Conservation Technician - Summer Term – Surrey, BC — Ducks Unlimited Canada
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Conservation Technician – Summer Term – Surrey, BC


  • April 23, 2020


Surrey, BC


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

The Opportunity

The Conservation Technician will assist with the development and management of wetland habitats throughout the Lower Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island regions. This position will provide you an excellent opportunity to learn about and work in the field of Conservation/Resource Management.

Duties & Responsibilities

Field Operation and Management of Wetland Conservation Projects

  • assisting DUC staff in the daily operation of water control structures
  • documenting and inspecting dikes and water controls on existing projects
  • performing maintenance activities on existing projects such as:
    • installing signs, vegetation control, repairing trails, walkways and gates
    • removing beaver debris
    • day-to-day operations of pumping facilities of existing projects
  • recording activities/changes on wetland conservation projects

Habitat Inventory and Waterfowl Census

  • conducting field surveys on existing and/or future projects within freshwater wetlands and inter-tidal habitats
  • recording waterfowl observations during project inspections
  • assisting with ongoing habitat monitoring projects such as monitoring of sediment and elevation in estuaries

Administration of Wetland Conservation Projects

  • assisting with wetland file management, photographic databases, cataloging images, entry or retrieval of computer data (including scanning),
  • preparing report materials


  • Students pursuing a career in agriculture, engineering, biology, plant ecology, environmental science or resource management preferred
  • Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Must have 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; ArcGIS (an asset);
  • Construction experience (an asset); and operation of various field equipment (which DUC will provide) including: 4WD pickup truck, tools such as mowers, brush cutters, chain saws, generators, chest waders, binoculars, and cameras as required.

Additional Details

  • Start date is May 4, 2020; end date is ~August 31, 2020
  • Pay range: $18 per hour, based on a 35-hour work-week (plus 4% vacation pay)
  • This position involves physical work, heavy lifting and outdoor work in all weather conditions.

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: April 23, 2020 (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.