Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) is looking for a highly motivated professional with strong interpersonal skills as well as proficiencies in habitat conservation and management, project planning, coordination, and delivery to join our Land Management Program. This is a full-time, temporary position (18 months+), based out of our NW Regional Office in Peace River.
As part of the Land Management Program, your interpersonal skills will help you coordinate and implement various phases of programs and liaise with landowners, industry, internal, and external stakeholders. You will draw on your experience and skills to inspect, maintain, and monitor ACA conservation sites; develop detailed management plans to guide future management of lands ACA owns or manages; research and develop high quality habitat securement proposals and reports; assist in planning and completing habitat restoration and enhancement projects (riparian) and negotiating term agreements with landowners; develop and supervise delivery of contracts; maintain detailed project files.
Successful candidates will be required to operate with a high degree of independence while taking responsibility for meeting deadlines, negotiating land acquisitions, and tracking budgets. Your work will support the land management team on key program delivery aspects including collaborating with a variety of partners, budget development and tracking, reporting, as well as identifying and securing partner funding.
- Minimum: B.Sc. in Biology or similar field with related experience
- Valid Class 5 driver’s licence (supply drivers abstract prior to start date)
- Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
- Detail oriented with solid organizational and time management skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated proficiency building and maintaining positive professional partnerships
- Sound computer knowledge and proficient using various Microsoft programs and GIS (ArcMap)
- Collaborative working style
ADDITIONAL SKILLS CONSIDERED AN ASSET
- Vegetation, fish, and wildlife identification skills
- Experience towing a trailer and using four-wheel drive
- Experience operating and maintaining a variety of field equipment (Trucks, ATV, snowmobile, etc.)
- Knowledge of ACA's Land Management Programs including ACA’s Conservation Site Management Program, Fisheries Access Site Management, Lake Aeration, Pheasant Release and Riparian Conservation, and Habitat Securement Program
- Experience managing projects, budgets, and contracts
- Experience negotiating with landowners
- Experience with various securement tools (land donations, purchase, Eco-gift program)
- Experience with Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA)
- Experience with various upland and riparian habitat restoration techniques
- Experience completing range and riparian health assessments
- Experience working collaboratively with other conservation organizations
- Experience developing and writing management plans
- Hunting / angling background
- Professional Agrologist or Professional Biologist designations (or working towards)
Closing Date: January 18, 2019 or until position is filled
Location: Northwest Region – Peace River
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We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. This competition may be used to fill other vacancies in other locations.