Conservation/Wildlife

Species At Risk Volunteer

Organization: Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

Job Type: Volunteer

Location: London, Ontario ON

Posting Date: May 20, 2015

Deadline: May 29, 2015

Website: http://thamesriver.on.ca/wp-content/uploads//Jobs/SpeciesAtRisk-VolunteerOpportu...

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) is currently offering a unique opportunity for an individual to participate in a well-established research and recovery program for at-risk reptile species in southern Ontario.  Under the supervision of UTRCA's Species At Risk Biologist, the Species At Risk volunteer opportunity will provide theoretical and practical field biology skills, including detailed research and data recording, animal handling, habitat assessment, habitat rehabilitation and creation, as well as provide safety training, canoeing skills, community outreach skills, interpretation of Species At Risk legislation, and opportunities for independent learning, team participation and problem solving.    

Proposed Activities

The activities proposed will include the study and recovery of a number of at-risk wildlife species (primarily reptiles), listed both Federally and Provincially, in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.  These efforts align with peer reviewed recovery strategy goals designed to conserve and recover species based on both landscape level and single species level recovery strategies.  The project being proposed by the UTRCA is both well-respected within the local community and the scientific community.   

The successful candidate will participate in most or all of the following:  

- carry out appropriate recovery actions, as identified in current provincial/federal reptile-at-risk recovery strategies/plans;  

- conduct scientific research on species at-risk throughout the Thames River watershed and possibly portions of the north shore of Lake Erie, necessary to aid in species recovery;  

- collect, compile, enter and organize data; 

- learn about species at risk identification and recovery; 

- gain knowledge of local natural history; 

- learn wildlife capture and handling skills; 

- mark, measure, weigh, assess health of a number of at-risk turtle and snake species within the Upper Thames River Watershed and possibly along Lake Erie; 

- participate in turtle nest site creation, maintenance and protection; 

- participate in turtle egg protection/incubation and hatchling release; 

- participate in turtle and snake surveys and monitoring; 

- assist in distributing results to appropriate government and non-government groups; 

- be eligible to apply for internal job postings with UTRCA; 

- receive workplace training  

Additional Opportunities That May Also Be Available

 - Volunteer may have the opportunity to use and enhance presentation skills by presenting information to individuals and community groups; 

- Volunteer may also be able to take part in Fisheries and Benthic Research, which may include benthic studies and electro fishing studies within the Upper Thames River Watershed; 

- Participate in other UTRCA conservation activities throughout the watershed    Equipment  Field equipment and personal protective gear will be provided by the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority.  

Qualifications:

Skills/Qualifications 

- must be able to get to Fanshawe Conservation Area (Upper Thames River Conservation Authority) each morning (near Huron Street and Clarke Road in the City of London). 

- must be in good physical condition for field work 

- must be able to work outside, in heat, humidity, rain, and insects 

- must be willing to handle wildlife (will be taught wildlife handling skills) 

- canoeing/kayaking experience an asset, but will be taught if volunteer has no prior experience  - understanding of, or experience with, local wildlife an asset but not necessary 

- education in natural sciences or related program an asset but not necessary

Apply To:

Contact Information 

Send Resume and Cover Letter To:  Human Resources  Upper Thames River Conservation Authority  1424 Clarke Rd. London, Ontario  jobs@thamesriver.on.ca 

Job ad is here:  

http://thamesriver.on.ca/wp-content/uploads//Jobs/SpeciesAtRisk-VolunteerOpportunity.pdf

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Environmental Regulations Analyst

Organization: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Newmarket, Ontario

Posting Date: May 15, 2015

Deadline: May 29, 2015

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

Organization Description:
Job Description:

1 year Contract

Newmarket, Ontario

Salary Range $58,960.00 - 68,975.00

Reporting to the Manager, Planning, Regulations and Enforcement your general responsibilities will include providing excellent client service to all members of the public, member municipalities and other government agencies in all matters pertaining to the review of applications circulated under regulations passed under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act.

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 #11-2015, by 4:00 pm on May 29, 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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Fisheries Manager

Organization: The Employment Office

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Port Hardy, British Columbia, BC

Posting Date: May 12, 2015

Deadline: May 25, 2015

Website: http://jobs.applyfirst.ca/jobs/66619-fisheries-manager

Organization Description:
Job Description:

Located on the northern tip of Vancouver Island, the Kwakiutl Indian Band is a rural community located in Tsaxis (approximately 10 minutes away from Port Hardy). The Kwakiutl Band Council offers a variety of programs, supports and services, including education, social development, housing, economics, fisheries, accounting, treaty negotiation, language, child and youth, and administrative management.

The Kwakiutl Band Council (KBC) is seeking a full-time permanent Fisheries Manager to join their team in Tsaxis, just outside of Port Hardy on Northern Vancouver Island. 

The purpose of the Fisheries Manager’s position is, under the direction and guidance of the Band Manager, to oversee the overall activities of the KBC Fisheries Department in accordance with policies, agreements and related priorities set by the Kwakiutl Band Council (KBC).  This includes overseeing all fisheries that are managed by KBC, including boats, licenses, related gear and associated fisheries staff and/or fishing crews. 

Qualifications:

As our ideal candidate, it is strongly preferred that you hold a university degree or diploma in biology or marine biology, resource management, environmental sciences or other related disciplines, or equivalent training and experience.

The Fisheries Manager holds a senior management position within the Kwakiutl Band and as such, the position requires:

  • Training and a minimum of 2 years of experience in a West Coast marine and freshwater fishery; 3 years experience is preferred;
  • Hands-on experience in vessel maintenance and operation (including regulatory requirements);
  • Strong knowledge of BC and Federal fisheries policies and management regimes;
  • The ability to manage field and vessel crews in an efficient, professional and fair manner;
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, formal writing (such as briefing notes, strategy documents, work plans, etc.) and communication skills;
  • The ability to engage and work effectively with Kwakiutl community members and other stakeholders; and
  • Computer and technical writing ability. 
  • A successful criminal records check is mandatory 
  • Must have and maintain a valid BC Drivers License as a condition of employment and preferably have access to a reliable vehicle. 
In return for your commitment and passion, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary of $55,000-$65,000 per annum along with an excellent benefit package. 

For full details and to apply, please visit: www.applyfirst.ca/job66619
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Executive Director

Organization: Muskoka Conservancy

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Bracebridge, Ontario

Posting Date: May 12, 2015

Deadline: Jun 05, 2015

Website: http://muskokaconservancy.org/

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Muskoka Conservancy is one of Ontario’s premiere land trusts and a regional leader in conservation, stewardship, and environmental education (see http://muskokaconservancy.org). This highly respected organization currently protects 36 properties (22 nature reserves and 14 conservation easements), including almost 2,400 acres of land and over 18,000 feet of environmentally sensitive shoreline across Muskoka and adjacent areas.

The Conservancy is now seeking an energetic leader to take us to an even higher level of success. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibility for Muskoka Conservancy’s staff, programs, and execution of its mission. The Executive Director manages a vibrant young staff and operations, ensures consistently high quality programs, and is responsible for finance and administration, volunteer and membership development, fundraising, and communications.

The successful candidate will have a strong background and preferably postsecondary education in environmental conservation, planning, or a related field, and at least five years of relevant management experience including staff supervision. Strong oral and communication skills are essential, including the ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy while confidently representing the Conservancy’s interests. Preferred qualifications include experience with strategic planning, fundraising, grant applications, public speaking, and demonstrated ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and interests. Familiarity with Ontario’s land trust system and software such as GiftWorks is an asset.

Salary is competitive based on a non-profit scale and is commensurate with experience. The position is based at the Conservancy’s offices in beautiful Bracebridge, Muskoka.

To apply, please email a resume, covering letter, and contact information for three references in Word or pdf format to: MC.execdir.search@gmail.com. No phone calls, please. Applications must be received by 5 pm, June 5, 2015. A full job description can be viewed at http://muskokaconservancy.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

Qualifications:

Management:

  • Oversee all programs, services, activities, facilities and equipment of Muskoka Conservancy including the day-to-day operation of the office.
  • Hire, train, and supervise staff and/or contract workers in accord with MC’s policies and federal/provincial laws
  • Prepare an annual budget in collaboration with the Treasurer for review and approval by the board and appropriate committees
  • Monitor receipts, expenditures and cash flow and report to the board or the Admin and Finance committee as directed by the Treasurer and the Board. Resolve any outstanding financial problems in conjunction with the Treasurer, board or A&F committee.
  • Ensure adherence to MC policies and procedures.
  • Be alert to potential issues and opportunities that may affect MC and assure that proactive positions are taken.
  • Maintain complete records pertaining to MC’s organization and affairs and protected properties.
  • Facilitate the development of new programs as outlined in the strategic plan and annual work plan

Conservation:

  • Develop systems, instruments and strategies for targeting, acquiring and protecting new properties in accordance with priorities set in collaboration with the Land Acquisition committee
  • Oversee management plans and monitoring procedures for all properties owned or otherwise protected by MC.
  • Create and maintain relationships with appropriate external organizations and government bodies that will assist MC in advancing our mission.
  • Monitor government legislation, policies, and programs affecting natural areas, and bring issues and opportunities to the attention of the board of directors.
  • Co-ordinate the acquisition of designated conservation areas.
  • Develop programs as approved by the board of directors to encourage stewardship activities among members of the public.

Volunteers and Membership:

  • Oversee the building and maintenance of the membership (corporate and individual) base in accordance with the targets outlined in the annual work plan.
  • Oversee procedures for ensuring effective volunteer recruitment, orientation, training, and recognition.

Board Support and Leadership:

  • Bring all appropriate issues and policy decisions to the board in a timely manner for discussion and resolution.
  • Assist President and Nominating committee to integrate new members and provide for ongoing board development.
  • Provide all committees of the board with competent staff support.
  • Provide a written report to the board at each board meeting.

Funding Development:

  • Provide staff support for the development and implementation of the Fundraising Strategy.
  • Provide staff support to the board or committees responsible for securing budgeted income, through events, sponsorship campaigns, membership campaigns, and Legacy appeals.
  • Research potential new sources of funds for existing programs and projects.
  • Prepare and submit funding applications to support annual work plans
  • Oversee the development of the Legacy Fund for the sustainable core funding of MC.

Public Engagement:

  • Ensure that MC has a visible and effective public image by regular use of the media, speaking engagements, and by a presence or profile at appropriate public functions.
  • Establish and maintain contact with key individuals in the community, in partner organizations, and local businesses to advance MC’s public image and reputation.
  • Oversee the development of the newsletter, website, and social media accounts.
Apply To:

To apply, please email a resume, covering letter, and contact information for three references in Word or pdf format to: MC.execdir.search@gmail.com. No phone calls, please. Applications must be received by 5 pm, June 5, 2015.

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Manager, Flood Operations (Water Resource Engineer)

Organization: Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Utopia, ON

Posting Date: May 12, 2015

Deadline: May 25, 2015

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

Organization Description:
Job Description:

NOTTAWASAGA VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY

John Hix Conservation Administration Centre

Tiffin Conservation Area

8195 8th Line

UTOPIA, Ontario, L0M 1T0

Telephone: 705.424.1479; Fax: 705.424.2115

www.nvca.on.ca

 

MANAGER, FLOOD OPERATIONS (WATER RESOURCE ENGINEER)

 

We are seeking a dynamic individual to work in our Engineering Department. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Engineering Services, this position is responsible for the development and delivery of the Authority’s Flood Forecasting and Warning program and providing engineering plan review of development applications.

 

The position is a key technical resrouce for:

 

1.   The design, development and implementation of the flood forecasting and warning program including the operation and maintenance of the flood/erosion control structures and stream gauge network.  This position is the primary Flood Duty Officer maintaining flood operations and contingency strategies in accordance with Provincial and local service delivery standards.

2.   Providing engineering plan review of applications under the Planning Act, Authority Regulations and other applications; providing engineering support for the Source Water Protection program; reviewing and consulting on engineering and water related studies.

 

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority’s watershed is one of the fastest growing in Ontario and we are committed to providing a high quality of service to our clients. We support professional development, and offer a competitive benefit package, including Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Plan (OMERS), within a pay for performance culture.  Salary range is $69,087 - $83,956.

 

The NVCA 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, however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

 

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA), located near Barrie, Ontario, is a public agency dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment providing the expertise to help protect our water and land, and spans approximately 3700 sq.km. Our jurisdiction includes 18 municipalities in the County of Simcoe, County of Dufferin, Grey County, and the western part of the City of Barrie. Our watershed includes significant landform features, such as the Minesing Wetlands, the Niagara Escarpment, and the Oak Ridges Moraine.

Qualifications:

Typically, the incumbent has an Honors Degree in Water Resources, Environmental or Civil Engineering, and 3 years related experience. Incumbent is a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (P.Eng.) or eligible to become a member. You have excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as a leader of a team. Progressively responsible experience in Water Resource Engineering is an asset, as well as good working knowledge of storm water management, hydrology, hydraulics and natural hazards. You must have a valid driver’s licence.

Apply To:

We invite you to review a detailed job description on our website at www.nvca.on.ca. Please e-mail your resume to careers@nvca.on.ca, Human Resources. Your application must be received by 2:00pm on Monday May 25, 2015.

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Projects Manager

Organization: Long Point Basin Land Trust

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Norfolk, Haldimand and Elgin Counties and area; based in Norfolk County

Posting Date: May 08, 2015

Deadline: May 25, 2015

Website: http://www.LongPointLandTrust.ca

Organization Description:

Long Point Basin Land Trust (LPBLT) is a charitable non-government organization which owns, protects and restores important natural habitats within its operation area. LPBLT promotes conservation through land acquisition, outreach, research, habitat restoration and species at risk recovery. LPBLT’s flagship species at risk program, Conserving Carolinian Reptiles, is now in its sixth year. The Trust owns five nature reserves in Norfolk County and works with landowners, volunteers, partners and conservation groups to steward these and other natural areas.  For further information, please visit LPBLT’s website (www.longpointlandtrust.ca) and/or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lpblt), to review our newsletters, factsheets, videos and online resources.

Job Description:

Short Job Description:

The work will comprise a small amount of field work and office duties within the working area of the Long Point Basin Land Trust but based in Port Rowan. The Projects Manager will oversee the delivery of two major conservation projects: the “Conserving Carolinian Reptiles” initiative and a new project, “Nurturing Nature”, which focuses on environmental stewardship, volunteerism and habitat restoration on LPBLT nature reserves. In addition, the Manager will work, as needed, with committees of the board on the expansion of nature reserves and the Land Trust in general. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with the not-for-profit sector and excited to be part of a small, but dynamic and growing organization.  While most work can be completed during a regular schedule, some flexibility around evenings and weekend hours should be anticipated. Reimbursement will be commensurate with experience. The position reports to: the Management Committee and through this Committee to the Board.

The part time nature of this position makes it particularly suitable for a recently retired person looking to use their skills in a community driven charitable organization and willing to work from a home office.

  Some duties include:

  1. Ensure annual operating plans are developed for projects and conduct regular reviews to ensure that operating targets are being met and that efforts are being targeted to highest priorities.
  2. Prepare and submit reports to respective funders on their required deadline.
  3. Prepare monthly income and expense reports for projects and the general administration of the organization in consultation with LPBLT bookkeeper.
  4. Supervise project staff and help develop and implement programs and projects.
  5. Recommend new initiatives for consideration by committees and the board.
  6. Take lead responsibility to maintain ongoing and develop new financial resources for the organization.
  7. Coordinate/write project and organizational related articles for publication in LPBLT’s occasional newsletters, e-news, web site and press releases.
  8. Coordinate the distribution of press releases.
  9. Coordinate the maintenance of current information on LPBLT’s web site.
  10. Recruit, hire and supervise support staff as necessary.
  11. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree or related diploma or working experience;
  • Work experience in conservation, field biology, environmental outreach and/or volunteer coordination would be a benefit;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills  (both oral and written), including experience with public speaking; experience developing written outreach materials an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience with computer applications, including MS-Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint); experience with GPS units, GIS software or MS-Publisher;
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” license and use of a personal vehicle;
  • Positive, outgoing nature with a track record of reliability, and an ability to work either independently or as part of a small team.
Apply To:

Application Process: 

Candidates should apply by submitting their curriculum vitae and an original cover letter to the attention of the President: general@longpointlandtrust.ca.Candidates selected for an interview will be required to complete a short, original writing assignment at the time of the interview, as part of the application process.

Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible after the application deadline.  To help facilitate the review process, applicants are encouraged to submit their application in advance of the competition closing date. Long Point Basin Land Trust appreciates the interest of all candidates, and regrets that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Horticulture Assistant

Organization: The Riverwood Conservancy

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Mississauga, Ontario ON

Posting Date: May 04, 2015

Deadline: May 25, 2015

Website: http://www.TheRiverwoodConservancy.org

Organization Description:
Job Description:

                                       The Riverwood Conservancy

Horticulture Assistant job description

In this 10 week, full-time, experience-rich career path summer position, the Horticulture Assistant (HA) performs a diversity of daily gardening tasks in the public gardens at Riverwood.  The HA provides regular support to the Gardens Program, the Volunteer Program, and when needed, the Stewardship Program. The HA schedules, supervises and leads secondary school students in gardening activities to fulfill their 40-hour community service requirements. 

Position responsibilities

The HA contributes to the beauty and tranquility of the Riverwood landscape, and assists to design and install annual beds, and maintain (water, weed, fertilize, dead-head) gardens. 

The HA schedules, leads, guides and supervises secondary students to:

a)    

maintain the Chappell House ornamental and vegetable gardens and greenhouse;

b)    

assist the Enabling Garden Coordinator to maintain the Enabling Garden;

c)    

support Volunteer Gardeners;

d)    

assist the City Head Gardener to maintain the MacEwan Terrace Garden;

e)    

apply best management practices in the maintenance of public gardens;

f)      

support the Stewardship Assistant when needed, to plant native trees and perennials

The HA supports the Volunteer Program to:

a)    

organize, schedule, track hours, supervise and lead secondary students;

b)   work with community organizations to garden and volunteers of different ages and abilities.

The HA supports the public education program Discovery@Riverwood and special events;

Qualifications:

Skills and qualifications

  • Enrolled full-time in a college or university, with emphasis in horticulture, landscape design, nursery or garden centre operations, science, botany or related discipline, and must plan to return to full-time studies the next academic year;
  • Hands-on gardening experience and ability to identify garden plants is an asset, basic landscaping is an asset;
  • Sense of humour and excellent communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills; demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work safely as a team and independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to lead by example and work with volunteers of diverse backgrounds;
  • Appreciation of the environment, gardening and out-of-doors work;
  • A valid Police check, or the ability to acquire one;
  • Basic computer skills are an asset and attention to details when tracking volunteer hours;  
  • Training in emergency first aid and CPR is an asset, or training will be provided;
  • Valid class “G” drivers license is an asset;
  • The wage is $12.00 per hour; work-week runs Tuesday to Saturday; the position is funded through a Service Canada/Canada Summer Jobs 2015 grant;                           
Apply To:

Interested candidates are requested to submit their resume and a cover letter by mail, fax or email (in Word only please) by Monday May 25, 2015 to:

Brian Packham
The Riverwood Conservancy
4300 Riverwood Park Lane        
Mississauga, ON  L5C 2S7
Info@TheRiverwoodConservancy.org
;
www.TheRiverwoodConservancy.org;
fax: 905-279-4303

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Stewardship Assistant

Organization: The Riverwood Conservancy

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Mississauga, Ontario ON

Posting Date: May 04, 2015

Deadline: May 25, 2015

Website: http://www.TheRiverwoodConservancy.org

Organization Description:
Job Description:

                The Riverwood Conservancy

Stewardship Assistant Job description

In this 10 week, full-time, experience-rich, career-path summer position, the Stewardship Assistant (SA) assists to steward natural areas in Riverwood.  Under the supervision of the Stewardship Coordinator, the SA supports the Stewardship Program and Volunteer Program, and when needed, the Gardens Program. The SA schedules, supervises and leads volunteer secondary school students in stewardship activities to fulfill their 40-hour community service. 

Position responsibilities

The SA assists to preserve the Riverwood environment under the mentorship and supervision of the Stewardship Coordinator, and leads and supervises secondary students to:

a)    

revitalize degraded areas to improve and protect its ecology, habitat and wildlife (plant and animal) bio-diversity;

b)    

manage populations of invasive plants; perform plant inventory and mapping;

c)    

maintain and monitor public trails; report safety issues;

d)    

maintain and monitor bird feeders and nesting boxes;

e)    

plant native trees, shrubs and perennials, perform field monitoring; 

f)      

support volunteer groups performing stewardship restoration activities;

g)    

keep the grounds tidy and litter-free

The SA supports the Volunteer Program to:

a)    

organize, schedule, track hours, supervise and lead secondary students;

b)   work with community organizations in stewardship activities and volunteers of different ages, abilities, and assist special events as needed

The SA supports the public education program Discovery@Riverwood and special events 

Qualifications:

Skills and qualifications

  • Enrolled full-time in a college or university, with emphasis in ecology, environmental science, biology, botany, geology or related science, and must plan to return to full-time studies the next academic year;
  • Hands-on stewardship experience and ability to identify flora and fauna are assets;
  • Sense of humour and excellent communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills; demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work safely as a team and independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work with and lead volunteers of diverse backgrounds;
  • Appreciation of the environment and out-of-doors work;
  • A valid Police check, or the ability to acquire one;
  • Experience in ArcGIS and GPS use is an asset;
  • Some computer skills are an asset;
  • Training in emergency first aid and CPR is an asset, or training will be provided;
  • Valid class “G” drivers license is an asset;
  • The wage is $12.00 per hour; workweek runs Monday to Friday; the position is funded through a Service Canada/Canada Summer Jobs 2015 grant;                           
Apply To:

Interested candidates are requested to submit their resume and a cover letter by mail, fax or email (in Word only please) by Monday May 25, 2015 to:

Brian Packham
The Riverwood Conservancy
4300 Riverwood Park Lane      
Mississauga, ON  L5C 2S7
Info@TheRiverwoodConservancy.org
;
www.TheRiverwoodConservancy.org; fax: 905-279-4303

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GTCP Program Assistant 2015/16

Organization: Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Carnarvon, Western Australia WA

Posting Date: May 03, 2015

Deadline: May 30, 2015

Website: http://www.gnaraloo.com.au

Organization Description:

The Gnaraloo Station Trust commenced the scientific Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program (GTCP) on-ground in 2008 to identify, monitor and protect key coastal nesting rookeries of endangered sea turtles on Gnaraloo beaches, namely loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) turtles.

Together with the Gnaraloo Cape Farquhar Rookery, it supports and contributes to the third largest loggerhead turtle population in the world. The GTCP collects baseline data on sea turtle nesting activities along the Gnaraloo coastline to identify trends and required management activity to protect endangered marine species and critical coastal nesting habitat; engages the community and schools in conservation activity; trains young scientists for professional careers; builds capacity and knowledge shares its findings.

Job Description:

The GTCP will appoint a Program Assistant to be part of the program from 1 September to 30 May. The Program Assistant manages the scientific GTCP field team and works as part of the field team to undertake required daily surveys of nesting turtle and feral predation activities in monitored rookeries, community and school participation with the program, data analysis, scientific reporting and other office work. The Program Assistant receives work instructions, direction and guidance from the offsite GTCP Project Manager, an experienced environmental scientist, who also manages Gnaraloo’s Environmental Office.

The program interprets and works mainly with turtle and feral animal tracks. Survey work includes daily turtle track monitoring with day and night patrols, turtle species identification, turtle nesting activity determination, data collection on turtle nest locations through use of GPS equipment, and turtle nest disturbance and predation by feral species and environmental factors. Feral animal tracks are also monitored daily to report on the presence of threats in monitored rookeries for adaptive management activity. Office work involves daily data entry, management and analysis; data QA/QC; preparation of the annual scientific report with GIS maps and other wide program responsibilities, including program promotion through web postings, media articles and hosting VIPs. The GTCP field team also hosts and interacts with community and school groups during onsite educational field excursions and through presentations at primary and high schools and community groups in various regional towns in Western Australia and the Perth metropolitan area.

The scope of work of the GTCP Program Assistant includes all things turtle, to manage the work by and undertake the same duties as the GTCP field team appointed under the GTCP Scientific Internship Program and to lend assistance to the GTCP Project Manager where required whether turtle or otherwise.

The GTCP Program Assistant works in Perth (September), Gnaraloo (October – February) and in regional and metropolitan locations in Western Australia (March – May).

See Facebook & www.gnaraloo.com.au for field diaries, photos, videos and reports of previous years.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXPERIENCE

Work on spectacular beaches

Contribute to biodiversity conservation in a world heritage area

Undertake field research of national and international significance

Gain valuable project experience and training

Network with professionals in your field of interest

Snorkel in a spectacular coral reef system that is full of marine life

Meet people from all over the world and from different backgrounds

Experience pastoral life

Qualifications:

Candidates with a Masters degree in the scientific field and 3 – 5 years post degree commercial or project experience will be favourably viewed. Previous sea turtle tracking experience is highly desirable, particularly with loggerhead and green turtles.

You must have the following skills and traits to suit the position (all, not only some): spoken and written English to a high professional standard; strong scientific, technical and analytical abilities; accuracy with attention to detail; ability to follow work instructions; strong work ethic; ability to lead and manage teams; strong communication and interpersonal skills; high competency and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; ability to work independently as well as in teams; maturity; patience; friendliness; passion; enthusiasm; commitment; problem solving ability; no nonsense attitude; perseverance; reliability and practicality.

The position is for someone with previous commercial experience who can cope in a remote location without family, friends and urban delights for a long period. You must be available for the entire season’s work, not only part thereof.

Before arrival, you must have a current driver’s licence, a first aid certificate, police and working with children clearance, travel insurance (if applicable) and medical insurance, all of which is valid in Western Australia for the duration of your work on the program.

RESPONSIBILITY AND BENEFITS PACKAGE

The position is as an employee of the Gnaraloo Station Trust, on contract for a defined period. The position includes standard workplace entitlements, including superannuation and annual leave which will be taken at the end of the contract. The pay scale will depend on your level of commercial experience, the other benefits on offer and the unique opportunity to work in sea turtle conservation in a world heritage area. Additionally, board, lodge and utilities will be provided whilst you are onsite at Gnaraloo from October – February and travelling in regional and metropolitan locations in Western Australia from March – May. The program will also provide you with training in Western Australian turtle monitoring protocols, feral track identification, remote survey work and 4WDriving and required travel within Western Australia for program commitments.

You will be responsible for your own travel to Perth in Western Australia; any required entry visas into Australia and associated costs for travel to and from Australia. Travel expenses, including return airfares, may be provided upon application for an outstanding candidate who would otherwise not be able to apply to work for the program (assessment of which is entirely at the discretion of the program). The Gnaraloo Station Trust is an approved sponsor who may nominate a person for a training and research visa. Please note that successful visa processing under this category by the Government may take 3 months or longer.

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APPLICATIONS

You must submit the following in your application package:

1.       A cover letter describing your previous commercial experience and other information which makes you suited to the position of Program Assistant.

2.       A resume including two referees of your most recent commercial or project experience.

3.       Copy of scientific paper(s) that you have written.

4.       Reference letters from your stated referees that describe why you would be able to lead and manage a field team; work positively in a small scientific team who depends on each other; live happily in a setting that is remote and isolated; have work and personal life intertwined for months on ends; have the experience base to know when to communicate key information to the offsite GTCP PM; interact and contribute positively to the small permanent community at Gnaraloo.

Submit your application to gtcprecruit@gmail.com by 30 May each year, under e-mail title of ‘(Insert your Surname and Country)_GTCP PA application’.

Gnaraloo Station is 1,055km north of Perth, via the town of Carnarvon, in Western Australia.

Direct any questions to:

Paul Richardson

++ 61 (0) 8 9942 5927

Facebook: Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program

www.gnaraloo.com.au (Conservation pages)

The Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program (GTCP) and the Gnaraloo Feral Animal Control Program (GFACP) are privately funded and managed by the Gnaraloo Station Trust. The GTCP and the GFACP are also supported by other partners and entities including the Australian Government, Rangelands NRM Western Australia, the Department of Parks and Wildlife (WA), Esri Australia and Animal Pest Management Services.

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Volunteer Intern

Organization: Procyon Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

Job Type: Internship

Location: Beeton, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Apr 29, 2015

Deadline: Jun 15, 2015

Website: http://www.procyonwildlife.com

Organization Description:
Job Description:

Procyon Wildlife is dedicated to working with our communities in an effort to help wild animals in need of care.  Our goals are to rescue, rehabilitate and safely release these animals, and to promote public appreciation for wildlife preservation.

 

Procyon Wildlife is provincially licensed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and is located in Beeton, Ontario.   Each year, Procyon Wildlife cares for hundreds of orphaned and injured wild animals.  Animals are cared for by our specially trained staff of dedicated volunteers.  The animals are released into their original natural habitats as soon as they are healthy and able to fend for themselves.

Job Description:

Would you like the opportunity of rehabilating orphaned wildlife babies and seeing them eventually released back into the wild where they belong?  This is your opportunity to do just that.

Procyon is looking for motivated people to do a three or four month volunteer internship with us and be involved with the daily care of these infants.

Qualifications:

Having some background experience working with animals would be beneficial.

Apply To:

Please send an email to Linda at volunteering@procyonwildlife.com

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