Conservation Programs Specialist (Invasive Plant Management and Field Operations) — Ducks Unlimited Canada
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Conservation Programs Specialist (Invasive Plant Management and Field Operations)


Surrey, BC

The Opportunity

The Conservation Technician will primarily assist with the delivery and management of the provincial invasive Spartina eradication program. The position will also support conservation land management in the Lower Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island regions. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to establish a conservation network and gain experience in the field of Conservation/Resource Management. The responsibilities will require a wide breadth of knowledge in conservation issues. Strong organizational and relationship building skills, dedication and a passion for conservation make you the ideal candidate for this role.

Duties & Responsibilities

Spartina Program Coordination, Planning and Field Operations

  • Communicating amongst Spartina Working Group member agencies to develop annual workplans and report on the status of accomplishments
  • Scheduling, training and overseeing work crews to map, remove and chemically treat invasive Spartina in Boundary Bay and at Roberts’ Bank. Additionally, some work will take place in Burrard Inlet
  • Detailed data tracking and review, supporting and completing permit applications and ensuring compliance
  • Report writing and data analysis including annual program evaluation and chemical treatment efficacy

Conservation Land Management Support

  • performing maintenance activities on existing projects such as:
    • installing signs, vegetation control, repairing trails, walkways and gates
    • removing beaver debris
  • assisting with wetland file management, photographic databases, cataloging images, entry or retrieval of computer data (including scanning),
  • preparing report materials


  • Recent graduate or an early career professional with training in agriculture, biology, plant ecology, environmental science or resource management preferred
  • Must have a vehicle or access to a vehicle, a valid current driver’s license (in good standing) and a current driver’s abstract
  • Knowledge of basic biology, local species and ecosystems; GPS-based technologies and survey techniques; computer programs such as the Microsoft suite of programs;


  • Familiarity and experience with Spatial data systems (especially in ArcGIS)
  • Familiarity and experience with using tools such as mowers, brush cutters, chain saws, generators, and chest waders.

Additional Details

  • Start date: Early – Mid May
  • Pay range: Commensurate with experience.
  • This position involves physical work, heavy lifting and outdoor work in all weather conditions.

How to Apply

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

Closing Deadline: April 30, 2020 (4:30 PM EDT)

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

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