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Position: Restoration Specialist
Organization: Oldman Watershed Council
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta

Term position: May 1 - November 30, 2020

Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

The OWC’s Mission:

The Oldman Watershed Council (OWC) is a collaborative forum for all voices, working for watershed health through education, action and stewardship.

Position Description:

The OWC is seeking a motivated, self starter to lead all aspects of our restoration initiatives, primarily in the headwaters. The successful candidate will work full time (36.25 hours/week) from the OWC office in Lethbridge, with considerable travel to the backcountry. As a small organization, the OWC offers a flexible, friendly work environment with 4 other staff members who will work closely with the Restoration Specialist to achieve our goals.

Duties:

  • Work in direct partnership with several non-profit organizations and government to achieve deliverables.
  • Identify and prioritize potential restoration sites in the headwaters.
  • Develop detailed restoration plans and obtain all necessary approvals from the Government of Alberta.
  • Implement restoration activities, sometimes with volunteers or contractors.
  • Organize volunteer restoration event(s).
  • Write health and safety plans and ensure compliance.
  • Showcase restoration activities on blog, social media, website, etc.
  • Write and report on grant applications, report on deliverables and key performance indicators.
  • Other duties as required.

Salary Range: $4060-4495/month depending on qualifications and experience

Qualifications:

  • Experience implementing restoration strategies in mountain and foothill ecosystems.
  • Project management, meet deadlines, and work within a set budget.
  • Experience working in a backcountry setting, comfortable in remote areas.
  • Ability to use GIS, map sites, etc.
  • Ability to use hand tools, small power tools, augers, drills.
  • BearSmart training.
  • Valid driver’s licence, experience driving 4x4 vehicles in the backcountry.
  • Strong public relations skills (writing blogs, social media posts, presentations, hosting events, etc.)
  • Works well with others, in high stress situations and in partnership with other organizations.
  • Computer skills in ArcGIS, Microsoft Office, Google Apps required, Smartsheet an asset.

Please email your cover letter and resume to OWC at info@oldmanwatershed.ca as one pdf file called “OWC Restoration Specialist YOUR NAME.”

For more information please visit our website http://www.oldmanwatershed.ca. We thank all applicants that apply; however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 6 2020    ID: 55961