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Land Guardian

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Land Guardian Supervisor

Saulteau First Nations Mission

We strive to be the Best Governed Nation, one that is proud, culturally strong and self-sufficient.  As stewards of the land, we will ensure that the best sustainable practices are followed, now and in the future.  We remain proudly determined. 

Job Purpose

Saulteau First Nations is seeking to employ an additional permanent land guardian in our traditional territory.  The Nation is implementing management and research in support of the Caribou Partnership Agreement; an agreement between the two Nations, British Columbia, and Canada. The Treaty Rights and Environmental Protection department has initiated the program as part of an ongoing program to help better manage and monitor our lands. The Program Manager will help direct the guardian supervisor to monitor various studies ongoing this year-round. Additional training will be provided by the University of Northern B.C and NRGT here in Moberly Lake or elsewhere. Land Guardians will manage the submission of safety forms; scientific data collection, entry, and analysis; be able to drive on forest service roads; and be willing to conduct interviews for research purposes. The successful candidates writing skills will be an asset for our reporting. Fieldwork is required for moose studies, methylmercury fish sampling, bat surveys, lichen studies, water monitoring, and park monitoring.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties

  • Supervising Upper Moberly Park
  • Completing Moose and Bat Surveys
  • Lichen Collection and Scoping
  • Saulteau First Nation cultural sharing and helping within the community
  • Plant/Habitat Identification and restoration
  • Water testing and methylmercury fish sampling
  • Field management/ organization of guardian program
  • Hunting surveys
  • Assisting with Caribou-related recovery projects- tracking, collaring, and restoration work
  • The organization of data (e.g. fecal pellets, water samples) into a technical format
  • During the low season or when weather is inclement, assist with various studies and or provide support to the TREP department in areas as needed.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Valid BC driver’s license with clean driver abstract and access to a vehicle for travel to and from the TREP department
  • Comfortable with riding in helicopters to job sites
  • UTV Driver’s Course or willing to obtain
  • Level 1 First Aid or higher
  • PAL or willing to obtain
  • Experienced writing skills and use of Microsoft Office
  • Be able to drive on forest service roads and pull a trailer
  • Comfortable working outdoors in remote locations
  • Preference is given to an applicant with Land Guardian experience

Shift

  • Permanent position – 4 Days a week- but potential work on the weekends and overtime.

Specific Work Site

  • Moberly Lake and Murray Watershed, Peace River Regional District Western Boundary and Tumbler Ridge area.

Additional Info

  • Application Cut Off Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2022
  • Position Start Date: Monday, 24 October 2022
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Expected Hours: Full Time
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