Job Posting 91768

Aquatic Outreach Assistant
Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society
Thompson & Okanagan
Vernon or Kelowna, 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 TWO enthusiastic and organized individuals to join our team
in the position of Aquatic Outreach Assistant!


Term: Full time, May - August 2023, possibility for extension.
Base locations: Kelowna and Vernon, B.C.
Wage: $20/hour


Work Tasks and Responsibilities
• Create weekly work plans and attend bi-weekly staff meetings
• Coordinate with partner organizations for scheduling events and activities
• Assist in developing educational materials, videos and social media content
• Interact with recreational boaters at boat launches and provide information on aquatic invasive species
• Deliver outreach materials to yacht clubs, retail outlets, boat rental facilities and other locations
• Lead programs at summer camps and other locations to educate youth
• Set up an information booth at community events
• Conduct surveys for aquatic invasive species in key locations identified by experts
• Report writing


Canada Summer Job Requirements
Individuals must be:
• Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
• 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
natural sciences, education or related field
• 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
• Able to work independently and maintain own work schedule
• Have a reliable vehicle and willing to drive long distances within the Okanagan Valley. Vehicle must be insurable
for business use in British Columbia – compensation for mileage will be provided at the current government
rate (log book required) based on a pre-determined marshalling point
• Able to work a flexible 40-hour work week for the full work term; work week is typically Wednesday – Sunday
• Willing to work in variable environmental conditions
• Provide own computer, cell phone (stipend provided) and personal outdoor work gear, including 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
• Proven ability to work independently and manage deadlines
• Effective time management skills
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative
• Comfortable and experienced speaking to large groups
• Experience working on or around water and boats
• Experience with invasive species

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