Resource Management Technician

Building & Grounds

Permanent, Full-time
Closes Sunday April 30, 2023
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Resource Management Technician

Position Summary: This position is accountable for the maintenance and restoration of land assets, as well as ensuring the implementation of resource management activities, as outlined by the 2017 WHP RMP, including but not limited to:
Roles and Responsibilities:
• 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.
• 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.

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