The Nature Trust of BC is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Kootenay Conservation Land Coordinator to support the Kootenay Conservation Land Manager. This new and exciting position based in Cranbrook offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work as part of the team which leads and implements landscape-scale conservation efforts on Nature Trust lands in the Kootenay region.

Under the direction of the Kootenay Conservation Land Manager, the Coordinator is responsible for conducting and/or coordinating all aspects of conservation land management, ecological monitoring, neighbour and community relations/outreach, and volunteer activities associated with Nature Trust lands.

The Kootenay Conservation Land Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:
• Deliver on-the-ground operations and maintenance work plans on Nature Trust conservation lands;
• Work with local stewardship groups on the development and delivery of projects;
• Identify, lead and deliver on-the-ground ecosystem restoration and habitat enhancement projects;
• Implement inventory and monitoring protocols for conservation lands;
• Hire, coordinate, manage and supervise the Kootenay Conservation Youth Crew Program;
• Data collection;
• Report and grant writing and submission of permit applications;
• Community outreach and engagement activities;
• Various administrative duties;

Candidates must have a positive attitude, a constant desire to learn, be well organized with a focus on quality. Other qualifications, experience and skills include:
• University degree or technical diploma in restoration, fish, wildlife and habitat management or, similar.
• Knowledge of the flora and fauna and the ecosystems of the Kootenays.
• Strong field work background and experience working independently in an outdoor environment.
• Previous experience in a supervisory capacity, safely managing field staff.
• Demonstrated experience with ecosystem restoration, habitat enhancement and inventory projects.
• Demonstrated experience in monitoring and/or baseline surveys.
• Comfortable working with multiple partners and stakeholders and a proven record of doing so.
• Familiarity with base mapping information related to land and resource use in BC.
• Familiarity with resource inventory and ecosystem classification methods in BC.
• Experience and proficiency with MS Office Suite, GPS and portable GIS applications, Google Earth and creating KMZ files.
• Works well in a team environment with little supervision.
• Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) with people ranging from professional/technical to the general public.
• Ability to research information and integrate it into one’s work.
• Experience compiling and writing contracts, funding and grant proposals, reports and permit applications.
• Creative, flexible, highly motivated and enjoys working in a fast paced work environment.
• Demonstrated ability to organize time, manage diverse work activities and meet deadlines.
• Pleasant, professional behaviour, using discretion when necessary.
• Possesses a mechanical aptitude and experience working with and maintaining hand and power tools, including chainsaws and brushsaws.
• Comfortable operating four wheel drive pickup trucks, ATV’s and trailering loads on highways and resource roads.
• Must be prepared to travel, work flexible hours from time to time and at times undertake strenuous activity in an outdoor setting.
• A valid BC Class 5 Driver’s licence is required, including the ability to produce a driver’s abstract.
• Certifications such as Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor, Pesticide Applicators License, Occupational First Aid Level I, BC Forest Safety Council Basic Chainsaw Operator and related tickets would be an asset.
• Committed to an organizational culture of workplace safety.
• Familiarity with the non-profit and/or environmental conservation sectors would be an asset.
• Must have a passion for conservation and the outdoors and a commitment to the mission of The Nature Trust.
• Legally entitled to work in Canada.

This is a full time, permanent position based in Cranbrook, BC.

Please forward your résumé and cover letter with salary expectations by November 10, 2017 to Chris Bosman, Kootenay Conservation Land Manager at cbosman@naturetrust.bc.ca. In your cover letter, please address how you meet the qualifications, experience and skills identified required.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm (MST)

Thank you for your interest. Only those being considered for the position will be contacted.