Field Staff-Kelowna

Okanagan-Kootenay Sterile Insect Release Program

Position: Field Staff
Status: Full & Part-time Positions Available, Seasonal
Term: Early Spring through to the End of August
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Location: Kelowna, BC

Our seasonal positions are perfect for people who want the flexibility to make some money while enjoying the region’s summer offerings before they start winter work, go back to school or head south for warmer climates.

About Us:
We are an environmentally-friendly control Program for one of the biggest pests of apple and pear trees—the codling moth. Since the Program started more than 20 years ago, the amount of pesticides used in the valley against codling moth has dropped by 96%. Our Program breeds and sterilizes codling moths at our state-of-the-art facility in Osoyoos, and we release them into orchards where they mate with wild moths to prevent the population from reproducing. Our Program also provides trapping and monitoring, education, and enforcement services for the growers. We require many seasonal employees throughout the valley to help us deliver our services. Employment with SIR offers a chance to make a difference for our farmers and our environment.

About the Position:
Field Staff work outside in local orchard areas and complete the daily sterile moth releases by ATV. This position will also interact with local orchard and urban growers to communicate program information, policies, and procedures in a professional and effective manner. Hours of work are 8am to 4pm, with a half an hour unpaid lunch.

About You:
You enjoy working outside and have an eye for detail. You can follow instructions, work independently or as part of a team. You are a responsible driver and employee that will take care when driving to and through orchards to deliver moths. You are comfortable operating an ATV, are able to lift up to 50lbs and stand/walk for extended periods of time.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with "Field Staff Kelowna" in the subject line.

For more information on these positions or our program, please check our website:, or call 1-800-363-6684.
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Location:Kelowna, British Columbia
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Post Date:Mar 13, 2019
Exp. Date:Apr 4, 2019
Listing Type:Private
Ad Number:3774332