Ktunaxa Nation Council - Cranbrook, BC (30+ days ago)

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Ktunaxa Nation Council is seeking a self-motivated, resourceful person willing and interested in developing in the position. It is helpful to have a strong interest in working in the outdoors, a positive attitude and willingness to learn, excellent communication skills, and a strong sense of community.

While watching over the land, this position participates in forestry, biological, and environmental fieldwork within ʔamakʔis Ktunaxa. The position requires a willingness to undertake physical work at times, hike through forests, in wetlands, over rough and at times steep terrain, and may include some occasional night time work.

The position conducts logistical planning for fieldwork which includes consideration of general safety precautions and the ability to make updates to plans working in the field.

Work in the field includes observing, collecting, and accurately recording forest, wildlife, vegetation, habitat, and archaeology data using field notebooks or a tablet.

The desire to learn from elders to develop capacity within the Nation is an asset.


- Assist in monitoring Access or Wildlife Management Areas, Recreation Areas, forest and range tenures, commercial recreation tenures, and Cultural and Conservation Valued Forest (CCVF).

- Observe, collect, and accurately record forest, wildlife, vegetation, habitat, and archaeology data, using field notebooks or a tablet.

- Gather, organize, check, and enter data into MS Excel or other data management software.

- Conduct site visits to forestry, mining, range, and construction sites and report observations or summarize discussions based on the site visit.

- Conduct fieldwork and surveys with wildlife biologists, foresters, archaeologists, other field technicians, and project managers from the Ktunaxa Nation Council (KNC) or other agencies. Access to project sites may be achieved by walking through cut blocks, paddling a canoe, or riding in a motorized boat.

- Communicate regularly (both written and verbal) with KNC staff and external project team members.

- Monitor health and safety conditions and adhere to health and safety policies/procedures. Safely drive on maintained and unmaintained forest service roads, following all KNC safety check-in and radio safety protocols for Forest Service Roads.

- Maintain field equipment supplied by KNC.

- Attend related meetings and participate as required. Contribute to overall reporting and accountability.

- Educate youth to foster interest and awareness in land stewardship.

- Willingness to work effectively as a team member.


Academic Preparation

- Grade 12 Diploma or a related combination of education and experience.

- Knowledge of Ktunaxa culture, traditions, and values.

Required Experience

- Experience, interest, and ability in working outdoors are required.

- Environmental/Forestry Monitoring Experience an asset (KNC may provide training).

- Identification of plants, animals, and animal sign an asset (and willingness to learn required).

- Electrofishing certification or willingness to obtain (training provided by KNC).

- Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) certification or willingness to obtain (training provided by KNC).

- Some experience with computer applications (Microsoft Office and Excel).

- Internet skills.

- First Aid and Safety Training is an asset.

- GIS Training is an asset.

- Technical background is an asset.

- Valid BC Drivers License

Ktunaxa candidates are encouraged to apply; support to apply for this position can be accessed through the Education and Employment Sector Service Center. Ktunaxa Applicants are encouraged to apply for this position regardless of experience or qualifications as on the job training may be considered. Preference will be given to qualified candidates of Ktunaxa ancestry.

Come with your willingness to learn!

Please submit your cover letter and resume

telling us what attracts you to the position and how your experiences relate.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $40,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year


  • Dental Care
  • Extended Health Care
  • Vision Care