The South Okanagan Similkameen region covers an area over 10,000 km2 and is renowned for its unique landscapes and biodiversity, including a significant concentration of ecosystems and species that are rare, and at risk in Canada.
The South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program (SOSCP) is seeking a dynamic and skilled professional to help local government partners advance their ecological goals and encourage biodiversity conservation practices in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.
Reporting to the South Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Program (SOSCP) Manager, and working closely with senior municipal/regional planning staff, this unique advisory and technical contract position is responsible for environmental review, policy, and technical land use assistance, ensuring that plans, policies and projects reflect an integrated approach for biodiversity and improved environmental conservation practices on behalf of the municipalities/regional district.
This position involves a variety of planning and technical activities and/or projects including; developing and/or interpreting mapping, assisting with the development and implementation of environmental bylaws and other regulatory or policy processes, undertaking a biological review of development applications and environmental assessments, field work and high-level environmental assessments where required, assisting with strategic responses and approaches, implementation plans, policies and procedures relating to environmental issues, as well as technical, regulatory and administrative advice and assistance, as required.
The main objectives of this contracted position are:
This is a full-time contract. Contract renews annually until March 31, 2023 pending satisfactory performance review
Annual contract value is $85,500 annually, or $46.32/hour up to 154 hours per month (exclusive of GST, plus some travel and other expenses) and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The SOSCP Land Use Biologist will be retained as an independent contractor by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and contract delivery will be based in the South Okanagan. The contractor is required to have at contract signing; WCB coverage in good standing, current insurance (Comprehensive General Liability Insurance no less than $5 million, and or Professional Liability Insurance/Errors and Omissions) and Automobile Insurance for business use.
Qualified applicants may submit a detailed resume, with cover letter, by Monday October 26th 2020 before 9 am to:
SOSCP Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Inquiries can also be directed to the Program Manager via phone at 1-819-238-2407
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Oct 8 2020 ID: 57666