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Invasive Plant Brush Removal Crew 2021

 

Pay Rate: $24/hour (plus 4% vacation paid on an hourly basis); 14 days

Work Term: Between November 22, 2021 – December 11, 2022

 

Job Description:

The successful applicants will cut/pile/remove invasive Scotch Broom, English Holly, Daphne and other invasive shrubs from Denman and Hornby Island provincial parks. Invasive shrubs, such as Scotch Broom, Holly, Ivy and others are growing exponentially within parks on Denman and Hornby Islands. Some work has been done to remove these plants, as part of a habitat restoration project for Taylor's Checkerspot. However, these invasive shrubs reside in areas outside of the main Taylor's Checkerspot restoration zones, and within a few years, reseed and spread into the restoration zones. A local crew is needed for physical work to remove Scotch Broom (cutting, piling).

 

The technician will be expected to:

  • Be based on or nearby Denman/Hornby Islands, to complete invasive species removal work within parks and protected areas.
  • Operate a brush saw (training will be provided), hand clippers, and other hand tools
  • Be prepared to work in the field for 5 – 7 hour shifts, numerous days a week. The days/times are flexible and a mutually agreeable schedule will be established.
  • Work as an efficient team with other fellow crewmembers working on related projects in a productive and professional manner.
  • Be physically fit and prepared to work in day all weather conditions.

 

Specifically, the technician will be responsible for:

  • Providing their own transportation. E.g., bicycle, vehicle, or other transportation. You will be given an allowance depending on the type of transportation used.

 

Qualifications:

  • Canadian Citizen.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and problem solve with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate hand saws and other brush-cutting machinery.
  • Valid Class 5 BC drivers’ license and willing to provide a driver’s abstract.
  • Valid OFA level 1 First Aid or equivalent will be considered an asset.

 

Skills:

  • Physical fitness at a level required to complete strenuous field work under all weather conditions.
To apply for this job: 
  • Please submit a cover letter and resume using the submission form below, and include your name in the file name (e.g. Resume_John_Smith/Coverletter_John_Smith).
  • Only applicants who clearly demonstrate they meet the above qualifications will be contacted for an interview.
  • Closing date: October 22nd, 2021
  • No phone calls or emails please. If you have questions, please include them in your cover letter.

The British Columbia Conservation Foundation (BCCF) is committed to ensuring that no person is denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to ability, and to achieving and maintaining a workforce that is representative of women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

BCCF undertakes to identify and remove any discriminatory policies and practices found in the recruitment, selection and hiring, promotion, training, retention and termination of employees in all levels and categories of employment.

 

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