EMEND Field Program Manager

U of A, Renewable Resources - Ellen Macdonald Lab

Posted 02-Feb-2017

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Position Start Date


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Minimum Education Required


Area(s) of Study

  • Agriculture, Forestry and the Environment

Duration and Term

  • Summer -- Full Time

Job Status


Job Description

Building on your education in Environmental Conservation, Natural Resource Management or Forestry, you will assist the EMEND field manager in achieving the EMEND project’s goals for the 2017 field season. Your duties may include:

 Re-marking research plots throughout our 7000 ha research site;

  • Clearing and maintaining trails and building ATV bridges to ensure quad access into research areas;
  • Collecting core research data for the EMEND experiment;
  • Implementing EMEND’s industry leading safety program; 
  • Coordinating and managing the EMEND field station;
  • Coordinate Core Field Program with Field Technicians’ Assistance
  • Coordinate and facilitate orientation, training, and professional development of field staff


We are looking for a self-starting, independent, and motivated individual with the following attributes:

  • Comfortable living and working in a remote field environment
  • A passion for sustainability and a desire to live and work in the remote boreal forest
  • At least 5 seasons of field experience
  • Plant identification skills would be considered an asset
  • Strong navigation skills and ability to use both GPS and/or a compass and map
  • At least two seasons of supervisory experience
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Experience coordinating events or programs and ensuring timely delivery of results
  • Standard First Aid or higher
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and experience driving ATV’s
  • Knowledge and experience in the safe use of chainsaws is considered an asset

Additional Information

Situated in the picturesque boreal forest, EMEND is the largest forest management experiment in the world and is contributing directly to sustainable forest management policy in Alberta. This is your chance to help shape your future – this is your chance to make a difference.

This position will be a 4 month position (approximately April 24, 2017 to August 31, 2017). EMEND is located approximately 90 KM NW of Peace River, Alberta. Food and lodging are provided while at camp. You can learn more about this exciting project at www.emendproject.org.

Please submit applications to Amy Hayden: emend@ualberta.ca. Subject line, F. Program Manager Application The deadline for applications is 5pm MST, February 17 2017, early applications are encouraged.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Requirements

  • Please include a covering letter.
  • Please submit a resume.

Application Instructions

You may apply for this position through any of the means below.

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