Job Posting: Invasive Plant Program Coordinator (GOLDEN)

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Posted in:  Golden Branch

Do you love physical outdoor work, have a passion for the environment and have good
communication skills? Wildsight Golden is seeking one qualified person to coordinate
Golden’s Community Invasive Plant Program’ and to develop and deliver public
interpretive programs on invasive plants. This program is jointly supported by
Wildsight Golden and the Town of Golden.

JOB TITLE: Invasive Plant Program Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION: The majority of time (65%) will be spent hand pulling invasive
plants that have been identified at pre-determined sites throughout the Town of Golden.
Work will also include:
-attending the Golden Farmers Market every third week throughout the summer to
host Wildsight Golden’s educational table, to answer questions and provide advice and
information regarding invasive plants in the Golden area.
-developing a short, entertaining interpretive program/presentation to deliver at 3-5
public venues and events throughout the summer
-organizing and hosting two Community Weed Pull events in Golden
-completing site visits with property owners who would like to have invasive plants
identified on their private property
-assisting community members with the identification of invasive plants and making
suggestions for non-toxic management activities to remove invasive plants
-assisting with bioagent releases and installing restoration and biocontrol signs at
active locations
-biocontrol monitoring
-ongoing coordination with Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS)
-data entry using online IAPP database (training will be provided)
-creating a Final Report at the end of the 2018 program

There will be additional opportunities to become involved with other Wildsight Golden
programs, if interested.

QUALIFICATIONS: Hard-working, reliable, outgoing, creative, self-motivated, good
communication skills, and physically fit as removal of invasive plant is physically

ASSETS: Degree, diploma, or enrolment in environmental studies or biology program.
Experience in public presentations, plant identification, environmental education and
data entry. Training and guidance will be provided, but experience with invasive plants
and/or public education, as well as knowledge of local ecosystems, is highly desired.

FURTHER DETAILS: The job position is located in beautiful Golden, BC and runs from
May 22nd until August 7th, 2018. The position is 30 hrs/week at $20/hr. For questions
or to apply, please email: Application deadline is April 13th.