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Assistant, Natural Heritage Inventory (2 Casual Positions)


At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Assistant, Natural Heritage Inventory (2 Casual Positions)

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.

Reporting to the Natural Heritage Inventory Specialist/Natural Heritage Inventory Technician, this position requires you to act as a supporting member of a two-person field crew that spends most days of the field season (June through September) conducting biological inventories of vegetation communities, flora and fauna in natural areas throughout the Credit River watershed.  The inventories are conducted on public and private lands, most is off-trail and a wide variety of field conditions are encountered.    Database entry of field data, and support to analysis and reporting functions are additional office-based components of this position.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of a post-secondary program such as biology, ecology, botany, environmental science, fish and wildlife, ecosystem management, natural resource management, horticulture or forestry,
  • Field work experience necessary.  Ability to work under inclement conditions (i.e. bugs, weather, and wetlands) and off-trail on a daily basis.
  • Good flora and fauna identification skills.  Particular strength in plant and/or bird identification (sight and song) an asset.
  • Working experience with field inventory protocols, particularly Ecological Land Classification, an asset.
  • Experience with data entry using MS Access an asset.
  • Customer service or landowner contact experience an asset.
  • Valid Class “G” Ontario driver’s license.  The successful applicant will be required to provide a MTO Ontario Driver’s Abstract.

Summary of Major Tasks

  • Working as supporting member of a small field crew conducting inventory of natural areas following the Ecological Land Classification protocols throughout the Credit River watershed.
  • Site orientation using orthophotos and GPS unit.
  • Assist with field identification of flora (trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants including grasses and sedges) and fauna.
  • Assist with in-office identification and verification of flora.
  • Plant sample collection and herbarium specimen preparation.
  • Accurate record-keeping of field data.
  • Responsible for the accurate entry of field data into MS access database.
  • May participate in evening road-based bat acoustic inventories.

Additional Information

  • Anticipated Start and End Dates: May 6, 2019 – December 6, 2019 (35 hours/week)

Salary starting at: $16.75 per hour

Forward resume by March 24, 2019 to:

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

Please quote "Assistant, Natural Heritage Inventory (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.