CKISS is hiring! IS Techs and Outreach & Aquatics Assistant

Are you curious about invasive species in the Central Kootenay region? Do you want to help reduce the impact of invasive species on the ecosystems, communities, and economy of our region? If so, there are exciting opportunities for you to join the team at CKISS! We are currently looking for an Outreach & Aquatics Assistant and Invasive Species Technicians.

Outreach & Aquatics Assistant

Are you ready to make a tangible impact on environmental conservation while enjoying a dynamic and varied work environment? As an Outreach & Aquatics Assistant with CKISS, you’ll have the opportunity to support vital invasive species education and aquatics programs. Duties include leading engaging community weed pulls and youth field trips, hosting the CKISS outreach booth and creating original content for social media, the CKISS website and iNaturalist projects. Additionally, you will gain valuable hands-on fieldwork experience by assisting with invasive mussel monitoring efforts. This role offers a blend of office and fieldwork that promises excitement and fulfillment.  This position is perfect for individuals passionate about protecting our ecosystems and making a real difference in their community.

Read the full job posting here: Outreach & Aquatics Assistant

Employment terms

  • Number of positions: 1
  • May 6, 2024 – September 1, 2024
  • Hours: full time 30-36 hours per week
  • Wage: $26.68/hour
  • Location: Based in Nelson, work sites throughout the Central Kootenay region

Invasive Species Technician

Are you ready to get your hands dirty in the fight against invasive species? Become an Invasive Species Technician and work alongside a small field crew to conduct surveys and manual removal of invasive plants in priority locations. You’ll also assist with various tasks such as sign installation and removal, landowner outreach, and biological control agent surveys.

Read the full job posting here: Invasive Species Technician

Employment terms

  • Number of positions: 3
  • May 6 – Sep 1, 2024 (2 positions); May 6 – Dec 22, 2024 (1 position)
  • Hours: full time 36 hours per week. Typically 9 hrs/day 4 days/wk with some extended & variable hours.
  • Wage: $26.68/hour
  • Location: Based in Nelson, work sites throughout the Central Kootenay region.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter as a single PDF to

Deadline to Apply: 4:00 pm on Feb 23, 2024*

*Applications will be reviewed as they’re received. Positions may be filled prior to the deadline if an appropriate candidate is found.