Conservation/Wildlife

Environmental Planning Technician

Organization: Conservation Halton

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Burlington, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Aug 15, 2014

Deadline: Sep 08, 2014

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:

Reporting to the Manager, Planning & Regulation Services, the Environmental Planning Technician is responsible for implementing municipal plan input and review activities within the Environmental Planning Program as well as reviewing, coordinating and administering Permit applications pursuant to theDevelopment, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation(Ontario Regulation 162/06) within the Regulatory Program.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible and accountable for review, file administration and correspondence for site-specific:
    1. Site Plans, Minor Variances, Severances, and Niagara Escarpment Development Permits and Ontario Regulation 162/06 permits and approvals associated with these municipal planning applications
    2. Building Permits and Property Clearances
    3. Site inspections associated with the Regulations Program
  • Provide expert evidence at Ontario Municipal Board, Joint Board Hearings and Mining and Lands Commissioner Hearings as required
  • Responsible and accountable for responding to legal, real-estate and general inquiries with respect to the application of Ontario Regulation 162/06 and Conservation Halton’s interests on individual properties
  • Prepare reports and recommendations for approval to the Conservation Halton Board of Directors.
  • Attend, if requested, Conservation Halton Board of Director meetings to respond to questions applicable to municipal plan input and review applications as well as permit applications under the Regulation
  • Participate in corporate and inter-agency projects and studies as directed by the Manager, Planning & Regulation Services.
  • Liaise with other Watershed Management Services programs, external agencies and the public at large, to ensure effective communication, information sharing and excellence in customer service.
  • Perform such other related duties as directed by the Manager, Planning & Regulation Services.
Qualifications:
  • College diploma or University degree in Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies, Resource Management or similar related field.
  • 3 years related work experience
  • Member of, or eligible to become a member of, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.
  • Work experience and working knowledge of theConservation Authorities Act, Planning Act,Provincial Policy Statements,Greenbelt Actand Plan,Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Actand Plan, Places to Grow Act and Plan, municipal (Regional and Local) Official Plans and other related environmental legislation.
  • Ability to provide fair and consistent application of Conservation Halton’s environmental planning and regulatory policies and procedures and adapt to the daily challenges associated with a busy work environment.
  • Possess strong communication skills (written and oral) with a broad range of stakeholders including external agencies, the development community and the public at large.
  • Possess the ability to work effectively both independently and in a multidisciplinary team environment, and have the ability to synthesize multi-disciplinary technical information.
  • Possess strong report writing, analytical, negotiation, conflict resolution, time management, prioritization, organizational and planning skills.
  • Possess air photo interpretation and orienteering skills.
  • Technical drawings and blueprint interpretation (i.e. landscaping, engineering drawings).
  • Possess strong computer skills including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and the ability to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) effectively.
  • Build, foster and sustain positive public and corporate image
  • Develop, enhance and maintain effective working relationships within the Division and all other Divisions of Conservation Halton for the betterment of the organization

Compensation

  • The 2014 salary range is: $47,930.00 to $59,912.00 per annum (based on a 35 hour week)

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:

Send your résumé by Monday September 1st, 2014 at 11:59pm to:

E-mail:  hr@hrca.on.ca (thank you for including the job title in subject line)
We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please no phone calls
Check out our website at www.conservationhalton.ca  for a complete list of paid and volunteer opportunities!
Conservation Halton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Stewardship Coordinator

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: Aug 15, 2014

Deadline: Sep 09, 2014

Website: http://www.LongPointLandTrust.ca

Organization Description:

Long Point Basin Land Trust (LPBLT) is a charitable non-government organization which protects and restores important natural habitats in the Carolinian Region. LPBLT promotes conservation through 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, Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lpblt) or review our newsletters, factsheets, videos and online resources.

Job Description:

The work will comprise both field and office duties at multiple locations across the working area of the Long Point Basin Land Trust. The Stewardship Coordinator will work principally on two major conservation projects: the “Conserving Carolinian Reptiles” initiative and a new project focusing on environmental stewardship, volunteer and community engagement, and habitat restoration at LPBLT reserves.  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 early morning, evening and weekend hours should be anticipated. Salary commensurate with experience. Position reports to: Director, Conservation & Science.

This is a one-year term position, with possibility of extension.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct field surveys for reptiles across the region, as well as general species at risk and biological surveys at LPBLT nature reserves;
  • Provide support to landowners and partners regarding reptiles, species at risk stewardship and habitat restoration;
  • Help recruit, train and support volunteers; 
  • Assist with the monitoring and maintenance/construction of reptile habitats;
  • Review, input and summarize data about reptiles, species at risk and nature reserves;
  • Help plan and implement events and activities for volunteers and community members;
  • Participate in communications, including social media, and help develop outreach materials;
  • Track project milestones and accomplishments, and assist with funding reports and applications; 
  • Assist with general LPBLT outreach, administration and communications.
Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree and/or related diploma in the natural sciences or environmental field;
  • Two to five years’ work experience in conservation, field biology, environmental outreach and/or volunteer coordination;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills  (both oral and written), including experience with public speaking; experience developing written outreach materials an asset;
  • Field identification skills relating to Ontario flora and fauna, notably reptiles and species at risk;
  • Demonstrated experience with computer applications, including MS-Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint); experience with GPS units, GIS software or MS-Publisher an asset;
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” licence 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:

Candidates may apply by submitting their curriculum vitae and an original cover letter to: nature@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, with a starting work date in September. 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, but regrets that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Environmental Program Specialist

Organization: Hamilton Conservation Authority

Job Type: Contract/Project/Temporary

Location: Dundas, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Aug 14, 2014

Deadline: Aug 29, 2014

Website: http://www.conservationhamilton.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Hamilton Conservation Authority currently has a 3 month casual contract opportunity for an:
Environmental Program Specialist
 
Position Summary: 
The  Environmental  Education  Program  Specialist  reports  to  the  Education  Program  Manager  and is responsible  for  the  development  and  delivery  of  supplementary  outdoor/environmental  education programs for elementary and secondary school students & community groups. 
 
The successful candidate will work closely with the education team to:

  • Assist with the development, delivery, and evaluation of curriculum-based outdoor/environmental education programs to students of all ages in an engaging and captivating manner 
  • Work independently and co-operatively as part of an interpretive/education team

Responsibilities:
 
Specific duties shall include all, but not restricted to the following:

  •  Instruct HCA programs to students from Kindergarden to Grade 12, year round, on an as needed basis.  
  • Learn program information and participate in staff training sessions to ensure the highest quality of program presentation and delivery of HCA on-site and outreach (off-site) education programs and presentations to schools & community groups  
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new on-site and off-site environmental education programs for school & community groups 
  • Clean and properly store all props and equipment immediately after the program session. 
  • Help maintain props and equipment for the education program 
  • Ensure work areas are safe and clean  
  • Ensure the safety and well being of all program participants 
  • Provide excellent customer service 
  • Assistance to the Education Program Manager 
  • Other duties as assigned to assist the education team effort

Administrative Duties

  •  Complete weekly time sheets in accordance with the weeks worked
  • Provide written reports of his/her activities when requested 
  • Attend staff meetings & staff training sessions 
  • Complete  incident  reports  when  necessary  for  all  students  and  staff  injuries  and  to  ensure all incident reports are provided to Human Resources 
  • Maintain Hamilton Conservation Authority’s information or visitor information confidentiality at all times 
Qualifications:

Qualifications & Requirements

  •  Graduate of a post-secondary institution in environmental sciences, geography, recreation leadership or related field 
  • Preference for applicants with B.Ed. and those demonstrating 2 + years working with students in planning and delivery of outdoor education or recreation programs 
  • Good, practical knowledge of local natural history 
  • Experience organizing and leading outdoor education and/or recreation activities 
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team and show responsibility for assigned work 
  • Ability to work flexible hours and enjoy working and leading programs outdoors in all weather conditions 
  • Practical knowledge, enthusiasm and experience in the out of doors 
  • A reliable individual with high energy levels, excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to meet and work effectively with children, teachers & volunteers 
  • Ability to work with and train volunteers to assist in program delivery 
  • Team leadership and supervisory skills 
  • Ability to work effectively in a MS Office environment 
  • Standard First Aid & CPR certification required 
  • Must provide police clearance for Vulnerable Sector (VS) Check

Working Conditions:

  • The Environmental Education Program Specialist will be based out of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area located at 650 Governors Road, in Dundas and will include the occasional outreach (off-site), programming to schools and community groups 
  • This position involves working out of doors 60%-75% of the time, year round 
  • This position will include working weekdays and may include some holidays, evenings & weekends

Job Details:
 
1.  Anticipated that this position will run from October 6, 2014 – December 31, 2014 with opportunity for
contract extension into 2015
2.  As required, not to exceed 35 hours per week.
3.  Remuneration – based on education and experience ranging from $13.11 to $17.00 
4.  Must have own transportation and valid drivers license.

Apply To:

Interested applicants should forward their cover letter and resume via email by Friday August 29, 2014 at 4pm to:
 
Hamilton Conservation Authority
838 Mineral Springs Road
PO Box 81067
Ancaster ON L9G 4X1
jobs@conservationhamilton.ca *Clearly specify the job title in the subject line.
 
Although we appreciate the interest of all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Online Content Editor

Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Stonewall, Manitoba, MB

Posting Date: Aug 01, 2014

Deadline: Aug 29, 2014

Website: http://www.ducks.ca

Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Opportunity
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), the leader in wetland conservation, is looking for a creative
communications professional to produce and manage content for our web and social media platforms.

Your responsibilities will include:
•    Writing, editing and producing compelling and engaging content for all of DUC’s online
platforms (website, social media, internal and external communications products).
•    Developing creative and impactful online marketing and communication strategies.
•     Working closely with other members of the communications team to engage DUC’s supporters and new audiences through interactive and dynamic digital content.
•    Collaborating with all departments to ensure material is relevant and timely.
•    Embracing an integrated content strategy that contributes material to all DUC communications platforms such as the Conservator magazine and eDUC newsletter.

You are a self-motivated, energetic collaborator who thrives in a fast-paced environment. In
addition to possessing strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, you are a
creative problem solver with an ability to work cross-functionally and proactively identify areas where support can be provided.

The ability to meet deadlines, the capacity to communicate accurately while handling a high volume workload and strong project management skills are vital in this role. Your ability to see the bigger picture will make you a great asset to our team.

Qualifications:

Requirements

•     A degree or diploma with a focus on journalism, creative communications or related field.
•     Strong storytelling abilities.
•     Proficient writing skills for a variety of formats.
•    Strong understanding of web-based technologies and platforms.
•     Understanding of SEO.
•     Content management skills.
•     Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
•     A creative web focus including a background in Adobe Photoshop & WordPress
•    Previous experience working for a conservation or environmental organization would be
considered an asset.

The successful candidate will have an affinity to the outdoors, conservation and the world of
waterfowl.
Your minimum three years of directly related experience make you the ideal candidate for this
position, which is located at our offices at Oak Hammock Marsh, just north of Winnipeg.

Apply To:

How to Apply

In Canada, we lose up to 80 acres of wetlands every day. This loss is the equivalent of about 45 soccer fields every 24 hours. We need your help to stop this loss.  If you’re a 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: August 29, 2014


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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