Terrestrial Ecologist

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LGL Limited

environmental research and consulting

Job Description

LGL Limited’s Ontario Region is seeking a terrestrial ecologist for immediate employment in our Cambridge office. The successful candidate will have attention to detail, good time management skills, and strong interpersonal skills.  This individual is capable of effective written and oral communication, has a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and is self-directed and motivated to produce high quality results in a collaborative work environment.  Demonstrated experience conducting field investigations and delivering high-quality technical reports is an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to dedicate a large portion of their time to field studies.  This work is physical and can include hiking in areas of rough terrain and working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.  Field work is typically carried out within three hours of our office location; however, on occasion, overnight trips or extended stays may be required.  As well, there may be opportunities to support other LGL offices in North America on a seasonal basis.


Key Responsibilities:

  • conduct background data reviews to include liaising with agencies to obtain ecological information;
  • complete pre-planning steps for projects (health and safety planning, preparation/maintenance of field materials and equipment, etc.); 
  • lead wildlife and wildlife habitat field investigations (birds, herpetofauna, mammals, insects), with particular emphasis on breeding birds;
  • support field investigations related to vegetation (arborist surveys, urban forestry, tree and vascular plant identification, ecological land classification and wetland evaluation); 
  • conduct species at risk inventories and habitat delineation;
  • work closely and collaboratively with a team of biologists, GIS analysts and environmental planners to complete natural heritage inventories, impact assessments and prepare high quality scientific and technical reporting;
  • assist with environmental permitting and approvals; and,
  • support senior staff in project management tasks.

Essential Qualifications & Technical Skills:

  • post-secondary degree or diploma in biology, ecology or environmental science from a recognized University or College;
  • minimum 2 years of relevant professional work experience;
  • a strong working knowledge of the taxonomy and ecology of the terrestrial flora and fauna of Ontario, including solid songbird identification skills;
  • knowledge and experience with relevant legislation (such as Species At Risk Act, Fisheries Act, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act, Ontario Provincial Policy Statement) policy documents and acceptable inventory protocols and/or guidelines for Ontario;
  • knowledge and experience with Ecological Land Classification for Southern Ontario and Ontario Wetland Evaluation System;
  • possess excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • proficient with Microsoft Office software applications; and,
  • a valid driver’s license.

 Additional Skills/Certifications that would be considered an asset:

  • knowledge and experience with animal handling techniques;
  • environmental training workshops and certifications (ELC, OSAP, OWES, OBBN, Class I and II Electrofishing, etc.) – please include a list of those you hold on your CV;
  • experience with deployment of wildlife cameras and acoustic recording equipment; and,
  • up to date rabies vaccination.

LGL Limited provides competitive salaries commensurate with experience and capability. 

LGL Limited is a Canadian, employee-owned company established in 1971 to provide environmental research and consulting services.  Our head office is located in King City, ON, with secondary/affiliate offices located throughout North America including Cambridge, Ontario.  LGL’s clients include government, industry, First Nations and non-government organizations.  LGL employs over 100 full-time professionals including freshwater and marine biologists, wildlife biologists, botanists, acoustic engineers, environmental planners and computer database/mapping specialists.

LGL’s Ontario business group began more than 20 years ago to serve the Ontario market, primarily related to land and infrastructure development and natural resource management. 

Please visit www.lgl.com for more information.

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