ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP TECHNICIAN
The Musqueam people have lived in our present location for thousands of years. Our traditional territory once occupied much of what is now Vancouver and surrounding areas. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Grass, the name of the grass is məθkʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) – People of the River Grass. Although a metropolitan city has developed in the heart of Musqueam territory, our community maintains strong cultural and traditional beliefs. Today our population flourishes and we are a strong community of over thousand members. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit www.musqueam.bc.ca.
The Environmental Stewardship Technician will work directly with and report to the Environmental Stewardship Manager. They will also work directly with and oversee the operational policies and procedures of the Environmental Stewardship Monitors including but not limited to: scheduling and planning projects that require compliance and monitoring, ensuring that all equipment maintenance is up to date, and gathering and analysing data that has been collected to use towards creating new datasets for Musqueam.
- Coordinate and complete assigned activities with respect to the implementation and management of environmental projects;
- Attend relevant meetings, briefings and community engagement sessions;
- Assist with logistics of planning meetings (internally with field & related staff, externally with the community, proponent & government meetings, etc.);
- Coordinate the field monitors schedules based on deadlines and priority;
- Collect and analyse project, environmental data and information on the environmental effects of ongoing and proposed projects within Musqueam Territory;
- Design and produce digital maps for the needs of Environmental Stewardship Department;
- Work in the field with Environmental Stewardship Monitors to collect GIS data;
- Work collaboratively to support development of plans and projects;
- Participate in professional development opportunities provided to the position;
- Responsible for coordinating/scheduling field equipment sign in/out and maintenance.
Job Knowledge and Skills
- High School, College, or University degree, or some combination of equivalent skills and experience;
- Strong computer/digital technology skills with an interest in broadly expanding digital technology skills;
- Experience and proficiency with GIS software and concepts;
- Knowledge of GIS and database theories and application;
- Digitizing and editing GIS data layers, cartographic design and map production;
- Knowledge of databases and database software: SQL, PostGIS;
- Competency with Microsoft Word, Excel and related programs;
- Ability to work under minimal supervision;
- Organized and detailed‐oriented with field notes;
- Knowledge of spatial theory is an asset;
- Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills are essential;
- Must be detail oriented, a problem solver, and organized;
- Must understand and respect the nature of confidential and privileged information;
- Knowledge of Musqueam culture and tradition is an asset;
- Mentoring interns as required;
- Willingness to continually learn and develop your professional work practices
- Work is performed in an office environment with some field data collection.
- Successful Criminal Record Check.
- Some evenings and weekends may be required
- Valid BC Driver’s License
Please email cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
and reference “Environmental Stewardship Technician” in the subject line.
Applicants of Musqueam and/or Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply.
Please self-identify when applying.
Position will remain open until filled.
* We thank all those who apply, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.