Forestry & Wildlife Technician
Location: Cranbrook, B.C.
The Forestry & Wildlife Technician will work closely alongside the Ecosystems Biologist within the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development in Cranbrook BC, to assist with road deactivation and a camera trap project. Utilizing strong communication skills and fieldwork experience, the ideal candidate will assist with information management, public communications, and selection of resource roads for potential deactivation. This position will also assist with maintenance and data entry on a camera trap project for forestry management. This is a short-term contract with potential for extension based on funding conditions and performance.
Tasks of the Forestry & Wildlife Technician will include:
- Selecting new candidate roads for deactivation in ArcGIS
- Writing engagement letters to tenure holders and stakeholder groups
- Invasive species plant surveys
- Ground truth candidate deactivation roads and assess for suitability
- Deactivation work field checks
- Posting signs
- Applying for in-stream work permits
- Image classification and data entry
- Camera maintenance (take down cameras or switch batteries and SD card)
Mandatory Qualifications and Skills:
- Post-secondary diploma, degree or background in Forestry (or related field)
- Experience working with GIS (ArcGIS)
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Strong identification skills (of invasive plants and wildlife)
- Possess a valid class 5 driver’s license and Occupational First Aid level 1 or higher
- Physically fit and able to work long field days in all weather conditions
* Please submit copies of these certificates and any other pertinent and current certificates with your application.
In addition, preference may be given to candidates with the following qualifications:
- Experience with ATVs and off-road driving
- Experience with road deactivation projects
- Experience with using and maintaining camera traps
- Field work experience
Full time – Approx. 35 hours/week
Longer days may be required for field work.
Position based in Cranbrook, BC
Rate: $22 - $26/hr (commensurate to experience)
Term: Mid/late February 2021 – End of June 2021
Closing Date: Friday January 22, 2021 - 12noon PST
Funding for this position is provided by the COVID-19 Conservation Economic Stimulus Initiative (CESI). Preference will be given to youth under 30 years of age, female candidates, and candidates of Aboriginal ancestry.
Submit your cover letter and resume in .pdf format. Include copies of relevant certifications and 3 references with contact information in your resume. Your application should clearly display how you meet the above job requirements. Include your first and last name in the file names. Due to the high volume of applicants we receive, only those that are selected for interviews will be contacted.