23-H21: Assistant, Natural Heritage (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.

Summary of Functions

Assist with field work and data collection for various fisheries related projects under the direction of the Aquatic Ecologist.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must 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
  • Must be willing to work under adverse environmental conditions
  • Electrofishing training/certification and Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card are assets
  • Experience in river and stream sampling including electrofishing, netting and fish identification
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel, Access and GIS are assets
  • Standard first aid and CPR preferred

Summary of Major Tasks

  • Help with invasive Common Carp removals, surveys, reporting and summarizing results
  • Conduct fisheries surveys using electrofishing or netting
  • Support four weekend public boat wash station events
  • Assess stream permanency and collect low flow stream data
  • Support fieldwork in other disciplines
  • Other duties as assigned
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