Employer: Kitasoo/Xai’xais Integrated Resource Authority
Wage: $17/hr (average 8-10 hr/day) Wages will be paid on a per hour basis
Hours: An average of 8 to 10 hour per day and approximately full-time hours (70 hours biweekly)
Summary of duties: Working with the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Integrated Resources Authority, the research field technician will assist the lead researcher with all aspects of the newly formed biocultural monitoring program throughout Kitasoo/Xai’xais Territory. The field technician will help with field identification of cultural heritage (archaeological) features, culturally significant plant species, rare or endangered species, and data recording. A keen attention to detail is required for the data recording portion of this position. This work will include long days and camping in potentially inclement weather conditions. The field technician needs to be confident traveling on boats, hiking through the forest, and working in high bear density areas. High physical conditioning is required for this position, as significant hiking over steep terrain will be involved. Successful applicants will be required to attend three (3) weeks of training at the start of the contract.
Responsibilities: Successfully complete ~ three (3) weeks of training
Assist field identification of cultural heritage features
Assist field identification of culturally significant plant species
Assist field identification of rare or endangered species
Data recording
Pre and post field season organizational duties as assigned
Preferred qualifications and skills:
• PCOC or SVOP – Pleasure Craft Operator’s Certificate or Small Vessel Operator Proficiency
• ROC-M – Radio Operators Certificate – Marine
• RISC Archeology Certificate
• Knowledge of Kitasoo/Xai’xais cultural features and culturally important plant species
• Keen interest to learn more about cultural feature identification
• Wilderness First Aid training
• Bear safety training
• Comfortable working on and/or driving boats
• Familiarity with watersheds throughout Kitasoo/Xai’xais territory
• Comfortable working and camping in bear country
• High physical conditioning for long days and hiking
• Adaptable to a flexible schedule
Duration: This posting is for full time hours with a flexible schedule from late April 2018 to the end of June 2018. Start and end dates are flexible and subject to change.
Number of positions: Depending on funding 2-6 positions will be available. If more than two positions are hired, the remainder of the positions may be offered on a casual basis.
Application: Please apply with 1) cover letter and 2) resume to Melody Robinson, Kitasoo Band Council Human Resource Officer, at the Kitasoo Band Administrative Office
by April 23, 2018 at 12:00pm. PLEASE NOTE THE EXTENSION