Responsible for ensuring the successful preservation and restoration of 1,000+ acres, rare is located in one of the fastest- growing areas of the country. Its lands provide a natural laboratory for scientific study and research, and for rare’s related research-based educational programs. For information, visit us online at www.raresites.org
Supervised by and reporting to the rare Program Scientist – Research & Education Priorities, Partnerships & Monitoring, and working in a team environment with all program advisors, staff and volunteers, the Ecological Monitoring Assistant is responsible for conducting butterfly monitoring and other related duties, as required.
This is a paid position available pending approval of external funding. In order to be eligible the candidate must:
- be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
- have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Student or recent graduate from a post-secondary program related to any of the environmental or biological sciences;
- Strong southern Ontario flora and fauna identification skills (with particular emphasis on butterflies an asset);
- Willing and able spend long periods outdoors in all weather conditions;
- Comfortable working independently with little supervision;
- Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle;
- Previous fieldwork experience would be an asset;
- Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network (OBBN) experience and certification would be an asset.
- Assist with ongoing monitoring activities at rare using standardized protocols, including, but not limited to, butterfly monitoring and benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring;
- Participate in invasive species removal and restoration events;
- Sort and identify macroinvertebrates collected from creeks and wetlands;
- Complete data entry tasks;
- Assist with data analysis and reporting on various monitoring projects;
- Deliver weekly insect-themed programs at rare summer ECO Camps and assist with occasional school programs;
- Assist with other rare events as required;
- Attend regular staff meetings to report on progress and preliminary findings.
SALARY: $16.35/hr, 35 hours a week for up to 15 weeks pending approval of funding
TENTATIVE START DATE: May 13, 2021
HOW TO APPLY
DEADLINE: Sunday May 2nd, 2021
Applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for two professional references as an attachment to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible, please compile your documents into one pdf file. Any application materials provided within the body (text) of your email will not be considered. Cover letters for this position may be addressed to Jenna Quinn. Please include the name of the job position in the email subject line.
No phone calls please. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. References will not be contacted until you have been short-listed and informed.
As part of our commitment to racial justice, reconciliation and equity building, we welcome individuals from marginalized communities including Black people, Indigenous people, people of colour, LGBTQI2S+ and self-identifying women candidates to apply for this position. We encourage people with disabilities to apply. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We are dedicated to removing bias from our hiring process. For this reason, we have implemented an anonymous review component in our recruitment process. What does this mean? We will be removing your name, address and e-mail address from your application/resume prior to it being reviewed by the hiring manager, during the first stage of the recruitment process. If you are selected for an interview, this information will become available to the hiring manager only at that time.
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