City Naturalist & Outreach Coordinator

JOB POSTING #: 2022-0217

POSTING PERIOD: Monday, July 25, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. to Monday, August 8, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

DEPARTMENT: Parks & Facilities

UNION: Non-Union

JOB CODE: NU0210

POSITION STATUS: Regular Full-Time

GRADE/CLASS: NU12

# OF POSITIONS: 1

RATE OF PAY: $86,244.13 to $104,830.80 Annually

SHIFT WORK REQ’D: Yes

DUTIES:

Reporting to the City Forester/Manager, Forestry & Natural Areas or designate, this position will be responsible for the complete operation including planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of the Ojibway Prairie Complex parkland (620 acres) and the Ojibway Nature Centre;
Will provide research and planning/management for 38 Candidate Natural Heritage Sites, Official Plan environmental policies, secondary plans, watershed plans, development proposals and Life Science research; promote an awareness, appreciation, enjoyment and protection of the rich natural heritage assets of the City of Windsor by developing, coordinating and administering a variety of high quality educational and recreational experiences associated with the physical resources available in Windsor;
Enhance the quality of life of City residents by encouraging positive environmental ethics and the integration of natural heritage in the fabric of urban life; protect and manage the City’s prairie, savanna and oak woodland ecosystems, which are critically endangered in Ontario, and ensure no loss of native species diversity in the City;
Work with Ministry of Natural Resources to enhance endangered species recovery through public education, field research, stewardship activities. developing annual goals and objectives; preparing, monitoring, and controlling facility budgets; selecting, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating full time and part time staff;
Planning, scheduling, implementing, and evaluating environmental education programs, workshops, conferences and special events;
Working effectively with community groups and government agencies;
Maintaining heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and other electrical/mechanical systems;
Preparing and maintaining high quality displays and wildlife exhibits for the Ojibway Nature Centre;
Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing;
Preparing and maintaining accurate operating and financial records;
Maintaining accurate payroll and personnel records;
Will perform Occupational Health & Safety duties as outlined in the Corporation’s Health and Safety Program.
Will perform other related duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have a Master’s Degree in in Biology, Natural Resource Science, or related field or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum of two (2) years progressive experience to acquire knowledge, principles and practices involved in managing areas of unique ecological significance, supervisory, problem solving and communication skills;
OR Must have a University Degree in Biology, Natural Resource Science, or related field or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum of four (4) years progressive experience to acquire knowledge, principles and practices involved in managing areas of unique ecological significance, supervisory, problem solving and communication skills;
OR Must have a Community College diploma in Natural Resource Science or related field or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum six (6) years progressive experience to acquire knowledge, principles and practices involved in managing areas of unique ecological significance, supervisory, problem solving and communication skills;
OR Must have an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma plus one (1) year of post secondary school courses in Natural Resource Science or related field or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalencies and a minimum of ten (10) years experience to gain communication, supervisory, recreation programming and marketing skills.
Sound knowledge of principles and practices involved in planning or managing areas of unique ecological significance
Ability to work and communicate effectively with the general public, municipal, and provincial staff through proven oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Must have working knowledge of computer software programs, such as web development, database, Word, Excel, and ActiveNet;
Should have knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, its regulations and knowledge of the hazards associated with the work.
The physical demands analysis associated with this job indicates a medium level of work.
Must complete a post-offer agility test in an effort to assist the successful candidate in completing the position tasks safely and to aid in minimizing injuries on the job.
NOTE:

All City of Windsor employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment in accordance with the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged
We offer a smoke-free office environment
Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 25 as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment.
The Corporation of the City of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Windsor will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the City of Windsor Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

Full Professor and Canada Research Chair

Full Job Description
The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) in the College of Biological Science (CBS) at the University of Guelph (UoG) invites outstanding applicants for a prestigious Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Eukaryote Biodiversity Genomics. The position is only open to individuals from one or more of the following equity-seeking groups: women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and racialized groups. This is a tenured position normally at the rank of Full Professor. Tier I CRCs are initially awarded for seven years and can be renewed for a second term. For more details, visit the CRC Program.

This Tier 1 CRC in Eukaryote Biodiversity Genomics is a position of strategic importance to IB, CBS, and the UoG as it will aid the continuity and continued growth of the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (CBG). In particular, this position will aim to leverage the world-renowned DNA barcoding and metabarcoding expertise within the CBG to maintain its global leadership in developing and applying DNA-based identification systems for multicellular eukaryotes. The Centre is also deeply involved in efforts to apply this knowledge to advance biodiversity assessment and conservation.

Candidates must possess an outstanding record of research accomplishment which has led to their recognition as an international leader in the biodiversity genomics of eukaryotes. They should also have a strong record in securing grants and considerable experience in supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The successful candidate must develop an innovative research program that will attract support from NSERC and other Canadian funders, but they should also be prepared to lead the assembly of larger collaborative grants and contribute to knowledge translation and transfer in association with college and university research offices. While this is a research-intensive appointment, the CRC will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, albeit at a reduced load.

The successful candidate will hold a leadership position in the CBG, a flagship research centre at the UofG. Over the past 20 years, it has received more than $150 million in support. These funds have allowed the construction of a 50,000 sq ft2 research facility, the acquisition of computational and sequencing infrastructure, and the assembly of a research team with world-class expertise in biodiversity genomics (https://biodiversitygenomics.net/). The CBG also has a global network of research alliances through its leadership of the International Barcode of Life Consortium.

The CRC position will be based in the CBG, but the incumbent will hold a faculty appointment within IB, a dynamic department with 35 faculty whose research interests span conservation biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, and physiology across diverse taxa and at levels from molecules to ecosystems. IB values diversity and inclusivity because it knows that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, complex problem solving, and the creation of a representative academic community. The Department is committed to developing and maintaining a culture that is positive, collegial, and respectful of all members, and in which wellness and healthy work-life balance are valued along with excellence in research and teaching. The Department has developed an EDI statement and specific recommendations for faculty hiring that incorporate these important issues. The CRC holder is expected to have a strong track record of mentorship in equitable and inclusive research environments, establish a diverse research team, and create an inclusive environment that enables all members to reach their full research potential. The CRC holder should also have a track record of providing opportunities for equity-deserving groups.

CRC Requirements

The CRC program is committed to excellence in research and research training and promotes exemplary practices with respect to equity and diversity. As such, it aims to ensure the appropriate representation of women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples, and racialized persons. To advance towards this goal, the present position is only eligible to individuals from one or more of the following equity-seeking groups: women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and racialized groups. The University supports the Canada Research Chairs Program’s commitment to EDI. Learn more about the University’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan for the CRC Program. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Candidates from the academic sector must be full professors or senior associate professors while those from the public or private sectors must possess equivalent qualifications. The nomination resulting from the selection process is forwarded to the CRC Secretariat for review and final approval. Please consult the CRC program for full program information, including details on eligibility.

Application Process
Assessment of applications will begin on August 31, 2022 and will continue until a nominee is selected. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file) to:

Dr. Glen Van Der Kraak
Chair of the CRC Selection Committee
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: gvanderk@uoguelph.ca

 

Cover letter (1-2 pages)
Alignment of your research with programs underway in CBG, in IB, and with priorities in the University of Guelph’s Strategic Research Plan.
Overview of the proposed structure of your research team.
Anticipated infrastructure and space requirements.
Full curriculum vitae.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement (1-page)
Discuss how your research embeds EDI considerations
Research statement (< 6 pages)
Overview of your research, including knowledge mobilization and innovation activities.
Alignment with CBG’s research strength in biodiversity genomics.
Potential collaborations with other researchers at the U of G.
Social/economic benefits that may result from the research program.
Contribution and fit of your research to the Canadian and international research ecosystem
References
Contact details for three individuals who will submit a letter of recommendation
Letters of reference will only be requested for candidates who are shortlisted.
As the CRC Program requires the collection of self-identification data, each applicant must complete the University’s Applicant Tracking Questionnaire. This information is collected by the Office of Diversity and Human Rights in support of the University’s employment equity program, and all self-identification details of candidates are kept confidential. Applicants who self-identify as an Indigenous person on the Applicant Tracking Questionnaire will be asked to confirm their First Nation, Inuit or Métis citizenship or ancestral and kinship connections in a confidential follow-up process.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University
The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph recognizes that an inclusive campus and a culture of inclusion https://uoguel.ph/ox2p9 is an institutional and social imperative. Acknowledging the University’s diverse population and ensuring that every member of an inclusive campus is a valued contributor is a foundational pillar of a successful post-secondary institution. The University of Guelph is committed to an Employment Equity Program that includes special measures to address the underrepresentation of individuals from four groups designated by the Employment Equity Act (women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and racialized groups) within its allocation of Canada Research Chairs.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

Wildlife Management Intern – Biology

The sustainable management of Nunavut’s wildlife resources depends on the next generation of conservation leaders. The NWMB has launched a new wildlife management intern casual position to help support Inuit in their journey to be environmental stewards. As a Wildlife Management Intern, you will build a diverse skill set and gain practical knowledge on wildlife research and management through valuable real-world experience. You will work with the diverse Wildlife Staff team and report to the Director of Wildlife.

See full internship description here

FOREST PRODUCTIVITY SPECIALIST – GROWTH AND YIELD

If you are a dynamic leader and resource professional come join the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry team, where you will lead the acquisition, development/transfer of biological, ecological and forest science data knowledge and information required for the description and forecasting of forest growth, yield and stand dynamics in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence (GLSL) and Deciduous forest ecosystems in southern region.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• a defined benefit pension plan
• maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• comprehensive health plan
• life and disability insurance
• flexible work arrangements
• collegial and professional work culture
• career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• on-the-job training to support your success in the role

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:

• develop, evaluate and validate GLSL/Deciduous forest growth and yield (G&Y) information management products and tools
• provide program expertise and advice in the development and calibration of GLSL/Deciduous forest growth and yield and stand dynamics
• provide evaluation of forest sustainability in southern region
• conduct resource analysis and modelling
• provide leadership and advice in developing GLSL/Deciduous forest science strategies, programs and practices in support of natural resources policy, management, planning/operational program needs for southern Ontario

How do I qualify?
Mandatory
• You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.
• You must possess a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) designation from the Ontario Professional Foresters Association or have the ability to transfer designation from out-of-province and be able to practice professional forestry without professional supervision.

Technical knowledge and skills:
• You have advanced knowledge of GLSL and deciduous forest region biology, ecology, soils, mensuration, forest growth and yield modelling and quantitative silviculture.
• You have advanced knowledge of selection and shelterwood silvicultural systems and G&Y decision support tools applicable to these for silvicultural decision making and wood supply analysis.
• You have sound knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of ecosystem and forest resource management.
• You have knowledge of scientific methods such as experimental design, plot establishment, measurement and maintenance of forest growth and yield plots and statistical analysis.

Communication and interpersonal skills:
• You have well developed communication skills to lead and provide input to strategic and operational plans, scientific publications and reports and prepare project proposals and status reports.
• You have demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills to participate in workshops and communicate with internal and external stakeholders and to present project and program proposals to clients, partners and ministry staff.
• You can facilitate cooperation between researchers, clients and partners with varying views and interests.
• You demonstrate a proven ability to work within and across teams.

Analytical and problem-solving skills:
• You have analytical and problem-solving skills to determine, clarify and evaluate options and identify approaches to address forest management problems.
• You can interpret and synthesize information from scientific studies into solutions by developing guidelines and recommendations.
• You can analyze and assess the effectiveness of research and technology development and establish criteria for measuring the success and future applicability of project results.

Planning and organizational skills:
• You have demonstrated planning skills to implement and manage complex field monitoring, assessment and model validation programs in a changing, flexible environment.
• You have organizational skills to determine client needs, and by leading working groups and workshops to determine southern client needs to direct provincial program direction.

Computer skills:
• You have demonstrated computer querying skills with database management systems, as well as proficiency with spreadsheets, GIS, graphics packages, statistical software, word-processing, email and internet.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:
Address:
1 Permanent, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad – definitions
Schedule:
3-A
Category:
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Note:
N-NR-181354/22
How to apply:
You must apply online.
Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

WILDLIFE RESEARCH ANALYST

Do you have a background in wildlife biology and forest ecology, with experience in wildlife field research? If so, consider this interesting role with the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• a defined benefit pension plan
• maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• comprehensive health plan
• life and disability insurance
• flexible work arrangements
• collegial and professional work culture
• career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• on-the-job training to support your success in the role

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• plan, conduct and coordinate field and laboratory components of a research program investigating the impacts of forest management and other activities on large mammals and other wildlife in the Boreal Forest
• provide specialized scientific and analytical support to the NMEP research programs to deliver on objectives and goals in a timely, safe and efficient manner
• analyze data, write scientific reports and communicate results and achievements to a variety of project partners and clients
• provide group leadership and report on the activities of the research team in the study area(s)

How do I qualify?
Mandatory
• You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.
• You have the ability to work long hours, in rough terrain, in inclement weather, in remote locations requiring extended periods away from home.

Technical expertise:
• knowledge of one or more areas of natural science is required to understand the context of anthropogenic disturbance, forest ecology and advanced principles of wildlife biology and management
• knowledge of policies, procedures and legal instruments (Crown Forest Sustainability Act, Forest EA, Endangered Species Act) governing forest management in Ontario

Field experience:
• knowledge of habitat sampling procedures; large mammal capture, immobilization and handling procedures; radio and satellite telemetry and analysis of wildlife tracking data
• technical skills to undertake field operations, including the ability to operate boats, ATVs, snowmobiles etc. and conduct aerial surveys in fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft

Communication and interpersonal skills:
• ability to communicate with scientific and technical audiences, or the public, and write concise technical documents such as reports, guidance documents, and publish in scientific peer-reviewed journals
• tact, negotiation and consensus-building skills to work with team members, research partners and co-ordinate activities to achieve common goals and deliver results

Technology proficiency:
• knowledge of standard experimental and sampling designs, GIS and database management and applicable software multivariate statistics, word processing, graphics software and information technology to acquire data and analyze it, prepare and present reports, and transfer results

Project management:
• planning and organizational skills to implement field projects of a complex nature in order to develop project teams, contribute to determining objectives and approaches, and meet project deliverables with minimal supervision
• ability to work within a team as group leader or in support of project team members

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:
Address:
1 Permanent, 421 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
1 Temporary, duration up to 9 months, 421 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad – definitions
Schedule:
3-A
Category:
Fish and Wildlife
Posted on:
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Note:
N-NR-181399/22
How to apply:
You must apply online.
Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

Fish Habitat Technician (3-year term)

Application Deadline: March 18, 2022
Location: Atlantic Canada

Please submit your application through our online career center for confidential consideration.

Who We Are
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), one of the nation’s leading conservation organizations, is a passionate community of people who believe that nature is the foundation of strong communities, a prosperous economy and a sustainable future that supports the hopes and dreams of the next generation. Together, we conserve and restore some of the most valuable and threatened landscapes on the planet.

What You Will Do
In this position, you will be responsible for leading fish habitat offsetting field programs and providing technical support to project managers.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

The identification of potential Fish Habitat Offsetting projects
Working closely with other ENGO’s, watershed groups, associations or private companies.
Conducting fish and fish habitat assessments, surveys, and monitoring
Collecting fish and fish habitat data, managing and presenting data and results
Writing, reviewing and editing of potential project funding proposals and project reports.
Providing technical and safety leadership in a team environment
Working collaboratively within Ducks Unlimited corporate culture
Knowledge of the Federal Fisheries Act and Knowledge of the Policy for applying measures to offset adverse effects on fish and fish habitat under the Fisheries Act.

Who We Need
You are a self-motivated individual with a positive, “can do” attitude, who thrives in a fast-paced environment.   You are a reliable team player with strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills will make you a great asset to our team.

You are an energetic collaborator and can cultivate solid relationships with people.

What You Will Bring
Diploma or degree in biology, environmental science, or a similar related field
Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Relevant professional designation is an asset.
Knowledge of Atlantic fish species and their habitats, including freshwater and coastal.
Fish handling and identification skills
Demonstrated experience writing reports, proposals, and presenting biological results.
Experience in identifying /delivering Fish Habitat Offsetting projects is an asset
Adept in the operation and maintenance of field equipment
Ability to work in physically demanding sometimes remote field settings
Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative working style
Valid drivers license
Electrofishing certification is an asset.
The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.
Bilingualism in French and English will be considered an asset

How to Apply
Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff.  Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application through our online career center for confidential consideration.

Closing deadline: March 18, 2022 (11:59 PM EST)

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Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners and Indigenous Peoples to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Senior Wildlife Biologist

 

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and a vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities we support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

 

Your Opportunity

Stantec has an opportunity for a Senior Wildlife Biologist to help lead our terrestrial wildlife programs. The position will be based in one of our British Columbia offices (Sidney, Burnaby, Terrace, Kelowna, Kamloops, or Prince George). The ideal candidate for this position is one that can lead the development and coordination of a variety of wildlife technical scopes. Working in a team environment, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the wildlife component of projects, such as designing and leading wildlife field programs, preparing components of environmental assessments, writing wildlife management and monitoring plans, supporting caribou mitigation and offsetting plans, and supporting environmental permitting activities for a variety of projects.

Your Key Responsibilities

  1. Promote a strong health and safety culture and actively participate in Stantec’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment Program
  2. Lead assignments or projects related to terrestrial wildlife that requires critical thinking and mature technical knowledge
  3. Lead the development and implementation of assignments/projects, independently or as part of a team, that have a broad scope or are complex in nature
  4. Develop, manage, and implement terrestrial wildlife components of projects, such as biophysical inventories, environmental assessments, management and monitoring plans, and compliance reports
  5. Technical writing and report preparation
  6. Provide technical advice to clients relating to terrestrial wildlife on multidisciplinary projects
  7. Coordinate and track assignments, scopes, schedules, budgets, and deliverables and manage tasks according to approved scopes of work
  8. Communicate with clients and project management teams
  9. Assist with proposal writing and business development, including limited travel for project work and business development opportunities
  10. Provide technical direction and support to junior staff

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Knowledge of provincial and federal environmental legislation and regulations that relate to terrestrial wildlife
  • Knowledge of and experience with caribou habitat restoration, mitigation, and offsetting is an asset
  • An understanding of project development and management. Previous project management experience is an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience preparing and coordinating environmental assessments, impact statements, mitigation and management plans and other regulatory applications
  • Ability to develop and manage field programs for terrestrial wildlife
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills and ability to interact across a broad range of audiences/ technical backgrounds including internal and external clients, regulatory agencies, and Indigenous groups
  • Experience supervising people and/or leading teams is an asset

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor or graduate degree in biology, or a related discipline from a recognized university
  • Registration with the British Columbia College of Applied Biology as a Registered Professional Biologist
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant consulting experience, including previous experience managing wildlife programs

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location: Canada-British Columbia-Burnaby

Other Locations: Canada-British Columbia-Kelowna, Canada-British Columbia-Sidney, Canada-British Columbia-Terrace, Canada-British Columbia-Kamloops, Canada-British Columbia-Prince George

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

 

Vaccine Policy: Stantec requires some positions in North America to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to reasonable accommodation to the extent required by law because of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.

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Naturalist / Marine Biologist

Are you an outgoing individual who has extensive knowledge of Marine Wildlife? Do you love meeting new people? Do you have a passion for the ocean and love the idea of educating tourists about whales & wildlife? If so we have the perfect job for you!

SpringTide Whale Watching & Eco Tours has an opportunity for a Marine Naturalist/Biologist for our upcoming Whale Watching season (April to Oct)

If you are passionate about wildlife, possess a strong work ethic, and have experience working in the tourism industry then please read on.

Responsibilities of the job:

  • Informing & educating guests about local whales and other marine wildlife
  • Ensuring safety & comfort of all passengers aboard our 61ft Motor Yacht
  • Safely & efficiently tying lines on vessels
  • Performing daily duties as a deckhand/crew member & reporting directly to the Captain
  • Cleaning and preparing boats before & after each tour
  • Practicing a high level of customer service at all times
  • Presenting marine mammal lectures using visual aids
  • Managing large crowds efficiently and effectively
  • Helping out at check-ins
  • Meeting and liaising with Tour Directors and their guests before your tour
  • Keeping guests excited and engaged at all times (especially on those No Whale Days!)

Skills and Qualifications

  • Must have or plan to obtain Marine First Aid certificate
  • Must have or plan to obtain Marine Emergency Duties – DVS (Domestic Vessel Safety)
  • Strong knowledge of vessels & handling lines is a must
  • Extensive knowledge of West Coast Mammals and Birdlife
  • Must have a high level of Customer Service
  • Strong ability to crowd control
  • Passion for wildlife, wildlife conservation & educating guests in a fun manner
  • Knowledge of SpringTide’s contribution to conservation
  • Knowledge of Victoria & surrounding area is preferred
  • University degree in Marine Sciences with a focus on whales is a strong bonus
  • Ability to write and post daily Captain’s Logs on our website
  • Skills in wildlife photography & social media posting is also a bonus
  • The ability to speak more than one language is preferred

Requirements:

  • Must be available to work some evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Must be available to start in April and finish in October
  • Preferably have a degree in Marine Biology and extensive knowledge of local Marine Wildlife

Please send an introductory email outlining why you feel you would be great for this position, along with your current resume showing applicable skills to Joanne@SpringTideCharters.com.  Thank you.

Conservation Technician

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the South Coast Conservation Land Management Program (SCCLMP) are seeking four Conservation Technicians to assist with summer fieldwork throughout the BC South Coast (primarily the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley).  Possible travel to other regions of BC may be required.  This position will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about and work in the fields of Conservation and Resource Management while developing useful skills applicable to these and other job fields.  Field equipment will be provided by DUC, and candidates will be trained in the safe use of all necessary equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Conduct operations and maintenance activities including vegetation and trail maintenance, sign installation, and repairs of walkways, viewing towers, etc.
  2. Perform wetland infrastructure maintenance activities including water control structure inspections and maintenance, beaver debris removal, and operation of pumping facilities
  3. Conduct invasive plant management, including invasive plant inventories, surveys, mechanical removal, and chemical treatment
  4. Cleanup of illegally dumped materials
  5. Conduct field surveys, maintain maps, and record data associated with conservation activities
  6. Assist with database maintenance and report writing as needed
  7. Engage with the public and conduct outreach activities to promote responsible use of conservation lands

Requirements

  • Pursuing or completed post-secondary education in biology, ecology, environmental science, resource management, agriculture, engineering, or a related field (or equivalent knowledge and experience)
  • The successful candidate must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period; be a Canadian citizen or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment; have a valid Social Insurance number and be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • This position involves physical work, heavy lifting, and outdoor work in challenging environments in all weather conditions and occasionally in remote locations
  • Applicants must have a valid current driver’s license (in good standing) and a current driver’s abstract
  • The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Asset: knowledge of local species and ecosystems, experience with invasive plant management, GPS/GIS-based technologies and survey techniques, and computer programs such as the Microsoft suite of programs

Asset: light construction experience and experience using various field equipment including 4WD pickup trucks, mowers, brush cutters, chain saws, generators, chest waders, binoculars, and camera

Additional Details
Anticipated start date May 2, 2022; anticipated end date September 2, 2022
Pay: $18-22 per hour (commensurate with experience), 35-hour work weeks (plus 4% vacation pay)
How to Apply
Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff.  Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application through our online career center for confidential consideration.

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Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners and Indigenous Peoples to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Field Technician

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is seeking one Field Technician to assist with the management of wetland habitats near Dawson Creek & Fort St. John, BC. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about and work in the field of Conservation & Resource Management while developing useful skills applicable to these and other job fields. The successful candidate will conduct fieldwork at DUC Wetland Conservation Projects and be based on their own home in Fort St. John, BC.

All field equipment will be provided by DUC and the candidate will be trained to use all necessary equipment, as well as appropriate safety procedures for fieldwork. The candidate will also be trained in inspection and maintenance techniques and supervised both regionally & locally.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Vegetation and invasive plant management, via application of herbicide(s) and manual treatment/removal methods
  2. Inspection, operation & maintenance of water control infrastructure at DUC wetland projects, including removing beaver dams & other control obstructions, and adjusting control settings.
  3. Performing other maintenance activities at DUC wetland projects such as installing signs, repairing fences, gates, boardwalks and catwalks, etc.
  4. Trail maintenance at McQueen Slough for public wildlife viewing.
  5. Documenting results of inspections and maintenance activities via reports, photographs, and inspection entries.
  6. Completing Occupational Health & Safety inspections, forms, and reports as necessary.

Requirements

  • Interest in biology, ecology, environmental science or resource management, or agriculture preferred
  • Experience and/or prior training in the safe operation of field equipment including 4WD pickup trucks, ATV/UTV’s, power tools (brush cutter, chain saw, etc.).
  • Valid driver’s license (in good standing) and provide a current driver’s abstract
  • Experience in carpentry or working in remote areas would be an asset.
  • Possession of a valid First Aid or BC pesticide applicator’s certificate would be an asset.
  • Ability to work away for days at a time in company-provided accommodation. Working longer days and weekends will be periodically required.
  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at start of employment.
  • The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Additional Details
This is a field-based position involving physical work and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
Anticipated start date May 2, 2022; anticipated end date August 19, 2022
Pay: $22 per hour, 35-hour workweeks (plus 4% vacation pay)

Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff.  Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application through our online career center for confidential consideration.

______________________________________________________

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations, landowners, and Indigenous Peoples to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife, and the environment.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.