Employment Opportunities

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.

 

Habitat Stewardship Summer Assistant

Positions: Two full-time summer positions for ~16 weeks @ $18/hour. Summer assistants will assist in the delivery of our Operation Burrowing Owl, Shrubs for Shrikes, Plovers on Shore and Stewards of Saskatchewan banner programs.  These programs promote conservation of habitat for prairie species at risk.

Tasks and responsibilities: Assist program coordinators with program delivery; prepare communications and educational materials for distribution; assist in searches, monitoring and other conservation activities; contact and meet with rural landowners regarding target species; educate targeted public audiences about species at risk on the prairies; and help deliver workshops and presentations to agricultural producers and the public.

Specific qualifications: Basic wildlife and plant identification skills, computer skills, communication skills, and familiarity with GPS and maps are assets.

Please email a cover letter and resume in one PDF file to Kaytlyn Burrows at obo@naturesask.ca by 11:59 pm February 20, 2017. Include in the subject line “Summer Assistant Application” followed by your name.

 

Rare Plant Rescue Habitat Stewardship Summer Assistant

Position: One full-time summer position for ~16 weeks @ $18/hour. The summer assistant will assist in the delivery of our Rare Plant Rescue program.  This program promotes conservation of prairie plant species at risk.

Tasks and responsibilities: Assist program coordinators with program delivery; prepare communications and educational materials for distribution; assist in searches, monitoring and other conservation activities; contact and meet with rural landowners regarding target species; educate targeted public audiences about species at risk on the prairies; and help deliver workshops and presentations to agricultural producers and the public.

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 cover letter and resume in one PDF file to Emily Putz at rpr@naturesask.ca by 11:59 pm February 20, 2017. Include in the subject line “Application: RPR Summer Assistant” followed by your name.

 

Rare Plat Rescue Search and Monitoring Staff

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.

 


Last Mountain Bird Observatory/Important Bird Areas Summer Assistant

Position: 1 full time position for ~18 weeks @ $16-18/hr

Tasks and Responsibilities: The individual will assist with migration monitoring and banding activities at our Last Mountain Bird Observatory (LMBO) in May and August. Activities include daily bird censuses, checking and removing birds from mist nests, recording banding data, blog, and social media updates, and providing interpretation to visitors. In June and July, the individual will assist with our Important Bird Areas (IBA) Caretakers Network program. Activities include travel to IBAs throughout Saskatchewan, completing bird surveys and site monitoring at IBAs, assist and communicate with caretakers, update site summaries, promote the program through social media and delivering presentations, and other duties as determined.

Qualifications: Good to excellent bird recognition skills, and some bird banding and field experience is an asset. Willing to work flexible hours, and work outdoors for most of the
summer.

Email a cover letter and resume in one pdf. to Marla Anderson at manderson@naturesask.ca.

Include in the subject line “LMBO/IBA Summer Assistant” and your name.

 



Yellowhead Flyway Birding Trail Association Inc. (YFBTA) Summer Program Facilitator Position


The Yellowhead Flyway Birding Trail Association Inc. (YFBTA) is a not-for-profit charitable organization which works to be a group engaged in learning about, advocating on behalf of and celebrating the natural world.
The mission of the YFBTA is to attract people of all ages to the organization, its programs and trails within our geographic area. The area of the Yellowhead Flyway Birding Trail Association extends from the Manitoba border west to #9 Highway. The Southern part of the area begins with the Qu’Appelle Valley and its northern boundary lies north of # 10 Highway.
YFBTA is looking for an energetic, creative, responsible, and detailed-oriented individual to coordinate, promote and deliver environmental outdoor activities within the area of YFBTA as well as act as a resource liaison for local teachers.

Term: Full-time from April 17, 2017 to August 18, 2017

Travel and accommodation: arrangements for accommodation and compensation for both provided

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with area schools (3 or 4) with supervision for May and June
  • Work in a variety of community groups/milieus depending on interests of applicant and local opportunities that exist or may arise.
  • While a high degree of initiative and innovative thinking/contacting/planning is welcomed and expected the successful applicant will be expected to take guidance/direction from, and work with, the YFBTA Summer Student Facilitator Committee.
  • Keeping an accurate record of expenses, contacts, activities, participant numbers and demographics is an essential component of the job.

Critical Attributes and Skills:

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with direction from a team
  • Public speaking ability
  • Organizational and computer skills (including Microsoft Office)
  • Knowledge of Saskatchewan prairie flora and fauna an asset
  • Valid Driver’s License (including clean driving record) and vulnerable sector Criminal Record Check;
  • Preference given to individual with First Aid and CPR certification;
  • Persons of minorities are encouraged to apply
  • Must be a returning post-secondary student

Wage: $20.00/hour (Flexible hours worked within a work week)
For information about the communities, schools, history of the program and 2017 possibilities, contact:  Walter 306-744-2214 or farq.bluheron@sasktel.net
Resume submissions must be received at yellowheadflywaybirding@gmail.com no later than February 24, 2017 and include a cover letter and 3 references.