ISCBC Employment Opportunities: Seeking 3 Invasive Species Supervisors

If you are interested in making a difference in your community, have field experience and are good working with people, then this is the job for you!

The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is a registered charity whose members are involved in all aspects of invasive species management across BC.

The ISCBC is working in partnership with provincial government, local community partners in Williams Lake, 100 Mile, Kamloops, Revelstoke and Vernon to provide practical skills development and field experience in inventory, treatment and monitoring of invasive species, with a special focus on invasive plants. A special key component in the project will also include developing outreach and public presentation skills in a wide variety of settings.

TERM: Full Time, April 4rd 2016 to March 31st, 2017

LOCATIONS: 100 Mile House, Revelstoke, Vernon

WAGE: $24-$27 per hour, based on experience and qualifications 

What does a Supervisor do?

With the support of ISCBC, the Invasive Species Supervisor is responsible for program delivery in one of five locations, including, but not limited to:

  • Coordinate, manage and report on the local work plan
  • Supervise and support a team of three program participants
  • Maintain daily/weekly contact with program manager
  • Perform invasive species activities, including invasive plant, survey, inventory, control and reporting
  • Ensure correct safety and treatment procedures are used at all times
  • Ensure correct use of all control equipment
  • Ensure all equipment is maintained and stored appropriately at all times
  • Ensure professional approach at all public outreach and presentations
  • Participate in orientation session, weekly planning sessions and joint review
  • Hold weekly safety sessions to ensure all relevant practices are followed
  • Input and ensure accurate entry of treatment data into Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP) database.
  • Ensure regular and complete project reporting  

Who is the ISCBC hiring?

Invasive Species Supervisor will have proven field experience including, but not limited to:

  1. Technical field records and data management
  2. Strong commitment and knowledge to safety standards
  3. Knowledge of mapping
  4. Plant identification; Treatment, including use of herbicides
  5. Public education/awareness/outreach

What skills do you need?

As Invasive Species Supervisors will lead a team of three people in field activities and in community outreach and extension on a daily basis, they need to be knowledgeable, outgoing, and confident. Successful candidates must be self-motivated, highly organized, responsible, and work well in a team.

Ideally, you will have a strong combination of the following skills:

  • Past field experience in field survey, inventory and/or layout
  • Past experience/knowledge on invasive plant identification and treatment
  • Past supervision and work planning experience
  • Valid Industrial Vegetation and Noxious Weed Pesticide Applicators Certificate or past experience
  • Valid Class 5 (or 4 ) BC Driver’s License
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience conducting field research or field operations and managing data
  • Ability to travel and work in variable environmental conditions
  • Strong and effective communications skills

Other skills that will help you with this position:

  • Ability to read maps and operate a GPS unit
  • Experience working with online databases and/or IAPP
  • Practical field experience or certification, or working towards a technical certificate, in natural resource science
  • Current WCB Level 1 First Aid certification preferred
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite- Word, Excel or Powerpoint

APPLICATION PACKAGE – MANDATORY ITEMS:

Please include the following items in your application package:

  • The location(s) you would like to be considered for,
  • How you meet the hiring criteria,
  • Your relevant skills and experience.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE ASAP TO:

Invasive Species Council of BC

Email to: info@bcinvasives.ca with subject line: Attn: Supervisor Position

Mail to: ISCBC #100 – 197 North Second Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1Z5

IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE:

  • Only candidates being considered for positions will be contacted.
  • All selected candidates must be available for interviews in late March.
  • All successful candidates must be available to start April 4, 2016
  • All successful candidates must be available for out of town travel in April 2016. 
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