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Intermediate Planner

The Sheltair Group is a Vancouver-based consulting firm with over 20 years experience and a leading reputation in resource management, sustainable urban development, and building performance.

The company employs a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, planners and environmental professionals. We help clients “define and achieve their goals for sustainability through collaborative and integrated processes. We do a mix of policy development, research and technical analysis, planning and design, and stakeholder engagement. We have a broad scope of expertise including energy, water, materials, and land use. We are innovators, and our work is compelling!

The Sheltair Group is looking for an intermediate planner to join our expanding planning and sustainability practice.

Required:

• Degree in Geography, Resource Management, Planning, Environmental Science or equivalent

• Experience with community and/or regional planning projects

• Knowledge and experience working with ArcGIS

• Database management and spreadsheets

• Excellent research and writing skills

• Analytical skills

• 5+ years experience

Preferred:

• Knowledge of CommunityViz software

• Experience with indicators, planning data, Official Community Plans, scenario modeling

• Experience working for the private sector / working in consulting

• Experience working with local government clients

 

We offer a flexible work environment with the potential for part time work if desired. We are looking for an energetic self-starter willing to seek out new projects and opportunities and who works well in an interdisciplinary team environment. Please send responses by email to agriffiths@sheltair.com by Friday September 22. No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Landowner Contact Representatives (2) For Chilliwack

Description:
The Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) and Fraser Valley Regional Watershed Coalition are seeking two people to work on the Critical Habitat Protection for Salish Sucker Project.  The primary duty of the Representatives will be to conduct a landowner contact program in 3 watersheds in the Chilliwack area.  Representatives will inform landowners about a number of  endangered species found in these watersheds and identify opportunities for protecting and restoring critical habitats.  The Representatives will also deliver information regarding opportunities for involvement with local stewardship groups and organize a public meeting in the community.

Training will be provided on landowner contact methods, endangered species biology, legislation pertaining to streams and riparian zones, and specific issues of concern in each target watershed.

Pay Rate:  $12/hr, 35hr/wk

Term:
10 Weeks (September 25 - December 1, 2006)
       Hours may vary and some evening/weekend work may be required.

Location:
The representatives will work out of the University College of the
Fraser Valley offices (Cascade Institute) in Chilliwack.

Qualifications:
*       Excellent public relations and communications skills
*       Good organizational ability
*       Ability to work with minimal supervision
*       BC drivers license
*       Knowledge of environmental restoration, conservation on private land, sustainable agriculture and sustainable urban growth issues an asset
*       Local knowledge an asset
*       Some GIS/Computer proficiency preferred

Send Resume and Cover Letter to:
mike@pearsonecological.com ('Landowner contact' in subject line)

Deadline: Friday September 15, 2006

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South Coast Conservation Program Land Use Workshop Coordinator

Contract Position Available
Length of contract: to March 31, 2007 , Contract Value: $8,715
Start Date: Sept 25, 2006

Description:
The South Coast Conservation Program is a joint initiative of the Fraser Valley Conservancy; TLC the Land Conservancy of BC; and, BC Ministry of Environment that is designed to increase awareness of Species at Risk, habitat values and community-based stewardship and encourage voluntary stewardship actions by landowners. The focus is on developing a landowner contact strategy and encouraging residents, land use professionals and land use regulators to be good stewards of private land for Species at Risk.

The focus for this position in the 2006 season will be within the municipalities of Burnaby, Surrey, and Chilliwack. The role of the Land Use Regulator and Land Use Professional Workshop Coordinator, with the advice of the SCCP stewardship and outreach subcommittee (and others) and using last years recommendations, will be to:

  • Plan (date and location), organize (speakers and refreshments), coordinate, promote and evaluate 2 to 3 workshops for land-use professionals and regulators (target 50 participants per workshop) in the above communities.
  • Identify needs as they arise in workshop and prepare a workshop CD or other tool for delivery to participants after workshop, deliver items to participants.
  • Identify other tools or incentives needed from workshop attendees to promote stewardship actions.
  • Work with committee above and a Workshop Facilitator to help create a hands on workshop experience
  • Liaise with Municipal staff, landowners, developers, and consultants to obtain long term evaluation pieces and identify new use of land use tools from workshop
  • Identify ways in which other workshop participants are using existing tools and create ways to monitor their use long term
  • Use evaluation tools during workshops and modify as necessary the upcoming workshops based on workshop feedback
  • Write a workshop report for each workshop with recommendations

The successful applicant will be an independent contractor working largely from home or other applicant-provided office and with the main form of communication via email and phone. Limited mileage is available on top of contract amount for essential meetings. Successful applicant will be responsible for completing and managing their own work plan for the contract and should expect essential but minimal 'check in' opportunities during the contract. Payment schedule and milestones to be determined based on work plan to be created by applicant and managers. A separate but small budget is also available for workshop costs, speaker fees, and materials.

Applicants are requested to highlight relevant work experience including work conducted with minimal supervision, and degree of knowledge regarding local species at risk and specific tools available to land use professionals and regulators as it pertains to land use issues, in their application.

Application closing date: Sept 15, 2006

Please e-mail your resume with cover letter expressing interest and degree of relevant experience to:

Lisa Fox, Executive Director, Fraser Valley Conservancy
sccp@fraservalleyconservancy.ca

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Librarian II, Maps/Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services, University of Hawai'i

Government Documents & Maps
position number 84674, UHM Library Serv, (Manoa), tenure track, full-time, general funds, available 09/06, pending position clearance.

Duties: Under the direction of the Head of Government Documents & Maps, manages and develops the map, aerial photograph, and geospatial data collections. Provides reference service for maps, aerial photographs, geospatial data, and government documents, including some evenings and weekends. Develops and delivers instruction programs related to maps and geospatial data. Promotes use of maps, aerial photographs, and geospatial data. Develops and maintains Government Documents & Maps Department web pages. Performs cataloging of maps, aerial photographs, and geospatial data sets. Serves as head of the Government Documents & Maps Department on a rotating basis. Professional growth and service activities in keeping with university and library requirements for retention, tenure, and promotion are expected.

Minimum qualifications: ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent. Demonstrated ability to manage and develop cartographic and geospatial data collections. Knowledge of geographic information systems (e.g., ArcGIS) and digital spatial data and their applications in libraries. Experience with GIS software such as ArcView. Good oral and written communication skills in English. High degree of computer literacy and knowledge of new technologies and their applications in libraries.

Desirable qualifications: Experience with an integrated library system (e.g., Endeavor Voyager). Map cataloging experience. Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and in teams. Experience or coursework in developing and delivering instruction sessions in the use of library resources. Knowledge of statistical sources and government information
resources. Knowledge of the geography and history of Hawaii and the Pacific region.

Pay range: Librarian II: $38,556-$57,078

To apply: Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references, along with resume to Personnel Officer. Interviewees will be expected to make a presentation to library faculty and staff as part of the screening process. Continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application address: Personnel Officer 2550 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822

Inquiries: 808-956-7207

Date posted: Jul-24-2006

The University of Hawai'i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will be considered, regardless of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or status as disabled veteran or veteran of Vietnam era.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Appointments to positions are subject to campus recruitment guidelines and the collective bargaining agreement.

By way of Mapz

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