Resource Management Technician

Building & Grounds

Seasonal, Full-time
Closes Sunday April 30, 2023
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Wanuskewin Heritage Park is accepting applications for seasonal Resource Management Technicians with up to full-time hours reporting to the Resource Management Coordinator. This position is responsible for conducting in-situ, “on-the-ground” resource management activities recommended by, or that further support and enhance, Wanuskewin’s Resource Management Plan (RMP). This position is responsible for delivering site-wide and location-specific technical and analytical services that assist the Resource Management department in improving, restoring, and monitoring the ecological and environmental health/integrity of Wanuskewin’s natural assets.


  • Management of invasive species, including surveying, monitoring, controlling and removing undesirable species (manual, mechanical, biological, chemical and/or controlled burns)
  • Oversight and involvement in long-term environmental monitoring programs for the property including upland and aquatic habitats (e.g., health assessments, plant and soil surveys)
  • Collect field data and update Wanuskewin’s Resource Management geodatabase
  • Digitize resource management data.
  • Identify and inventory plant species within the Park, including current and future state desired and undesired species.
  • Guide and supervise the work of other staff or consultants/visitors/volunteers undertaking ecological monitoring, inventory projects, volunteer events, or uncommon management practices.
  • Assist with, and take responsibility for maintenance of equipment required by the Resource Management Department.
  • Advise any future on-site or adjacent development plans, to ensure compatibility with ecological or heritage sensitivities.
  • Assist in study design, data collection, and analysis for various monitoring and resource management projects.
  • Adapt and update the RMP to include any new developments that may threaten ecological integrity within Wanuskewin.
  • Keep up to date with restoration/conservation/resource management science and best practices.
  • Complying with all external and internal safety practices and requirements; ensuring safety is a top priority in all aspects of the role.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Education in the fields of biology, environmental science, renewable resource management, or related natural sciences.
  • A minimum one year of relevant experience in land management, or adequate experience in related fields (fieldwork, coursework, volunteering).
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and acceptable driver’s abstract, a valid Class 1A Driver’s License considered an asset.
  • Strong plant and animal identification skills, as well as familiarity with common native and invasive species.
  • Ability to work extended hours outdoors.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • A suitable combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Assets would include: experience with Geographic Information Systems, experience operating small farm machinery, knowledge of native grassland restoration methodologies and riparian health assessments, pesticide application license, various environmental designations, experience and comfort with teaching and public speaking, and knowledge of Indigenous Plains culture.

Successful candidate(s) will be required to produce a Criminal Record Check and have reliable transportation prior to commencement of work. Wanuskewin has a priority to hire Indigenous candidates (First Nations, Inuit, or Métis), please note in cover letter if you choose to disclose.

Job Type: Seasonal
Contract length: 4 months

Salary: $17.86-$20.72 per hour

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 2024-04-29

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