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Position: Conservation Technician
Organization: Stanley Park Ecology Society
Location: Vancouver, BC

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is a community-based not-for-profit dedicated to encouraging stewardship of the natural world through environmental education and conservation action based in Stanley Park.

We are seeking an individual to join our Conservation department who is passionate about conservation, team-oriented, and an independent learner. The Conservation Technician works closely with the Conservation Projects Manager to plan, execute, and evaluate conservation projects, to design and undertake aquatic and terrestrial wildlife and habitat surveys and associated reporting, and to facilitate education and conservation events in Stanley Park.


  • Undertake terrestrial and aquatic wildlife and habitat surveys following Resource Inventory Standards Committee (RISC) protocols; complete scientific research permit applications and reporting requirements;
  • Compile, analyze, synthesize and incorporate past and current biophysical survey results for reporting;
  • Promote, schedule and deliver a variety of existing and new conservation and restoration event programming and materials to meet the strategic plan; manage associated administration;
  • Work on special or emerging projects arising through funded conservation initiatives;
  • Coordinate and lead volunteers on directed habitat management activities in Stanley Park including research, habitat restoration, and mapping;
  • Map restoration sites and habitat using GIS techniques; ensure up to date data management and analysis;
  • Ensure that all programs and activities operate in accordance with Risk Management and Safety Standards;
  • Assist as applicable in program funding pursuits and donor stewardship;
  • Document all work activities and provide regular reports for communications and funders;
  • Attend SPES meetings and participate in Board/staff planning sessions.

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Self-directed, self-motivated, self-reliant and committed to excellence;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizations skills including public speaking and presentations;
  • Ability to juggle multiple duties, priorities and deadlines across a variety of subject areas, and creatively solve problems;
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate relevant and meaningful conservation research and information programs and services related to ecology and environmental issues;
  • Ability to draft and conduct wildlife and habitat surveys and monitoring programs and associated reporting following RISC standards;
  • Ability to design and deliver hands-on conservation programs that capture the attention and imagination of a wide range of audiences;
  • Ability to successfully work with diverse government and community groups;
  • Working knowledge of relevant conservation organizations and local, provincial and federal conservation priorities;
  • Working knowledge and appreciation of environmental issues and the values and mission of the Society;
  • Strong leadership skills with a collaborative work style.

Required Training and Experience

  • Minimum education: bachelor’s degree or diploma of technology in wildlife biology, ecology, resource management, ecological restoration, or related fields;
  • Experience applying RISC protocols for biophysical surveys;
  • Minimum 1 year of conducting terrestrial and aquatic biophysical baseline survey and monitoring programs;
  • Computer Skills: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access or similar database; ArcGIS an asset;
  • Willingness to get dirty, and frequently working outdoors rain or shine;
  • Work schedule must be flexible and requires some weekend work;
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to work independently.

Required Licenses, Certifications and Registrations

  • A Driver’s License is a requirement
  • Position requires a Criminal Records check
  • First Aid level 1 with CPR C

Apply by: October 25, 2020. Early application is encouraged.

Start Date: Mid-November, 2020

Hours: 35 hours per week

Application Procedure:


Ariane Comeau, Conservation Projects Manager

Please state "Conservation Technician" followed by your name in Subject Heading.

Send both your cover letter and résumé as attachment(s).

We thank all candidates but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 7 2020    ID: 57663