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  • Bilingual Interpreter (Seasonal) – FortWhyte Alive

    Description:

    Position Title: Bilingual Interpreter
    Position Type: Seasonal – Fall & Winter
    Dates: September 2022 – April 2023
    Hours of Work: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm including some evenings and weekends

    Job Summary:
    As a member of the Education Team, the Seasonal Bilingual Interpreter will participate in school, youth, and public program delivery with a special emphasis on French programming. This Interpreter will play a unique role in the building of FortWhyte Alive’s French Services infrastructure. The position entails the utilization of leadership, public relations and communication skills and the acquisition and application of specific environmental-related knowledge in a public education role.

    Principal Tasks:
    Program Delivery
    Shadow different interpreters to learn delivery techniques, styles and program content
    Interpret for school/youth and public groups in both official languages
    Coordinate school programs, including assembling program supplies, preparing schedules and assisting volunteer interpreters
    Participate in seasonal training programs for volunteer and staff interpreters
    Mentor volunteer interpreters
    Ensure care and maintenance of heritage exhibits including plains tipi encampment, buffalo pound, dog travois, buffalo boxes, pioneer sod house and artifacts.

    Research and Writing
    Assist with special projects related to extending French services
    Evaluate and revise all year-round French school programs in conjunction with the French Coordinator (meeting Manitoba curriculum standards)
    Revise French school program evaluation forms as needed
    Work with French Coordinator to develop public programs to be delivered in French

    Other duties as assigned

    Basic Hiring Criteria:
    Post Secondary degree or diploma in history, education, science or tourism (or working towards)
    Ability to speak English and French fluently
    Proficiency in MS Office
    Proven experience working with children (a child abuse registry check and criminal records check are required before the position begins)
    Knowledge of Manitoba’s social and natural history is an asset
    Knowledge of Indigenous language and culture is an asset
    Certification in First Aid and CPR is an asset
    Private transportation to FWA (no bus service available)

    FortWhyte Alive is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors, stakeholders, and the community. FortWhyte Alive requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, in a manner that is approved by Health Canada, as a condition of employment. Accommodations will be made for those who are exempt from receiving the vaccine due to legitimate, established reasons in accordance with The Human Rights Code of Manitoba. In these cases, appropriate supporting documentation will be required.

    FortWhyte Alive is devoted to developing a work environment and recruitment processes that are inclusive and barrier-free. Please let us know if an accommodation is needed at any stage of the recruitment process.

    FortWhyte Alive is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace. Employment equity may be a factor in selection for this position. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous people, Black people, People of Colour, LGBTQ2S+ people and people with disabilities.

    Please submit your application & resume by August 31, 2022 to: https://fortwhyte.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=88

    08 / 18 / 22

  • Habitat Monitoring Specialist – Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC)

    Description:

    MHHC is looking for a Habitat Monitoring Specialist

    Reporting directly to the Habitat Field Manager the primary objectives of this full-time permanent position are to coordinate MHHC’s habitat monitoring program in association with conservation agreements (easements) and to support baseline habitat surveys.

    If you are innovative and enjoy working with an environmental conservation not-for-profit, apply today!

    As the Habitat Monitoring Specialist, you will:

    • Plan, coordinate and complete the Aerial Monitoring Surveys of MHHC’s Conservation Agreement Projects and Fee Simple Properties
    • Support the Habitat Violations Officer with post Aerial Survey Landowner interactions
    • Support the Field Manager with pursuit of actions related to habitat violations
    • Coordinate triennial contact with project participants or landowners
    • Support surveys for Baseline Documentation Reports (BDR) for MHHC’s Conservation Agreement Programs and Fee Simple Properties
    • Coordinate and Manage MHHC’s GIS Database as it relates to MHHC’s Conservation Interests, Assets and Properties
    • Provide ArcGIS technicalsupport and troubleshoot expertise; organize and coordinate regular GIS workshops for all MHHC Program Delivery staff that use GIS as a regular function of their job
    • Be responsible for implementation of MHHC’s safety policies and procedures and coordinate appropriate safety certifications, for all field staff
    • Be responsible for coordinating, maintaining and upgrading MHHC drone operation Certification. Provide drone flight training to MHHC staff and conduct flights where required
    • Represent MHHC on committees and liaise with Partnering Agencies such as Ducks Unlimited, Nature Conservancy of Canada, and Watershed Districts, to build and maintain professional relationships where applicable
    • Operate and maintain MHHC equipment in a safe and responsible manner
    • Provide support to the MHHC Habitat Field Manager and Director of Conservation as required

    You and Your Experience:

    • A university degree in biological, ecological or land management
    • A minimum of three years’ experience working in natural resources management, preferably on habitat and wildlife conservation issues and practices in the agricultural landscape
    • Demonstrated experience planning, implementing and evaluating ecologically based initiatives and conservation activities
    • Experience conducting aerial surveys from fixed-wing aircraft and/or helicopter
    • Significant computer experience in ArcGIS, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
    • Excellent written and oral communications abilities, including experience in report preparation
    • General understanding of the development and delivery of conservation programs
    • Demonstrated analytical skills
    • Experience working in a team environment and communicating goals and objectives
    • Ability to deliver results within tight deadlines

    An Asset:
    • Experience working with agricultural producers, organizations, and grassroots conservation organizations is a strong asset
    • Experience with habitat monitoring and violation reporting
    • Experience with outdoor activities including use of all-terrain vehicles (ATV)
    • Canadian Drone pilot’s certificate
    • Driver’s license and a suitable vehicle for work use

    08 / 17 / 22

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