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Cone Picker/Seed Orchard Labourer

Job ID69-AE-C6-CA-74-8E
CompanyMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Date Posted2020-06-23
Posted Until2020-08-07
Job TypeFixed-term
Job CategoryResource Sector
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Cone Picker/Seed Orchard Labourer
$21.69 - $24.42 hourly

Please note: This is an ongoing posting without a scheduled close date. The posting close date will be added to the posting two weeks prior to the posting close date. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

Up to 70 seasonal auxiliary positions are available at our Kalamalka and Bailey Rd Seed Orchard in Vernon for 30 day seasonal hires. No relocation allowance or accommodations will be provided.

The Labourer position is responsible for picking cones and carrying out a variety of general labour activities relating to the care and maintenance of seed orchards.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province’s agency responsible for land and resource management in B.C., which includes the protection of the Province’s archaeological and heritage resources. Operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares, the Ministry ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land based resources; works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversity their economies; and, supports activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits. The Ministry is responsible for wildfire management and facilitates safe public access to a wide range of recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, and access to B.C.’s wilderness and backcountry. The Ministry oversees policy development, operational management and implementation, and administers all or part of over 60 statutes and associated regulations.

The mission of the Forest Improvement and Research Management Branch is to enhance the value, resilience and conservation of BC’s forest genetic resources.

Qualifications for this role include:

• Prefer manual labour or outdoor working experience.
• Prefer experience working with plants; i.e. tree planter, gardener, landscaper, orchard worker, and cone picking, or equivalent training and experience.
• Physically fit and able to lift supplies (i.e. bags of fertilizer, cones buckets, etc.) and operate equipment (i.e. orchard lifts, pruners, weed eaters, mowers, etc.) on an on-going basis.
• Able to work outdoors in all types of weather, including winter cold weather, and with potential allergens such as pollen, grass, insects, chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers; as well as ability to work at heights using lifts and ladders.
• Basic knowledge of safe work practices and a good safety attitude.
• Ability to follow instructions/requirements, complete tasks on time and work independently and in a team.
• Demonstrated ability to read labels and instructions and communicate clearly.
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