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Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Seed Collecting Crew Workers Needed

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (TteS) is a fast-growing vibrant organization committed to the development and progress of its Band Members and Community. As such, the TteS invites applications from qualified, highly motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the following position.

JOB REFERENCE#: 2017 - 062

Trans Mountain has committed to collecting native seed for use in Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area (LdB) following construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline Project (TMEP). Seed will be collected from species that are key components of the native plant communities and rare plant communities in LdB. Collections will occur at a number of sites throughout the Thompson River Valley so the natural genetic variability of the plant species is retained.

The program will be conducted by the Tk’emlups First Nation with the help of a local field supervisor and an assistant field supervisor. In addition, a Tk’emlups field crew lead and a 4 to 6-member seed collection crew will be part of the program.

Seed Collection/Cleaning Crew will take instruction from the assistant field supervisor and the field crew lead.
Seed collection and cleaning crew members.
- Part-time work and can be available on short notice.
- Able to work weekends and long days. (When the seed is ready to collect, we have a limited time to collect it, which may require working through the weekend.)
- Physically able to work out doors throughout the summer. Conditions will include hot, dry open areas, possibly in steep terrain, remote access areas.
- Seed collection will require bending over, which can be hard on the back and carrying seed bags that may weigh up to 30 lbs.
- Works well with others, is punctual and reliable.
- Willing to take direction from others.
- Has PPE – good boots, gloves, eye protection
- Valid First Aid certificate.
- Valid Class 5 driver’s license is an asset.
- Knowledge of native grass species and interested in learning about seed collection.

HOURS OF WORK: Non – normal shift required –
Field hours 8-10 hour shifts as seed ripens (not every day, it will be as seed is located and ripens to collect).

PAY GRADE: As per current salary grid.

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline for the Job posting is July 10, 2017 to be received no later than 2:00 p.m.
Submit Job Application Form, cover letter, resume, and references
online:, by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by fax: 250.828.9847,
or in person, at our Human Resources office #200 – 330 Chief Alex Thomas Way.
Office Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & closed for lunch from noon to 1:00
We require each applicant to fill out an online Job Application Form, which can be found on the main Current Openings page.

Any late submissions or submissions without the Job Application Form WILL NOT be considered.

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