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Title of Position: Biomonitoring Technician

  • Term of Employment: March 1st, 2023 – October  31st, 2023 with potential for permanent employment
  • Wage: $52,000/year pro rata 
  • Location: Anywhere in Canada, with preference close to a major airport
  • Deadline to Apply: January 6th, 2023
  • Submit Application to: Sarah Gower, HR – email info@livinglakescanada.ca 
  • Hours: 40 hours/week, FTE 1

About the Organization:

Join our growing team of incredibly dedicated and passionate people about all things water! Living Lakes Canada bridges the gap between science and action, to foster citizen-based water stewardship. Our mandate is to help Canadians understand the intimate connections between water quantity, water quality, land-use, climate change, biodiversity, and healthy human communities by building a water stewardship ethic that we can be proud of.

Job Summary:

Living Lakes Canada is hiring a Biomonitoring Technician (contracted, full-time). We are seeking an individual with experience in the non-profit sector, field work and is Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) certified. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Experience and sound judgment to plan and accomplish goals as well as a wide degree of creativity and rigour are expected. The Biomonitoring technician will work independently via remote work space, collaborating with the Living Lakes Canada team, the project team, and external partners on a regular basis.

The Biomonitoring technician will support the following programs:

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Program Manager, the responsibilities will include:

Training/monitoring:

  • Deliver extensive field work training that can require irregular/long hours, often in remote locations 
  • Travel nationally to training locations during the spring, summer, and fall months (March – October)
  • Build and maintain positive and collegial relationships with multi-sector external partners
  • Generate Memorandum of Understandings to support external partnerships
  • Upload, transcribe, report, and analyze data
  • Build and maintain appropriate Indigenous relationships
  • Work with Applied Reconciliation for Indigenous pre-engagement, ethics, and protocol training
  • Complete field work logistics planning including travel, accommodation, food arrangements 
  • Allocate, organize, and ship equipment
  • Assist with training material development 

CABIN Train-the-Trainer

  • Assist with CABIN courses
  • Assist with external partners with CABIN monitoring
  • Co-Lead CABIN course
  • Lead CABIN Audit course with ECCC
  • Complete CABIN Train-the-Trainer program 
  • Lead STREAM/CABIN trainings at national level

Fundraising/Administration

  • Plan and coordinate fundraising applications 
  • Contribute to fundraising database  
  • Complete funding reports

Communications 

  • Develop monthly blog/reflections for work completed to share with LLC network
  • Develop social media content for multiple platforms – Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter
  • Support development of training recap videos 
  • Update websites with training dates, locations, and details

Core Competencies:

  • Field work experience 
  • Teaching experience 
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work
  • Knowledge and experience working with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, DocuSign preferred
  • Typing skills
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Adaptable, capable of handling a large amount of information and data

Qualifications:

  • Certified in the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) protocol 
  • Experience with field collection of environmental DNA
  • An undergraduate or Master’s degree in a related field
  • 1-2 years experience working in environmental monitoring and/or program delivery 
  • Reliable, self-motivated and independent with a demonstrated ability to collaborate well within a team
  • Demonstrated ability to support multiple projects, set priorities, meet deadlines and support others to do the same
  • Understanding of NGO operations, including fundraising, finances, administration, human resources, strategic planning and team building
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to Living Lakes Canada’s mission

To Apply:

  • Priority will be given to Eco Canada eligible applicants. Please note in your cover letter whether you are eligible and approved.
  • Please submit a resume and cover letter with references to Sarah Gower: info@livinglakescanada.ca no later than January 6th, 2023 at 5:00pm PST. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by January 20th, 2023.
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