• January 24, 2020


Edmonton, AB


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

Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Native Plant Solutions (NPS) is the most experienced company in Canada in naturalized stormwater system design, construction, and management. We are seeking highly energetic and motivated individuals to fill the role of Conservation Technician in our Edmonton office from May to August 2020 (with the potential for this position to be extended into the fall).

Duties Include:

  • Day-to-day operations and maintenance of NPS’ wetland and upland projects within and around Edmonton, which may include seeding, chemical and mechanical weed control, installation of erosion control products, wetland hand-planting, vegetation monitoring and assessments, and other tasks as required.
  • Some travel within Alberta and to other provinces may be required. Travel expenses will be covered.


  • Study for, and pass, pesticide applicators license training and exam. Cost and time associated with this will be covered by the employer.
  • Relevant work experience in one or more of the following specialties: plant and/or wetland ecology, environmental or plant science.
  • Experience in one or more of the following is considered an asset: plant identification, weed management, herbicide handling and application, soil erosion management, performing vegetation transect surveys, establishment of annual and perennial crops.
  • Experience operating a variety of farm and/or field equipment (tractors, seeders, ATVs, trailers, sprayers) is considered an asset.
  • Ability to perform rigorous physical fieldwork under a variety of weather conditions, lift 50lbs, and crouch, bend, stretch, or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Strong work ethic, enthusiasm for the outdoors and environmental conservation.
  • Practical field skills, excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Able to work independently or within a dynamic team environment.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license in good standing and must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Able to work flexible full time hours on short notice (including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and overtime).

The wage for this summer position is $20/hour, based on a 35-hour work-week.

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.  Your application should include: cover letter (including date of availability for work), resumé, three work-related references, and academic web transcript (if a current or graduated student).

Deadline for applications is January 24, 2020.

While Native Plant Solutions would like to thank all applicants, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.