Conservation Technician - Northern and Central AB

Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

Conservation Technician - Northern and Central AB

Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)
Description of Position / skills Required

Purpose and General Description:  

Every summer, the Nature Conservancy of Canada – Alberta Region (NCC) hires post-secondary students and recent graduates of a biological, ecological, and/or agricultural program to perform stewardship work and compliance monitoring on lands conserved by NCC. In 2020, NCC will be hiring one Conservation Technician to work in the Red Deer area, and two Conservation Technicians for the Edmonton area. 

Duties and Responsibilities:  

· Conduct annual property inspections to identify stewardship actions, emerging threats, and risks and liabilities;   

· Monitor biodiversity targets (e.g. species at risk, vegetation communities) and threats (e.g. invasive species);   

· Support staff with compliance monitoring of conservation easements;   

· Implement recommended stewardship and management actions on NCC properties, with a focus on invasive species monitoring and removal, assisting with volunteer events, maintaining fences, installing property signs and other tasks, as required;   

· Assist with data collection, data entry, and reporting as required;  

· Act as NCC ambassadors in the field including liaising with members of the public to inform them about NCC, its mandate and property management activities.  

Required Skills and Attributes:  

This posting is targeted to someone possessing the following skills and abilities:  

· Demonstrates an interest and/or experience in performing stewardship (e.g. removing invasive species and old fences, hanging signage) and monitoring (e.g. invasive species, rare plant and wildlife documentation, writing standardized reports, photography, compliance reporting) duties on NCC properties 

· Enthusiastic, positive, detail oriented, and self-motivated even when not working under direct supervision 

· Displays competency with Microsoft Word and Excel, general computer skills, data management and effective writing skills. This position requires standardized reporting to be completed after monitoring in compliance with a national standard 

· Works well within a team environment, including Natural Area Managers and other Technicians 

· Has valid Standard First Aid Level C CPR + AED Certification 

· Has a valid non-probationary (class 5) driver’s license 

· Has a background in Alberta plant and wildlife identification 

· Has experience using GPS units, iPads and mapping applications 

· Has experience identifying invasive and non-native species 

· Has experience using hand-held weed removal and fencing tools 

· Demonstrates good judgment in a variety of situations (like what you do if a bear is encountered) 

Application Deadline: February 18, 2020  

No telephone calls please. Late applications will not be considered. We thank everyone who applies for their interest in the Nature Conservancy of Canada; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Certifications / Qualifications / Education
Job Location
Edmonton and Red Deer, AB
Nature of Work
Full Time, Seasonal
$17/hour based on a 37.5-hour work week
How to Apply

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