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
A competitive starting hourly rate, commensurate with appropriate experience.