We’re Hiring! 2022 Eco Farm Skills Support Workers

Published by Bess Legault on

NEAT is looking for a group of candidates that enjoy being outside, working with their hands, and building community food security! If you are self-motivated, enjoy local food, and can work independently, this job might be perfect for you! Please email bess@neat.ca or fill out the form below to apply!

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Local Ecological Farm Support Workers are based in Fort St John, BC and will report to the Northern Co-Hort Coordinator. The Farm Support Workers will:

  • Promote knowledge of local small scale ecological agriculture and horticulture practices
  • Perform short term work on ecological farms throughout the Region, taking direction from farm owners
  • Ensure materials for all activities are gathered and ready for use;
  • Perform risk assessments daily, weekly, and as necessary to keep all participants and staff safe;
  • Complete all mandatory reports and participate in weekly meetings;
  • Represent NEAT and the Northern Co-Hort Program professionally at all times
  • Develop & support partnerships with local community groups
  • Be a positive team player
  • Complete other duties as assigned

This position may require a varied workweek schedule to accommodate producer schedules.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interest in the environment, sustainable agriculture, or a related field
  • Sensitivity to and knowledge of environmental issues 
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Ability to build community relationships and use information from the community to guide program direction
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work unsupervised and demonstrate motivation and initiative
  • Ability to work varied hours (mornings, evenings, and weekends)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet usage

REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

To be eligible for the program, job applicants should meet the following criteria: 

  • Is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the beginning of the employment period
  • Is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
  • Valid BC Driver’s License
  • Subject to security review

TERM OF POSITION

  • This is a temporary full-time position. Hours of the position will vary according to the activities being undertaken, averaging 35-40 hours per week
  • Compensation based on experience

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