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WILDLIFE CONSERVATION JOBS

Positions: WildSafeBC Community Coordinator
Project: WildSafeBCBC Conservation Foundation 
Locations: Alberni Valley, Cariboo, Columbia Shuswap, Kamloops, Rossland Trail, Selkirk Purcells, Sunshine Coast, Tumbler Ridge, and Vanderhoof.

WildSafeBC is the provincial leader in preventing conflict with wildlife through collaboration, education and community solutions. WildSafeBC’s message of "keeping wildlife wild and communities safe" underscores the important role humans play in reducing our impact on wildlife and increasing community safety. Our work focuses on actions we can take to avoid attracting wildlife into our communities, increasing awareness of human-wildlife conflict issues and seeking solutions to reduce conflict and increase public safety.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The WildSafeBC Community Coordinator position is more than just a job; it is a unique opportunity to make a real difference in reducing human-wildlife conflicts where you live. This position requires maturity, self-reliance and the ability to work alone for long periods of time with minimal supervision. Professionalism, commitment and good communication skills are also essential.

Community coordinators will be trained in the use of proven education and delivery techniques, which they will then be expected to implement within their communities regarding conflict-reduction information about all species of wildlife as part of BCCF’s WildSafeBC program.

Tasks of the community coordinator may include:

  • Delivering WildSafeBC presentations to community groups, service clubs, and schools.
  • Setting up and presenting public displays during community events and special functions.
  • Conducting door-to-door campaigns in neighbourhoods where wildlife conflicts are present. Coordinators are expected to be pro-active and positive in their approach with the public.
  • Developing and maintaining a working relationship with local Conservation Officers and bylaw officers.
  • Working with the local media (print, radio, television and social media) to reach the entire community.
  • Working with all groups and individuals within the community, regardless of their views or personal positions they have with regards to wildlife.
  • Determining which wildlife attractants are causing problems within a community.
  • Developing long term human-wildlife conflict reduction plans that are based on community desires.
  • Developing detailed monthly reports of your activities for the Provincial Coordinator.
  • Volunteer recruitment, orientation and direction to assist with various functions of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a valid Class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle that can be insured for work purposes and pass daily vehicle inspections.
  • Must be willing and able to successfully pass a Criminal Record check.
  • Have good understanding of local human-wildlife issues.
  • Must have a proven ability to write clear and concise reports.
  • Must have demonstrated public speaking skills.
  • Must be able to build relationships with partners and collaborators.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Post secondary education which may include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology or suitable equivalent
  • Natural Resource Management: Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Renewable Resources – Fish, Wildlife and Recreation
  • Renewable Resources Management

SKILLS:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to work with strangers.
  • The ability to work in a professional manner with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communications skills (both oral and written).
  • General computer proficiency and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Specific computer skills: All short-listed applicants will be required to complete a Word and Excel competency test prior to interviews.
  • Social media experience

APPLY:

For more information and to apply, visit:
https://bccf.com/opportunities/employment

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 8 2021    ID: 59374