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GES | Junior Environmental Technologist / Technician (ON-CALL/CASUAL POSITION)

Location: Prince Rupert, BC

Gitxaala Environmental Services (GES) is actively recruiting to meet demand for a local and trained
workforce to service the growing needs of clients in northwest BC. A convergence of industries in the
expanding port city of Prince Rupert sets the stage for the successful candidate to work with a diverse
range of clients, our partners, and their contractors across multiple natural resource and infrastructure
sectors. The role will provide a dynamic and exciting opportunity for career and professional growth
alongside our team which is poised to become a leader offering technical services and solutions to
support the environmental sustainability of major projects and forestry in the region.

As a junior environmental technologist or technician working for GES, your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Environmental monitoring including performing surface water, groundwater, soil, and/or
  • sediment sampling; bird nest sweeps, fish and/or amphibian salvage;
  • Carry out field work in support of environmental and archaeological studies;
  • Collection of baseline biophysical data in marine, terrestrial, and aquatic environments as part of project Environmental Assessments and/or related monitoring;
  • Calibration, maintenance, and use of field instrumentation and equipment including GPS, water quality probes, dataloggers, etc.;
  • Demonstrate attention to detail in completing administrative, Health and Safety, and field documentation;
  • Adherence to company and client Health and Safety, Quality Assurance / Quality Control , and Drug and Alcohol (incl. testing) policies and programs;
  • Travel to remote work locations (including by boat or helicopter) and ability to work out of camps for up to 16 day shifts; and
  • Work collaboratively and constructively with a variety of clients, co-workers, and contractors in a team-oriented setting.

Requirements, Interests, and Other Experience:

  • Technical diploma in an environmental or other relevant field OR a certificate in environmental monitoring OR actively engaged in pursuing environmental monitoring training and certification
  • Candidates without related diplomas or certificates may apply who are capable of demonstrating relevant past work experience, training, and interest in the environmental field;
  • Eligibility for registration (in training) with a professional association such as the BC College of Applied Biology, BC Institute of Agrologists, etc. is considered an asset but not a requirement;
  • Committed to undertaking training to further skills in environmental monitoring, studies, and leadership;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience with MS Office applications and GIS considered an asset;
  • Experienced and/or interest in sampling of various environmental media;
  • Experience and/or interest in riparian assessments, stream classification, and/or archaeological monitoring considered an asset;
  • Positive attitude towards implementing health and safety systems. Level 1 First Aid, H2S Alive, etc. considered an asset;
  • Willingness to travel for work;
  • Access to a personal vehicle and have a valid BC class 5 driver’s license.

The position is based out of Prince Rupert on north coast of British Columbia. Field work will include
both day and multi-day trips in the region. Prince Rupert has a population of over 11,000, offers
excellent urban amenities, and access to world class recreation (visit

Job Type: Temporary / On-call. 6-month term. Opportunity for extension / full time to be evaluated
after 3 to 6 months.

Pay Range: $22.50 to $27.50/hr. Field work will include overtime (1.5x rate) and weekend work.

Application Process:
Only candidates currently resident and legally able to work in Canada will be considered for this
position. An initial interview will be organized for selected candidates. Please submit your resume and
cover letter to (cite Reference ID: GES2305).
Posting will remain open until filled.

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