Conservation/Wildlife

Remote Sensing / GIS Specialist

Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Edmonton

Posting Date: Mar 05, 2015

Deadline: Mar 31, 2015

Website: http://www.ducks.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), the leader in wetland conservation, is seeking a Remote Sensing / GIS Specialist to primarily oversee the classification of boreal wetland mapping projects, and secondarily to provide limited GIS technical support (i.e., analytical, cartographic and database management) specific to various GIS projects and program support needs. The Remote Sensing / GIS Specialist will be responsible for undertaking the classification of various wetland mapping projects, and to a lesser extent managing GIS project components, participating in partnership development activities, and providing advanced technical and analytical services required to support DUC's vision and strategies. The position located in Edmonton, Alberta will report to the Boreal GIS Manager commencing on the preferred start date of May 1, 2015.

 

As a member of the Boreal Program team you will provide Remote Sensing and GIS technical expertise and leadership to internal clients while collaborating with external partners to meet user needs and implement Remote Sensing and GIS project components.  The candidate may also collaborate with other Regional and National GIS team members on projects requiring specific expertise. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Classification of boreal wetland mapping initiatives in accordance to internal protocols and standards
  •  Assisting in helicopter or fixed wing field data collection and assisting in managing field logistics
  •  Oversee the management of data requests, solicitation of data, and all data use/licensing agreements
  •  Oversea potential research and development projects as they related to the development of wetland classification/inventory
  •  Help design and implement Remote Sensing projects and products in consultation with staff and partners to meet user needs
  •  Compile project reports and proposals as required
  •  Identifying, gathering, analyzing, and integrating spatial data from internal or external sources
  •  Creating maps and graphs for presentations, technical papers, or reports
  •  Oversea the compilation of wetland inventory project metadata and other documentation
Qualifications:


You possess a minimum of a university degree in Geography (Remote Sensing-GIS) with an environmental science background (preferably ecology) and have a minimum three years’ experience using eCognition, Erdas and ESRI GIS (ArcGIS) software.

  • Solid understanding and experience working with eCognition and Erdas image analysis software
  • Solid understanding and experience working with ESRI ArcGIS and associated extensions
  • Understanding of Landscape Ecology background or prior experience with wetland ecosystems
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Experience working with Landsat TM imagery and LiDAR data
  • Excellent cartographic skills in developing various communication delivery products
  • Experience working and communicating with diverse groups of people in dynamic settings
  • Strong data management skills, experience in developing and managing contracts
  • Proven knowledge of geographic (geo-processing) and cartographic principles (projections and datums)
  • Working knowledge of biophysical habitat inventories
  • Excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects, set priorities, and meet rigid deadlines
  • A valid Canadian driver’s license is required  
Apply To:


If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please submit your resumé, cover letter (including salary expectations) and refer­ences for confidential consideration by March 31, 2015 to the attention of:

Al Richard                                                Ducks Unlimited Canada
Fax: (780) 489-1856                                17915 – 118 Ave. NW
E-Mail: d_taylor@ducks.ca                       Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1L6

 

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at ducks.ca. 

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Conservation Land Negotiators - Alberta

Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Hanna

Posting Date: Mar 05, 2015

Deadline: Mar 20, 2015

Website: http://www.ducks.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

Two three-year term positions located Hanna & Strathmore

The Opportunity

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), the leader in wetland conservation, is looking for confident, energetic and dedicated professionals to join our team in Alberta. As a Conservation Land Negotiator, you will be responsible for the planning, development, delivery and negotiation of habitat programs which benefit waterfowl and other wildlife.

You need to be an enthusiastic team player and passionate about the outdoors – a self-starter who can work with anyone, and capable of working alone in rural settings under minimal supervision and recognize the importance of environmental stewardship within the agricultural production systems.

Your communication and negotiation skills enable you to deal effectively with various stakeholders, including the general public, government, agribusiness and wildlife communities.

You are independent, resourceful and possess strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills and can manage numerous projects on tight deadlines.

You are a persuasive, goal-oriented individual. Your personal and professional experience and directly related knowledge make you the ideal candidate for this position.

The successful candidate will have an affinity to the outdoors, conservation and the world of waterfowl.

Qualifications:

Requirements

 A post-secondary degree or diploma in wildlife management, biology, ecology or related discipline; a Land Agent or Agriculture diploma with relevant work experience will also be considered.

 Knowledge of waterfowl and other animal and plant biology

 Knowledge of sustainable resource management would be considered an asset.

 Experience in planning and project management.

 Excellent organization, interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written.

 Strong computer and analytical skills – ArcMap an asset

 Previous sales or cold-calling experience would be an asset

 Knowledge of working farms and practices, annual crop and forage/grazing production systems.

 Experience with various outdoor equipment including GPS, ATV’s, Boats etc

 Familiarity with the non-profit and/or environmental conservation sectors would also be considered an asset

Apply To:

How to Apply

In Canada, we lose up to 80 acres of wetlands every day. We need your help to stop this loss. If you’re a passionate, conservation-minded individual who is interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter (including salary expectations) and resumé for confidential consideration to the attention of:

Carly Bjornsson, HR Generalist
Ducks Unlimited Canada

Email: resumes@ducks.ca

Closing date: March 20, 2015

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at ducks.ca.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Natural Heritage Ecologist

Organization: Conservation Halton

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Burlington, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Feb 26, 2015

Deadline: Mar 15, 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:

Natural Heritage Ecologist
Watershed Management Services
Full Time – 13 Month Contract (maternity leave)

Reporting to the Senior Terrestrial Ecologist, the Natural Heritage Ecologist will undertake a variety of terrestrial inventory and monitoring activities within Conservation Halton’s watershed. Data will contribute to our Long-term Environmental Monitoring Program, land-use planning decisions, restoration database, invasive species management, watershed planning, watershed report cards, species at risk recovery strategies, conservation areas management and other data sets outside the organization. The successful candidate will have a mix of field skills, analytical abilities, GIS and data/project management experience. The Natural Heritage Ecologist will work as part of a team, collecting ecological information and maintaining and adding to existing datasets.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee implementation of forest biodiversity monitoring using EMAN protocols (tree health, ground vegetation, shrub plots, etc.)
  • Conduct breeding bird surveys and other terrestrial field work
  • Ongoing data entry, maintenance and analysis, assist with database design for terrestrial data sets
  • Compilation and analysis of data from other monitoring programs
  • Generation of reports, articles and social media material
  • Other duties as required to contribute to achievement of the objectives of the department 
Qualifications:
  • Identification skills and knowledge of flora and fauna in the Conservation Halton Watershed- specialization in botany and/or ornithology preferred
  • Certification and/or previous experience with terrestrial inventory and monitoring protocols (Forest Bird Monitoring Program, Marsh Monitoring Program, EMAN, Ecological Land Classification, etc)
  • Excellent report writing and analytical skills
  • Knowledge and application of statistical methods
  • Experience with handheld GPS, GIS and databases
  • Air photo interpretation experience an asset
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team or independently
  • Able to work outside normal working hours, where necessary, and in all types of environments
  • Able to travel to sites not serviced by public transportation

Compensation

  • Starting at $24.05 per hour based on 35 hours/week (negotiable upon skills and qualifications)

Benefits

  • 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 15th, 2015 at 11:59pm to:

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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Wildlife Control Officer (WCO)

Organization: Falcon Environmental Services

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Posting Date: Feb 24, 2015

Deadline: Mar 06, 2015

Website: http://www.falconenvironmental.com

Organization Description:

Falcon Environmental Services (FES) is a company specializing in wildlife management services and tools, and acts as a consultant and trainer on issues related to cohabitation with wildlife. Visit www.falconenvironmental.com to learn more about what we do and to view other openings.

 FES is currently looking for resourceful and dependable individuals to work as seasonal Wildlife Control Officers at our contract at Brady Road Resource Mangement Facility (landfill) in Winnipeg, MB. Two (2) full-time positions are to be filled.

Job Description:

Taking direction from our supervisor at the landfill site, this is a seasonal position (contract) for the months of April (April 1st start) through September 2015 (6 months total); possible recurrent contract. Positions are full-time (35-40 hours/week), schedule is variable and includes weekends and holidays. Work shifts vary (e.g., 5:30am-1:00pm, 8am-4pm, 1:00- 8:30 pm).

 Responsibilities:

Apply and acquire skills relative to methods and techniques of gull and goose abatement, including falconry, discharge of pyrotechnics and others.

Falconry and raptor husbandry: flight and care of birds, cleaning of enclosures, food preparation.

Vehicle maintenance, maintaining a clean workplace.

Identification and census of gull species, data collection.

Completion of forms and daily reports.

Qualifications:

Possess a technical diploma or having completed studies related to wildlife or the environment, or in the process of those studies.

Must posses a valid driver’s licence, experience driving off-road is appreciated.

Valid WHMIS certificate (obtainable online).

Knowledge of mechanics is appreciated.

Prior experience in hunting, trapping and with firearms appreciated.

Must be in good physical condition.

Must be able to work long hours in harsh weather (heat, dust, rain).

Must be autonomous, responsible, trustworthy and flexible.

Must enjoy working outdoors and like challenges.

Must be able to work alone and as part of a team.

Must be punctual and safety conscious.

Apply To:

Interested candidates must send their resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 references by March 6th 2015.

Email your application to jobs@falconenvironmental.com

We will communicate only with selected candidates.  Position will remain open until filled.

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Caribou Research Technicians

Organization: NCASI

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Fort St. John, British Columbia, BC

Posting Date: Feb 23, 2015

Deadline: Mar 23, 2015

Website: http://www.ncasi.org/Programs/Forestry/Canadian-Program/Wildlife-and-Biodiversit...

Organization Description:
Job Description:

Position:                       Caribou Research Technicians (4 positions available)

Work Week:                 Non-exempt positions; 40+ hours per week to meet work demands
Duty Station:                Vicinity of Fort St. John and Fort Nelson, British Columbia (BC), Canada

Anticipated Duration:   4-5 months, ~mid-June 2015 through late-October 2015

Salary Range:               $10.25/hour with appropriate overtime pay.  Positions do not qualify for benefits.

This study involves data collection on foraging dynamics and nutrition using tame, captive caribou.  Our primary goal is to increase knowledge of how habitat and habitat management influence the nutritional well-being of caribou.  We will construct temporary pens in different habitats and transport the caribou to the pens for data collection in remote areas in northeastern BC.  The project is a collaborative study between the University of Northern British Columbia (Prince George) and Canadian Operations of the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (Montreal, QC).  Technicians will be employed by NCASI-Canada. 

Essential Job Functions:

1.      Measure forage abundance and forest overstory characteristics using standard vegetative sampling techniques on the boreal forests of NE British Columbia around Fort Nelson and northern Rocky Mountains between Prince George and Fort St. John.  

2.      Assist with pen construction in different habitats, transport the caribou to the pens for data collection in remote areas in NE BC, and feed/care for caribou. 

3.      Assist with behavioral observations on tame caribou.

4.      Required to live in the woods with the tame caribou which includes camping near pens in remote areas.  Tents, camp stoves, and large jugs to hold drinking water will be provided.  Bear spray and bear bangers will be provided while on the job but these will not be available for personal use.  Food, cooking supplies/utensils and personal hygiene products will NOT be provided.

5.      Work 2 to 2.5-week periods in the backcountry with 2-4 days off between bouts. Work days will range from 6 hours to 12 hours a day depending on what needs to be done.  Due to the nature of this type of project, expect schedules (including days off) to change frequently.  Technicians need to be flexible.  We will try to accommodate special needs for time off if given advance notification.

6.      Work outdoors in inclement weather which may occasionally be extreme.  Biting insects can be relentless throughout the entire season.  Also, ambient temperatures can be cool in higher elevations, and extended bouts of precipitation should be expected.  The project does not provide living facilities in town during periods of time-of, but the tents will be available at the base camp facility. 

7.      Perform technical project work with significant oversight from a manager or a colleague assigned this responsibility.

8.      Demonstrate an ability to work effectively with others toward meeting the goals of the National Council.

9.      Read, absorb, process, and communicate complex information. 

Additional Responsibilities:

1.      Undertake additional activities as assigned by Supervisor.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

 1.      Undergraduate degree (or near completion of a degree) in biology, animal science, or wildlife biology and/or suitable experience with identification of this region’s flora. 

2.      Vehicles are supplied for work, but technicians must have a reliable vehicle to arrive at base facilities at Fort St. John.  Travel for work will be on a mix of maintained and unimproved gravel and dirt roads. Applicants must have experience driving large vehicles on back country roads. 

3.      Preference will be given to Canadians (or those with dual citizenship,) but US citizens are also welcome to apply.  US citizens must have a valid passport and must be able to obtain a Canadian work permit under NAFTA.  NCASI will assist with this process.

4.      A driving record such that you can be insured at standard auto insurance rates (a copy of your driver’s license will be required if the position is offered).  Must be willing to have driving record checked upon request.

5.      Availability for work mid-June through late-October.

Apply To:

To apply submit:

1.      Cover letter with dates of availability, status of reliable vehicle, citizenship, and status of valid passport (non-Canadian citizens only);

2.      Resume detailing relevant professional work experience, driving experience, and information on education (GPA must be included);

3.      At least three professional references (include email addresses and telephone numbers); 

to: Dr. Rachel Cook via email (preferred) rcook@ncasi.org or mail to PO Box 122, La Grande, OR  97850.  Position posting closes March 23, 2014.  NCASI is an equal opportunity employer.

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Security Officer

Organization: Conservation Halton

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Burlington, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Feb 23, 2015

Deadline: Mar 15, 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:

Conservation Lands Services

Seasonal Contract (May - September)

The Seasonal Security Officer is responsible for carrying out enforcement and customer service related duties within a Conservation Area setting. They are sought to compliment Conservation Halton’s existing Security Officer Team.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting Security Team in checking and securing buildings and facilities at posted park closing times
  • Enforce rules and regulation by use of Trespass to Property Act and Conservation Authorities Act
  • Monitor camp grounds for compliance with rules and regulations and enforce where needed
  • Report all accidents and unsafe conditions
  • Refer violations of a serious, criminal or violent nature to the local Police service
  • Document violations, occurrences and maintain a daily evidence note book and other standard paperwork
  • Provide first aid care to park visitors as required and deliver assistance in emergency situations
  • Assist with customer service related duties, including campsite and day use visitor registrations as required
  • Perform duties in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the flexibility to perform other assigned duties as required 
Qualifications:
  • Enrolled in or completion of  post-secondary education in law and or security related disciplines
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certification
  • Must be able to maintain both accurate and legible hand written documentation and a proven ability to maintain chronological notes
  • Availability to work mandatory weekend and night shifts as required
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license.
  • A minimum of two years related work experience and a working knowledge of related legislation and applicable regulations
  • A valid Private Security and Investigative Services Act license is an asset
  • Provincial Offences Officer designation or equivalent training is an asset

A satisfactory driver’s license will be required as this position requires the use of Conservation Halton’s fleet and equipment

Compensation

  • $14.50 to $19.50 per hour (based on qualifications and experience)

Start Date

  • May 2015
  • Contract term is from May to September, with a possibility of an extension 

Hours

  • 20 hours per week, additional hours may be required to support specific programs or training
  • Rotating shift basis, four (4) days on, three (3) days off and will work evenings to support the closing and securing of our properties
  • Hours of work will vary with season, but will generally be 7pm/8pm to 11pm/midnight and will include working weekends. Some flexibility is provided for annual leave, however, it is anticipated that the individual will be available to work on long weekends

Benefits

  • 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 15th, 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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Maintenance Technician

Organization: Long Point Region Conservation Authority

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Waterford, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Feb 23, 2015

Deadline: Mar 09, 2015

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

Organization Description:
Job Description:

Pending funding by Ontario Youth Employment Fund (approx. 40 hrs/week @ $11.00/hour)

Contract approximately 18 weeks

The Long Point Region Conservation Authority invites applications for a Maintenance Technician located at the Waterford Workshop. This job placement will provide an opportunity for youth to build skills and confidence, gain valuable work experience and connect with an employer.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and operate grass cutting equipment
  • Able to operate a light truck and trailer combination, and a tractor
  • General building and grounds maintenance duties including minor facility repairs.
  • Perform general vehicle and equipment maintenance.   
  • Perform basic carpentry and plumbing work at various Conservation Areas.
  • Able to work independently or as a team member.  

Requirements:      

  • Completion of a college diploma program or equivalent or a relevant trade certificate.
  • Experience in the operation & maintenance of grass cutting equipment and power assisted hand tools.
  • Basic carpentry and plumbing skills
  • Welding knowledge an asset
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member.
  • Available for 40 hours a week
Qualifications:
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada, be a resident of Ontario and be between the ages 15 and 29
  • Unemployed
  • Not Attending school full-time
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must provide a satisfactory police record check and driver’s abstract
Apply To:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume along with a covering letter by

March 9, 2015 to:

Long Point Region Conservation Authority
4 Elm Street, Tillsonburg ON N4G 0C4 
Email: hr@lprca.on.ca (Subject line should read: Maintenance Technician)

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

 

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Resource Planner

Organization: Grand River Conservation Authority

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Cambridge, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Feb 20, 2015

Deadline: Mar 09, 2015

Website: http://www.grandriver.ca

Organization Description:

The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) has an international reputation for excellence in managing the natural resources of the largest inland river system in southern Ontario. Encompassing approximately 6,800 square kilometres, the Grand River watershed has a population of almost one million people in 39 municipalities and two First Nations. Designated as a Canadian Heritage River, the Grand River and its major tributaries boast many outstanding human heritage features and excellent recreational opportunities. The GRCA is committed to environmental protection by delivering services that ensure the well-being of the environment and its inhabitants.

Job Description:

General Accountabilities
The Resource Planner is responsible to communicate Provincial and Conservation Authority policies and to coordinate responses stating the Authority's position regarding environmental resources through: municipal planning matters including the Planning Act; applications under the Conservation Authorities Act through the Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation (Ontario Regulation 150/06); projects under the Environmental Assessment Act and applications under other legislation. This position reports to the Supervisor of Planning.

Specific Accountabilities

1. Review and provide a statement of the Authority's position and policies on all Planning Applications (Official Plans, Zoning By-laws, Subdivision and Condominium applications, Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-Law Amendments, consents, minor variances, site plans), Solicitor's Enquiries, Licence for Gravel Pits, Environmental Assessments, Municipal Drains and other development proposals. Conduct meetings within and outside of the Authority and perform field inspections related to these applications and inquiries.
2. Review and provide a statement of the Authority's position and policies on applications pursuant to the Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation, and the enforcement of this regulation.
3. Meet municipal deadlines regarding Planning Act Applications and meet internal deadlines/standards for permit applications, title clearances, general requests, etc.
4. Attend as the Authority representative multi-disciplinary and/or multi-agency steering committees as well as attendance at Council Meetings and Open Houses.
5. Review, prepare or present policy documents, position statements or reports relative to the functions mentioned above.
6. Encourage communication and outreach activities that generate support within the local communities for the health and enhancement of our watershed's natural resources.
7. Attend as the representative of the Authority appeals before the Ontario Municipal Board, Mining and Lands Commissioner or cases before the Provincial Courts.
8. Conduct investigations, inspections, negotiations and enforcement of Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act.

Qualifications:

Technical Accountabilities

1. Degree in Geography, Environmental Science, Planning or a related discipline. An Environmental Science degree with some planning coursework/experience is preferred.
2. Minimum three years related work experience.
3. Ability to interpret earth processes, natural features and land uses from an extensive variety of maps and plans, use of air photos and interpretation in the field. The use of scales and mathematical calculations are required. Must be able to read and comprehend technical reports such as Environmental Impact Statements, Stormwater Management Reports, Subwatershed Plans, Geotechnical and Hydrogeological studies, Biological Inventories and Fisheries reports and relate them to current Policies and objectives.
4. A working knowledge of environmental legislation, planning statements and some technical guidelines, i.e., storm water management guidelines.
5. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
6. Applicants must have a strong background and related job experience with the Microsoft Office software suite, and use of digital mapping software.
7. A valid driver's license.

The pay range for this position is Job Level 8 $31.87 to $39.83 and hours of work are 35 per week

GRCA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision care, life and disability insurance, membership in the OMERS pension plan and a pass which entitles you to free entry into all conservation areas. GRCA also offers its employees a flexible work schedule.

Approximate Start Date:March 2015

Apply To:

Please send a resume and covering letter to careers@grandriver.ca in MS Word or PDF format and quote “Resource Planner #211” in the subject line.

Deadline for Applications: 4:00pm Monday March 9, 2015

We thank you for your interest, however only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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Assistant Water Resources Technician (Summer Student)

Organization: Long Point Region Conservation Authority

Job Type: Seasonal

Location: Tillsonburg, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Feb 15, 2015

Deadline: Mar 15, 2015

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

Organization Description:
Job Description:

Pending funding by Ministry of Natural Resources

Summer Experience Opportunity (7 weeks; 37.5 hrs/week @ $11.00/hr)

The Long Point Region Conservation Authority invites applications for the Assistant Water Resources Technician. The successful candidate will assist the Healthy Watershed Services Department in a variety of tasks relating to water management programs of the Conservation Authority.

Responsibilities:

  • The Assistant Water Resources Technician will assist with the collection, entry and/or analysis of water resources data. Data may be related to one or more of the following: groundwater, surface water, geomorphology, meteorology, water quality (benthics and chemistry) or fish.
  • Specialized equipment will be used and maintained in the collection of the data.
  • Working outdoors and in adverse environmental conditions.
  • Perform routine office tasks including data and file management and copying.
  • Working knowledge ofEmployment Standards Act,Occupational Health and Safety Actand WSIB requirements.
Qualifications:
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada, be Ontario residents, have student status, and be between the ages of 15 and 24, or up to 29 with a disability.
  • Ability to follow specific instructions, work independently with limited supervision, and display initiative and a high level of self-motivation.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively in a team framework is also required.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and play close attention to detail.
  • Computer skills are necessary; experience with GIS and databases are an asset.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Must provide a satisfactory police record check and driver’s abstract.
Apply To:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume, maximum two pages, along with a covering letter, maximum one page, as one file demonstrating how you meet the position requirements. Resumes and cover letters should be faxed, mailed, emailed or delivered by Sunday, March 15, 2015 and be clearly marked confidential to:

Long Point Region Conservation Authority
4 Elm Street
Tillsonburg ON N4G 0C4
Fax 519-842-7123
hr@lprca.on.ca
(Subject line should read: MNR-SEO Asst Water Resources Tech)

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

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Conservation Area Technician

Organization: Essex Region Conservation Authority

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Essex, ON

Posting Date: Feb 13, 2015

Deadline: Feb 27, 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:

Position Title:           Conservation Area Technician

The Conservation Area Technician is responsible for carrying out general maintenance of Conservation Areas, small scale and minor construction, landscaping and executing aspects of development projects, with direction from Superintendent, Field Operations.

Responsibilities

  • ŸUndertakes maintenance of all conservation areas in accordance with ERCA standards and procedures, including grass cutting, tree removal, maintenance of buildings and other related maintenance duties
  • Repairs, maintains and/or constructs conservation area infrastructure
  • Undertakes inspections and required minor maintenance of all ERCA vehicles and equipment to ensure a safe operational manner, according to ERCA procedures
  • Participates in ERCA’s Tree Planting Program as needed
  • Applies herbicides on ERCA lands and private tree planting sites
  • Operates equipment including trucks, tractors, mowers, welding machines, carpentry tools
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities consistent with the position as required

ŸDepartment:                    Conservation Services
Union Affiliation:             
CUPE Local 3784       
Job Status:                                   
Full Time, Permanent
Hours of Work:                
Typically M-F 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; extended hours during peak season
Posting Added Date:      
February 13, 2015
Posting Closing Date:     
February 27, 2015
Posting Closing Time:     
4:30 p.m.
Positions to Fill:               
One
Progress Status:              
Receiving Applications
Office Location:               
360 Fairview Avenue West, Suite 311, Essex, ON
Wage Rate:                     
Start Rate $20.03/hour with standardized grid increases based on paid hours
Grade:                              
1

Qualifications:

Requirements

  • Ÿ2 years experience in construction or landscaping
  • Provincial Forestry and Landscaping Pesticide licence preferred
  • Natural Resources/Landscaping College Diploma or Carpentry Certification preferred
  • Superior organizational and customer service skills
  • Above average problem solving skills
  • Experience with farm and landscaping equipment
  • Must possess an MTO Class “A” Restricted Driver’s licence in good standing
  • Moderate to heavy lifting and ability to perform physically demanding tasks is required
Apply To:

ŸContact:                           

Beth Johnston, Accounting Technician

360 Fairview Avenue West, Suite 311, ESSEX, ON  N8M 1Y6

careers@erca.org

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