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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Position: Invasive Plant Technician (Crew member)
Employer: Diamond Head Consulting Ltd 
Location:
 
Work sites throughout Metro Vancouver (office is located in East Vancouver)

Start Date: Monday August 29, 2022
Status: Temporary Full Time (Late Aug – late October) with possible winter extension

Wage: $20.52/Hour
Deadline to Apply: Friday August 19, 2022

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Invasive Plant Technician will be responsible for the identification and removal of invasive plants by conducting inventory, control (mechanical and chemical), site monitoring at various sites throughout Metro Vancouver with a focus on Knotweed species.

Work tasks and responsibilities:

  • Conduct chemical and mechanical control treatments of invasive plants with the Crew Lead
  • Data collection and mapping of invasive species with iPad /GPS
  • Assess environmental damage and human health risks caused by invasive species
  • Maintenance of equipment and trucks

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and/or knowledge of invasive species management
  • Ability to read maps, collect and record data
  • Native and invasive plant ID skills
  • Ability to carry out field work including work in adverse field conditions
  • Willingness to work with herbicides and potentially dangerous plants (e.g., Giant hogweed)
  • Willingness to work in a diversity of sites throughout the Metro Vancouver region
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License (drivers abstract will be requested from those selected for an interview)

Preference may be given to those candidates who possess:

  • An undergraduate degree or diploma with a focus on natural resources or environmental studies
  • Valid Pesticide Applicator’s Certificate for Industrial Vegetation and Noxious Weeds
  • Familiarity and experience working throughout Metro Vancouver
  • First Aid certification
  • Experience navigating using maps and GPS units; familiarity with tablets

APPLY BY SENDING RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:

Field Operations Manager – Amy Hendel - amy@diamondheadconsulting.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 27 2022    ID: 65231