Fall Field Assistant

Deadline for applications: Until Filled

Location: Based in Penticton. Work will be throughout the Okanagan and Similkameen.
Hours worked: 35 hours/week
Hourly wage: $16 -18/hour commensurate with experience
Term: September 13 -Nov 8 2021 (8 week term)**BIPOC candidates may be eligible for an extension of 8 weeks.

Eligibility Criteria:
As a condition of funding you must be:

  • between the ages of 15-30 (Canada Summer Jobs, Work to Grow)

  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee status has been granted.

  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

volunteers planting trees at the creek river in hayfield

Key Responsibilities: (Approx %)

Habitat Improvement and Threat Mitigation: (85%)
Assist with site preparation including invasive species control,  basking structure installation, removal of post and trellis structure.
Assist with habitat restoration and enhancement projects, including planting, maintenance of completed projects, watering, mulching and fencing. *We estimate that this position will include 2-3 weeks of planting riparian and wetland sites with Indigenous plants.*
Engage local communities in habitat clean ups and green ups

Outreach: (10%)
Assist with community stewardship events (i.e. outdoor workshops), including coordination,
implementation, and evaluation.
Assist with landowner contact project delivery.

Other (5%)
Assist with landowner contact data collection
Assist with file organization and records storage
Maintain records as related to activities completed



Qualifications and Assessment criteria:

  • Minimum of one year post-secondary education in related field.

  • Well-rounded knowledge, understanding and interest in environmental issues and wildlife of the Okanagan and Similkameen.

  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, adaptable, and self-starting.

  • Must be physically fit and able to work long days outdoors in inclement weather conditions (Native plant revegetation is a significant part of this position and the successful applicant will be planting native trees and shrubs approx. 3 days/week)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; comfortable interacting with the public.

  • Able to work as part of a team.

  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License. Applicants with Class 7N may be considered.

  • Able to work evenings and weekends.

  • Flexible schedule to accommodate fieldwork throughout Okanagan and Similkameen region



  • Previous volunteer or paid work with environmental non-profit organization

  • Computer skills and proficiency in Wix, Google Drive, MS Office, Dropbox, social media management and webmail.

  • Knowledge of cities/towns/geography of the Okanagan and Similkameen

  • GIS experience and use.

  • Valid emergency first aid or willing to meet this criteria prior to start date

Application Instructions:
To apply, please fill out our online application and upload your resume here: