CKISS is Hiring!! Get your application in by April 15th

Are you curious as to the issue and impacts of invasive species in the Central Kootenay region? Do you want to minimize the impacts of invasive species on the ecosystems, communities, and economy of the Central Kootenay region? If you do, then there are exciting opportunities for you to join the team at CKISS! We are looking for one go – getter to be our Aquatic Invasive Species and Education Program Assistant and two people who love physical work in an outdoor setting to fill the role of Operations Program Assistants. 

Aquatic Invasive Species and Education Program Assistant

START DATE: Monday, May 9th, 2016unnamed (2)
END DATE: Friday, September 16th, 2016
HOURS: 40 hours/week
LOCATION: Worksites within the Regional District Central Kootenay and Regional District Kootenay Boundary Area A and B
WAGE: $15.00-$18.00 per hour (dependent on skill set and experience) plus 4% holiday pay.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15th, 2016
INTERVIEWS: April 25th, 2016
# OF POSITIONS: 1

Work tasks and responsibilities of the Aquatic Invasive Species and Education Program Assistant:

  • Assist Education Program Coordinator to deliver education messages to the public and increase awareness about invasive species at community festivals, special events, boat launches, farmers markets, garden centers, school groups and youth, etc.
  • Assist Education Program Coordinator with resource and newsletter distribution and development.
  • Assist the American Bullfrog Action team with monitoring and management of American bullfrog within the Pend D’Oreille Valley and the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area
  • Assist the CKISS Research Program Coordinator with eDNA sampling for American bullfrog

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate should demonstrate, at a minimum, the following:

  • Education or related experience with youth education, environmental education and community outreach/engagementSWAMP Science Showcase
  • At least one year of post-secondary education or equivalent diploma in one or more of the following fields: forestry; sustainable resource management; fish, wildlife and recreation; environmental science; biology; ecology; conservation agricultural science; integrated pest management; GIS; zoology
  • Valid BC Driver’s License (drivers abstract will be requested from those selected for an interview)
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, be able to work as a team, and have excellent communication skills

Please download the FULL JOB POSTING to find out more about this exciting job opportunity and details on how apply.

Operations Program Assistants

START DATE: Monday, May 9th, 20162015-05-30 12.02.18
END DATE: Thursday, August 28th, 2016
TERM: 16 weeks, 40 hours/week
LOCATION: Worksites within the Regional District Central Kootenay and Regional District Kootenay Boundary Area A and B
WAGE: $15.00-$18.00 per hour (dependent on skills and experience) plus 4% holiday pay.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15th, 2016
INTERVIEWS: April 22nd, 2016
# OF POSITIONS: 2

Work tasks and responsibilities of the Operations Program Assistant:

  • Ground truth/verify invasive species reports
  • Inventory invasive species with a tablet and GIS pro
  • Assess environmental damage caused by invasive species
  • Assess human health risks posed by invasive species
  • Manual treatment of invasive plants in priority locations
  • Collect and release biological control agents
  • Monitor previous biological control agents release sites
  • Provide technical support to CKISS Operations Program Coordinator (create maps, manage data, place signage)
  • Broadcast (hand) seeding of disturbed soils
  • Provide landowners with information on invasive plant identification and management
  • Participate in invasive species management research projects

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate must demonstrate, at a minimum, the following:

  • Education or related experience with invasive species2015-05-15 14.35.31
  • At least one year of post-secondary education or equivalent diploma in one or more of the following fields: forestry; sustainable resource management; fish, wildlife and recreation; environmental science; biology; ecology; conservation agricultural science; integrated pest management; GIS
  • Valid BC Driver’s License (drivers abstract will be requested from those selected for an interview)
  • Ability to carry out field work including work in adverse field conditions
  • Navigate using maps and GPS units; familiarity with tablets
  • Ability to maintain records and maps
  • Required to work a flexible 40 hour work week (with some evenings and weekends) for the full 16‐week period.
  • Clean criminal record check
  • Students must provide their own personal outdoor work gear, this includes items such as: sturdy work boots, rain gear and sun protection. Personal protective safety gear will be provided by the employer as required for any specialized tasks.

Please download the FULL JOB POSTING to find out more about this exciting job opportunity and details on how apply.

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