings.
  • Steel toe work boots are required.
  • Able to work under pressure with limited time, direction, and guidance to complete analysis in a timely and accurate manner.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum education Grade 10 and must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Experience working in Cultural, Archaeological, Wildlife or Environmental related field is preferred.  

Preference will be given to candidates that have: 

  • A degree or diploma in Natural Resources
  • Experience working across projects, ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Aboriginal ancestry

Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources at or by clicking the “Apply Now” button above.

A competitive starting hourly rate, commensurate with appropriate experience.