Central Alberta Conservation Assistant

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Nature Conservancy of Canada

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Edmonton, Canada

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14 days ago

Location: Red Deer Area

Position details: Full Time, 4–6-month contract

Salary: $19 - $25/hour based on a 37.5-hour work week, experience level, and length of contract

Closing Date: February 19, 2023

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Central Alberta Conservation Assistant to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.

NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 15 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.

General Job Tasks:

  • Assisting with annual property inspections to identify stewardship actions, emerging threats, risks and liabilities
  • Assisting with monitoring of biodiversity targets (e.g., species at risk, vegetation communities) and threats (e.g., invasive species)
  • Assisting staff with compliance monitoring of conservation easements
  • Implementing 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
  • Assisting with data collection, data entry, and report writing
  • Acting as an NCC ambassador in the field including liaising with members of the public to inform them about NCC, its mandate and property management activities

Position Requirements

  • Must live in central Alberta or be willing to relocate for the duration of the position
  • Interest/experience in performing stewardship actions (e.g., removing invasive species, fence maintenance, and installing signage), completing monitoring duties (e.g., documenting invasive species, rare plants and wildlife, photography, database entry, and report preparation) as well as communicating with members of the communities and/or partners
  • Enthusiastic, positive, detail oriented, and self-motivated when not working under direct supervision
  • Ablility to work from home (ie. home office space, self motivated)
  • Ability to complete field work as required (can be physically demanding and requires walking long distances)
  • Display competency with Microsoft Word and Excel, general computer skills, data management and effective writing skills.
  • Ability to work individually as well as with a team, other supervisors, other Conservation Technicians, and volunteers
  • Valid Standard First Aid Level C CPR and AED certification
  • Valid non-probationary (class 5) driver’s license and a clean driver’s abstract
  • Ability/willingness to travel within central Alberta as required (reliable vehicle is a must)
  • Demonstrate good judgment in a variety of situations (e.g., what to do if a bear is encountered!)
  • Experience/education in Alberta plant and wildlife identification including invasive species, using mapping applications, use of an inReach device, using hand-held weed removal and fencing tools are considered an asset

How to Apply

NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary expectations through our Career Centre by 11:59pm MST on February 19, 2023.

NCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.