Website Ducks Unlimited Canada

Opportunity Type:
Job

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the South Coast Conservation Land Management Program (SCCLMP) are seeking four Conservation Technicians to assist with summer fieldwork throughout the BC South Coast (primarily the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley).  Possible travel to other regions of BC may be required.  This position will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about and work in the fields of Conservation and Resource Management while developing useful skills applicable to these and other job fields.  Field equipment will be provided by DUC, and candidates will be trained in the safe use of all necessary equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Conduct operations and maintenance activities including vegetation and trail maintenance, sign installation, and repairs of walkways, viewing towers, etc.
  2. Perform wetland infrastructure maintenance activities including water control structure inspections and maintenance, beaver debris removal, and operation of pumping facilities
  3. Conduct invasive plant management, including invasive plant inventories, surveys, mechanical removal, and chemical treatment
  4. Cleanup of illegally dumped materials
  5. Conduct field surveys, maintain maps, and record data associated with conservation activities
  6. Assist with database maintenance and report writing as needed
  7. Engage with the public and conduct outreach activities to promote responsible use of conservation lands

Requirements

  • Pursuing or completed post-secondary education in biology, ecology, environmental science, resource management, agriculture, engineering, or a related field (or equivalent knowledge and experience)
  • The successful candidate must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period; be a Canadian citizen or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment; have a valid Social Insurance number and be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • This position involves physical work, heavy lifting, and outdoor work in challenging environments in all weather conditions and occasionally in remote locations
  • Applicants must have a valid current driver’s license (in good standing) and a current driver’s abstract
  • The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Asset: knowledge of local species and ecosystems, experience with invasive plant management, GPS/GIS-based technologies and survey techniques, and computer programs such as the Microsoft suite of programs

Asset: light construction experience and experience using various field equipment including 4WD pickup trucks, mowers, brush cutters, chain saws, generators, chest waders, binoculars, and camera

Additional Details
Anticipated start date May 2, 2022; anticipated end date September 2, 2022
Pay: $18-22 per hour (commensurate with experience), 35-hour work weeks (plus 4% vacation pay)
How to Apply
Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff.  Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application through our online career center for confidential consideration.

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Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners and Indigenous Peoples to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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