Mapping and Monitoring Technician
The Mapping and Monitoring Technician has an understanding of the Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt as physical features in Ontario, and the options available to protect these features through various land securement options. They have excellent GIS mapping and interpretation skills, as well as the ability to read and comprehend legal and technical reports.
The Mapping and Monitoring Technician possesses a professional attitude and a willingness to learn. They have well developed project implementation skills and pay attention to detail and accuracy.
- Assess properties identified on the Natural Heritage Mapping Strategy to determine ecological features and provide written reports to various stakeholders on the findings and status of the program.
Provide GIS analysis of landscape and property level natural heritage features.
Working with the Program Director to schedule, conduct and report to the annual monitoring program for the properties protected by the Land Trust.
Conduct assessments of protected ORMLT properties to identify Species at Risk and Invasive Species, prepare reports for the landowners.
Assist with restoration projects on Nature Reserves, coordinating and working with volunteers to complete workdays for removing invasive species, planting native species, trail maintenance etc., practicing health and safety protocols.
Provide written reports on compliance with the Ecological Gifts Program.
Assist in the development and update of the Baseline Documentation Reports and Ecological Sensitivity Reports for new potential properties as needed.
Assist with the organization and implementation of the public outreach and education events including volunteer recruitment, communications and promotions, logistical coordination and reporting.
Assistance with land securement process, documentation and research.
Support grant application writing and reporting
Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
- Post-secondary education in eco-system management, land management, biology, ecology or environmental sciences.
Must be between 15 and 30 years of age and be legally allowed to work in Canada.
Excellent ability to identify birds, plants, amphibians, reptiles, and other key species.
Strong knowledge and understanding of land securement and environmental issues and experience communicating the importance of land protection.
Exceptional writing and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated project management and implementation skills.
Strong experience with GIS mapping skills.
Able to work outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions and natural types of terrain.
Demonstrated experience with GPS and field equipment use.
Strong computer skills with experience in MS Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint databases and web-based applications
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people, build trust and solid relationships, be diplomatic and exhibit sensitivity.
High attention to detail; ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure. Please demonstrate this by including the name of an invasive species in Ontario in the first paragraph of your covering letter.
Ability to plan and coordinate complex activities, organize multiple tasks and prioritize work.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to work with highly sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
Valid Ontario driver’s license, access to a vehicle and suitable insurance coverage.
Our Team:We are a small but mighty team who are continually inspired by the dedication of our donors and supporters. We believe in hard work, teamwork, responsibility, and a commitment to our donors and supporters to do great work. Protecting natural areas is not our job; it is our passion and our promise!
To apply, please submit a current resume and cover letter that articulates your relevant knowledge and experience, why you are interested in this position and what can you bring to this organization as one document, to the Program Director, Aileen Barclay at email@example.com. If you require any accommodation as part of your application or interview (if selected), please let us know.
Salary Range: $16-18/hr depending on experience.
Hours per week: 37.5
About Us: The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust is one of over 35 land trusts in Ontario. We are a charitable organization dedicated to protecting and caring for natural features on the Oak Ridges Moraine and surrounding landscapes. As a member of our team, you will be provided opportunities to visit our network of 60 properties across the moraine, exploring ecosystems such as forests, wetlands, meadows, agricultural fields, and much more. You’ll also learn about the technical side of Land Trusts and land protection in Ontario including reporting and monitoring guidelines and natural heritage mapping strategies. If you are looking for an experience that is multi-faceted and fast paced, this is it!
The Oak Ridges Moraine is part of the territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Chippewas of Georgina Island, Rama, and Beausoleil, and of the Mississaugas of Alderville, Curve Lake, Hiawatha, and Scugog Island – the First Nations of the Williams Treaties. We would like to thank them, and other Indigenous Peoples, for sharing this land with us.
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