The Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to working collaboratively to prevent, monitor and control the spread of invasive species in the Okanagan-Similkameen region. OASISS adopts a science-based approach that is founded on the principles of ecology to manage invasive plant infestations and restore landscapes. The society’s programming focuses on an integrated approach that is aligned with the principles of sustainability, and considers social, environmental and economic factors with a view to the long-term. OASISS supports and utilizes emergent technologies to address invasive species issues.
Position: Field Operations Manager
Base Location: Penticton (home-based office)
Duration: permanent, seasonal (Full-time April – mid-December), based on available funding
Wage: $30 - 35 per hour, based on experience and qualifications
Start Date: approximately April 14, 2020
Job Description & Responsibilities
OASISS is looking for a highly motivated, experienced individual to act as our Field Operations Manager. This individual will be responsible for leading the survey, treatment and data management for a regional organization working to prevent the spread and impacts of invasive species. The ideal candidate will have strong administration and communication skills; experience coordinating field programs and managing sub-contractors; proficiency with GIS and database management; ability to work independently at a home office and in the field; and general knowledge of the Okanagan-Similkameen Region and invasive species programming in British Columbia.
Specific responsibilities include:
Ideally, candidates will have a valid Industrial Vegetation and Noxious Weed Pesticide Applicators Certificate (or obtain this soon after hire). They should also have proven experience including, but not limited to:
Qualifications and Skills
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