OverviewCredit Valley Conservation Technician, Watershed Monitoring (Fauna) Contract in Mississauga, ON
Credit Valley Conservation
Branch Mississauga ON CA
Technician, Watershed Monitoring (Fauna)
Bachelor of Science, specializing in ecology, zoology, forestry, environmental science, or a related subject;…
6 month contract position with possibility of extension
Join the Integrated Watershed Monitoring Program and take part in one of the most comprehensive conservation monitoring programs in Canada. Our team is dynamic and professional; teamwork is evident and valued, and healthy living is promoted and supported through compressed work schedules and flexible hours. We strive for excellence in all that we do. If you are detail-oriented, enjoy working in a collaborative environment, like to be involved in a diversity of projects and are enthusiastic about ecology, then this job is for you. We are currently seeking a Watershed Monitoring Technician with an expertise in forest bird monitoring and knowledge of amphibian and vegetation monitoring to join our team. Help us make a difference today!
SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS
Reporting to the Senior Specialist, Watershed Monitoring, this position will lead the collection, summary, and management of forest bird, salamander and frog data in forest and wetland communities for CVC’s Integrated Watershed Monitoring Program. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in the collection of vegetation data, and assist with the compilation, analysis, and reporting of related abiotic and biotic monitoring data and information.
Bachelor of Science, specializing in ecology, zoology, forestry, environmental science, or a related subject; a Master of Science would be an asset;
Minimum of 2 years’ experience related to major tasks;
Excellent Eastern North American bird identification skills by both sight and especially sound;
Demonstrated experience conducting point count surveys, distance sampling and any other bird survey techniques;
Experience with automated recording units and processing of associated data an asset;
Experience and/or knowledge of some, or all of the following would be an asset: salamander cover-board surveys, marsh monitoring protocols for amphibians and familiarity with southern Ontario Ecological Land Classification (ELC);
Extensive field work experience and required ability to work under adverse environmental conditions (e.g. biting insects, heat, rain, etc.);
Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment, with strong organizational and communication (oral and written) skills;
Proven technical writing skills (examples will be required if an interview is granted), with experience using Microsoft Office Suite Software (Word, Excel, Access);
Demonstrated experience and strong interest with data entry and other components of information management;
Demonstrated knowledge of data summarization skills; knowledge of statistical analysis principles, techniques and software packages (e.g. ‘R’, PC-ORD, STATISTICA) is an asset;
Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license;
Successful candidate will provide a current MTO driver’s abstract;
Certification in First Aid is considered an asset.
SUMMARY OF MAJOR TASKS
Field Data Collection
Conduct field work for approximately 6 months using standardized methodologies, leading the collection of forest bird point counts, salamander cover board surveys and wetland amphibian surveys. Assist in the collection of tree health and vegetation data when necessary; support other components of the monitoring program where necessary (e.g. fish, water quality, benthics);
Conduct pre-monitoring activities such as equipment preparation, land-owner contact, scheduling and other logistics.
Lead and conduct data entry and quality control of bird and amphibian monitoring data;
Maintain and organize physical and electronic data sheets and associated files;
Assist in the compilation and review of data to support data requests.
Data Reporting and Analysis
Lead summarization of bird, salamander and frog monitoring data;
Assist preparation of landowner results packages;
Prepare sections of annual and biennial reports as well as monitoring protocols;
Research and share information (i.e. report or presentation) on monitoring protocols and topics relevant to the ecology of forest and wetland communities; adjust style based on audience;
Support or contribute to more complex statistical analysis and reporting as required;
Other duties as assigned by the Senior Specialist, Watershed Monitoring.
Anticipated Start and End Dates: February 5 – August 3, 2018 (35 hours/week)
Annual Salary Starting at: $53,117
Forward resume and cover letter by December 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM (EST) to:
Credit Valley Conservation
E-mail: [email protected]valleyca.ca or Fax (905) 670-2210
Please quote “Technician, Watershed Monitoring (Fauna)” on resume/letter.
Resumes/letters submitted electronically must be submitted in 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.
Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Mississauga, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-11-17