Website Ducks Unlimited Canada
This is a 22-month term position with opportunity for annual extensions¹
Ducks Unlimited Canada, in partnership with the Province of BC’s Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship (LWRS); The Nature Trust of British Columbia; and the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment and Climate Change Canada, is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual to fill the position of Coordinator of the South Coast Conservation Land Management Program (SCCLMP) for management of a portfolio of conservation lands acquired, owned and/or managed by these partners throughout the South Coast region.
This unique and exciting opportunity includes working directly with two of the leading conservation organizations in BC as well as the federal and provincial government. Based in the Lower Mainland, this position will lead an ongoing partnership between these parties, with the goal of using a collaborative approach to maximize the values and utility of these lands for the conservation of fish & wildlife habitat, including species and ecosystems at risk.
In addition to working directly with the conservation partners, the work will include liaison with other organizations, such as local governments, First Nations and stewardship groups, to address land management matters within the portfolio of conservation lands.
Duties & Responsibilities
Deliver operations, maintenance and management activities, including: supervising and coordinating seasonal work crews; facility inspections, maintenance, and repair of infrastructure; vegetation and invasive plant control; trail maintenance; and signage installation and maintenance
Review property management plans to prioritize for update and oversee plan updates
Liaise with LWRS and partners on land management issues, including trespass and applications to use lands designated under the Wildlife Act and Land Act
Identify opportunities for habitat restoration, wildlife inventory and monitoring, and species at risk recovery options
Implement ongoing restoration and monitoring projects
Develop funding proposals in collaboration with partners to implement restoration, inventory and monitoring actions identified above
Must have a passion for conservation and the outdoors
A Bachelor’s degree specializing in the conservation or management of fish or wildlife with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in conservation, or equivalent combination of training and experience
Proven ability to establish and maintain working relationships with internal and external staff and partners
Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; ability to write in both technical and plain language styles
Experience writing funding proposals and successfully completing projects
Knowledge of the flora and fauna of BC with an emphasis on the Coastal Western Hemlock and Coastal Douglas Fir Biogeoclimatic Zones
Experience with vegetation management and light construction projects
Membership or Eligibility for Membership in the College of Applied Biologists
Experience with data management and proficiency using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook
Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License
Experience with a diversity of habitats including wetlands, forests or agricultural programs are an asset
Familiarity with the non-profit and/or environmental conservation sectors would be an asset
The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
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.
Closing deadline: May 20, 2022 (11:59PM EDT)
1Extensions pending funding and performance.
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.