ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION FIELD ASSISTANT
ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION FIELD ASSISTANT – 2 POSITIONS
The Alderville Black Oak Savanna (ABOS) is a significant grassland Ontario ecological research, restoration, and outreach centre within the Rice Lake Plains. The Ecological Restoration Field Assistant supports Alderville BOS, Mitigomin Native Plant Nursery (MNPN), and Gitigaan (garden) initiatives focused on grassland restoration projects and invasive species.
KEY JOB FUNCTIONS
• Invasive plant control (identification, mechanical & chemical control and collecting data).
• Habitat monitoring, grassland species identification and compilation of field data.
• Assists with implementation of restorative planning & planting initiatives.
• Assists with implementation of nursery operations and initiatives (germination, watering, transplants, etc.).
• Identification and monitoring of plants, birds, insects, small mammals, and herptiles.
• Trail and burn break building/maintenance.
• Assists with outreach events.
• Works cooperatively in a team environment; follows instruction from colleagues, supervisors and takes a leadership role when required.
• Post-secondary education in ecology, botany, biology or environmental studies/science and/or horticulture.
• Minimum of 1 year experience working within the environmental field (Ecology, Natural Resource Sciences, Natural Areas Management, Landscaping or Horticulture) and/or outdoor physical field work.
• Valid driver’s license and $1M liability insurance.
• CPIC acceptable to position upon conditional offer.
Knowledge & Skills:
• Excellent physical condition and able to lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds and work in extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time.
• Tallgrass species identification skills.
• Ability to utilize everyday software (MS Office Suite).
• Knowledge of Alderville First Nation history
• Experience planting, trees, shrubs, native plants and/or gardening/landscaping.
• Relevant certifications (pesticide applicators, RX100, chainsaw safety, wilderness first aid) and/or ability to obtain relevant certifications.
• Experience with prescription burns.
• Familiarity with restoration maintenance equipment: power trimmer, ATV, bush hog mower, saws, pruning equipment, backpack sprayers, etc.
• Ability to work independently, self-motivated, responsible, mature, trustworthy, and energetic; can adapt to a changing work environment.
Deadline to Apply: Thursday, April 6, 2023
How to Apply:
Applications must include a cover letter, current resume and three work-related references (name, phone #, email address of former Supervisors) and/or letters of reference).
How to Contact: Human Resources Recruitment
Phone: 905-352-2011 ext. 217
Note: Consideration will be given to documented past employment performance, attendance and reliability history for applicants previously employed by AFN. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications outlined to be considered for an interview. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The AFN is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, qualified candidates who self-identify as members of Alderville First Nation or as “Aboriginal” as defined in the AFN Recruitment Policy, will be given preferential consideration for any position.
Chief & Council retain the right to make the final decision on the selection of the successful candidate.
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