Natural Resources Field Technician(s)

Job Description

Term: Full Time (37.5 hours per week) Seasonal – April 15th until approx. mid-November 2022

Closing Date: Open until filled

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.