South Okanagan Conservation Fund Technical Advisory Committee

South Okanagan Conservation Fund Technical Advisory Committee

The Regional District of Okanagan – Similkameen (RDOS) is seeking a qualified individual to volunteer as a member of the South Okanagan Conservation Fund Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

The South Okanagan Conservation Fund is in support of undertaking and administering activities, projects and works that include, but are not limited to, water, environment, wildlife, land and habitat conservation efforts to protect natural areas within participating areas of the South Okanagan which includes Electoral Areas A, C, D, E, F and I of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, along with the District of Summerland, Town of Oliver and City of Penticton.

Committee members will be appointed by the RDOS Board of Directors, based on qualifications, expertise, and experience. The TAC’s role is to provide sound, expert, technical review of annual project proposals and provide recommendation to the RDOS Board. The TAC is not a decision making body.

Candidates for membership must possess expertise in the following areas:

  • Management, restoration and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat, including sensitive terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems;
  • Native fish and wildlife conservation including species at risk;
  • Land and natural resource management, environmental studies, environmental science, hydrology, hydrobiology, ecology, or conservation biology.

Prospective committee members will have the following qualifications:

  • Practical knowledge of and experience in the specific technical areas;
  • Understanding of conservation practices and approaches including stewardship, outreach, traditional ecological knowledge, acquisitions and securement;
  • Practical knowledge of the non-profit and society sector;
  • Strong ethical standards and personal integrity;
  • Ability and willingness to address issues in a non-partisan manner, while considering the opinion of others and working as a team member;
  • Comfort with open dialogue and agreement through consensus;
  • Willingness to sign, and adhere to the Conflict of Interest Guidelines and Confidentiality agreement;
  • Willingness and ability to attend and participate actively in Committee meetings and/or field tours.

Technical Advisory Committee members may serve a maximum of three years, with some members serving one or two year terms to ensure membership continuity.
Terms run from February to February.

If you are interested in serving on this committee, please submit your resume by December 16, 2022 by 4:30 pm
Christy Malden, Manager of Legislative Services,
101 Martin Street, Penticton BC V2A5N7 or
info@rdos.bc.ca attention Christy Malden

More information on the South Okanagan Conservation Fund Terms of Reference, including the TAC Terms of Reference and the Conflict of Interest Guidelines, can be found: www.rdos.bc.ca/departments/legislative-services/south-okanagan-conservation-fund/