[sust-mar] Summer job: Conservation Technician, Nature Trust NB, Fredericton, New Brunswick
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Title: Conservation Planning Technician
Dates: mid-May to Aug. 30, potential to extend
Reports to: Conservation Planning Manager
Organization: Nature Trust of New Brunswick
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick
The Nature Trust of New Brunswick's Conservation Planning team is looking for an assistant! The Nature Trust is a charitable land conservation organization that is responsible for conserving over 7,000 acres (2,800 hectares) of land in more than 50 beautiful and diverse nature preserves throughout the province. Our mission is to conserve areas in New Brunswick that are ecologically significant, establishing nature preserves that remain protected forever, to steward the nature preserves through a network of volunteers and supporters, and to engage with the public on the importance of land conservation, New Brunswicks natural heritage, biodiversity, and species at risk.
The Conservation Planning Technician will work closely with the Conservation Planning Manager to contribute to Species at Risk and other conservation projects. They will be engaged in tasks related to fieldwork, report writing, research, and landowner outreach and engagement.
Duties and Responsibilities
Support the Conservation Planning Manager on Species at Risk and other conservation projects, including the following duties and responsibilities:
Participate in field surveys and site assessments of potential conservation lands and on private land;
Compile, prepare, and manage field survey data;
Prepare technical reports (e.g. site assessment, baseline, land acquisition etc.);
Develop and update management plans for Nature Preserves as required;
Conduct literature review / research as required;
Prepare site maps using GIS software as required;
Interact with the public, landowners, project partners, and stakeholders to advance land conservation initiatives;
Represent the Nature Trust of New Brunswick at formal and informal events;
Complete other associated tasks as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Enrolled in or recent graduate of a post-secondary qualification program in Forestry, Natural Sciences, Environmental Science, Conservation or related work experience
Fieldwork experience, including bird and plant identification, botanical survey data collection and management, ecological land classification, baseline reporting etc.
Experience using GPS, ArcGIS, MS Word, MS Excel
Good working knowledge of New Brunswicks natural environment, habitat and species
Excellent interpersonal skills (working within a team or with the public)
Hardworking, driven, well organized, adaptable
Ability and willingness to work long hours, in all weather conditions, including overnight travel and weekends when necessary
Knowledge of Species at Risk in New Brunswick
Experience in flora and fauna identification
Experience in a Non-Profit organization is an asset
Valid Drivers license and insurance, valid First Aid
Working conditions & Physical requirements
Physical fitness is required at times during field days.
Start and End Dates: mid-May to August 30th, with the potential to extend.
Please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to naturetrust @ ntnb.org, as soon as possible and no later than May 6th, 2019. Submit resume and cover letter in the same document, PDF format. Title of document and email subject line should be 'name_ConsPlanningTech_ResumeCV_NTNB'. There are spaces between the posted email, please connect before sending.
No telephone calls, please. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
The benefits of working with the Nature Trust:
Doing meaningful work that helps to protect the beautiful natural heritage of our province. It is a rewarding, fulfilling and values-driven environment working with members of the conservation community and beyond to protect the ecological and cultural legacy of our natural spaces.
Being part of a collaborative and passionate team. The volunteers, board members, and stewards are at the heart and soul of this organization and a joy to work with and learn from; the staff and our partner organizations are an enthusiastic and energizing group of people who care deeply for their work as well as one another.
This position is dynamic and challenging, working with nearly every aspect of the organization. Each day brings new opportunities for growth and learning, in an organization that is leading the field for engagement organizing in New Brunswick.
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