Job Posting 91767

Invasive Plant Technician
Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society
Thompson & Okanagan
Penticton, BC
closes in 15 days (Mon, 10 Apr)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $20/hour

Who We Are
The Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS) is a non-profit organization with a diverse
membership that represents different agencies, ministries, conservation organizations and natural resource companies
within the Okanagan-Similkameen. The society and its members are dedicated to working together to prevent, monitor
and control the spread of invasive species in our region. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing a
diverse and inclusive workplace. OASISS is currently seeking up to TWO enthusiastic and organized individuals to join our
team in the position of Invasive Plant Technicians!


Term: Full time, May- end of August, 2023
Base location: Penticton, B.C.
Wage: $20/hour


Work Tasks and Responsibilities
• Follow weekly work plans and attend bi-weekly staff meetings
• Conduct invasive plant and invasive insect surveys
• Manually control and dispose of invasive plants in priority locations
• Assist with the collection and release of biological control agents (natural insect enemies)
• Record inventory and treatment data on iPads
• Provide landowners with information on invasive plant identification and management
• Assist in the development of educational materials, videos and social media content
• Set up an information booth at community events
• Lead programs at summer camps, schools and other locations to educate youth
• Distribute outreach materials to municipal offices, local businesses and community organizations
• Provide daily updates to supervisor and/or partnering organizations
• Prepare memos and written reports summarizing activities and results


Canada Summer Job Requirements
Individuals must be:
• Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
• Currently enrolled in a relevant post-secondary education
• A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
• Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.


Job Requirements
• Available to complete the full work term
• Completed at least one year of post-secondary education and ideally is pursuing a degree or diploma in the field
of natural sciences or environmental education
• Provide own workspace; each employee works and is based from their own ‘home office’
• Able to access, assimilate and organize information from emails, digital files (Excel, Word, PPT, PDFs, shared
files), maps, literature and discussions on a daily basis to complete all tasks competently
• Have a reliable vehicle, that is insurable for business use within British Columbia – compensation for mileage
will be provided at the current government rate (log book required) based on a pre-determined marshalling
• Able to work a flexible 40-hour work week for the full work term
• Willing to work in variable environmental conditions
• Provide own computer, cell phone (stipend provided) and personal outdoor work gear, including sturdy work
boots, rainwear and sun protection. Personal protective safety gear will be provided by the employer as
required for any specialized tasks.
• Valid Standard First Aid for Industry (OFA Level 1 or equivalent) or achieve certification within one month of
starting work


Preference for a combination of the following skills and experience
• Leadership skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Problem solving skills
• Detailed observational skills
• Effective time management skills
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative
• Outdoor work experience in varying weather conditions
• Experience with invasive species

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