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Lead Vegetation Ecologist in Aski Reclamation

  • Aski Reclamation LP
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Lead Vegetation Ecologist | Aski Reclamation LP

 

Contract:

Permanent – Full Time Preferred

Reports to:

Restoration Manager

Team:

Restoration

Location:

Aski offices are located in Moberly Lake, BC. Field work is throughout NE BC. Office work can be done remotely and relocation is not a requirement.

Level:

Intermediate to Senior

Hours:

Varies with seasonality, average 40 hours / week

 

About Aski Reclamation

Do you want to be part of a progressive indigenous-owned environmental company involved in exciting projects? Aski Reclamation (Aski) is a rapidly growing business spearheaded by a team of enthusiastic professionals. As part of this growth, we are seeking a dynamic, committed individual to fill the position of Vegetation Ecologist. 

 

Aski is owned by the Saulteau First Nation. Having community roots means Aski is meaningfully invested in environmental protection and ecological restoration. By combining business with heart, history, and experience, we deliver solutions to our clients and integrate science and First Nation knowledge with industry demands and best practices. We believe this approach to be the future of environmental consulting in Canada and are paving the way forward.  

 

Aski has a large portfolio of projects, which range from species at risk habitat reclamation to designing eco-cultural restoration projects. Some of the benefits of working with us include, but are not limited to: 

  • highly competitive wages
  • comprehensive benefit packages
  • paid professional association fees
  • professional development opportunities 
  • diversity in project portfolio

 

About the role

Aski is currently seeking a vegetation ecologist to deliver a suite of exciting projects related to the boreal forest, wetlands, and seed collection program. Working under the direction of the Restoration Manager and as part of a team of environmental professionals, the successful candidate will be part of the dynamic Restoration Project Team leading the technical components of the restoration portion of reclamation programs, while leading meaningful work for our community as well.

 

Responsibilities

  • Acting as the Lead Vegetation Ecologist at Aski to support projects from proposal stage to close-out reporting;
  • Planning and leading field assessments to industry standards and prepare reports for projects within a variety of sectors (oil and gas, hydroelectric, mines);
  • Promoting health and safety in the workplace;
  • Working collaboratively with junior, intermediate and senior staff, sub-consultants, and government agencies;
  • Acting as the technical lead for all native plant restoration projects including preparation, design, and implementation of work execution plans;
  • Establishing vegetation monitoring methodologies, leading monitoring programs, analysing data, and writing summary reports;
  • Conducting invasive plant assessments and developing invasive plant management plans;
  • Delivering high quality, well-written technical reports on time and within budget;
  • Preparing or assisting with permit applications, environmental assessments, and environmental management plans; and
  • Collaborating with project management teams to develop project proposals and cost estimates.

 

Candidate requirements

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Ecological Restoration or other related field;
  • Registered Professional Biologist or Agrologist in B.C.;
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience specialization in plant identification, vegetation ecology, plant restoration, plant prescriptions, and vegetation monitoring;
  • Experience leading ecological and vegetation field assessments, data collection, data, analysis and reporting;
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and provincial environmental legislation;
  • Demonstrated ability to write detailed technical reports and communicate technical information effectively with clients and colleagues;
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as within a team environment and under deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience mentoring, motivating, and leading field teams;
  • Valid BC driver’s License; and
  • Willingness to work in remote locations, outside standard office hours with longer workdays in the spring/summer/fall and potential for time off in the winter.

Additional consideration may be given to applicants with the following experience:

  • Schedule A pre-site assessments and Schedule B - Site Reclamation Assessments;
  • Certificate of Restoration Part 2 (CORII) assessments and application support;
  • Rare plant species surveys;
  • Soil classification and/or wetland classification;
  • Terrestrial ecosystem mapping fieldwork, desktop mapping and reporting; and
  • Analysing, evaluating and interpreting vegetation data using spatial GIS software and statistical programs.

 

 

Contact us to apply

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@askilp.ca with the subject line:

 “Lead Vegetation Ecologist Application – July 28 2022 – First Initial.Last Name”

Please attach a copy of your resume and cover letter in either a word or PDF format.

 



Aski Reclamation LP

Aski Reclamation holds many various jobs in different industries, and offers ample opportunity to learn restoration techniques and practices. Seasonally, Aski Reclamation holds a number of short term contracts and seasonal field opportunities including installation of native plants, willow stakin...