Natural Areas Field Technician

Natural Areas Field Technician

(Continuous)
Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department

POSITION FUNCTION
Coordinate and participate in the maintenance, conservation and restoration of natural park areas and habitats.

KEY DUTIES
Maintains various natural park areas in the City by assessing the ecological condition and determining best restorative practices, developing site planning plans, preparing areas to be developed or restored as natural environments and liaising with other work sections as required.  Collects, stores and propagates native seed material and recommends plant selection and areas to be planted; conducts inventories of native and invasive plants and conditions in natural areas.

Performs general maintenance to assigned natural areas by planting, irrigating, fertilizing, and pruning natural species; monitor invasive species, pests and environmental conditions; make recommendations for action to supervisor; follow up on action items as directed.

Serves on a variety of external committees and conducts public education and information sessions with small groups.

Operates various hand tools and power equipment such as shovels, line trimmers, roto-tillers, power shears, chainsaws, tractors, trenchers, turf-cutters, torches and brush blades.

Determines materials and equipment as required; operate a variety of vehicles as required; perform equipment maintenance; report repairs required and damage to equipment to supervisor and mechanic shop; maintain fuel and equipment supply for staff at various work sites.

Provides work direction and guidance to other staff as required. Completes daily and seasonal work records and equipment slips; responds to enquiries from the public, staff and outside agencies regarding general parks information, including natural areas.

Perform related duties where qualified.

INDEPENDENCE
Work is performed according to seasonal schedule and is reviewed while in progress.
Issues such as plant selection and removal are discussed with supervisor. Priorities are determined with the Parks Environmental Technician and the Integrated Pest Management Coordinator.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Physical Effort:
Lift and move heavy plants and equipment. (often)
Operate manual and power tools and equipment. (frequent)
Mental Effort:
Normal.
Visual/Auditory Effort:
Normal.
Work Environment:
Work outside in all weather conditions. (continuous)
Exposure to equipment noise. (occasional)
Work in close proximity to moving traffic.  (occasional)
Work in an environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to natural toxins, chemicals, and fertilizers. (occasional)

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Organize and prioritize work.
Understand and apply environmental management practices.
Identify local plants and describe ecological systems.
Use hand tools and power equipment.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.
Working level knowledge of City word processing, spreadsheet and related specialty software.
Work safely on job sites.

QUALIFICATIONS
Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:
Diploma in environmental studies or related field. (2 years)
Pesticide applicator’s licence.
Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence.

Experience:
1 year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience, including working with local plant and ecological systems.

OTHER:
May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule: Shifts may vary, 7:00am – 3:30pm, 40 hour work week
$35.48 per hour, Pay Grade 10
Job Code #757
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs – only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Applicants who are not current City of Victoria employees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 during the recruitment process. External applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated based on a protected legal ground as defined in the BC Human Rights Code may request an accommodation.

At the City of Victoria, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.

Program Coordinator – Gardens

The Pop-Up Community Garden Pilot program was established as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic to address urban food growing opportunities. This position will implement, plan and deliver the program. The Program Coordinator – Gardens will provide assistance to the Program Lead on projects and initiatives as they relate to community gardening.  This role will also be responsible for researching and delivering content for educational programs, websites, social media and promotional material.

With a focus on the City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments to Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, you will:

Support program planning, including the coordination of stakeholder input on guidelines and operational resourcing
Coordinate the procurement of supplies and monitor the program budget
Implement programs and initiatives based on work plans
Provide support to successful applicants throughout the season
Prepare and distribute marketing and communications resources according to the Communications and Engagement PlanSupport the development and delivery of information-sharing and educational opportunities, including presentations, workshops and training
Research and develop content for educational programs, websites, social media and promotional materials
Respond to customer and stakeholder inquiries
Creates maps and other geospatial resources using Google Maps
Support the celebration of beautification and gardening efforts in the city
Supervise seasonal staff, delegate work and monitor task completion
Provide input on program development, strategic planning and policy development as needed
Manage databases and analyze key performance indicators
Provide status reports on program deliverables and activities
Support new projects, initiatives and team events as required
Qualifications
:Degree or Diploma in Recreation, Leisure, Physical Education or a related discipline
Minimum of 1 year experience in Program Delivery
Minimum of 1 year in a supervisory role, including coaching, scheduling, recruitment and training of staff
Valid First Aid and CPR Level C required
Considerable experience and knowledge of the delivery of programming
Ability to provide leadership to staff and volunteers
Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders, supervisors, co-workers and the public
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently effectively with little or no supervision
Must have the ability to work a variety of shifts which may include evenings and weekends
Ability to deal effectively with potentially stressful situations
Ability to work both in an office and outdoor environment in variable working conditions
Strong knowledge of native plants and is confident with identifying trees and shrubs is considered an asset
Excellent communication and customer services skills, both written and verbal
Excellent organizational skills to track and record program data information
Demonstrate service excellence, embracing diversity and promoting inclusiveness
Demonstrate alignment with the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, fostering an environment for others to do the same. For more information on the City’s Cultural Commitments, please visit (http://bit.ly/3bH2Ztv)
Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator.  For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit (http://bit.ly/2PLbz1w)
Hire is dependent on Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton and there may be a cost associated with this requirement
Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s licence (or provincial equivalent). Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver’s permit is a requirement of this position
Applicants may be tested
The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here: https://bit.ly/3hd2d95.

The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Employment@edmonton.ca

COVID-19 Notice: The City of Edmonton has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption. Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires and volunteers. If your application is successful, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption.
For more information, please refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (bit.ly/3lKwb6j) and COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure (bit.ly/39BICMt).

Urban Farmer

Introduction:

At MicroHabitat, we are implementing urban agriculture to improve the urban environment, the lifestyles of city dwellers and encourage a better understanding of environmental issues. We install urban farms  on the roofs of companies, institutions and schools to reconnect people to nature and their food.

What awaits you?

– A rewarding job where you can enjoy the summer and cultivate in unique places

– A competitive salary and two months of paid vacation per year upon hiring

– Free coffee and tea and a workspace in the heart of Montreal

– A team-oriented work environment that encourages initiative and leadership

– Happy hour and various social events throughout the year

– Fun team activities with your colleagues – because MicroHabitat is first and foremost a big family!

– Work and meet colleagues as passionate as you.

Job Description :

Under the supervision of the Chief Urban Farmer and the Urban Lead Farmer, the role of this person is to set up urban agriculture projects with a multicultural clientele within their work and living environment located in different boroughs of Montreal. She will also be responsible for mobilizing, raising awareness and transferring knowledge in urban agriculture to this varied clientele.

Tasks and main responsibilities:

The person holding this position will be responsible for setting up agriculture projects, managing their production areas, monitoring, supporting and evaluating the urban agriculture activities of the projects that they are responsible for. are allocated throughout the season and to work in concert with the members of the MicroHabitat team in order to contribute to the expansion of the company around the world and the deployment of urban agriculture in each of our cities.

Horticultural management

∙ Coordinate and prepare materials for installations.

∙ Supply

∙ Carry out the arrangements with the MicroHabitat team during the installation period.

∙ Ensure the full maintenance of MicroHabitat urban farms and mobilize members of these organizations by offering project information and horticultural advice.

∙ Carry out educational activities with MicroHabitat clients.

∙ Perform all other related tasks (harvesting, cuttings, watering, tying up tomato plants, controlling pests and weeds, cleaning crops, delivering crops).

∙ Perform quality control tasks and issue reports for horticultural management.

Representation and administration

∙ Attend team meetings and meetings with partners.

∙ Write reports and document the activities of each of the production spaces.

∙ Perform all other related tasks related to purchasing and maintaining MicroHabitat tools and infrastructure.

∙ Perform quality control tasks and issue reports for the management of the roofs of the various urban farms.

∙ Follow and maintain security protocols that affect MicroHabitat operations

∙ Participate in the creation of standardization documents and training guide for company operations.

∙ Work directly with the different branches of the company (sales and marketing) as well as with the other cities where MicroHabitat operates.

Timeline:

Application period: 28th January 2022 – 10th March 2022

Interview period: 14th March 2022 – 18th March 2022

First day at work: 4th April 2022

Requirements

∙ Hold a DEC or equivalent or a BAC in agriculture / urban agriculture / horticulture / environmental science / sustainable development.

∙ Must have worked or studied in the field of agriculture, horticulture, urban agriculture or sustainable development.

∙ Have theoretical and practical knowledge in agriculture, urban agriculture or horticulture.

∙ Must have experience and be comfortable frequently using technological tools such as a smartphone, the Microsoft Office suite, the Google suite and video conferencing platforms (ex: Zoom, Google Meet, etc. ).

∙ Be bilingual and at ease both orally and in writing in French and English.

∙ Have good writing and speaking skills.

∙ Possess a driving license.

∙ Have two years of driving experience.

∙ Own a bicycle and an activated and functional smartphone.

∙ Be a Canadian resident and live in Canada

∙  Hold a vaccination passport

Skills sought

∙ Good mobilization skills.

∙ Good writing skills.

∙ Participatory leadership.

∙ Have a vision and passion for urban agriculture and sustainable development

∙ Interpersonal skills, interpersonal and communication skills.

∙ Autonomy, versatility and resourcefulness.

∙ Sense of initiative, organization and priority management.

∙ Good capacity for popularization and transmission of knowledge.

∙ Patience, empathy and generosity.

∙ Good physical condition.

∙ Ability in group animation and management.

Salary and Benefits

∙ Salary offered: $ 35,000 / year

+ One month of paid vacation per year of work

+ Addition to MicroHabitat’s telephony after three months of employment

+ Addition to MicroHabitat group insurance after three months of employment

+ Possibility of contributing to the MicroHabitat retirement plan

Normal working day: Monday-Friday 8 am-5pm; Possibility of overtime during high season.

For any questions related to the position, do not hesitate to contact us at (438)476-5273 extension 3

Chief Urban Farmer

Are you looking to work for a company that has values in the right place and that helps

build more sustainable cities and communities?

MicroHabitat is looking for someone to fill the position of Urban Farmer with ambition,

leadership and a passion for agriculture.

 

Introduction:

At MicroHabitat, we are implementing urban farming to improve the urban environment,

the lifestyles of city dwellers and encourage a better understanding of environmental

issues. We install edible gardens on the roofs and ground spaces of companies,

institutions and schools in order to reconnect people to nature and their food.

 

What’s in it for you?

A rewarding job where you can cultivate in unique places and enjoy summer.

A competitive salary and paid vacation per year upon hiring

Free coffee and tea and a work environment focused on people’s wellbeing

A team-oriented work environment that encourages initiative and leadership

Happy hour, BBQ, morning bagels and coffee and various social events throughout the

year.

Fun team activities with your colleagues – because MicroHabitat is first and foremost a

big family!

Work and meet colleagues as passionate as you

 

Job Description :

The role of this person is to set up urban farming projects with a multicultural clientele

within their work and living environment located in different boroughs of its region.

Under the supervision of the Director of Operations, this person will also be responsible

for planning, installing, supervising and managing food production zones. The chief

urban farmer is also responsible to manage communication and clients account and

work in collaboration with the sales and marketing team. The goal of this position is

overviewing all urban farming operations in its region, raising awareness and

transferring knowledge in urban farming to this varied clientele.

 

Tasks and main responsibilities:

 

The person holding this position will be responsible for setting up urban farming

projects, managing clients’ accounts, supervising and monitoring each production area,

supporting and evaluating the urban farming activities of each urban farmer in their

region.

This position requires to work in concert with members of the MicroHabitat team in order

to contribute to the company’s expansion around the world and the deployment of urban

farming in each of our cities. The person will also be responsible for leading educational

workshops in French and English for clients of all ages.

 

Horticultural management:

· Coordinate and prepare materials for installations.

· Carry out the installations and supervise the installation team during the installation

season.

· Ensure and supervise the full maintenance of MicroHabitat urban farms and mobilize

members of these organizations by offering project information and horticultural advice.

· Perform quality insurance horticulture maintenance of urban farms.

· Perform all other related tasks (harvesting, cuttings, watering, tying up tomato plants,

controlling pests and weeds, cleaning crops, delivering crops).

· Carry out educational activities with MicroHabitat clients.

 

Representation and administration:

· Host information kiosks and workshops in French and English on urban farming for

clients of all ages.

· Attend team, partners and client meetings.

· Write reports and document the activities of each of the production sites.

· Perform all other related tasks related to purchasing and maintaining MicroHabitat

tools and infrastructure.

· Follow companies safety and COVID measures and procedures.

· Perform quality assurance infrastructure visits of rooftops and ground farms.

· Participate in the creation of standardization documents and training guides for the

company’s operations.

·Work directly with the different branches of the company (sales and marketing) as well

as the other cities where MicroHabitat operate.

· Participate in grant research and filling.

 

Project management:

· Participate and manage all the different steps in the implementation of our food

production sites

· Facilitate and participate in the implementation of urban farming projects in its region.

· Coordinate and prepare for installations, weekly maintenance visits and closing

events of the food production spaces.

 

· Carry out horticultural activities with clients.

· Ensure the maintenance of all MicroHabitat food production spaces.

· Perform all other related tasks (harvesting, cutting, fertilizing, watering, tying up

tomato plants, pest and weed control, crop cleaning, crop delivery).

· Ensure that safety guidelines are respected in every area that touches the

MicroHabitat operations.

· Ensure that cleanliness is maintained at all times, in all food production areas, as well

as in every one of MicroHabitats clients spaces and its own.

· Ensure that all operation reports are filed.

· Participate in operational process improvement.

· Schedule and coordinate food production site visits.

· Make sure that the operations are maintaining cleanliness at all times, in all food

production areas, as well as in every one of MicroHabitats’ clients spaces and its own.

 

Operational logistical management

· Purchasing and procurement, inventory tracking, inventory tracking optimization.

· Company needs assessing

· Scout, acquire, maintain, assess and track all the necessary infrastructure needed for

the MicroHabitat operations.

· Plan for MicroHabitat’s physical expansion to support our growing market and pool of

customers.

 

Client experience and marketing

· Ensure the project coordination and client management of all accounts in its region.

· Send out communications, marketing materials and content to clients.

· Ensure the satisfaction and retention of every client and potential client.

· Ensure that all operation reports are filed and shared with partners as well as clients.

· Participate in client satisfaction process improvement.

· Participate in marketing content gathering for the marketing and sales team.

· Make sure the MicroHabitat brand shines on every aspect of the business throughout

the region.

· Collaborate with other chief farmers and sales team to ensure client satisfaction and

growth of clients’ accounts and MicroHabitat.

 

Human resource management:

· Support the MicroHabitat team in the hiring process of the installation and urban farming team.

· Supervise the MicroHabitat team to carry out the installations during the installation period.

· Track, evaluate and assess employees’ needs and performance.

· Follow-up on employee reports with director of operation and other concerned members of the team.

Offseason responsibilities

• Prepare the MicroHabitat infrastructure, vehicles and inventory storage for winter.

· Handle other miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as defined by the team during the offseason.

· Ensure the satisfaction of every client and potential client.

· Ensure that all operation reports are filed

· Participate in operational process improvement

· Undergo a Linkedin transformation, in order to represent the company in a matter that will standardize your image with the rest of the team and maximize your potential growth within the company.

· Lead generation work in support to the sales team.

Timeline:

Application period: 25th January 2022 – 18th February 2022

Interview period: 21st February 2022 – 25th February 2022

First day at work: 1st March 2022

Exigences / Requirements

Qualifications required:

· Hold a College or university degree in agriculture and/or urban agriculture and/or horticulture and/or environmental science and/or sustainable development.

· Must have worked or studied in the field of agriculture, horticulture, urban agriculture or sustainable development.

· Have theoretical and practical knowledge in agriculture, urban agriculture or horticulture.

· Have experience in mobilization and workshop facilitation.

· Must have experience and be comfortable frequently using technological tools such as a smartphone, the Microsoft Office suite, the Google suite and video conferencing platforms (ex: Zoom, Google Meet, etc. ).

· Have good writing and speaking skills.

· Possess a valid driving license.

· Have two years of driving experience.

· Own a functional smartphone.

· Have a vaccine passport

Compétences recherchées / Skills sought

Skills sought

· Good mobilization capacity.

· Participatory leadership.

· Have a vision and passion for urban agriculture and sustainable development.

· Interpersonal skills, interpersonal and communication skills.

· Autonomy, versatility and resourcefulness.

· Sense of initiative, organization and priority management.

· Good capacity for popularization and transmission of knowledge.

· Patience, empathy and generosity.

· Good physical condition.

· Ability in group animation and management.

Salaire et Avantages / Salary and Benefits

Salary and Benefits

· Starting date: March 1st 2022

· Duration: Full-time position

· Salary: 43 750$ per year

· Yearly salary includes 20 days of paid vacation per year (1 month per year)

· Bonus of 1000$ for the retention of 90% of our customers in your area from one season to another

·Vacation period to be discussed with the management team.

December 31st 2022

+ Paid company phone

+ MicroHabitat health insurance plan.

Normal work schedule high season : Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break.

Normal work schedule low season: Monday-Friday 9 a.m – 5 p.m with a 30-minute lunch break.

Possibility overtime during the high season.

No paid overtime.

For any questions related to the position, do not hesitate to contact

Alexandre Ferrari-Roy at (438) 476-5273 extension 3

MicroHabitat – Vancouver
1801 Powell Stnull, Vancouver, BC V5L 1H8

Supervisor – Parks

As the Supervisor – Parks for the Town of Olds you will oversee, mentor, and get your hands dirty with a team to care for and beautify the parks, green spaces, and sports fields within the Town for the enjoyment of residents and visitors to our community. Every day you will plan, organize, and work alongside your team members in the green spaces, sports fields, flower/shrub beds and pathways to ensure these spaces are attractive, and ready to enjoy

.
To thrive in this role, you must be a Journeyman Landscape Horticulturist (Gardener) that has led a team of 5 or more full time employees year-round and 10 or more seasonal staff in a horticulture related industry.

The Town of Olds was established in 1905 and has a population of just under 10,000 people. The town has grown to encompass over 350 acres of green spaces/parks, sports fields, ball diamonds, playgrounds and over 20 km of paved and unpaved pathways. Each year approximately 120 flower planters add color and greenery to our community. In 2020, construction was completed on a major new sports fields project, the Rotary Athletic Park of Olds. This facility consists of 2 slow-pitch/softball diamonds, 2 baseball diamonds, 2 major league sized soccer pitches, 10 national level tournament horseshoe pits, batting cages, and 2.97 km of paved trails.

Here’s what you might expect on a typical day:

  •  You will act as the subject matter expert on all things “hort” while acknowledging that although parks and sports field are related, they are maintained differently.
  • Supervising, planning, and organizing the daily tasks for the parks team, mentoring, and helping your team learn by doing is a huge part of this position. We value leadership by example.
  • Besides daily planning, experience in long term planning is needed to identify needs as the town expands. You will know you are successful when you see a park, green space, sports field or playground and people are using those spaces, compliments are received, and when you personally drive by those facilities you get a feeling of satisfaction.

Compensation is based on a 40-hour work week and includes benefits. Rotational Stand-by, and some possible seasonal weekend shifts are required.

A detailed job description can be found here

Interested parties are invited to send a resume outlining their qualifications by December 13, 2021, at 8:30 am to:

Human Resources
Town of Olds
4512 46 Street Olds
AB T4H 1R5 Fax
403.556.6537
E-mail: hr@olds.ca

PARK ATTENDANT – PARKS MAINTENANCE: Turf, Horticulture & Waste Collection

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, beaches, and to sports, recreation and arts amenities. We are seeking employees with a passion for public service who share our commitment to creating a complete, inclusive and livable community. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that enhance the well-being of our community.

The West Vancouver Parks Department is accepting applications for a temporary full-time Park Attendant, responsible for park maintenance tasks, including turf grass maintenance, horticulture and waste collection.

The successful candidate may also be assisting with: park construction; graffiti removal, sign and trail maintenance, playground maintenance; snow removal; and other related duties as operationally required. The position is considered manual work, requiring strength, effort and stamina. Candidates must also have a demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Applicant Requirements:

An aptitude/interest in Park Operations;
Knowledge and experience in at least one of the following disciplines: turf grass maintenance, horticulture and/or waste collection
Sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to permit the performance of manual outdoor work in all types of weather;
An ability to exercise excellent customer service skills when interacting with park users and the public;
An ability to build and maintain positive and effective working relationships with the public and staff;
Experience with the safe operation of landscaping power tools (i.e. line trimmer, mower, hedge trimmer);
Knowledge of, and the ability to make decisions in accordance with, departmental policies, practices, rules and regulations related to the work performed;
Experience driving large trucks on streets and within parks in and around people;
Experience operating tractors, ride on mowers and chainsaw considered an asset; and
Possession of a valid Class 5 Driver’s License for the Province of BC.
The length of these assignments will be dependent upon operational requirements. During the assessment process, successful candidates will be asked to submit a Driver’s Abstract and Claims History from ICBC. The successful candidates will be required to supply a Police Information Check to be completed at their expense.

 

All District of West Vancouver employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire.

Position Status:
Union (WVMEA) – Temporary, Full-time
Hours of Work:
40 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)
Starting Rate of Pay:
Starting at $26.38 per hour + 12% in lieu of benefits

This position has a pay structure with three steps increase after certain hours.

Closing Date: 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021

To Apply:
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Portal on our website at www.westvancouver.ca/careers to apply for this position.

We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen to be interviewed will be contacted.