Assistant, Forest Management
At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Assistant, Forest Management
Who are we?
Credit Valley Conservation is one of Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities dedicated to protecting, restoring and enhancing our local natural environment. We care for the Credit River, its streams and tributaries from the headwaters in Orangeville to the shores of Lake Ontario in Mississauga. We are scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, environmentalists, stewards, planners, foresters, recreation experts and much more. We create connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. We’re leaders and explorers. We are professional and we’re inspired. We know our stuff, and we work every day to make a difference.
Who are you?
You want to be part of an organization with an environmental goal. You get up every day and go to work with purpose. You accept that you may not change the world, but you’ll try to make an impact in your corner. You like to partner with skilled people across many professions. It’s as natural for you think about the outdoors as it is to think out of the box. You’re passionate, responsible and approachable. You do what’s right, not just what’s easy. You care, and it shows.
Why work for us?
We offer competitive public sector pay. We’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension fund. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll know your co-workers by name and will make fast friends. You’ll like being at work.
SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS
Reporting to the Forest Management Technician, this position is responsible for assisting in the collection of Forest Resource Inventory data. The position requires some experience in forest data collection, tree and shrub identification, and the safe operation of vehicles and ATV’s. This position will be based out of the Warwick CVC Nursery and Workshop, 15526 Heart Lake Road, Caledon.
- Post-secondary studies in Forestry, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science or Biology is preferred
- Valid class “G” Ontario Driver’s License required
- Outdoor work experience in collecting ELC, FRI or other plot based field data
- Proven experience with the safe operation of trucks and ATV’s
- Experience with ArcView GIS, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Good tree, shrub and plant identification skills
- Ability to work in a small team
- Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions and various terrain
- Good communication skills and ability to engage with the public
Summary of Major TasksGeneral
- Work as part of a small field crew collecting FRI data
- Collecting forest resource inventory data
- Using Microsoft Excel to enter and summarize data
- Assist in the writing of stand summary, and other reports as required
- Provide assistance and direction to other programs including nursery operations, invasive species removal, and naturalization.
- Operation of mechanical equipment including: chainsaws, vehicles, ATV’s, water pumps, trailers
- Conducting work in a safe manner.
- Ensuring all CVC health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to
Additional InformationAnticipated Start and End Dates: July 1, 2019 to August 30, 2019 (35 hours/week)
Salary starting at: $16.75 per hour
Forward resume by June 23, 2019 to:
Please quote "Assistant, Forest Management" on resume/letter. Resumes/letters submitted electronically must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
CVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), CVC will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.