Job Posting: Habitat Restoration Technician

JOB POSTING- HABITAT RESTORATION TECHNICIAN

The successful candidate will work with the PEI Watershed Alliance, watershed groups and interested stakeholders on an island-wide project to assess and rehabilitate Atlantic salmon habitat based upon the recommendations outlined in A Conservation Strategy for Atlantic Salmon on PEI (2008) and A Renewed Conservation Strategy for Atlantic Salmon on PEI (2019).

Job activities include:

  • Working with a team to complete and document habitat assessments
  • Completing ecosystem restoration activities including in-stream habitat projects and riparian zone improvements
  • Performing ecosystem monitoring activities including measuring water quality and completing fish community assessments (redd surveys and electrofishing)

Candidate requirements:

  • Ability to handle physical tasks such as walking for extended periods in various outdoor habitats and frequent lifting of heavy items
  • Ability to work in various weather conditions
  • Ability to work as a team member and work collaboratively with stakeholders
  • Ability to take instruction in executing various habitat restoration activities
  • Self motivated individual who is able to work remotely with minimal supervision
  • A reliable vehicle and cell phone required (mileage covered by PEIWA)

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary educational institution within a related field of study or a significant combination of training, experience and education;
  • Previous experience in habitat restoration and/or assessment;
  • Chainsaw certification would be considered an asset.

This is a fixed term position for 18 weeks commencing on July 6th.

Salary to commensurate with relevant education and experience.

Closing date for applications is June 29th by 5:00 PM.

 

Please email your resume and cover letter to Allianceprojectmanager@gmail.com