Conservation/Wildlife

Marketing and Events Intern

Organization: Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat

Job Type: Internship

Location: Cochrane, ON

Posting Date: Mar 30, 2015

Deadline: Apr 17, 2015

Website: http://www.polarbearhabitat.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:                             Marketing and Events Co-ordinator (Internship)

Internship Qualifying Criteria:  

  • Post-secondary graduate

  • Internships must provide first-time employment in a related field. 
  • The intern must also not have previously participated in an internship program.

Department:  Polar Bear Habitat, Cochrane, Northern Ontario

Hours of Work: This is a temporary full-time position.  There will be mostly daytime work with                                                               some evening/weekend hours. 

Salary: As per established Internship Program – 1 Year Contract

Immediate Supervisor: Polar Bear Habitat Manager

Job Summary:   The intern will be responsible for co-ordinating events – both fundraising and   promotional – at the Polar Bear Habitat and/or at other venues depending on the event.  The Co-ordinator will also be responsible for developing and executing a marketing plan for the Polar Bear Habitat.

Probationary Period:  Two (2) Months

Special Consideration:  

Position demands the ability to interact effectively with agencies and the public, including but not limited to media, government, foundations and the Polar Bear Habitat committee and/or Boards. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creates event proposals to include overview, creative components, budgets, timelines, terms & conditions and risk management considerations.

  • Creates year-long calendar of events/plan for PBH
  • Executes events including coordination of volunteers, site plans, load-in/out schedules, contracting of suppliers, co-ordination of staff.
  • Researches and evaluates marketing and advertising opportunities and creates plan to include budget, timing, schedule, reach and value.
  • Evaluates success of events and marketing initiatives.
  • Performs various administrative services which require computer skills in Word, Publisher, Adobe PhotoShop (or similar photo editing software), Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Writing of press releases, editorial stories, print ads, radio scripts and other essential marketing pieces.
  • Knowledge of digital camera and or video camera operation an asset.
  • Develop excellent organizational, time management, communication and writing skills.
  • Follows the priorities established through the Board of Directors, PBH Manager and implements policies and procedures derived from the Strategic Plan and similar directives.
  • Light cleaning duties, occasional lifting.
  • Knowledge of – or desire to learn about Polar Bears, Global Warming and Polar Bear Conservation.
  • Develops and maintains social media such as PBH Facebook Site and Website.
  • Online Store maintenance. 
  • Graphics and/or formatting experience an asset
  • e Fund Corporation.
Qualifications:
  • General Bachelor of Arts, College Diploma in Marketing, Event Planning, Tourism, Communications and/or Business Management.

  • Must have a valid class “G” Driver’s License
  • Training in WHMIS, First Aid, CPR or related courses is an asset.
  • Ability to communicate in both French and English is an asset.
  • Personal suitability and satisfactory physical condition.
  • Ability to be flexible, work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to perform light manual labour, including bending, stooping, reaching and lifting.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other staff and project participants. 

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Forestry & Operations Technician

Organization: Essex Region Conservation Authority

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Essex, ON

Posting Date: Mar 27, 2015

Deadline: Apr 10, 2015

Website: http://www.erca.org

Organization Description:

The Essex Region Conservation Authority was established in 1973 to manage the natural resources of the Essex Region in partnership with our member municipalities and the Province of Ontario. Our nine member municipalities include the City of Windsor, County of Essex and the Township of Pelee Island.

Like all of Ontario's 36 Conservation Authorities, we are empowered through provincial legislation to further the conservation, restoration, development and management of natural resources other than gas, oil, coal and minerals.

Job Description:

The Forestry & Operations Technician provides overall support of the Authority’s tree planting and habitat restoration program, and assists in the management and operations of Conservation Areas and other Conservation Lands.

Responsibilities

Ÿ  Assists in the preparation of tree planting and restoration sites, actively plants trees and engages in other beneficial silvicultural practices to ensure the success of tree planting and habitat restoration projects

Ÿ  Completes herbicide applications at tree planting and habitat restoration sites, and ERCA properties, including applications associated with site preparation, seedling survival, and nuisance/noxious weed control

Ÿ  Coordinates ERCA’s seed collection program, including seed forecasting, collection, cleaning, shipping and storage, liaison with private sector nursery partners and ensuring appropriate propagation of seed to seedling stock at the nurseries

Ÿ  Assists with the preparation of tree planting and habitat restoration plans, compiling plant material orders, tree distribution, monitoring, and related activities consistent with ERCA's Clean Water ~ Green Spaces programs

Ÿ  Assists in development of forest management plans and providing forestry-related evaluation and input to municipal projects and on private lands

Ÿ  Assists with ERCA education and outreach activities that promote tree planting and habitat restoration activities

Ÿ  Assists with the maintenance of Conservation Lands in accordance with ERCA standards and procedures

Ÿ  Directs and monitors Term and Special Grant employees

Ÿ  Performs other related duties and responsibilities consistent with the position as required

Working Conditions

Ÿ  Typically M-F 8:30am to 4:00 pm. Seasonal extended hours and work on weekends is required to support the tree planting programs and field operations.

Ÿ  Hazards and Risks: Work with tree planting and related equipment (tractors, mechanized tree planters, all terrain vehicles, and pesticides) and potential exposure to hazard trees, noxious vegetation and insect bites

Ÿ  Environmental conditions: Work is primarily performed outdoors, with potential exposure to significant heat and cold, requiring prolonged standing/ walking, negotiation of obstacles, and bending or stooping

Ÿ  Occasional schedule changes and overtime on short notice, especially during spring tree planting


 

Department:              Conservation Services

Ÿ  Union Affiliation:    CUPE Local 3784        

Ÿ  Job Status:            Full Time, (One Year Temporary Vacancy with possibility of extension)

Ÿ  Hours of Work:       Typically M-F 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; extended hours during peak season

Ÿ  Wage Rate:            Start Rate $24.26/hour with standardized grid increases based on paid hours

Ÿ  Grade:                    2

 

 

 

 

Qualifications:

Ÿ  Diploma in the forestry or related environmental science discipline

Ÿ  Well developed written and verbal communication skills

Ÿ  Familiarity with tree planting and farm equipment, and ability to work in both an office environment and out of doors

Ÿ  Provincial Forestry and Agriculture Pesticide licence or ability to obtain these licences within 6 months

Ÿ  Certified Seed Collector or ability to obtain these licences within 6 months

Ÿ  Managed Forest Plan Approver in good standing with the Ministry of Natural Resources preferred

Ÿ  Minimum of one year relevant experience in the field of forest restoration

Ÿ  Moderate to heavy lifting and ability to perform physically demanding tasks is required

Ÿ  Must possess an MTO Class “A” Restricted Driver’s licence in good standing

Ÿ  Criminal Record Check/Police Clearance

Apply To:

Clearly indicate the position you are applying for;  one pdf document preferred to include resume and cover letter

Email to careers@erca.org

Ÿ  Posting Added Date:       March 27, 2015

Ÿ  Posting Closing Date:      April 10, 2015

Ÿ  Posting Closing Time:      4:30 p.m.

Ÿ  Positions to Fill:                One

Ÿ  Progress Status:               Receiving Applications

Ÿ  Office Location:                360 Fairview Avenue West, Suite 311, Essex, ON

Ÿ  Contact:                            Beth Johnston, Accounting Technician

                                             careers@erca.org

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Development Planner

Organization: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Newmarket, Ontario

Posting Date: Mar 24, 2015

Deadline: Apr 01, 2015

Website: http://www.lsrca.on.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

What you will do:

  • Review and provide comments on applications under the Planning Act, including site specific official plan and zoning by-law amendments, consents and minor variance applications, site plans and minor plans of subdivision and condominiums.
  • Assist the Manager and Planning Coordinator in the review of policy oriented documents such as Official Plans and Secondary Plans.
  • Review and provide comments on undertakings under the Environmental Assessment (EA) Act and assist the Manager and Planning Coordinator with major EA proposals.
  • Implement service agreements with member municipalities and represent the LSRCA in meetings with clients such as landowners and municipal partners.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned by the Planning Coordinator.

Start Date:  ASAP

Hours of work:  35 hour work week, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Qualifications:

What qualifications you possess:

  • Post-secondary education in Geography, Planning, Environmental Science or Resource Management with a minimum of three years related experience.
  • Full membership in OPPI/CIP is preferred or eligible for full membership within 1 year.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, plans and regulations, and familiarity and understanding of planning and development related processes
  • Excellent negotiation, facilitation, relationship building and public service skills.
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written) and strong analytical, decision and problem solving skills.
  • Exceptional organizational, planning, report writing and project management skills.
  • Ability to exercise tact and good judgment in everyday work and handle private and confidential information with diplomacy.
  • Proficient in the operation and use of GIS software and MS Office Suite products including database programs.
  • Must possess a valid Class “G” Driver’s License.
Apply To:

Please forward a single pdf document that includes a résumé and covering letter to LSRCA’s Human Resources, referencing Competition #6-2015, by 4:00 pm on April 1, 2015 to careers@LSRCA.on.ca.

The LSRCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment.  We thank all applicants for their interest in the LSRCA; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Environmental Regulations Analyst

Organization: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Newmarket, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Mar 18, 2015

Deadline: Apr 01, 2015

Website: http://www.lsrca.on.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

What you will do:

  • The issuance of permits in accordance with the regulations passed under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act.
  • Provide advice to the public regarding the Conservation Authority's mandate, regulations, permits, development policies and environmentally significant areas.
  • Conduct site inspections as required and investigate and negotiate a resolution related to permits issued by the Conservation Authority.
  • Assist in the Authority’s Flood Warning and Forecasting System as required.
  • Consult with land use planning agencies regarding LSRCA policies and procedures on various land use planning and regulation issues.
  • Perform other related duties as directed by the Manager, Planning, Regulations and Enforcement.

Start Date:  ASAP

Hours of work:  35 hour work week, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Qualifications:

What you offer:

  • A post-secondary education in Environmental Sciences, Geography or other related fields and three to five years experience.
  • A working knowledge of Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act and regulation and other environmental legislation, planning statements and technical guidelines.
  • Knowledge and experience in evaluation of construction plans and technical reports such as
  • Environmental Impact Statements and ability to relate them to development applications.
  • Experience with Conservation Authorities, Municipalities or Government Agencies an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and written abilities are required.
  • Applicants must have a strong background and related job experience with the Microsoft Office software suite, and use of digital mapping software.
  • As this position works in a fast-paced team environment, team building skills and the ability to deal with change are essential.
  • A valid driver’s license.
Apply To:

Please forward a single pdf document that includes a résumé and covering letter to LSRCA’s Human Resources, referencing Competition #5-2015, by 4:00 pm on April 1, 2015 to careers@LSRCA.on.ca.

The LSRCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment.  We thank all applicants for their interest in the LSRCA; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Project Manager

Organization: Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Norfolk County, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Mar 18, 2015

Deadline: Mar 31, 2015

Website: http://www.longpointbiosphere.ca/

Organization Description:

The Long Point World Biosphere Foundation, in cooperation with other agencies and organizations, has received funding to: 1. Advance collaboration between organizations, agencies and private landowners to define current and emerging ecosystem stresses, and support the implementation of innovative, holistic and proven strategies to restore ecosystems; 2. Share current ecosystem research, monitoring, management, and restoration practices with the broader conservation practitioner community and public; and 3. Assemble historic and current ecosystem information, including academic research papers, grey literature, and case studies in a searchable web based digital library.

Job Description:

Position Outline

This position will require a dynamic individual who is well organized and an enthusiastic self-starter. This will be a two-year, full-time, contract position based in Norfolk County, Ontario. The Project Manager will be responsible for liaising with Long Point area conservation groups and stakeholders, organizing community workshops and forums, synthesizing workshop results, literature reviews, coordinating the development of a searchable web based digital library, and ensuring the project is completed on time and within budget. Assigned tasks will include:

  • Writing and effectively implementing a work plan for the project.
  • Organizing and chairing meetings
  • Conducting interviews with project partners to determine ecosystem stressors
  • Liaising with project partners to identify and catalogue research papers
  • Updating the annotated bibliography for Long Point, Lake Erie
  • Working with web designers to develop an online digital library
  • Preparing communications material
  • Encouraging new partnerships and landscape level project planning
  • Others duties as assigned
Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in environment and resource science/studies, or another applicable field
  • Experience leading diverse teams towards an identified end goal or to achieve consensus
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of and interest in ecosystem management and restoration
  • Possess a valid Ontario Class-G driver's license

Other Beneficial Skills and Assets:

  • Developed interpersonal skills and awareness, with a flexible demeanor, very comfortable and confident in large and small group facilitation settings
  • Effective working independently as well as creatively and cooperatively in teams
  • Ability to develop and deliver professional presentations and reports
  • Knowledge of the Long Point area ecosystems, partners and projects
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point

Working Conditions:

Working hours will total 35 to 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday inclusive, with the additional requirement of evening meetings and occasional work on weekends. Fieldwork may be required from time to time.

Apply To:

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter along with your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the required and desired qualifications to the Long Point World Biosphere Foundation at longpointbiosphere@gmail.com by 11:59 pm onMarch 31, 2015

Anticipated start date of mid-April, 2015

Thank you to all who apply, but only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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Conservation Programs Manager

Organization: Stanley Park Ecology Society

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia BC

Posting Date: Mar 13, 2015

Deadline: Mar 31, 2015

Website: http://www.stanleyparkecology.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Conservation Programs Manager is responsible for identifying, planning and developing conservation programs based on ecological needs for Stanley Park.  S/he is responsible for:

  • setting objectives and timelines and accomplishing delivery of grant & contract deliverables that reflect the organization’s mission as well as public image;
  • collaborating with a diversity of program partners and stakeholders including but not limited to Vancouver Park Board and academic institutions; 
  • setting and tracking work plans, budgets, and research data; 
  • evaluating the effectiveness of programs and projects 
  • hiring, training, and managing several technical staff plus numerous volunteers; 
  • providing technical support on diverse research and monitoring field programs; 
  • undertaking wildlife inventories based on RISC standards; maintaining appropriate permits; staying current on wildlife laws and Best Management Practices;
  • contributing to grant applications and reports; 
  • delivering media interviews and presenting at public forums.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum B.Sc. degree in ecology, conservation or resource management or Diploma of Technology and 2 years effective experience in conservation or resource management
  • RPBio or BIT may be prioritized
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in stewardship/conservation project management
  • Demonstrated success with effectively managing employees and engaging volunteers
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of BC ecology and wildlife
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully planning and implementing community based habitat conservation action through multi-disciplinary teams and diverse community partners
  • Excellent field research skills and demonstrated competence in: synthesizing and analyzing data; collaborating with stakeholders; prioritizing restoration and enhancement
  • Self-directed, self-motivated, organized and flexible; politically diplomatic and a team player
  • Excellent oral communication and presentation skills;
  • Clear and accurate writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with a collaborative work style;
  • Effectively manage overlapping priorities, meet deadlines and creatively solve problems;
  • Proven ability to create and effectively manage project and program budgets;
  • Success in hiring, coaching, supervising, evaluating staff;
  • Passion for nature and belief in the SPES mission and goals;
  • Knowledge of conservation issues in Stanley Park and local region;
  • Experience working with diverse groups including First Nations, planners, environmental organizations, government agencies and others an asset;
  • Commitment to frequently work outdoors in any weather conditions with a flexible schedule that may occasionally include evenings and weekends;
  • Working knowledge of GIS methodologies an asset as well as experience with RISC standard survey techniques and environmental law/regulations (eg.Species at Risk Act);
  • Proficiency in MS suite including Excel, Access database system;
  • Experience with Lightroom, InDesign, Photoshop, (etc) an asset;
  • Standard first aid including CPR C (can be provided)
  • Class 5 BC Drivers License 
  • Criminal Records check including vulnerable sector search
Apply To:

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  MAIL OR EMAIL ONLY TO:
Patricia Thomson, Executive Director  
Stanley Park Ecology Society /
PO Box 5167 / Vancouver, BC  V6B 4B2   
exec@stanleyparkecology.ca

For E-mail applicants:    
Please state "Conservation Programs Manager" followed by your name in Subject Heading.  
Send both your cover letter and résumé as attachment(s). 

We thank all candidates but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

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Stewardship and Monitoring Technician

Organization: Muskoka Conservancy

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Bracebridge

Posting Date: Mar 12, 2015

Deadline: Mar 30, 2015

Website: http://muskokaconservancy.org/

Organization Description:
Job Description:

Contract

May 4 – October 2, 2015 (with opportunity for extension)

35 hours/week

Muskoka Conservancy is a growing Land Trust based out of Bracebridge Ontario. We protect 36 properties throughout the Muskoka watershed. We also provide a number of stewardship and educational programs within our community to support private landowners in their efforts to care for their land. Working as part of a team, the Stewardship and Monitoring Technician will support the implementation of the Stewardship and Property Monitoring programs for Muskoka Conservancy. This position will require a responsible and efficient person who will work closely with the Property Monitoring and Stewardship Coordinator and a variety of volunteers in order to deliver these programs. There is a possibility for extension of this contract based on funding and job performance. This position reports to the Executive Director.

General Duties (include but not limited to):

  • Deliver the Shoreline Stewardship program and the Healthy Trees program, currently funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Provide technical advice to property owners regarding shoreline habitat and tree health
  • Host and deliver educational workshops on various stewardship issues
  • Support the development and delivery of the Forest Festival and Working Around Water Symposium
  • Work with the Stewardship Committee to implement stewardship and education programs including Envirothon, Nature Quests and others
  • Report writing and file management including completion of funding reports and landowner visit reports
  • Identify new stewardship programs and project opportunities to support the strategic plan
  • Conduct property monitoring with the assistance of volunteers
  • Complete field documentation reports and checklists for submission to the Property Monitoring and Volunteer Coordinator
  • Event support
  • Assist with the completion of funding applications
  • Assist with the implementation of the communications plan
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Post secondary education, or currently enrolled in, environmental studies, ecology, forestry, ecosystems management, or other related program
  • Knowledge and experience working with property owners on stewardship projects
  • Ability to work effectively and courteously with volunteers and the public
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Strong organizational and file management skills
  • An understanding of health and safety in office and field environments
  • Orienteering and GPS skills
  • Identification skills related to flora and fauna typical in the Muskoka region
  • Field note taking and documentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Creative thinking
  • A valid drivers' licence and access to a vehicle

For more information about our organization and our programs, visithttp://www.muskokaconservancy.org.

All submissions must include a resume and cover letter that addresses the above qualifications. Applications must be received no later than Monday March 30th, 2015 at 4:00pm. Late submissions will not be considered.

Submissions can be emailed to Kristie Virgoe at: 
kvirgoe  muskokaconservancy.org

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Aquatic Resources Technician

Organization: Hamilton Conservation Authority

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Ancaster, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Mar 09, 2015

Deadline: Mar 30, 2015

Website: http://www.conservationhamilton.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Hamilton Conservation Authority is currently seeking an Aquatic Resources Technician for a 14-week position during the summer of 2015. 

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Perform fisheries and benthic invertebrate assessments in HCA watercourses

  2. Assist in the evaluation of fish habitat in aquatic systems

  3. Assist in fish habitat rehabilitation projects

  4. Aquatic Resources Technician will report to the Aquatic Resources Technologist and Staff Ecologist

  5. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should be:

  1. Eligible for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Summer Experience Opportunities (SEO) Program (aged 15 to 24 years (not yet reached 25 years upon commencement of employment, Ontario residents and eligible to work in Canada)

    (http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Youth/2ColumnSubPage/STEL02_163394.html)

  2. Student in fisheries or ecology-related studies

  3. Knowledge of and experience with fisheries/benthic monitoring protocols (OSAP/OBBN)

  4. Able to identify southern Ontario stream fishes including cyprinids

  5. Certified for electrofishing in Ontario (preferred but not essential)

  6. Able to work as a team member and with adult volunteers

  7. Valid Ontario driver’s license and current first aid/CPR certification

  8. Transportation to HCA office

SALARY AND TERM: This position will pay $11.00 per hour for a 36.25 hour workweek for 14 weeks. Start date is May 19th, 2015.
Apply To:

CONTACT: Send a cover letter and resume with a list of references by mail, email or fax by 4:00pm on March 30th, 2015 to:

Lisa Jennings, Aquatic Ecologist
Hamilton Conservation Authority
838 Mineral Springs Road, P.O. Box 81067
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 4X1
Fax: (905) 648-4622

jobs@conservationhamilton.ca (Please include job title in email subject line)

www.conservationhamilton.ca

Although we appreciate the interest of all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process; applicants are asked to inform Human Resources for any disability required accommodations in advance.

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Aquatic Resources Technologist

Organization: Hamilton Conservation Authority

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Ancaster, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Mar 09, 2015

Deadline: Mar 30, 2015

Website: http://www.conservationhamilton.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) is currently seeking an Aquatic Resources Technologist for a 14-week position during the summer of 2015. 

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Perform fisheries and benthic invertebrate assessments in HCA watercourses

2. Assist in fish habitat rehabilitation projects

3. Assist in maintaining fisheries and benthic database, writing reports.

4. Assist ecologist in supervising fisheries crew

5. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should be:

  • Eligible for Service Canada’s “Canada Summer Jobs” program

(aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year)

  • Student in fisheries or ecology-related subjects

  • Knowledge of and experience with fisheries/benthic monitoring protocols (OSAP/OBBN)

  • Certified for electrofishing in Ontario

  • Received OBBN certification

  • Able to identify southern Ontario stream fishes including cyprinids

  • Able to identify benthic invertebrate to family level

  • Able to work as a team member and with adult volunteers

  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and current first aid/CPR certification

  • Transportation to HCA office

  • 11.  Experience with supervising others

SALARY AND TERM:  This position will pay $12.00per hour for a 37.5 hour workweek for 14 weeks. Start date is May 19th, 2015.

Please note; the hiring of this position will be subject to funding approval through the Canada Summer Jobs Program

Apply To:

CONTACT: Send a cover letter resume and a list of references by mail, fax or email by 4:00pm March 30th, 2015 to:

 

Lisa Jennings, Aquatic Ecologist

Hamilton Conservation Authority

838 Mineral Springs Road P.O Box 81067 Ancaster, Ontario L9G 4X1

Fax: (905) 648-4622

jobs@conservationhamilton.ca (Please include job title in email subject line)

www.conservationhamilton.on.ca

 

The Hamilton Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer and provides a smoke-free work environment. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process; applicants are asked to inform Human Resources for any disability required accommodations in advance.

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Raptor Centre Lead

Organization: Conservation Halton

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Campbellville, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Mar 09, 2015

Deadline: Mar 29, 2015

Website: http://www.conservationhalton.ca

Organization Description:

Conservation Halton is a community based environmental agency that works in partnership with watershed municipalities and the Province of Ontario to protect the natural environment.  We also manage a number of parks for education and recreation including Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre, Crawford Lake, Mountsberg Conservation Area, Rattlesnake Point, Mount Nemo, and Hilton Falls. 

Job Description:
  • Managing Live Native Animal Collection (including transfers, succession planning, training, housing, permitting, acquisitions, record management, onsite and offsite health care, feeding, documentation, and dispossession)
  • Development and teaching of educational programs (school, offsite, and special event); primarily (but not necessarily) those programs utilizing the resident native animal collection under the direction of the Coordinator – Educational Programming
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining best-practice procedures and duties at the Raptor Centre and for Raptor Centre Resource Interpreters
  • Developing and maintaining the Raptor Centre Standard Operating Procedures and pertinent documents such as the Raptor Acquisition Positioning Statement
  • Development, planning, and implementation of public special events and programs, primarily (but not necessarily) utilizing the resident native animal collection under the direction of the Coordinator – Educational Programming
  • Responsible for the hiring, training, evaluating, mentoring and supervision of contract and volunteer staff
  • Other relevant duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Related post-secondary diploma or degree in Animal Care, Biological science and/or comparable work experience in animal care environment
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in animal care, avian husbandry and management
  • Excellent communication, public relations, organization, time management, and team skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe handling, training, restraint, and medical care of
  • Raptors, including dietary and supplementary requirements, housing, and species- specific husbandry issues
  • Training in development and delivery of interpretive education programs, specifically
  • Those involving native wildlife
  • Able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with a variety of internal and external partners
  • Able to provide a satisfactory criminal record check
  • Able to adapt to the daily challenges associated with the operation of an outdoor facility
  • Able to maintain professionalism in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Able to travel to a site not serviced by public transportation

Compensation

  • $50,026 per annum based on 40 hours/week (negotiable upon skills and qualifications)

Benefits

  • Full benefit package, including health, dental, vision care, life and disability insurance and membership in the OMERS Pension Plan.
  • Staff identification pass which entitles you to free entry to all of our conservation areas, free skiing and snowboarding, and discounts on goods, services, cafeteria food, events with a participation fee, equipment rentals and tubing!
Apply To:

Interested?  Apply online bySunday March 29th, 2015 at 11:59pmto:

E-mail: hr@hrca.on.ca (include job title in subject line)

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Conservation Halton is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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