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Assistant, Invasive Species Management (2 Casual Positions)


The Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) is a partnership of the municipalities within the Credit River Watershed. We are dedicated to the conservation, protection, restoration and sustainable development of the natural resources of our watershed. Together we have a long and successful history of ensuring a clean supply of water for human and environmental needs. At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Assistant, Invasive Species Management (2 Casual Positions)

Summary of Functions

CVC has a strong history of working with landowners and other partners to further the conservation and restoration of the Credit River Watershed. Through the support of our watershed municipalities and others we are able to offer a wide and growing range of stewardship services to our rural and urban communities. You can be part of this dynamic and committed team as part of our Terrestrial Restoration and Management Program.

This position is responsible for assisting the Invasive Species program with invasive species mapping, monitoring, and removal work on private and public lands. Responsibilities also include the collection of field inventory, monitoring data, and taking part in community outreach and education events. The position will be based out of the Warwick CVC Nursery and Workshop, 15526 Heart Lake Road, Caledon.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Post-secondary studies in Botany, Forestry, Horticulture, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science or Biology is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the issues and impacts of invasive species on natural systems within Ontario.
  • Outdoor work experience necessary. Ability to work under inclement conditions (i.e.: bugs and weather).
  • Experience with the safe operation of farm and landscape equipment, or chainsaw an asset.
  • Experience in the collection of field data.
  • Excellent tree, shrub and plant identification skills.
  • Forestry Exterminator License or Pesticide Technician Certification an asset.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Access database entry
  • Access to reliable transportation and a valid class “G” Ontario Driver’s License required. The successful applicant will be required to provide a MTO Driver’s Abstract.
  • All candidates should be prepared for outdoor work away from amenities on a daily basis.

Summary of Major Tasks

  • Working as part of a team assisting in the management, mapping and monitoring of invasive species in various natural environments on public and private lands.
  • Safe operation of mechanical equipment including: farm tractors, weed trimmer, ATV, water pumps, loading trailers, brush chipper, brush saw, and chainsaw (if licenced).
  • Collecting forest inventory data and invasive plant management data to update CVC management plans.
  • Collecting performance monitoring data on previous restoration and invasive species projects.
  • Assisting with site preparation of planting sites.
  • Field identification of flora and fauna (native and invasive).
  • The control of invasive species through the application of chemical, mechanical and biological control methods.
  • Assist with organization and staging of volunteer workdays and events.
  • Responsible for the organization of data collection records and entry of data into MS Access database
  • Conducting work in a safe manner, ensuring that all CVC health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to at all times
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Information

  • Anticipated Start and End Dates:  (35 hours/week)
    • 1 Position- May 7 to September 28, 2018
    • 1 Position- May 7 to October 26, 2018

Salary starting at: $14.14 per hour

Forward resume by March 25, 2018 to:

Credit Valley Conservation
Fax: (905) 670-5613 or Email: hrcvc@creditvalleyca.ca

Please quote "Assistant, Invasive Species Management (2 Casual Positions)" 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.

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