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Rare Plant Rescue Search and Monitoring Staff

Nature Saskatchewan, Regina
Deadline: January 24, 2017 - February 20, 2017

Contact

Name: Emily Putz

Phone:

E-mail: rpr@naturesask.ca

Website: http://www.naturesask.ca/

Deadline

February 20, 2017

Nature Saskatchewan has the following job opportunities for 2017. All positions are based in Regina, involve extensive travel in southern Saskatchewan, and start in early May, 2017.

General qualifications include a strong interest in conservation and environmental education, and studies in the fields of biology, ecology, geography, agriculture, or other related studies. Applicants should have strong communication, computer, and organizational skills; be self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team; hold a valid driver’s license (vehicle will be provided); and be willing to travel and work flexible hours, including outdoors. Applicants should also be able to hike to field sites carrying field equipment. First Aid and CPR certification is an asset.

Applications for all postings must be sent via email and will be accepted until 11:59 pm on February 20, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position(s): Two full-time summer staff for ~16 weeks @ $20/hr. Search and monitoring staff will assist in the delivery of our Rare Plant Rescue program, which promotes the conservation of prairie plant species at risk. The staff will work together under the supervision and mentorship of the project leader. Office space is not provided.

Tasks and responsibilities: Plan and conduct occupancy surveys and monitoring of prairie plant species at risk; contact and visit landowners regarding target species; and conduct extension activities with landowners and land managers regarding plant species at risk.

Specific qualifications: Basic plant identification skills (training in rare plant identification will be provided); willing to work flexible hours outdoors including in inclement conditions; willing to travel extensively; ability to hike to field sites carrying equipment; strong organizational skills; familiarity with GPS and maps is an asset.

Please email a resume and cover letter in one PDF file to Emily Putz at rpr@naturesask.ca by 11:59 pm February 20, 2017. Include in the subject line “Application: Rare Plant Search and Monitoring Staff” followed by your name.

For all positions, preference will be given to Canadian students whose studies include the fields of biology, ecology, geography, agriculture, or other related studies. All else being equal, Aboriginal students and students with disabilities who choose to self-declare as belonging to a group, will be given preference.


Nature Saskatchewan is a non-government charitable organization that engages and inspires people to appreciate, learn about, and protect Saskatchewan’s natural environment.
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