Employment Opportunities

Nature Saskatchewan has the following summer job opportunities for 2019. All positions are based in Regina, involve extensive travel in southern Saskatchewan, and start in early May, 2019. 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 24, 2019. 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 Rebecca Magnus at outreach@naturesask.ca by 11:59 pm February 24, 2019. Include in the subject line “Application: Habitat Stewardship Summer Assistant” 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 coordinator 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 obo@naturesask.ca by 11:59 pm February 24, 2019. Include in the subject line “Application: RPR Summer Assistant” followed by your name.

 

 Rare Plant Rescue Search and Monitoring Staff

Positions: Two full-time summer positions 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 program coordinator.

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 observational skills and the ability to record data accurately; 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 obo@naturesask.ca by 11:59 pm February 24, 2019. Include in the subject line “Application: Rare Plant Search and Monitoring Staff” followed by your name.

 


Other Employment Opportunities - 2019

 

Nature Saskatchewan has the following additional job opportunities for 2019. All positions are based in Regina. 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; and be willing to work flexible hours.

Applications for all postings must be sent via email and will be accepted until 11:59 pm on February 24, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Habitat Stewardship Coordinator

Position: 12 months full-time with the possibility of extension; start date is May 1, 2019; and salary is $3,731/month plus benefits.

Nature Saskatchewan requires an enthusiastic coordinator to develop and deliver our Shrubs for Shrikes, Plovers on Shore, and Stewards of Saskatchewan banner programs. These programs raise awareness about the Loggerhead Shrike, Piping Plover, and other species at risk, respectively. The Coordinator will engage landowners in conserving and enhancing these species’ habitats through voluntary agreements, educational programming, and landowner workshops. Field work and travel are involved, primarily from May through August. The coordinator will work under the supervision of the Species at Risk Manager and the Executive Director, closely with other Nature Saskatchewan staff, and together with other agencies involved in complementary and related activities (e.g., serving on committees).

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver program activities; work with other agencies with shared goals.
  • Hire, train, and supervise summer field staff.
  • Respond to shrike, plover, and other species at risk sightings; search for new occurrences; visit landowners to verify occurrences of target species; invite landowners with Loggerhead Shrikes, Piping Plovers, and other species at risk to participate in our Stewards of Saskatchewan programs.
  • Promote stewardship through printed materials, newsletter articles, displays, presentations, media releases, and stewardship workshops.
  • Maintain accurate records of landowner and species occurrence information.
  • Prepare funding proposals (including budgets) and reports regarding these programs, and finalize grant agreements.

 

Specific qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree in biology, agriculture, natural resource management, geography or other related environmental studies. 
  • Experience in stewardship and/or wildlife work is an asset.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Self-motivation, teamwork skills, organization, resourcefulness, and ability to plan project work.
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel and work flexible hours at times.
  • First Aid and CPR certification is an asset.

Please email a resume and cover letter in one PDF file to Melissa Ranalli at mranalli@naturesask.ca by 11:59 pm February 24, 2019. Include in the subject line “Application: Habitat Stewardship Coordinator” followed by your name.

 

Stewards of Saskatchewan Database Programmer

Position: One position for ~2-5 weeks; total salary (to complete database) is $6,000; start date is April 1, 2019. The Database Programmer will complete the database for Nature Saskatchewan’s Stewards of Saskatchewan programs under the supervision of the Species at Risk Manager, and in working with the Habitat Stewardship Coordinators.

Tasks and responsibilities: Once familiar with the Stewards of Saskatchewan programs and the current state of the database, the remaining tables will be modeled, database structure will be updated (e.g., the database structure needs to be updated to include census forms), and coding completed. The Database Programmer will provide basic training materials at project completion.

Specific qualifications: Post-secondary studies in computer science or a related field; knowledge and experience with SQL, AJAX, PHP, and JavaScript; networking knowledge would also be an asset. The Programmer will be goal-oriented; possess critical thinking and problem solving skills; and will be detail-oriented.

Please email a resume and cover letter in one PDF file to Melissa Ranalli at mranalli@naturesask.ca by 11:59 pm February 24, 2019. Include in the subject line “Application: Database Programmer” followed by your name.

 

Last Mountain Bird Observatory/Important Bird Areas Assistant

Position: 1 full time position for ~16-21 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, August, September and first week of October. 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. Bird banding permit is an asset.

Email a cover letter and resume in one pdf. to Lacey Weekes at lweekes@naturesask.ca. Include in the subject line “LMBO/IBA Assistant” and your name.

 

Last Mountain Bird Observatory Banding Assistant

Position: 1 full time position for ~ 13 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, August, September and first week of October. 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.

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. Bird banding permit is an asset.

Email a cover letter and resume in one pdf. to Lacey Weekes at lweekes@naturesask.ca. Include in the subject line “LMBO Banding Assistant” and your name.

 

Last Mountain Bird Observatory Bander-In-Charge

Position: 1 full time position for ~ 13 weeks @ $17-19/hr

Tasks and Responsibilities: The individual will conduct migration monitoring and banding activities at our Last Mountain Bird Observatory (LMBO) in May, August, September and first week of October. 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. BIC will be responsible for managing banding assistants and volunteers and the day to day operation of the banding station. 

Qualifications: Excellent bird recognition skills. Must have bird banding and field experience. Must have bird banding permit. Willing to work flexible hours and work outdoors

Email a cover letter and resume in one pdf. to Lacey Weekes at lweekes@naturesask.ca. Include in the subject line “LMBO BIC” and your name.

 

For all positions preference will be given to Canadians. Nature Saskatchewan intends to hire the most qualified applicants, however, all else being equal, those who self-declare as belonging to an underrepresented group will be given priority (e.g., visible minorities, LGBTQ2 youth, women in STEM, Indigenous people, or those with disabilities).

 


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 indoor & outdoor activities within the area of YFBTA as well as act as a resource liaison for local teachers.

Term:

Full-time from April 25, 2019 to August 25, 2019 with some flexibility

Travel:

- if YFBTA provides vehicle logged & receipted gas and incidentals will be paid

- if facilitator provides vehicle compensation will be based on kms traveled for programming and YFBTA business

Accommodation:

- to be arranged with YFBTA supervisory and support committee, depending on facilitator's circumstances

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.

Attributes and Skills:

  •  Self-motivated and able to work independently with direction from a team
  •  Make group/public presentations
  •  Organizational and computer skills
  •  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 15-30 years of age and does not need to be returning to, or entering post-secondary education

 

Wages - $20.00/hour (Flexible hours worked within a work week)

For information about the communities, schools, history of the program and 2019 possibilities, contact:

Walter 306-744-2214 or farq.bluheron@sasktel.net .

To submit a resume, (along with cover letter, resume and 3 references) contact:

Monique Smith yellowheadflywaybirding@gmail.com .