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Job postings: SNAP Program 2019

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There are six positions here:

  • Urban Forest Outreach Team Leader,
  • Urban Forest Outreach Team Member,
  • Habitat Restoration Team Leader,
  • Habitat Restoration Team Member,
  • Tree Care Team Leader,
  • Tree Care Team Member

To apply submit a cover letter and resume by February 19, 2019 via email to snap.program@gmail.com

Urban Forest Outreach Team Leader

Term: May 6 – August 23, 2019
Hours: 40 hours/week, Wednesday – Sunday, with occasional evening work
Location: Surrey, BC

About Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership:
SNAP is a unique youth-focused program operated as a partnership between three local non-profits and the City of Surrey, administered by the Green Timbers Heritage Society. Our objectives are to:
– restore and enhance Surrey’s natural areas and wildlife habitat;
– raise awareness of the benefits of nature, and the importance of Surrey’s urban forest;
– encourage public participation in the stewardship of Surrey’s parks and trees; and
– empower youth to become future leaders in environmental education and conservation.

Position Description:
The Urban Forest Outreach Team Leader will lead a team of staff to implement public outreach projects (e.g. canvassing, park roving, community events) in Surrey parks and neighbouring communities, under the direction of the SNAP Program Coordinator. This is a field-based position. The successful applicant will receive training and experience in environmental communication and interpretation; communityengagement; and small-scale event and project coordination.

Responsibilities:
– Assist with the training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of team members;
– Maintain accurate daily records, track project deliverables, provide updates and progress reports to supervisors, and write a final report;
– Ensure work is completed in a safe and efficient manner;
– Communicate with the public as an ambassador of SNAP and our partner organizations;
– Assist in the creation and implementation of SNAP media, advertising and marketing;
– Other related duties as required.

Required Qualifications and Competencies:
– Some post-secondary study in a related field such as communications, education, geography or environmental studies;
– Experience in a communications or educational role (preferably in an environmental organization);
– Knowledge of basic ecological principles and of local plant communities; familiarity with common native and invasive plants, and with general tree care
– Demonstrated willingness and ability to perform repetitive work in all weather conditions;
– Supervisory and/or leadership experience; ability to foster a positive, productive and collaborative team environment while maintaining safety and work quality;
– Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple priorities and changing circumstances;
– Strong public relations, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal);
– Valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence with a safe driving history, and willingness to submit a driver’s

abstract; access to a personal vehicle is an asset;
– Valid level 1 First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain prior to the start of employment);
– As a condition of pending Canada Summer Jobs program funding:
– be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
– be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
– have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada and BC.
– Completion of a Police Information Check will be required as a condition of employment.
– Fluency in additional languages, particularly Punjabi, is an asset.

To apply:
– Submit a cover letter expressing why you are interested in the position and how you meet our required qualifications and competencies.
– Submit a resume that clearly outlines your relevant work and volunteer experience.
– Ensure the subject line of your email reads “Urban Forest Outreach Team Leader – [first and last name]”.
– Send your application to: snap.program@gmail.com

Applications will be accepted until February 19, 2019.
While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

________________

Urban Forest Outreach Team Member

Term: May 6 – August 23, 2019
Hours: 35 hours per week, Wednesday – Sunday, with occasional evening work
Location: Surrey, BC

About Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership:
SNAP is a unique youth-focused program operated as a partnership between three local non-profits and the City of Surrey, administered by the Green Timbers Heritage Society. Our objectives are to:
– restore and enhance Surrey’s natural areas and wildlife habitat;
– raise awareness of the benefits of nature, and the importance of Surrey’s urban forest;
– encourage public participation in the stewardship of Surrey’s parks and trees; and
– empower youth to become future leaders in environmental education and conservation.

Position Description:
Urban Forest Outreach Team Members will implement public outreach projects (e.g. canvassing, park roving, community events) in Surrey Parks and neighbouring communities, under the direction of an Urban Forest Outreach Team Leader. This is a field-based position. Successful applicants will receive training and experience in environmental communication and interpretation; community engagement; and small-scale event and project implementation.

Responsibilities:
– Ensure work is completed in a safe and efficient manner;
– Communicate with the public as an ambassador for our program and partner organizations;
– Assist in the collection of data, maintain accurate daily records, and contribute to a final report;
– Other related duties as required.

Required Qualifications and Competencies:
– Some post-secondary study in a related field such as communications, education, geography or environmental studies;
– Experience in a communications or educational role (preferably in an environmental organization);
– Knowledge of basic ecological principles and of local plant communities; general familiarity with common native and invasive plants and with general tree maintenance;
– Demonstrated willingness and ability to perform repetitive work in all weather conditions;
– Ability to contribute to a positive, productive and collaborative team environment;
– Strong public relations, interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
– Valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence with a safe driving history, and willingness to submit a driver’s abstract;
– Valid level 1 First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain prior to the start of employment);
– As a condition of pending Canada Summer Jobs program funding:
– be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
– be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
– have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada and BC.
– Completion of a Police Information Check will be required as a condition of employment.
– Fluency in additional languages, particularly Punjabi, is an asset.

To apply:
– Submit a cover letter expressing why you are interested in the position and how you meet our required qualifications and competencies.
– Submit a resume that clearly outlines your relevant work and volunteer experience.
– Ensure the subject line of your email reads “Urban Forest Outreach Team Member – [first and last name]”.
– Send your application to: snap.program@gmail.com

Applications will be accepted until February 19, 2019.
While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

________________

Habitat Restoration Team Leader

Term: May 6 – August 23, 2019
Hours: 40 hours/week, Monday – Friday, with potential for some weekend and evening work
Location: Surrey, BC

About Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership:
SNAP is a unique youth-focused program operated as a partnership between three local non-profits and the City of Surrey, administered by the Green Timbers Heritage Society. Our objectives are to:
– restore and enhance Surrey’s natural areas and wildlife habitat;
– raise awareness of the benefits of nature, and the importance of Surrey’s urban forest;
– encourage public participation in the stewardship of Surrey’s parks and trees; and
– empower youth to become future leaders in environmental education and conservation.

Position Description:
Habitat Restoration Team Leaders will each lead a team of staff to implement restoration projects (e.g. invasive plant removal, park clean-ups, small wildlife projects, trail closures, planting maintenance) in Surrey parks, under the direction of the SNAP Program Coordinator. This is a field-based position. Successful applicants will receive training and experience in environmental restoration and habitat enhancement techniques.

Responsibilities:
– Assist with the training, supervision, and evaluation of team members and volunteers;
– Maintain accurate daily records, track project deliverables, provide updates and progress reports to supervisors, and write a final report;
– Ensure work is completed in a safe and efficient manner;
– Communicate with the public as an ambassador of SNAP and our partner organizations;
– Occasionally assist other SNAP teams with staffing special events, leading community stewardship events, and other educational outreach activities;
– Other related duties as required.

Required Qualifications and Competencies:
– Some post-secondary study in a related field such as urban forestry, biology, geography, environmental science or environmental studies;
– Knowledge of basic ecological principles and of local plant communities; demonstrated ability to identify common native and invasive plants;
– Demonstrated experience working outdoors, and willingness/ability to perform repetitive, physically demanding work in all weather conditions;
– Supervisory and/or leadership experience; ability to foster a positive, productive and collaborative team environment while maintaining safety and work quality;
– Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple priorities and changing circumstances;
– Strong public relations, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
– Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs
– Provide steel-toed boots;
– Valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence with a safe driving history, and willingness to submit a driver’s abstract;
– Valid level 1 First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain prior to the start of employment);
– As a condition of pending Canada Summer Jobs program funding:
– be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
– be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
– have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada and BC.
– Completion of a Police Information Check will be required as a condition of employment.

To apply:
– Submit a cover letter expressing why you are interested in the position and how you meet our required qualifications and competencies.
– Submit a resume that clearly outlines your relevant work and volunteer experience.
– Ensure the subject line of your email reads “Habitat Restoration Team Leader – [first and last name]”.
– Send your application to: snap.program@gmail.com

Applications will be accepted until February 19, 2019.
While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

________________

Habitat Restoration Team Member

Term: May 6 – August 23, 2019
Hours: 37.5 hours/ week, Monday – Friday, with potential for some weekend and evening work
Location: Surrey, BC

About Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership:
SNAP is a unique youth-focused program operated as a partnership between three local non-profits and the City of Surrey, administered by the Green Timbers Heritage Society. Our objectives are to:
– restore and enhance Surrey’s natural areas and wildlife habitat;
– raise awareness of the benefits of nature, and the importance of Surrey’s urban forest;
– encourage public participation in the stewardship of Surrey’s parks and trees; and
– empower youth to become future leaders in environmental education and conservation.

Position Description:
Habitat Restoration Team Members will implement restoration projects (e.g. invasive plant removal,park clean-ups, small wildlife projects, trail closures, planting maintenance) in Surrey parks, under the direction of a Habitat Restoration Team Leader. This is a field-based position. Successful applicants will receive training and experience in environmental restoration and habitat enhancement techniques.

Responsibilities:
– Ensure work is completed in a safe and efficient manner;
– Communicate with the public as an ambassador of SNAP and our partner organizations;
– Assist in the collection of data, maintain accurate daily records, and contribute to a final report;
– Occasionally assist other SNAP teams with staffing special events, assisting with community stewardship events, and other educational outreach activities;
– Other related duties as required.

Required Qualifications and Competencies:
– Some post-secondary study in a related field such as urban forestry, biology, geography, environmental science or environmental studies;
– Working knowledge of basic ecological principles and of local plant communities; generalfamiliarity with common native and invasive plants;
– Demonstrated experience working outdoors, and willingness/ability to perform repetitive,physically demanding work in all weather conditions;
– Ability to contribute to a positive, productive and collaborative team environment;
– Strong public relations, interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
– Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs;
– Provide steel-toed boots;
– Valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence with a safe driving history, and willingness to submit a driver’s abstract;
– Valid level 1 First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain prior to the start of employment);
– As a condition of pending Canada Summer Jobs program funding:
– be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
– be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
– have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada and BC.
– Completion of a Police Information Check will be required as a condition of employment.

To apply:
– Submit a cover letter expressing why you are interested in the position and how you meet our required qualifications and competencies.
– Submit a resume that clearly outlines your relevant work and volunteer experience.
– Ensure the subject line of your email reads “Habitat Restoration Team Member – [first and last name]”.
– Send your application to: snap.program@gmail.com

Applications will be accepted until February 19, 2019.
While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

________________

Tree Care Team Leader

Term: May 6 – August 23, 2019
Hours: 40 hours/week, Monday – Friday, with potential for some weekend and evening work
Location: Surrey, BC

About Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership:
SNAP is a unique youth-focused program operated as a partnership between three local non-profits and the City of Surrey, administered by the Green Timbers Heritage Society. Our objectives are to:
– restore and enhance Surrey’s natural areas and wildlife habitat;
– raise awareness of the benefits of nature, and the importance of Surrey’s urban forest;
– encourage public participation in the stewardship of Surrey’s parks and trees; and
– empower youth to become future leaders in environmental education and conservation.

Position Description:
The Tree Care Team Leader will lead a team of staff to implement maintenance and enhancement projects on Surrey’s network of shade trees (e.g. tree well installation and maintenance, pruning, invasive removal, dead tree- and stake removals, special projects), under the direction of the SNAP Program Coordinator. This is a field-based position. The successful applicant will receive training and experience in urban forestry enhancement and shade tree maintenance techniques.

Responsibilities:
– Assist with the training, supervision, and evaluation of team members and volunteers;
– Maintain accurate daily records, track project deliverables, provide updates and progress reports to supervisors, and write a final report;
– Ensure work is completed in a safe and efficient manner;
– Communicate with the public as an ambassador of SNAP and our partner organizations;
– Occasionally assist other SNAP teams with staffing special events, leading community stewardship events, and other educational outreach activities;
– Other related duties as required.

Required Qualifications and Competencies:
– Some post-secondary study in a related field such as urban forestry or arboriculture;
– Knowledge of basic ecological principles; demonstrated ability to identify common shade trees; working knowledge of tree maintenance;
– Demonstrated experience working outdoors, and willingness/ability to perform repetitive, physically demanding work in all weather conditions;
– Supervisory and/or leadership experience; ability to foster a positive, productive and collaborative team environment while maintaining safety and work quality;
– Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple priorities and changing circumstances;
– Strong public relations, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal);
– Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs;
– Provide steel-toed boots;
– Valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence with a safe driving history, and willingness to submit a driver’s abstract;
– Valid level 1 First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain prior to the start of employment);
– As a condition of pending Canada Summer Jobs program funding:
– be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
– be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
– have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada and BC.
– Completion of a Police Information Check will be required as a condition of employment.

To apply:
– Submit a cover letter expressing why you are interested in the position and how you meet our required qualifications and competencies.
– Submit a resume that clearly outlines your relevant work and volunteer experience.
– Ensure the subject line of your email reads “Tree Care Team Leader – [first and last name]”.
– Send your application to: snap.program@gmail.com

Applications will be accepted until February 19, 2019.
While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

________________

Tree Care Team Member

Term: May 6 – August 23, 2019
Hours: 37.5 hours/ week, Monday – Friday, with potential for some weekend and evening work
Location: Surrey, BC

About Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership:
SNAP is a unique youth-focused program operated as a partnership between three local non-profits and the City of Surrey, administered by the Green Timbers Heritage Society. Our objectives are to:
– restore and enhance Surrey’s natural areas and wildlife habitat;
– raise awareness of the benefits of nature, and the importance of Surrey’s urban forest;
– encourage public participation in the stewardship of Surrey’s parks and trees; and
– empower youth to become future leaders in environmental education and conservation.

Position Description:
Tree Care Team Members will implement maintenance and enhancement projects on Surrey’s network of shade trees (e.g. tree well installation and maintenance, pruning, invasive removal, dead tree- and stake removals, special projects), under the direction of a Tree Care Team Leader. This is a field-based position. Successful applicants will receive training and experience in urban forestry enhancement and shade tree maintenance techniques.

Responsibilities:
– Ensure work is completed in a safe and efficient manner;
– Communicate with the public as an ambassador of SNAP and our partner organizations;
– Assist in the collection of data, maintain accurate daily records, and contribute to a final report;
– Occasionally assist other SNAP teams with staffing special events, assisting with community stewardship events, and other educational outreach activities;
– Other related duties as required.

Required Qualifications and Competencies:
– Some post-secondary study in a related field such as urban forestry or arboriculture;
– Working knowledge of basic ecological principles and of local plant communities; general familiarity with common shade trees and with general tree maintenance;
– Demonstrated experience working outdoors, and willingness/ability to perform repetitive, physically demanding work in all weather conditions;
– Ability to contribute to a positive, productive and collaborative team environment;
– Strong public relations, interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
– Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs;
– Provide steel-toed boots;
– Valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence with a safe driving history, and willingness to submit a driver’s abstract;
– Valid level 1 First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain prior to the start of employment);
– As a condition of pending Canada Summer Jobs Program funding:
– be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
– be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
– have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally
entitled to work in Canada and BC.
– Completion of a Police Information Check will be required as a condition of employment.

To apply:
– Submit a cover letter expressing why you are interested in the position and how you meet our required qualifications and competencies.
– Submit a resume that clearly outlines your relevant work and volunteer experience.
– Ensure the subject line of your email reads “Tree Care Team Member – [first and last name]”.
– Send your application to: snap.program@gmail.com

Applications will be accepted until February 19, 2019.
While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

________________

To apply for any of these positions, submit a cover letter and resume by January 18, 2019 via email to snap.program@gmail.com

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