Job posting: Field Technicians for wildlife monitoring field work in Haíɫzaqv Territory

We are seeking two to three field technicians to complement local Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) field colleagues.

In partnership with the Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Department (HIRMD) and the Raincoast Applied Conservation Science Lab (UVic), the Raincoast Conservation Foundation is hiring field technicians for an upcoming wildlife monitoring project, relating large mammal occupancy to variation in forest age class in Haíɫzaqv Territory on the Central Coast of British Columbia. 

We are seeking two to three field technicians to complement local Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) field colleagues. Work will include the deployment and retrieval of remote cameras, scat collection, and flora/fauna observation in rugged coastal terrain. 

Salary and details

Job Type: Contract (June 14 through mid August)
Salary range: $3200/month (or portion thereof). Field work-related travel, accommodation, and food expenses are covered.
Anticipated hours: With outreach and involvement in community events, there are very few days off during this rich and rewarding experience.
Location: Technicians will live and work out of a small field station near Bella Bella, BC, and will also be responsible for coordinating field equipment and managing data outside of field work hours (i.e., leading up to season, evenings after field days). Internet access and bandwidth are limited. 

Application deadline

May 1, 2023.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Reliable and available for the duration of the field season (including pre/post field season at the University of Victoria)
  • Comfortable working long days outdoors, especially with hungry bugs and lots of rain
  • Physically able to walk long distances with heavy packs into remote sites from boat – terrain often includes rocky/slippery beaches and dense forest
  • Comfortable working in and around boats and grizzly bears
  • Attention to detail and a strong work ethic 
  • Commitment to anti-racism, cultural safety, and respectful behaviour as a visitor in Heiltsuk Territory

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of coastal ecology
  • Wilderness First Aid, or other current first aid certification
  • SVOP certification and boating experience
  • Mechanical knowledge of marine outboard engines
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and R 
  • Meet eligibility criteria for Canada Summer Jobs funding

How to apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume as one file, named with your last name (e.g. LastName_Application.pdf) and the job title in email subject line, to Persia Khan (acs [dot] labmanager [at] gmail [dot] com) by May 1st, 2023. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Please contact Persia by email for more information.

Raincoast welcomes applications from all interested and qualified candidates. Our organisation is the product of diverse visions and perspectives and we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring. Raincoast is committed to fostering and maintaining a workplace culture that is inclusive and does not tolerate or accept discrimination or harassment.

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