Conservation Programs Specialist - Crew Lead (1 Term Position) Waterfowl and Wetland Survey — Ducks Unlimited Canada
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Conservation Programs Specialist – Crew Lead (1 Term Position) Waterfowl and Wetland Survey

Application
Deadline

  • March 10, 2021

Location

Williams Lake, BC

Contact

Please visit our online career center to submit your application for confidential consideration.

The Opportunity

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), one of Canada’s leading conservation organizations, is looking for a Conservation Crew Lead to assist with wildlife surveys and management of wetland habitats near Williams Lake, BC.

This position is suited for someone with wildlife survey experience who is excited to coach and lead others in the field.  Field equipment will be provided by DUC and candidates will be trained in safe use of all necessary equipment.

This position will be equally responsible for wildlife surveys and operations and maintenance tasks. This position will involve travelling to the Nechako area (Prince George to Burns Lake) one week per month on average (hotel costs will be paid by DUC).

Duties & Responsibilities

Field Operation and Maintenance of Wetland Conservation Projects

  • Operation & maintenance of water control infrastructure at DUC wetland projects
  • Vegetation management and invasive species removal
  • Assist with ongoing habitat restoration projects

Wetland Restoration Biological Field Work

  • Train and lead a crew of 2 or 3 Conservation Technicians during field work activities
  • Conduct waterfowl breeding and brood surveys on existing DUC wetland projects
  • Conduct amphibian and passerine surveys at wetland sites
  • Conduct amphibian salvages prior to wetland construction activities
  • Complete Wetland classification surveys

Administration of Wetland Conservation Projects

  • Assist with photographic databases, cataloging images, entry or retrieval of computer data
  • Record field data and entering data in digital database

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree specializing in the conservation or management of fish or wildlife
  • Experience conducting avian wildlife and amphibian surveys
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Must have a valid driver’s license (in good standing) and a current driver’s abstract
  • Awareness of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Knowledge of basic biology, local species and ecosystems; GPS-based technologies and survey techniques; computer programs such as the Microsoft suite of programs; ArcGIS an asset
  • Operation of field equipment (provided by DUC) including: 4WD pickup trucks, tools (brush cutters, chain saws, etc.), chest waders, binoculars and cameras as required.

Additional Details

  • This position involves physical work, heavy lifting and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
  • Anticipated start date April 19, 2021; anticipated end date October 15, 2021
  • Pay: $25-$30 per hour commensurate with experience, 35-hour work weeks (plus 4% vacation pay)

How to Apply

Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff. Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please visit our online career center to submit your application for confidential consideration.

Closing Deadline: March 10, 2021 (EST)

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Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at ducks.ca.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.