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Invasive Species Supervisor

TERM:  Full Time, April 9th 2018 to December 21st, 2018

LOCATIONS: 100 Mile House & Williams Lake

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

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 and local community partners in Williams Lake and 100 Mile House 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 be working with provincial agencies carrying out survey, restoration and reclamation in wildfire areas. Also included in this program is assisting teams in gaining outreach and public presentation skills by developing invasive species presentations, displays and booths for presenting at a wide variety of community events and settings.

What does a Supervisor do?

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

  • Develop, 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 and safe use of all control equipment
  • Ensure all equipment is maintained and stored appropriately at all times
  • Ensure professional team approach during all field and office operations and at all public outreach events 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 are we hiring?

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

  • Technical field records and data management
  • Strong commitment and knowledge to safety standards
  • Knowledge of local region and navigation and mapping skills
  • Invasive and native plant identification
  • Best Management Practices for invasives, including invasive terrestrial plants
  • Invasive plant management techniques, including use of herbicides
  • Experience in public education/awareness/outreach

What skills do you need?

As an Invasive Species Supervisor, you will lead a team of three people in field activities and in community outreach and extension on a daily basis. You need to be knowledgeable, outgoing, and confident. Successful candidates must be self-motivated, highly organized, responsible, work well in a team and be responsive to direction from the Program Manager.

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 IPad with various GPS mapping programs
  • Experience working with online databases and/or IAPP
  • Practical field experience or certification, or working towards a technical certificate or degree in natural resource science or have graduated
  • 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:

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

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE ASAP TO:

Invasive Species Council of BC

Email to: admin@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 late March - early April
  • Successful candidates must be available to start April 9, 2018​
  • Note: Successful candidates must be available for out of town travel April / May 2018