Invasive Species Field and Education Assistant
Position: Invasive Species Field and Education Assistant
Reporting to: Education and Communications Manager or Field Operations Coordinator
Term: Full-time, seasonal employee position.Beginning May 11th (Education)/ May 19th (Field), 2020, ending August 28th, 2020 depending on funding. 32-35 hours/week, 4 or 5 days/week
Wage: $16-18/hr (DOE) + 4% vacation pay, mileage rates, and other benefits
Location: Staging location is 1902 Theatre Rd, Cranbrook. Home office can be based anywhere within the Regional District of East Kootenay (preference is Cranbrook/Kimberley area).
The East Kootenay Invasive Species Council (EKISC) is an environmental non-profit organization with the mission to mitigate the negative environmental, social, and economic impacts of invasive species. EKISC has a variety of programs, initiatives, and partnerships regarding invasive species management and outreach. Further information on EKISC’s operations can be found at our website: http://www.ekisc.com
3a. JOB SUMMARY - Education
The Education Assistant will raise public awareness on the impacts of invasive species within the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK). This position will include a progressive training program with information about aquatic and terrestrial invasive species identification, impacts, management options, and restoration techniques. With guidance from the Education and Communications Manager, the Assistant will be given weekly plans regarding various education and outreach programs. The Assistant will travel across the region to represent EKISC at various events, set up display booths, educate the public about invasive species identification and management, and distribute information. Some field work activities may also be part of the position, including hand pulling weeds, reseeding disturbed sites, surveying, and more. Administrative duties will include developing and distributing outreach resources, press releases, and social media updates.
3b. JOB SUMMARY - Field
The Field Assistant will conduct fieldwork to mitigate the impacts of invasive species within the Regional District of East Kootenay. This position will include a progressive training program with information about aquatic and terrestrial invasive species identification, impacts, management, and restoration techniques. With guidance from the Field Operations Coordinator, the Assistant will be given weekly plans regarding various fieldwork duties. The crew will travel across the region to conduct fieldwork activities including hand pulling weeds, applying herbicide, reseeding disturbed sites, establishing and monitoring research trials, biocontrol collection and dispersal, monitoring weed infestations and treatments, surveying waterways for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), conduct lake monitoring for invasive mussels, and more. Some education and outreach activities will also be part of the position, including weed pulls, display booths, representing EKISC at various events, and delivering practical workshops. Administrative duties will include data collection/management, and social media updates.
4. TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
5. SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
To be eligible for this position, candidates must:
Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating how you meet the hiring criteria to:
Jessie Paloposki, Education and Communications Manager: email@example.com with subject line: Education Assistant Position, or Danny Smart, EKISC Field Operations Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Field Assistant Position.
Job posting closing date: March 31st, 2020
Interviews: Week of 6th – 9th, April 2020
Position start date: 11th/19th, May 2020
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 13 2020 ID: 56422