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SUMMER STUDENT JOB

Position: SNAP Tree Care Team Member
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Surrey's Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP)
Location: Surrey, Greater Vancouver BC

Term: May 6 – August 23, 2019
Hours: 37.5 hours/ week, Monday – Friday, with potential for some weekend and evening work

About Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership:

SNAP is a unique youth-focused program operated as a partnership between three local non-profits and the City of Surrey, administered by the Green Timbers Heritage Society. Our objectives are to:

  • restore and enhance Surrey’s natural areas and wildlife habitat;
  • raise awareness of the benefits of nature, and the importance of Surrey’s urban forest;
  • encourage public participation in the stewardship of Surrey’s parks and trees; and
  • empower youth to become future leaders in environmental education and conservation.

Position Description:

Tree Care Team Members will implement maintenance and enhancement projects on Surrey’s network of shade trees (e.g. tree well installation and maintenance, pruning, invasive removal, dead tree- and stake removals, special projects), under the direction of a Tree Care Team Leader. This is a field-based position. Successful applicants will receive training and experience in urban forestry enhancement and shade tree maintenance techniques.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure work is completed in a safe and efficient manner;
  • Communicate with the public as an ambassador of SNAP and our partner organizations;
  • Assist in the collection of data, maintain accurate daily records, and contribute to a final report;
  • Occasionally assist other SNAP teams with staffing special events, assisting with community stewardship events, and other educational outreach activities;
  • Other related duties as required.

Required Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Some post-secondary study in a related field such as urban forestry or arboriculture;
  • Working knowledge of basic ecological principles and of local plant communities; general familiarity with common shade trees and with general tree maintenance;
  • Demonstrated experience working outdoors, and willingness/ability to perform repetitive, physically demanding work in all weather conditions;
  • Ability to contribute to a positive, productive and collaborative team environment;
  • Strong public relations, interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs;
  • Provide steel-toed boots;
  • Valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence with a safe driving history, and willingness to submit a driver’s abstract;
  • Valid level 1 First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain prior to the start of employment);
  • As a condition of pending Canada Summer Jobs Program funding:
    • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
    • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
    • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada and BC.
  • Completion of a Police Information Check will be required as a condition of employment.

To apply:

  • Submit a cover letter expressing why you are interested in the position and how you meet our required qualifications and competencies.
  • Submit a resume that clearly outlines your relevant work and volunteer experience.
  • Ensure the subject line of your email reads “Tree Care Team Member – [first and last name]”.
  • Send your application to:
    snap.program@gmail.com

Applications will be accepted until February 19, 2019.

While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on the SNAP program, please visit our website: http://www.surreysnaturalareaspartnership.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 29 2019    ID: 50830