Crew Leader, Watershed Monitoring (Fisheries)
At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Crew Leader, Watershed Monitoring (Fisheries)
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.
Lead a field crew in providing technical field assistance to the fisheries component of the Integrated Watershed Monitoring Program (IWMP).
- Must be currently enrolled in or have completed a college/university diploma or degree program specializing in fisheries biology, ecology, environmental science or a related environmental field.
- Must have a valid Class ‘G’ Driver’s License. The successful applicant will be required to provide a MTO Driver’s Abstract.
- Field supervision and field work coordination experience.
- Must be willing to work under adverse environmental conditions.
- Class 2 electrofishing certification required; Class 1 certification and Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card are assets.
- Experience in river and stream sampling including electrofishing and fish identification, water quality, benthic invertebrate sampling.
- Standard first aid and CPR required.
Summary of Major Tasks
- Perform the following tasks under limited direction.
- Lead a field crew to collect fisheries data for the IWMP,
- Sample, identify and record fish species and biomass data throughout the Credit River watershed using a backpack electrofisher, generator unit electrofisher, and seine or hoop nets.
- Prepare Fish Collection Records as required by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
- Provide assistance to the other components of the monitoring program (benthic macroinvertebrates, hydrogeology, geomorphology, water quality), or other CVC projects as required.
- Anticipated Start and End Dates: May 21, 2019 to August 30, 2019 (35 hours/week)
Salary starting at: $19.75 per hour
Forward resume by March 31, 2019 to:
Please quote "Crew Leader, Watershed Monitoring (Fisheries)" 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.