Conservation Technician: European Water Chestnut Coordinator, f/t, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Stonewall, Manitoba
Date posted to RCEN & GoodWork: Mar 16 2017


Position: Conservation Technician: European Water Chestnut Coordinator
Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Location: Stonewall, Manitoba

The Opportunity

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), a leader in Canadian habitat conservation, is seeking a confident, energetic and dedicated individual to join our team.

Working for DUC based out of our Kingston, Ontario office, you will continue to implement the plan to detect, control, and manage European Water Chestnut in and around Wolfe Island. This will be a two-year fixed term position starting in May 2017.


  • Continue to implement a control/management and surveillance program for European Water Chestnut
  • Undertake manual removal of European Water Chestnut, as required
  • Inform local community and stakeholders about European Water Chestnut in the area and its implications to local wetlands, recreation etc. and control options
  • Obtain support and volunteer assistance from the community and other stakeholders to implement surveillance and control measures
  • Survey the Wolfe Island and eastern Lake Ontario area to identify any additional infestations and implement appropriate control
  • Lead and supervise seasonal student(s) and volunteers in field work
  • Engage the local community and other stakeholders with an outreach program that will help control of European Water Chestnut in the future
  • Communicate and liaise the results of this initiative with other local agencies
  • Complete a final report on the results and outcomes of the project with recommendations for the future
  • Assist in fundraising activities for the program


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife or related field.
  • Basic biological knowledge of aquatic plants and invasive species in southern Ontario
  • General knowledge of conservation issues in southern Ontario
  • Leadership skills and ability to supervise others
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lead and work with volunteers
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills(oral and written)
  • Good organizational skills with ability to use computer word processing and spreadsheet software to generate information, reports and presentations
  • Ability and stamina to undertake extensive fieldwork around Wolfe Island under a variety of conditions using trucks, trailers, boats and motors as needed
  • Valid driver’s license and pleasure craft operators card
  • Experience and ability to operate small powered boats and canoes
  • Valid first aid certification

How to Apply

If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter (including salary expectations) and resumé for confidential consideration to the attention of:

Carly Bjornsson,
HR Generalist
Ducks Unlimited Canada
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Closing deadline: April 5, 2017

Please quote “Conservation Technician Kingston” in the subject line of your application.

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC
partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands
that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at

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