About BCWF and Wetlands Workforce (WW)
The B.C. Wildlife Federation is British Columbia’s leading conservation organization. As a province-wide member-driven charitable organization, with over 43,000 members and more than 100 member clubs, our organization represents the interests of all British Columbians who aim to protect, enhance and promote the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.
We are pleased to announce this exciting opportunity for you to join our project and make a BIG impact on watershed and wetland health in B.C. The Wetlands Workforce (WW) project will deploy work pods in the field to support the maintenance, monitoring and inventory of restored wetland sites across B.C., engage in planning activities related to the restoration of future wetland restoration sites and inventory of natural wetland sites for the development of better wetland management tools. The WW Project is supported through the Province of BC’s economic stimulus fund and will provide temporary employment for a minimum of 100 people.
All job openings at the BCWF can be found at https://bcwf.bc.ca/current-opportunities/.
This is a full-time, contracted position until end of September 2021. Evenings, weekends and/or extended hours may be required to accommodate travel schedules, field placements, training and other events.
The Field Operations Assistant will meaningfully contribute to the health of wetlands in B.C. by directly assisting the Field Crew Supervisor with logistical, administrative, and field support for a wetland surveying project extending across northeastern B.C. The Field Operations Assistant will be involved in coordinating site access and travel to sites, arranging accommodation, communicating with project partners, and managing collected datasets. In addition, this position will involve the collection of ecological and environmental data at a number of wetlands and the operation and maintenance of field equipment including a 4WD truck, drone, and 360° camera for site access and characterization. Other duties and responsibilities may be added throughout the work term, based on project needs.
Work conditions will primarily be outdoors, in various weather conditions throughout the season, with wildlife encounters and insect activity likely. Work can be physically demanding, and applicants should be capable of and prepared to work on their feet for extended periods, in adverse conditions, and to regularly carry loads up to ~22 kg (50lb). In addition, due to the remote nature of some of the field sites, a portion of the applicant’s off-time may be spent in remote settings.
Experience in the following areas is considered an asset for this role, but we will also be offering exciting potential training opportunities that may include:
You will be expected to travel within B.C. to complete the duties of this position.
Competencies and Skills
The WW aims to primarily hire those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn. Most of the work experiences listed below are assets for the position, however are not all requirements. Training will be provided to ensure that those unfamiliar with wetland assessments are comfortable and safe in their duties.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
How to Apply
To apply, send a combined PDF file including a current resume or CV, cover letter, and references to: Jobs@bcwf.bc.ca
In your subject line, please include the title “WW Field Operations Assistant”.
Applications will be reviewed and accepted until a suitable candidate has been found. Only applicants who are considered for an interview will be contacted. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, interviews will be conducted over video conferencing.
We kindly ask that applications be sent by email only – no fax, mail or phone calls please.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 21 2021 ID: 59984