Permanent Full Time

February 4, 2019

Treaty Lands and Resources Department

The Natural Resources Field Technician will be part of a crew working on field-based stewardship, monitoring and restoration projects in Tsleil-Waututh territory, with a focus on Burrard Inlet and the Indian River watershed. The position is permanent and full-time, and includes field work throughout the year.


• Conduct field work related to:
o Boat-based environmental monitoring on Burrard Inlet
o Fisheries and shellfish stock assessments
o Habitat characterization and mapping
o Using scientific equipment to measure water conditions in Burrard Inlet
o Safe operation of a power boat and various equipment
o Habitat restoration field activities
o TWN cultural and community events
o Maintain daily logs of activities and detailed data collection to inform project reporting.
o Maintain equipment and report servicing/maintenance requirements to field and office supervisor.
o Prioritize safety in all activities performed, adhering to all workplace health and safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
o Attend safety meetings and other TLR meetings with internal and/or external agencies as requested.
o Attend training courses/programs as required.
o Accurately report work activities on timesheet with project codes.
o Provide assistance to other TWN departments, as required.
o Participate as a member or and a representative of the TWN Treaty, Lands and Resources Department team.
o Other duties including community food fish distribution, Say Nuth Khaw Yum park maintenance, and other tasks required by program managers

• Valid Class 5 BC Drivers License an asset.
• Access to a vehicle an asset.
• Reliable method of communication (e.g. personal cell phone) required.
• Ready, willing and able to work.
• Previous experience with outdoor, physical work.
• Grade 12 education (or equivalent) or higher an asset.
• Experience working with boats and machinery (e.g. trucks, motors, utility vehicles) for basic maintenance and troubleshooting.
• Physically fit and competent working outdoors in variable, and sometimes severe, weather conditions.
• Comfortable working in and around water (both rivers and marine).
• Comfortable working and/or traveling by boat.
• Must be willing to complete job-related training including but not limited to: Occupational First Aid, Swiftwater Rescue, Bear Aware, MED A3, and Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC), eventually working towards Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP).

• Strong work ethic, self-motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Punctual, reliable, positive attitude and able to work cohesively and be part of a team.
• Able to bring issues to attention using respectful communication
• Attention to detail and ability to follow direction closely.
• Ability to take and maintain detailed field notes of daily activities.
• Must model adherence to established systems and processes.
• Must be flexible and adaptable to changing project tasks and instructions and shifting working priorities and schedules.

• Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation culture, traditional territory, and stewardship objectives or initiatives an asset.
• Previous experience working in a First Nation community and/or organization is preferred.


Physical Demands
• Field work for extended periods in variable weather.
• Regular boat-based work
• Work with potentially dangerous machinery.
• Repetitive actions, such as lifting and bending.
• Lifting and carrying equipment

Mental Focus
• Ability to synthesize complex and diverse information.
• Ability to remain calm, professional, objective, and constructive.
• Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
• Must model adherence to established systems and processes.
• Provide detailed and comprehensive strategic advice with little notice.
• Highly-developed ability to work under pressure.

Environmental Conditions
• Dynamic environment with multiple demands, changing priorities and constant interruptions.
• Highly sensitive legal, confidential and political issues and environment.
• Engagement with other departments, levels of government and First Nations.
• Occasional meetings outside normal office hours.

Training and career development
Business casual office
Community fitness & gym access
Comprehensive group benefits plan & pension plan
Modern and new office building (Coming soon)

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