Restoration Field Technician – FVWC – Valley BC

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
RESULTS/DELIVERABLES/ACCOUNTABILITIES
Operations
Maintaining FVWC’s code of conduct
Provision of willow and cottonwood whips for FVWC plantings.
Assistance with site preparation work including invasive plant control, seeding, and mulching
Assistance with plant layout for volunteer plantings
Planting trees and shrubs and installing beaver guards on sites during/after volunteer plantings
Ongoing maintenance work including invasive plant control, beaver guard repair, and replacement of dead plants
Take photos before and after documenting each site
Ensuring proper use, care and storage of FVWC field equipment
Assisting FVWC with water quality and fish monitoring
Other tasks as assigned
Community
General outreach and community event attendance.
Participate in community events to promote FVWC projects, environments sustainability and healthy watersheds
Attend meeting and events on behalf of the FVWC

QUALIFICATIONS
Experience:
Previous field work experience
Previous landscaping experience
Previous experience with gas powered tools
Knowledge and identification of native flora and fauna
An understanding of local watershed challenges in the eastern Fraser Valley

Skills & Abilities:
Minor carpentry skills
Ability to organize daily workload by priorities
Must be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced quickly changing environment
Ability to work well under seasonal peak periods and in changing environmental situations
Ability to work well within a team environment
Education:
Grade 12
Post secondary education in biology, geography or ecological restoration would be an asset
WORKING CONDITIONS
Outside – this position is hands-on, involves physical exertion requiring the ability to lift 50lbs, squatting, bending, extended time walking and standing. May be exposed to a wide range of weather conditions including heat, cold, wind and/or rain.
At times this position may require you to operate equipment such as gas-powered tools.
This position requires that you wear protective attire such as work gloves, hats, safety vests and footwear to protect yourself.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Successful completion of a Criminal record check / Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector
Successful completion of a Functional Abilities Assessment
Applicants local to the Fraser Valley, BC are preferred
Valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence, and/or valid BC CLASS 7 driver’s license (“N”)
Must have access and use of a reliable vehicle to get to and from worksites located in Hope, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Mission, Maple Ridge, and Langley.
Willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
Interest in local conservation issues
Maintain confidentiality as per organizational and legislative requirements
Maintain, promote, and enhance the company’s Health and Safety practices, audits, and procedures (i.e. WHMIS, Health and Safety Policies).
Every employee is responsible to ensure the safest and most efficient work environment for all employees. It is the responsibility of all employees to alert Supervisors and Managers of any safety hazards that requires immediate attention as you may observe or discover at any time.
FVWC Non-Discrimination Statement
The Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition (FVWC) provides an equitable work environment for staff, contractors, volunteers, partners, and members. The FVWC does not advocate, support, or practice unlawful discrimination based on race, religion, age, national origin, status, language, sex, sexual preference, or disability for all its operational and organizational activities.
FVWC Diversity and Inclusion Statement
We recognize the Coast Salish and Stó:lô Peoples rich culture and connection to the ecology represented on the landscape. We value their importance towards building natural resilience and togetherness for future.

How to Apply and Application Information:
Please email a resume and cover letter clearly outlining how you meet the above requirements to info@fvwc.ca
Please ensure you title the email “FVWC Restoration Field Technician Application” in the subject line.
Hard-copy resumes will not be accepted: Email only please.
Resumes will be accepted until 8:00 am PST Monday March 28, 2022
Applicants who meet the criteria for an interview will be contacted by March 31st, 2022
Interviews will take place on April 1st, 2022

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