Terrestrial Monitoring Technician
Terrestrial Monitoring Technician
6 Month Contract - Starting May 3, 2021
*This position is contingent on funding approval*
Conservation Halton was created to protect, restore and manage the natural resources in our watershed but we have grown to become so much more. Today, we protect our communities and conserve our natural environment through planning, education and recreation and to support our partners in the creation of sustainable communities within our watershed.
We believe that diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives make us stronger. Conservation Halton is committed to be an equal opportunity employer, creating an inclusive work environment and encouraging employees to be their most authentic self, no matter their ethnic background, religious beliefs, age demographic, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental health or general appearance. We also expect our employees to embrace and embody these values in all aspects of their work.
Four years ago, Conservation Halton started a process of transformation through our strategic plan, Metamorphosis. That strategic plan was an important first step for us to better understand the needs of our community and lay the groundwork for what needed to be done. Metamorphosis has now reached its end, but it is more important than ever for us to plan for the future. Our new strategic plan, Momentum, positions us to use the improvements and achievements we have made to carry us into the future for a more green, resilient, connected tomorrow. We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious, and strategic people that are not satisfied with the status quo, are excited by the opportunity in every challenge and are driven by meaningful, measurable results. If you are looking to join an environmentally-focused and socially-conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!
Reporting to the Terrestrial Monitoring Ecologist, the Terrestrial Monitoring Technician is responsible for completing a variety of terrestrial monitoring surveys, including but not limited to breeding bird, vegetation, and amphibian surveys in support of Conservation Halton’s Long-term Environmental Monitoring Program and local development projects. Surveys will be conducted at a number of public and private sites across the Conservation Halton watershed using the Forest Bird Monitoring Protocol, Marsh Monitoring Program protocol and forest health vegetation protocols
- Must be currently enrolled in, or recent graduate of post-secondary education (within three years)
- A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Under the age of 30 at the start of employment
- Have a background in biology, ecology, forestry, natural resources management or similar discipline
- Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of the natural resources of the watershed based on field experience, including superior identification skills of terrestrial plants and Ontario birds
- Expert ability (visual and auditory) to identify all birds under field conditions that would be expected within forested and wetland habitats of Ontario
- Ability to identify local flora and fauna, with experience using different vegetation monitoring protocols (e.g. EMAN, VSP)
- Experience using the Forest Bird Monitoring Protocol and Marsh Monitoring Program protocol
- Ability to locate sites in the field using UTM coordinates and traverse rough terrain
- Proficient record keeping and attention to detail
- Possess strong data management skills including knowledge of computer programs such as Excel and Word
- Familiarity with habitats, landscape, and parks of the Conservation Halton watershed an asset
- Perform such other related duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Coordinator, Monitoring Ecology
- Perform his/her duties in accordance with Conservation Halton’s Safety Policy and Procedures and in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations
- Able to work independently in potentially isolated settings (e.g. interior forest habitats)
- Able to work outdoors in a variety of conditions (including challenging terrain) and to adapt to the daily challenges associated with field work and early morning/evening surveys
- CPR and first aid certification preferred
- Possess a valid driver’s licence
- $18.00 per hour based on a 35-hour work week
- You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles
- You will work with a creative, talented, and solutions-focused team
- You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
- Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
- Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
- Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food, and merchandise
Our Core Values
Be Respectful: Respect one another, celebrate diversity, and embrace new ideas.
Be Adaptable: Change is constant. Channel your passion, be innovative, and focus on results.
Be Collaborative: Share your knowledge, listen to understand, and always communicate clearly.
Be Sustainable: In everything you do, think conservation.
Be Accountable: Uphold your integrity, demonstrate measurable progress, and strive for excellence.
Please email your application to email@example.com by Sunday April 18, 2021
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We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Conservation Halton is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.