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ASKI Reclamation - Project Biologist / Field Support

ASKI Reclamation Is Now Hiring!
Currently we are seeking qualified applicants for our Project Biologist

ROLE
Project Biologist / Field Support

ABOUT ASKI RECLAMATION LTD.
Aski Reclamation Ltd. is a new business conceived of by the Saulteau First Nations and supported by the BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC). With the Peace Region being a center for high industrial activity, of all types, there is no shortage of work to be done. There are 9,000 abandoned and suspended wells that require reclamation services in the northeast BC area. Each well is a possible reclamation job for Aski Reclamation. Aski started with an initial wetland pilot well site and has since then grown to encompass oil and gas pipelines, mining and hydro electric water sampling programs in their reclamation and environmental scopes.

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Project Biologist contributes to the reclamation team by providing their subject matter expertise and scientific know how in field activities. The targeted project for this role is for a water sampling program, and the individual would be offered capacity building in their skills and knowledge with qualified professionals. This role in the company offers a variety of job experiences and opportunity to expand skills and knowledge. Through various projects that the individual can anticipate to increase both their field and desktop skills working with numerous professionals within the industry.

The Project Biologist would play a large role in collecting field samples, performing field surveys and compiling data. The ideal candidate can synthesize information and conduct research. They have the ability to determine project requirements, develop construction specifications and procedures, conduct feasibility studies, perform economic analyses, environmental impact studies, and other investigations.

DUTIES
• Perform technical analyses of survey and field data for development of topographic, soil, hydrological, and other information
• Conduct field services for civil works
• Monitor water and soil quality and developing procedures (monitoring design) to clean up contaminated sites
• Act as field tech for BC Hydro Project and participate in internal training within the project (capacity building)
• Act as a field lead for support staff on projects, taking initiative and help build other internal staff capacities
• Develop data management procedures
• Help plan, conduct, and lead field work, primarily focused on hydrological data. This role will expand into vegetation and wetland assessments and assist in plant prescription writing.
• Manage data (data entry, QA/QC, analysis, interpretation, presentation) and able to sign off on projects
The requirements and responsibilities contained in this job posting do not create a contract of employment and are
not meant to be all-inclusive. They may be changed by the role manager during employment on an as-need basis.
• Create and use maps and other geospatial information
• Write technical reports and updates to clients
• Ensure compliance with all safety regulations, practices, and standard operating procedures
• Remain current with environmental legislation and regulatory updates
• Support project needs related to other disciplines (e.g., wildlife, soils, water) QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
• Bachelor's degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or another applicable field
• RPBio, or in BIT process.
• Familiar with Schedule A and B assessments would be an asset
• Strong plant identification skills (knowledge of native plants preferred)
• Strong technical report writing and data management skills
• Experience using spreadsheets and GIS programs
• Physically capable of and willing to access work sites by foot, sometimes in wet and/or steep conditions
• General understanding of Canadian environmental regulations, guidelines, and standards
• Understanding of plant community/ecosite classification systems
• Demonstrated experience conducting field work
• Specialized plant identification skills (e.g., bryophytes, sedges, grasses, weeds, wetland species) an asset
• Navigation skills, including experience using maps, compass, GPS, and aerial photos
• Experience towing trailers and basic mechanical skills
• Demonstrated leadership, communication, and decision-making skills
• Must be willing to attain (some may be offered through the company): Swiftwater training, H2S Alive, First Aid Level 1, Supervisor Training, Schedule A&B training, Ground Disturbance, and Line Location Supervision

REQUIREMENTS
• Criminal Records check
• Valid driver’s licence
• Proof of Credentials and Qualified Professional Status WORK ENVIRONMENT
• Work in the field for extended periods of time, in various weather conditions
• Working in remote locations, with access by truck, ATV, boat
• Work in main office to upload data
• Some working from home conditions are feasible given COVID 19 conditions; work will not be approved for full time at home or remote work unless project specific requirements.
The requirements and responsibilities contained in this job posting do not create a contract of employment and are
not meant to be all-inclusive. They may be changed by the role manager during employment on an as-need basis.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
This is a full-time role; please inquire on available shift(s). Remuneration includes a group benefits package including a pension plan for full-time permanent positions.
Preference will be given to persons of Aboriginal ancestry in the event of equal qualifications
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Position will be considered open until suitable candidate is selected
Candidates interested in applying or inquiring further can contact Aski Reclamation LP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional Info

  • Application Cut Off Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
  • Position Start Date: Monday, 01 March 2021
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Expected Hours: Full Time
  • Email Application To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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