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Summer Field Technologists (40 positions) - Deadline - Feb 17/19
Summer Field Technologists (40 Positions)
 
Organization Overview
InnoTech Alberta
is a key component of Alberta’s innovation system; its talented and experienced team of experts offers a wide range of applied research and development technologies and services. InnoTech Alberta is partnering with the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI); an arms-length, value-neutral, scientific organization that measures and reports on the health of Alberta’s Biodiversity. The ABMI conducts world-class biodiversity monitoring of more than 2000 species and habitats throughout Alberta. Together, these organizations are seeking up to 40 qualified summer Field Technologists to survey terrestrial and/or aquatic biodiversity indicators.
Job Description
•Field data collection (forest stand, soil, birds, plants, wetlands, etc.)
•Sorting and identifying collected specimens (moss, lichen, and invertebrates)

Work is done in groups of two throughout Alberta, sometimes up to 500 m from a partner, often in bear country. Data collection can be physically demanding, weather uncooperative, wildlife encounters likely, and insects persistent. All technical training and certifications are provided.
 
For more information about this position please visit:
www.abmi.ca/home/careers/field-monitoring-positions

Qualifications
•Possession of or working toward a degree or diploma in biology, natural resources, forestry or a related field
•Previous related field work experience
•Ability to endure long days, challenging conditions, and rigorous fieldwork
•Experience with some or all of the following: GPS, compass, navigation, 4X4, ATV, aerial image interpretation, working around helicopters, backcountry camping
•Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
•A good attitude and a sense of humour
•Valid Alberta Class 5 Drivers License or equivalent
•Eligible to work in Canada or currently in possession of a work permit

Skills in boreal, grassland, alpine, or aquatic plant identification are an asset!

Compensation
These are temporary 4-month positions (Beginning of May – August 31, 2018). Food allowance, accommodation and transportation in the field are provided. Minimum starting salary is $2750 per month and is commensurate with number of seasons experience with the ABMI, qualifications and specific demands of the position.

How to Apply
Visit our Careers Page at https://alberta-biodiversity-monitoring-institute.breezy.hr/ to find this competition. Please submit your resume and cover letter as one word or pdf document using the online application system. Resumes submitted by other means will not be considered. Please be aware that you will be asked to present a drivers abstract should you be offered a position and you may be asked to record a short video.
 
Application deadline: February 17, 2019

InnoTech Alberta is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

Summer Student Technicians - Deadline - until suitable applicants found
Woodlands North, established in 2000, is a professional natural resource consulting firm offering field services to the forest and energy sectors. Woodlands has offices in Edmonton and Whitecourt, and operations throughout the province of Alberta. We are currently seeking motivated individuals to join our team in the capacity as field technicians. These positions are for a summer term, a practicum work term, with a potential for full time permanent pending a successful summer season. The following positions are available for the summer of 2019:
 
Forest Technician: candidates will be well versed with provincial legislation and current best management practices. Project duties include participation in silviculture and forest inventory programs with extensive field work consisting of project supervision and data collection.
 
Ecology Technician: candidates will have the ability to identify a wide variety of wildlife species by aural and visual methods. Wildlife inventories and species sampling includes: fisheries, songbirds, amphibians, remote camera work, pellet/browse surveys, nest searches, playback surveys, and winter tracking.
 
Restoration Technician: project duties include participation in seasonally active programs with extensive field work consisting of data collection and site prescriptions. Overseeing and reporting on programs for ecological restoration, vegetation and wildlife monitoring, and site preparation for reforestation will be common tasks.
 
Creeks Technician: candidates will be familiar with watercourse inventory and sampling techniques. Project work will consist of extensive field work conducting stream inventories and roadway watercourse crossing inspections. Some construction and creek restoration work takes place throughout the year as well.
 
These positions require strong written and verbal communication skills. Salaries are competitive based on level of experience, and education. Woodlands offers comprehensive benefits, continuing education, and a flexible work environment. Applicants must provide a valid class five driver’s license with a clean abstract. Shift work applies to all projects.
 
Closing Date:  until suitable applicatants found
 
Suitable applicants will be contacted prior to the closing date.
Applicants may submit a resume and cover letter in MS Word or .pdf format.
Send your application to: info@woodlandsnorth.co
For more information, see: www.woodlandsnorth.co
Rural Conservation Technician - Deadline - Jan 25/19
Vulcan County is currently looking for a motivated individual to join Vulcan County in the position of Rural Conservation Technician.
 
The Rural Conservation Technician is responsible for assisting in the day to day operations of the Agricultural Service Board to implement and deliver agricultural programs to our ratepayers as determined by County Council and the Agricultural Service Board. This position will also be the key contact in the delivery and the implementation of the Alternative Land Use Systems program (ALUS).
 
Requirements:
- Degree or diploma in Agriculture or Environmental Sciences
- Agricultural Background is an asset
- Pesticide Applicators License – Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape Certificate
 
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Provides technical support to the ALUS PAC (Partnership Advisory Committee) including GIS mapping, creating and presenting project summaries for potential projects at PAC meetings
- Liaising with agricultural producers to create project proposals, monitor current projects, and provide program support
- Assist in the preparation and monitoring of Agricultural and ALUS expenditures and budget planning
- Developing, maintaining and managing relationships with partner organizations
- Assist with grant applications, reports on interim progress for grants, record keeping for grants, guideline interpretation, and investigation of new grant sources and "special" grant proposals
- Assist in supervising and providing training and guidance for summer staff and project personnel
- Provides monthly reports to the Manager of Agricultural Services and the Agricultural Service Board
- Act as a resource person to the Manager of Agricultural Services and sits on various committees as required
 
Vulcan County offers a competitive remuneration package including health benefits and participation in the Local Authorities Pension Plan.
 
Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence a comprehensive resume to the County via email or regular mail to:
Vulcan County
P.O. Box 180
Vulcan AB T0L 2B0
Attention: Kelly Malmberg, Director of Agriculture
Email: agmanager@vulcancounty.ab.ca
 
Resumes will be accepted until Friday, January 25, 2019.
 
We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Environmental Technologist (summer) - Deadline - Feb 1/19
Program:  Environmental Technology is preferred.
 
Summer Positions: 2 positions
 
Job Title:  Junior Materials Testing Technician
 
Locations:
Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan, & Bonnyville, Alberta
 
Salary: $20.00 Regular/Hrs. / $30.00 Overtime/Hrs.
 
Duration:  Approximately 7 Months based on work load and project schedules
 
Work Term:  May - November
 
Application Deadline (1 Feb 2019)
 
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
2B, 5803 63 Avenue, Lloydminster, Alberta, T9V 3T7,
Contact: Paul Larsen, C.E.T., Manager Technical Services
Phone 780-875-8975, paul.larsen@woodplc.com
 
Job Description: Junior Materials Testing Technician
• We provide you opportunity to maximize your work term income with competitive wages.
• We provide a very extensive safety training program including first aid and CPR.
• We have diversity of job sites, including work within the regional municipalities, construction contractors, oilfield and pipeline projects, military bases, roads and highways.
• We require our staff to conduct both standard field and laboratory tasks. Senior staff will utilize a hands-on training approach while mentoring new staff
• Position may require working “out of town” for remote or distant projects
 
Field duties may include but not limited to: Operation of fleet vehicles to access various Saskatchewan and Alberta job sites. Conduct various concrete tests on plastics concrete. Conduct proper sample collection and retrieval including, aggregates, foundation soils, and asphalt. Conduct compaction tests with a nuclear gauge.
 
Laboratory Duties may include but not limited to: Sieve analysis of granular soils. Moisture density relationships of construction soils.
Terms of Work: A valid and applicable Driver’s License and an acceptable Driver’s Abstract and Driving experience. Must be able to drive 4X4 pickup truck. Must be able to work overtime in busy periods.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws

Manitoba Wildfire Program (Initial Attack Crew Members-Fire Ranger 2) - Deadline - Feb 15/19
The Manitoba Wildfire Program is hiring 
 
Advertisement Number: 34487
An eligibility list will be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 6 months.
 
Position:  Initial Attack Crew Members - Fire Ranger 2 (FR2)
Location:
 Various locations across Manitoba (accommodations may be provided depending on location)
Length of Employment: Seasonal Departmental positions – approximately 15 to 20 weeks depending on location (May thru September 2019)
Salary Range: $1,448.00 - $1,546.00 bi-weekly – plus remoteness allowance where applicable.
 
Closing Date: 4:00 pm Friday, February 15, 2019
 
Duties:
Under the direction of a Helitac Officer, District Supervisor and/or the Crew Leader, you will be a crew member on a 4 or 5-person initial attack forest fire fighting crew. Duties include:
● Providing suppression action on forest fires utilizing helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, boats, vehicles or other ground
transportation means.
● Use and maintenance of forest firefighting equipment.
● Providing training and supervision for emergency fire fighters.
● Participating in employee training and development programs, and will be expected to participate in a mandatory
daily fitness program.
● Assisting with maintenance & construction projects as assigned while not engaged in fire suppression.
● Conducting work activities in accordance with Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations.
 
Qualifications:
Essential Qualifications:
● Experience in outdoor work involving manual labour.
 
Desired Qualifications:
● Experience in the use of small engine equipment, camping gear, and power tools.
● Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills.
● Training and/or experience in wildfire suppression.
● Knowledge of wildfire behaviour and fire weather.
● Experience flying in small fixed-wing aircraft and/or helicopters.
 
Conditions of Employment:
● Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
● Will be required to possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba Class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent (an Intermediate stage Manitoba Class 5 driver’s licence is acceptable on a temporary basis. Candidates are expected to attain and maintain a full stage Class 5 driver’s licence on a permanent basis.)
● Will be required to possess and maintain current certification in First Aid and CPR.
● Must be physically capable to perform the duties required of the position such as operation of chainsaws, carrying firefighting equipment, and working in adverse weather conditions.
● Will be required to successfully pass the Canadian Physical Performance Exchange Standard for Type 1 Wildland Fire Fighters (WFX-FIT) fitness test.
● Must be willing and able to work weekends, overtime, and be deployed provincially, inter-provincially, or internationally as/when required.
 
To Apply:
An application package can be obtained at Manitoba Sustainable Development district offices, or downloaded and printed from the link:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/fire/Fire-Fighter/firefighter.html
 
Applicants are required to submit the following with their covering letter and resume:
● An Application Coversheet, an Employment Related Reference Consent Form, and if applicable, an Employment Equity Declaration Form. These forms are available in the application package noted above.
● Three (3) References (minimum of one (1) work reference).
● Proof of their driver’s licence. Copies of the licence should be clear, legible, valid and current, and is required in order to progress to the next stage of the recruitment process.
 
Your covering letter and resume must clearly state how you meet each of the above qualifications.
Incomplete or illegible applications will not receive consideration. 
Employment Equity is a factor in selection. Applicants are requested to indicate in their covering letter or resume if they are from any of the following groups: women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with a disability.
 
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further considerations will be contacted.
 
Apply in writing to:
Manitoba Provincial IA Competition # 34487
Manitoba Wildfire Program – Sustainable Development
Box 2550 – 3rd St. & Ross Ave.
The Pas, MB R9A 1M4
Fax (204) 623-4208– Attention: Lawrence Huculak or Email: Lawrence.Huculak@gov.mb.ca
 
Please insert the advertisement number and position title into the subject line of your email.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern - Deadline - Mar 31/19
 Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern

Company: WildNorth
Application Deadline: 3/31/2019

Job Location: Spruce Grove
Position Type: Summer Volunteer

Contact Information:
Name: Elizabeth Malta
Address: 53327 Range Road 271, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3L9
Ph: 7806607672
Email: internships@wildnorth.ca 

Job Description:
• Monitoring progress of patients, recording weights and food intake, and maintaining proper environment
• Assisting with medical treatments, capture and restraint of patients 
• Hand-feeding orphaned mammals and birds around the clock 
• Preparing species’ diets, daily feeding, cleaning and enrichment of animal enclosures

Job Qualifications:
• Minimum age of 18 years of age or older
• Compassion for animals (especially wildlife) 
• Enthusiasm for environmental conservation with a strong desire to learn and work well in a team environment
• Experience in animal husbandry (wildlife preferred) 
• Experience or coursework an asset (biological or environmental sciences, wildlife rehabilitation or management, veterinary medicine, animal welfare or husbandry)
• Current tetanus vaccination, good physical health, and stamina
• Rabies vaccination an asset
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently and as a team member
• Ability to be motivated, flexible and patient in a highly demanding work environment
• Criminal record check
• Must provide references

Salary: $0
Hours: 20 hours per week
Job Start Date: 5/1/2019
Job End Date: 8/30/2019

Application Requirements: Resume and References
How to Apply: Email
Park Interpreter - Deadline - Jan 17/19
Alberta Parks is looking for creative, outgoing individuals with a passion for the environment and a gift for engaging audiences.

Approximate Term
April 30 – September 2, 2019
Varies with location.
Including most weekends and evenings.

Approximate Wage
Interpreter: $28.77–$37.40/hour Communicator: $21.19–$25.79/hour Plus 11% in lieu of benefits. (Varies with specific responsibilities, location and experience)

Closing Date
January 17, 2019

Job Description
Park Interpreters and Communicators
foster stewardship of the natural world through engaging and informative interactions that connect adults and children with Alberta’s landscape, biological and cultural diversity, and recreational opportunities.

Depending on your strengths you could be involved in a variety of programming such as
•environmental education
•theatrical presentations
•recreational activity instruction
•informal talks
•information delivery, or
•guided hikes and tours

Applicants are strongly advised to go to:
albertaparks.ca/parkinterpreter and read the FAQs, view the sample interpretation program videos and learn about the differences between interpreters and communicators before applying.

Minimum Qualifications:
Park Communicator: High school diploma and one year of related experience (e.g. work in the natural sciences, teaching, communications, performing arts, etc).

Park Interpreter: Two-year post-secondary or equivalent in a related field (natural sciences, education, communications, history, performing arts, etc).

Equivalences will be considered on directly related experience or education considered on the basis of: one year of experience for one year of education or one year of education for one year of experience.

The following are considered assets and should be highlighted in your resume:
Written and verbal communications, audience engagement, teaching, acting, singing,
knowledge of Alberta flora and fauna, Indigenous culture and outdoor recreational activities.

Successful applicants must have or obtain by April 30, 2019:
•Class 5-Full or Graduated License for all Parks
•Class 4 (Small Bus License) for positions at Dinosaur & Cypress Hills
•Defensive Driving Certificate
•Current Driver’s Abstract
•Current Standard First Aid Certificate
•A current criminal records check
Note: Must be received by March 15th

We may recruit to any of the following Provincial Parks:
•Dinosaur
•Cypress Hills
•Saskatoon Island
•Lesser Slave Lake
•William A. Switzer
•Sir Winston Churchill
•Miquelon Lake
•Kananaskis Country
•Castle Area
•David Thompson Corridor (area)
•Pigeon Lake

How to Apply
Online applications are preferred through jobs.alberta.ca. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting Competition No. 1052428 to:

Sara Harris
Human Resource Services, Alberta Environment and Parks
4th floor, South Petroleum Plaza, 9915-108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2G8,
Fax: (780) 427-2513.

We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only individuals selected for Calgary (February 1 (TBD), 2 and 3) or Edmonton (February 9 and 10) recruitment workshops will be contacted. For additional information, email daniella.rubeling@gov.ab.ca

Weed Technician Intern - Deadline - Jan 16/19
Lamont County is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of a Weed Technician – in part of the AAFC Career Focus Program. This is a 6 month position starting from May to the end of October of 2019. The Weed Technician will report directly to the Agricultural Fieldman.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful applicant will be responsible for:
• Receiving and responding to weed complaints, conducting field inspections and weed identification;
• Advising landowners of their weed control responsibilities; and
• Issuing of enforcement notices as required by the Agricultural Service Board and the Weed Control Act.
• Assist with annual crop pest surveillance, including insect and crop diseases
 
Qualifications:
The successful applicant shall be a student graduating in April 2019, or a graduate of, a post-secondary program in Environmental or Agricultural Studies from an accredited institution. The individual shall possess good communication and public relation skills. A working knowledge of weed species
identification, crop pest identification, an agricultural background, and a familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet computer software would be an asset.
 
All applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age, possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license and provide their own reliable transportation to work. A driver’s abstract will be required prior to employment commencement.
 
This competition will remain open until 4:00 p.m., January 16th, 2019.  Please forward your resume/application to:
 
Lamont County
Human Resources Department
5303 - 50 Avenue
Lamont, AB  T0B 2R0
 
Please indicate which position you are applying for with your application.
 
Lamont County thanks all applicants for their interest.  However, only those who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Weed Inspector - Deadline - Mar 30/19
Weed Inspector

Company:Beaver County
Application Deadline: March 30, 2019
(Students from the Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location: Ryley, AB
Position Type:Summer

Contact Information:
Name:Mike Bates, Agricultural Fieldman
Address:PO Box 140, Ryley, Alberta T0B 4A0
Ph:(780) 663-3730
Fax:(780) 663-3602
Email:mbates@beaver.ab.ca

Job Description:
• Reporting to the Agricultural Fieldman, the successful candidate will assist with the County’s weed control program by performing weed inspections of public and private property, engaging residents in matters related to weed control, issuing weed notices, enforcing weed notices and other duties as required.

Job Qualifications:
• Candidates must be at least 18 years of age 
• Valid Class 5 driver’s license 
• Good interpersonal and record keeping skills 
• Mechanical aptitude is desirable
• Environmental or Agricultural background would be an asset
• Familiarity with GPS and GIS systems

Salary:$18.80 - $22.88
Hours:40 hours/week
Job Start Date:April 29, 2019
Job End Date:August 30, 2019

Application Requirements: Resume, Cover Letter and References
How to Apply: In person, Email, Fax or Mail
Weed Inspectors - Deadline - Jan 18/19
With a population of 32,097, Parkland County offers a range of municipal services and a vibrant mix of agricultural, residential, industrial and recreational opportunities. This unique rural area is situated on the west outskirts of Edmonton, just 20 minutes from downtown, and stretching over 2438 sq. km. of picturesque landscapes. We are currently inviting applications for:

Weed Inspectors
(Temporary, Full-time; Summer Positions)

Parkland County has Temporary, Full-time, summer positions available in the Agricultural Services Department for Weed Inspectors. Successful candidates will assist in the County’s weed control program by dealing with property owners concerning weed infestations, issuing notices where required, identifying and controlling weeds and performing related duties. The ability to deal with the public effectively and courteously is required. Extensive time spent driving will be required.

Qualifications:

- Current enrollment or completion of post-secondary education in Agriculture or a related field.
- Knowledge of the Weed Control Act.
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License. Upon hire, a current Driver’s Abstract must be provided.
- An agricultural or environmental background would be an asset.
- Knowledge of computer applications and familiar with the use of GPS and GIS.

Competition Number:19-01
Rate of Pay:$25.23 per hour 
Hours of Work:8 hours/day; 40 hours/week
(May 1 to approximately August 30, 2019)
Competition Closing Date:Friday, January 11, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Further information concerning this position can be obtained by calling
James Leskiw, Program Manager, Agronomics at 780-968-8467.

This position is covered by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 955 Collective Agreement.

Interested candidates are invited to apply on our website at www.parklandcounty.com

Parkland County has a nepotism policy in effect. Please contact Human Resources for further information on this policy (including the definition of a relative under this policy).


We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

The personal information submitted pursuant to this advertisement is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Government Act and will be used for Parkland County employment opportunities only. The personal information that you provide may be made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Conservation Programs Specialist - Deadline - Jan 27/19
Conservation Programs Specialist - Red Deer, AB
Alberta Habitat Asset Management (HAM) Program
 
The Opportunity
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), one of Canada’s leading conservation organizations, is looking for a confident, energetic and dedicated professional to join our team in Alberta.
 
As a member of the Alberta Operations Team, you will be responsible for managing all DUC assets in Central/West Alberta, including partner relations.
Practical experience with engineered water control structures, land management and administration, conservation projects and programs, agriculture, engineering and/or biology, would all be considered assets to this very diverse and challenging opportunity.
 
You need to be an enthusiastic team player and an effective communicator who is able to build positive working relationships with various staff of local governments, landowners, industry, agricultural producers, volunteers and other conservation agencies.
 
You possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills. You have demonstrated expertise in program planning and implementation and contract management and tendering. You are self-motivated, enjoy a complex, changing environment and can manage numerous projects on tight deadlines.
 
Your minimum 3 -5 years experience in conservation program delivery, natural resource management techniques and waterfowl habitat requirements, will make you the ideal candidate for this position.
 
Requirements
• A post-secondary degree or technologist diploma in a related discipline; equivalent practical field experience will also be considered
• Strong planning, reporting and project management skills
• Knowledge of sustainable and integrated resource management
• Basic mechanical aptitude
• Experience with GPS, ArcView, MS Office and airphoto interpretation
• Awareness of AB Occupational Health and Safety practices
• Knowledge of the AB Water Act, Dam Safety Regulations and the approvals process would be considered an asset
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Ability to work long/flexible hours in summer, with travel
• Experience managing contracts and contractors, supervising construction, strong administrative and budgeting skills
• A valid class 5 driver’s license
• An understanding of who Ducks Unlimited Canada is and what we do; an understanding of local agricultural, industry and conservation practices would be considered an asset
 
How to Apply
Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff. Let us know if making a difference is important to you.
 
Please visit our online career center to submit your application for confidential consideration.
Closing deadline: January 27, 2019
 
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
Conservation Land Negotiator - Deadline - Jan 27/19
Conservation Land Negotiator (3-year term position)
Ducks Unlimited Canada 
Red Deer or Camrose, Alberta
 
The Opportunity
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), one of Canada’s leading conservation organizations, is looking for a confident, energetic and dedicated professional to join our team in Alberta.
 
As a Conservation Land Negotiator, you will be responsible for the planning, development, delivery and negotiation of habitat programs which benefit waterfowl and other wildlife.
 
You need to be an enthusiastic team player and passionate about the outdoors – a self-starter who can work with anyone, and capable of working alone in rural settings under minimal supervision and recognize the importance of environmental stewardship within the agricultural production systems.
 
Your communication and negotiation skills enable you to deal effectively with various stakeholders, including the general public, government, agribusiness and wildlife communities.
 
You are independent, resourceful and possess strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills and can manage numerous projects on tight deadlines.
 
You are a persuasive, goal-oriented individual. Your personal and professional experience and directly related knowledge make you the ideal candidate for this position.
 
The successful candidate will also have an affinity to the outdoors, conservation and the world of waterfowl.
 
Requirements
• A post-secondary degree or diploma in wildlife management, biology, ecology or related discipline; a Land Agent or Agriculture diploma with relevant work experience will also be considered.
• Knowledge of waterfowl and other animal and plant biology
• Knowledge of sustainable resource management would be considered an asset.
• Experience in planning and project management.
• Excellent organization, interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written.
• Strong computer and analytical skills – ArcMap an asset
• Previous sales or cold-calling experience would be an asset
• Knowledge of working farms and practices, annual crop and forage/grazing production systems.
• Experience with various outdoor equipment including GPS, ATV’s, Boats etc
• Familiarity with the non-profit and/or environmental conservation sectors would also be considered an asset
 
How to Apply
Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff. Let us know if making a difference is important to you.
 
Please visit our online career center to submit your application for confidential consideration.
Closing deadline: January 27, 2019
 
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.

Agriculture & Environment Student - Deadline - Jan 28/19
With a population of 32,097, Parkland County offers a range of municipal services and a vibrant mix of agricultural, residential, industrial and recreational opportunities. This unique rural area is situated on the west outskirts of Edmonton, just 20 minutes from downtown, and stretching over 2438 sq. km. of picturesque landscapes. We are currently inviting applications for an:

Agriculture & Environment Student
(Temporary, Full-time; Summer Position)

Parkland County has a Temporary, Full-time position available for an Agriculture & Environment Student from approximately May 1 to August 30, 2019 with the potential for extension until the end of 2019. In this position, you will provide support to the County’s stewardship programs (ALUS and Green Acreages) by assisting with field surveys, monitoring and reporting; ecosystem service project research; and extension material development and delivery. You will also support environmental education and engagement by developing materials, organizing logistics and supporting the delivery of engagement sessions including events targeted at both adults and youth. Additional duties of this position include writing material related to plan and policy updates, participating in administrative meetings and performing various administrative tasks.

Qualifications:

- Current or previous enrollment in an Environmental Sciences, Community Sustainability, Agriculture, Earth and Atmospheric Science, or relevant program.
- Experience with biophysical site assessments and plant identification is required.
- Experience with community engagement or environmental education program deliverance is an asset.
- Experience with agricultural and rural communities is an asset.
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License. A current Driver’s Abstract must be provided.

Competition Number:19-13
Rate of Pay:$19.03 - $23.02 per hour
Hours of Work:7 hours/day; 35 hours/week
Closing Date:Monday, January 28, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.


Parkland County
53109A HWY 779
Parkland County, AB T7Z 1R1

Telephone: 780-968-8888
Toll-Free: 1-888-880-0858
Fax: 780-968-3232

Website:
parklandcounty.com

Interested candidates are invited to apply on our website at www.parklandcounty.com

Parkland County has a nepotism policy in effect. Please contact Human Resources for further information on this policy (including the definition of a relative under this policy).

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

The personal information submitted pursuant to this advertisement is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Government Act and will be used for Parkland County employment opportunities only. The personal information that you provide may be made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Sustainability Student - Deadline - Jan 28/19
With a population of 32,097, Parkland County offers a range of municipal services and a vibrant mix of agricultural, residential, industrial and recreational opportunities. This unique rural area is situated on the west outskirts of Edmonton, just 20 minutes from downtown, and stretching over 2438 sq. km. of picturesque landscapes. We are currently inviting applications for a:

Sustainability Student
(Temporary, Full-time; Summer Position)

Parkland County has a Temporary, Full-time position available for a Sustainability Student from approximately May 1 to August 30, 2019. In this position, you will support the County’s sustainability programs by assisting with sustainability plan implementation and monitoring, climate change planning, environmental policy development, and environmental regulatory compliance. You may also support ongoing Environmental Site Assessments of County-owned land and the development of land management policies, procedures, or frameworks where they relate to environmental compliance. Additional duties of this position include research and writing material related to sustainability, participating in administrative meetings and performing various administrative tasks.

Qualifications:

- Current or previous enrollment in an Environmental Sciences, Community Sustainability, Ecology, Earth and Atmospheric Science, or relevant program.
- Experience with research, planning and policy development is an asset.
- Experience working in municipal government is an asset.
- Experience with Provincial and Federal environmental regulation is an asset.
- Experience with site assessment and aerial photo review is an asset.
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License. A current Driver’s Abstract must be provided.

Competition Number:19-14
Rate of Pay:$19.03 - $23.02 per hour
Hours of Work:7 hours/day; 35 hours/week
Closing Date:Monday, January 28, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Parkland County
53109A HWY 779
Parkland County, AB T7Z 1R1

Telephone: 780-968-8888
Toll-Free: 1-888-880-0858
Fax: 780-968-3232

Interested candidates are invited to apply on our website at www.parklandcounty.com
Parkland County has a nepotism policy in effect. Please contact Human Resources for further information on this policy (including the definition of a relative under this policy).

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

The personal information submitted pursuant to this advertisement is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Government Act and will be used for Parkland County employment opportunities only. The personal information that you provide may be made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Crew/Sub Leaders - Jr Forest Rangers - Deadline - Feb 11/19
Crew Leader/Sub Leader

Company:Junior Forest Rangers
Application Deadline: February 11, 2019

Job Location:Edmonton, AB
Position Type:Summer

Contact Information:
Name:Trevor Nichols
Address:9th floor, 9920 108 st, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2M4
Ph:7804229276
Email:trevor.nichols@gov.ab.ca

Job Description:
The Junior Forest Rangers (JFR) program is an exciting summer work experience program that focuses on forestry, wildfire, ecology and other environmental fields. The program fosters an appreciation, awareness, and respect for our natural resources through exposure to work projects and career awareness opportunities in this field. We are currently looking for twenty highly motivated, enthusiastic and outdoor-oriented individuals to lead our JFR crews throughout the province; ten Crew Leaders and ten Crew Sub Leaders. Our Leaders and Sub Leaders work in pairs and supervise a crew of 16-18 year olds.

JFR Crew Leaders, Sub Leaders and Crew Members train at the Hinton Training Centre and then live and work from a wildfire base or a wilderness camp in various locations across the province. Seventy percent of the program schedule is dedicated to physically active work experiences which includes ecosystem restoration, bushcraft, wildfire or mock fire experience, tree planting, habitat construction, recreational trail construction, and much more. The remaining thirty percent of the program schedule involves educational opportunities surrounding natural resource management, Indigenous culture, and career awareness. This includes work experiences and presentations related to forestry, ecology, careers, leadership, and outdoor education. All leaders strive to ensure a safe and positive work environment for the entire crew. Evenings and weekends are spent with your crew, taking part in outdoor recreation activities such as hiking, canoeing, fishing, and more.

JFR Crew Leaders
The primary responsibilities of the Leader includes supervision and direction of a Sub Leader and eight crew members; developing and implementing safety standards and procedures; designing a safe, rewarding work, and educational program schedule; organizing evaluations and addressing any situations with staff; and promoting team building and a positive outdoor experience. Ten positions are
available.

JFR Crew Sub Leaders
The primary responsibilities of the Sub Leader will include assisting in the direction and supervision of all crew members, work projects, recreational outings and general camp situations; designing a safe, rewarding work, and educational program schedule; projecting and conducting maintenance and inventory inspections of all equipment; implementing safety standards and procedures; and promoting team building and a positive outdoor experience. Ten positions are available.

Job Qualifications:
For Crew Leaders, a high school diploma plus one year related training/courses and six months related experience is required. For Crew Sub Leaders, a high school diploma plus some related training/courses and six months related experience is required.
 
Preferred applicants:
•are university or technical school students or graduates in outdoor education, recreation, forestry,
•environmental science or related disciplines
•will have experience working with youth and project planning
•will have proficiency with MS Office
•will have outdoor skills, gravel road driving experience, and power tool experience

When you apply, please include copies of the following:
•an unrestricted, Alberta class 5 driver's licence or equivalent (non-GDL)
•a Standard First Aid with Level A or C CPR certification
•a defensive driving certification
•a completed JFR fitness form and Par-Q readiness form (see JFR website)

All participants must maintain a state of good physical fitness to endure the rigorous working conditions. Fitness testing is a mandatory part of the hiring process. You must include proof of a passed fitness test (JFR Fitness Form) with your application. In order to participate in the 2019 JFR season, all leaders and members must pass a fitness test as part of the application process.
 
Final candidates for this position must clear a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check conducted by their local police department.

Salary:$22.76 - $28.03
Job Start Date:May 27, 2019
Job End Date:August 23, 2019

To apply for a JFR Crew Leader or Sub Leader position, send your cover letter, resume and supporting documents outlined below to JFR.Info@gov.ab.ca
When emailing your documents, please send attachments in either .pdf or .docx formats. 
 
We thank all applicants for their interest.  Due to the large number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
For more information visit our website and social media sites.
 
Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans.  We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.  The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:
 
 
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