The Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan is a provincial, nature-based charity and is looking for a qualified candidate to fill a one year contract to conduct botanical research related to a plant species at risk project known as Rare Plants and Ranchers.
Duties: Travel to remote locations across southern Saskatchewan and work in rough terrain Work long hours and in inclement weather Work alone or with little supervision Conduct range and riparian health assessments Communicate with landowners Conduct species composition assessments Work in or near wetlands and other water bodies Conduct invasive species searches and removal Conduct plant species at risk searches Map invasive species and species at risk populations Record various data Create maps in ARCGIS Compile data in spreadsheets.
Qualifications: A diploma or degree (preferred) in Biology, Environmental Science or related field Current class 5 drivers license Current first aid certification with CPR Field experience including species at risk surveys and range and riparian health assessments Ability to use GPS and specialized software (Excel, ARCGIS) Knowledge of common plant species of Saskatchewan and ability to use a floral key to accurately identify plants Planning, prioritizing and critical thinking are a must.
Contract to be negotiated at an hourly wage commensurate with experience.
Applications must include a resume and can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications is midnight (SK time) on Friday, March 24, 2017. Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. However, we will keep all resumes on file for two years in order to form a pool of potential candidates for future contracts.
For more information on the rare Plants and Ranchers program , visit: https://www.npss.sk.ca/news-and-events/projects/8