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Summer Stewardship Assistant

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Employer Name: 
Christina Lake Stewardship Society
Job Location: 
Christina Lake, BC

One Summer Student position is available in Christina Lake. Funding provided by the Canada Summer Jobs Program. The successful student will work under the mentorship and guidance of our Stewardship Coordinator for a 16 week period during May through August. Only individuals that are available for the position period as stated above need apply (time off during the term can be discussed at the interview.

Start Date: May 5, 2020 (tentative)  End Date:  August 29, 2020 (tentative)

Office Location: 1675 Highway 3, Christina Lake

Work Location: Mainly around the Christina Lake Watershed within the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary.

Position Description:

The Christina Lake Stewardship Society (CLSS) is a non-profit charitable organization located at the Welcome Centre in Christina Lake. The mandate of the Society is to maintain the quality and health of the Christina Lake Watershed and local environment and to promote responsible resource use. During the summer, CLSS runs various education and monitoring programs.

Community outreach and education activities make up a large part of our summer activities and include:

  • communicating with visitors in the Interpretive Gallery to convey information about species at risk, human wildlife interactions, invasive species, etc.;
  • gathering boater information at the Texas Creek Boat Launch Kiosk;
  • conducting Solar Aquatic System (SAS) tours;
  • assisting with community events such as our booth at Homecoming, and;
  • managing the weekly Summer Youth Education program.

The summer field projects consist of:

  • water quality and invasive mussel sampling and reporting;
  • plant maintenance and upkeep of SAS building;
  • monitoring of kokanee habitat and initial kokanee enumerations;
  • growing native plant species for restoration sites and upkeep of our Native Plant nursery and deer- proof garden.

The Christina Lake Stewardship Society also works with various other groups and organizations within the boundary including the Boundary Invasive Species Society and the Granby Wilderness Society.

Work Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Research and data compilation
  • Environmental monitoring & sampling
  • Develop and host youth workshops and assist with special events
  • Public outreach & communication
  • Prepare media releases and other communications
  • Report writing
  • Update displays in Interpretive Gallery and various kiosks
  • Organize volunteers for field work

Supervision: To be provided by the CLSS Stewardship Coordinator

 

 

Specific Skills Required: 

Applicants must meet these Canada Summer Jobs program eligibility requirements:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Mandatory eligibility requirements for position:

  • a valid BC Driver’s License, vehicle, and be willing to provide a driver’s abstract.
  • required to work a flexible 32 hour work week (including some evenings and weekends) for the full 16 week period.
  • must provide their own personal outdoor work gear, this includes items such as: sturdy work boots, rain gear and sun protection. Personal protective safety gear will be provided by the employer as required for any specialized tasks.
  • must be comfortable with interacting with the public and working with children.

Preferred Experience:

  • have completed or be pursuing a post-secondary education in the natural sciences and/or technology.
  • comfortable in an office environment
  • previous experience working outdoors in all weather conditions (either volunteer or paid)
  • knowledge and interest in environmental stewardship initiatives
  • knowledge and interest in local flora and fauna
  • First Aid Level 1

 

Salary: 
$17.85 per hour plus 4% holiday pay.

Industry:

Posting Will Expire: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
How to Apply
Application Procedure: 

Submit a cover letter and resume to:

Suzanne Adrain-Vincent - Stewardship Coordinator  Email:  clss@shaw.ca
Subject line should state: “Application for Summer Student Position”

Please  ensure  this  document  clearly  shows  how  you  meet  the  above  mandatory  eligibility  and position requirements, as well as any experience with related work tasks and responsibilities.

Only applicants who have been selected for the interview process will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM (midnight) Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

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