Omineca Watershed Assessment Technician *BC Conservation Foundation* Prince George - 2 positions

Date: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 to Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Tentative Term: July 26, 2021 – October 31, 2021

Hours: Approximately 400 hours – Shifts of 4 days on, 3 days off 

Wage: $21-$23 per hour (commensurate on experience)

Location: Prince George, BC

Anticipated Start Date: Week of Monday July 26, 2021

Closing date for application:  position may remain open until filled

Job Description

BCCF, in partnership with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (MFLNRORD), is seeking two Watershed Assessment Technicians to carry out stream crossing, water quality and fish passage assessments in the Parsnip River watersheds (near Prince George).

Technicians will use basic field equipment including a measuring tape, clinometer, rod and level etc. to assess watershed conditions in designated Fisheries Sensitive Watersheds. A two‐person crew will carry out the field assessments, and training will be provided in current Forest and Range Evaluation Program (FREP) assessment protocols by MFLNRORD staff.  Data entry and assisting with report writing may be part of the job activities.

This is a remote fieldwork-based position. Technicians will work in a team of two and will stay in a provided trailer during fieldwork. The work schedule will be four days on and three days off. Crew members will be supported at all times by BCCF Safetyline services. Candidates should be positive team players, able to live and work with a fellow field technician throughout the term.

Qualifications

Candidates are required to meet the following qualifications:

  • Graduate of, or be enrolled in, a post-secondary degree/diploma program in biological sciences, natural resource conservation/management or equivalent;
  • Possess basic field data collection skills and ability to complete field data sheets consistently and accurately;
  • Experience working in remote locations;
  • Be physically fit in order to conduct strenuous field surveys over varying terrain and through water;
  • Ability to orient in a wilderness setting using GPS and/or iPad with geo-referenced maps;
  • Competent and safe driver able to navigate large 4x4 vehicle on resource roads for long distances;
  • Experience using radios and check-in systems and following other safety protocols while in remote locations;
  • Ability to work in a team and stay positive in challenging conditions;
  • Possess a valid WCB level 1 first aid certificate or higher;
  • Possess a valid British Columbia Class 5 drivers licence.

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