Administrative Manager

Position Summary:

The Administrative Manager position is responsible for providing office management and financial and operational support for two conservation programs operating from the WCS Canada office in Whitehorse, Yukon — Northern Boreal Mountains and Arctic Beringia programs. This position will work closely with the co-leads of the Northern Boreal Mountains (NBM) program and the lead of the Arctic Beringia (AB) program, and in close coordination with the Director of Finances and Operations located in the WCS Head Office in Toronto, Ontario. This position has the potential to expand into additional areas in support of our conservation programs and activities.

 

The ideal candidate is an individual that is motivated to provide support to mission-driven teams; has demonstrable experience with the administration and management of the financial and operational functions of an organization; is a Yukon resident with ready physical access to Whitehorse; and has an interest in the conservation of wildlife and nature.

 

Position Objectives:

  • Provide effective financial management support for the NBM and AB programs.
  • Provide administration and operational support for the Whitehorse office.
  • Provide support with fundraising and grants management for the NBM and AB programs
  • Coordinate closely with central management, finance, fundraising and communication teams that operate from the WCS Canada head office.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assist program leads with the preparation of annual budgets and work plans.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly expense reports.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for the NBM and AB program leads and additional reports as needed.
  • Manage program spending against grants ensuring spending is aligned with funding agreement budgets.
  • Manage funding information for the programs in coordination with the WCS Canada Fundraising Team, including relevant documents, information about key dates and deliverables, etc.
  • Provide support with the development of funding proposals and funder reports to meet deadlines.
  • Provide support with the recruitment and management of seasonal staff, in coordination with hiring manager and the WCS Canada Manager of Human Resources.
    Support the preparation of legal agreements, primarily consulting and other service contracts, including contract modifications as needed.
  • Provide office management support to the WCS Canada Whitehorse office, including purchasing and general IT support.
  • Coordinate meeting, workshop and event logistics as required.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements in support of meetings and fieldwork as required.
  • Provide communications support including assisting with the development of communication materials and coordinating with WCS Canada communications staff.
  • Ensure finance and operations workflows and practices adhere to WCS Canada policies and guideline.
  • Other program support as required.

 

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Manager of Environmental Assessment

About Our Opportunity
As the Manager of Environmental Assessment, you will provide leadership, guidance, and support to the EA Branch – a small, tight-knit collaborative, collegial and accomplished group of professionals.

You will be responsible for oversight of the department’s EA process, leading and supporting your team through an exciting period of change as we focus on continuous process improvement to the existing EA process while working toward a large-scale modernization of the Environmental Assessment program by 2024 – one of the legislated goals under the Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act (EGCCRA), and beyond. This work requires leadership in coordinating action on complex legislative responsibilities that extend beyond the mandate of any one organization.
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Education and Outreach Program Leader

Job Description/Responsibilities:

This position will involve the planning, delivery and evaluation of a wide range of educational and outreach programs. A majority of programs will be planned to support CARP’s Annapolis Sand Barrens and Middleton Wetland Restoration projects, but programs related to other areas of CARP’s work are anticipated. The role will involve working with a variety of audiences, including school-based programs for youth in elementary, secondary and post-secondary school, members of community organizations/groups, and members of the general public.

The Education and Outreach Program Leader will work with other CARP staff to identify key themes and learning objectives for activities and programs, and to identify key metrics for project delivery tracking and evaluation.

Normal work hours will be 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; early morning or late evening work may be required on occasion. This position may also require occasional weekend work, in order to plan programs when members of the public are available to attend. The position will include a mix of office work based out of CARP’s office in Annapolis Royal as well as field-based activities. The position will require access to a personal vehicle, with compensation provided according to the prevailing provincial mileage rate.

 

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Conservation Planner

Conservation Planner

The Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) is a watershed-based organization established under the provisions of the Conservation Authorities Act. Since 1958 the HCA has dedicated itself to the management and conservation of watershed lands and water resources for the benefit of people, communities and the environment. HCA undertakes programs on a watershed basis to manage water resources, protect people and property from natural hazards, monitor and conserve the natural environment, and provide recreational and educational opportunities.

HCA is currently seeking a full time Conservation Planner.   Reporting to the Manager, Watershed Planning, Stewardship & Ecological Services, the Conservation Planner supports the achievement of HCA’s strategic goals and objectives related to water resources and natural hazard management, natural heritage conservation, and sustainable land use planning and development. The Conservation Planner is responsible for supporting the administration of the Hamilton Conservation Authority’s (HCA) Regulation of Development, Interference with Wetlands, and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses (Ontario Regulation 161/06), and for assisting with the review of development proposals submitted under the Planning Act, Environmental Assessment Act, and Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act. The Conservation Planner works closely with other Watershed Management Services Division staff in carrying out their duties, and provides advice and expertise to support other HCA program areas and projects as required.

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Conservation Officer III

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants

Reporting to the Wildlife Manager, North Baffin the Conservation Officer III (COIII) initiates, administers and delivers approved programs, projects and services pertaining to wildlife management, environmental protection and the development of the mixed/traditional economy in assigned area of Nunavut in accordance with all Acts, regulations and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA). The efforts of this officer will result in a sustainable renewable resource economy and a traditional harvest that satisfies the needs of uses. The CO III will supervise officers in various communities.

The CO III takes the lead role in enforcing the Wildlife Act and Regulations, Environmental Protection Act and all other legislation for which officer status has been granted (i.e. Fisheries Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act) pertaining to wildlife and supports departmental wildlife research. The CO III maintains the administrative systems of the area station to comply with the requirements of the department and the Government of Nunavut (GN). The incumbent is responsible for developing the sustainable development economy for the maintenance of the community’s mixed/traditional economy based lifestyle and supports district tourism outfitter development. A major part of this position is to maintain effective and efficient operation and maintenance of all territorial parks and facilities within the district area. Another role of the COIII is to inspect and issue licenses to sport lodges, naturalist lodges and outfitter services. The CO III will protect the public from hazards caused by dangerous goods and contaminants and maintains environmental quality standards. The incumbent supervises junior officers in various communities and conducts public education and training in the proper use of renewable resources to strengthen public understanding of conservation ethics, principles and practice. The CO III assists local HTO with organization, maintenance and development to achieve an effective co-management relationship within the environment.

An in-depth knowledge of community development in facilitating renewable resource development and park operation and maintenance skills are required for this position. The ability to access resources and problem solving with respect to sustainable resources, funding resource development and identifying tourism safety training needs are required. The incumbent must have knowledge of computer software in email, word processing, financial spreadsheets and data bases. Must hold a valid Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) and Standard First Aid certificate.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized completion of an accredited two-year natural resources technical institute with three years experience as Conservation Officer, and three years supervisory experience. The successful candidate must hold or be willing to get a valid driver’s license to driver trucks, snowmobiles, ATVs and boats as required within six (6) months of employment.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Ability to communicate in Inuktitut is considered an asset for this position.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Igloolik_HR@gov.nu.ca. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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Lead Hand, Conservation Parks

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

 

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

  • Manages conservation areas, aquatic facilities, and campground, in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Conducts general site, equipment, and infrastructure maintenance.
  • Manages customer service delivery, monitors park use and activities.
  • Supervises seasonal operations staff. Communicates job expectations and daily assignments.
  • Acts as an onsite liaison for project managers, organizational partners, contractors, business clients and other professional contacts providing general oversight, direction, and site knowledge.
  • Manages customer service delivery. Directs seasonal staff on effective service delivery and point-of-sale software operations.
  • Actively participates in ongoing risk management. Follows SOPs. Ensures compliance with pertinent legislation and internal safety policies.
  • Completes daily site checks and leads licensed professionals through monthly, semi-annual and/or annual facility inspections. Documents all inspections. Conducts or facilitates the completion of required work. Completes follow-up and evaluation.
  • Maintains facility inventory
  • Purchases supplies for operations, maintenance and programming.
  • Processes orders and arranges for supply pick-up or delivery.
  • Inspects supplies for quality assurance.
  • Submits payment requisitions and/or VISA reports for reconciliation.

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Parks Ecologist

The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and reconciliation. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.
As a Parks Ecologist, you will be required to fulfil one of the Habitat Management team roles within Urban Conservation, a portfolio that is responsible for the conservation and management of urban natural ecosystems. Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Plan and implement ecological restoration projects and park management plans.
  • Assess habitat condition within natural environment parks; collect, maintain, and analyze ecological data.
  • Support Parks Operations in natural areas and biodiversity initiatives.

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Strategic Conservation Specialist

Employment Type:  SGEU Term 9 months or more
Location(s)
:  SK-North Central-Prince Albert   SK-Stoon-Saskatoon, SK-Rgna-Regina
Ministry
:  026 Environment
Salary Range:  $41.174-$51.598 Hourly
Grade:  SGEU.12.

The Ministry of Environment takes a team-based approach to protecting Saskatchewan’s environment for the well-being of the province, its people and its future. We use science-based solutions and environmental laws to help safeguard communities, and to protect our air, land, water and habitat. We are committed to high citizen and client satisfaction through workplace excellence, continuous improvement and innovation.

The Ministry of Environment Woodland Caribou Program is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Strategic Conservation Specialist (full-time term position, ending September 30, 2023). You will be part of a team working to develop and implement woodland caribou range plans across northern Saskatchewan.

You will develop cooperative multi-disciplinary relationships and partnerships with other specialists, non-government conservation organizations, federal agencies and other provincial governments, industry, stakeholders, and First Nations and Métis communities to protect, plan and manage an enhanced multi-stakeholder approach to resource and conservation planning and management. You will be expected to assess regulatory processes and explore options and tools that will enable enhanced mitigation of industry development effects on wild species habitat. This position will support contract management and program performance evaluation for landscape-based initiatives.

The successful candidate will have experience working with ecological principles, environmental policy and regulation, management of industry development effects on wild species habitat, and research methods. Experience with partnership building, community engagement, habitat mitigation approaches, and project management is essential.

Typically, the knowledge and skills required for these positions would be obtained through a university degree in ecology, natural resource management or related fields of study and several years of progressively responsible experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

This is a one-year term position with possibility for extenstion.

We are committed to workplace diversity.

Hours of Work:  B – SGEU Field 37.33 – work a total of 37.33 hours/week, averaged over 4 weeks
Number of Openings:  1

Closing Date:  Aug 7, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

Indigenous Climate Change Partnership Coordinator

Environment – who we are
We are trusted environmental stewards, working with our colleagues, stakeholders and the public, to keep the Yukon healthy and sustainable.

Our priorities are to:

Keep the air, land and water clean
Manage the territory’s wildlife responsibly
Support wildlife viewing and on the land opportunities
Advance reconciliation
Build and support climate resilience
Be trusted environmental stewards
Who We’re Looking for
The Climate Change Secretariat is launching the role of Indigenous Climate Change Partnership Coordinator. The position will inform how the Government of Yukon can strengthen relationships with Yukon First Nations and transboundary Indigenous groups, and work together to support climate action. The position will review models for successful partnership and co-governance, engage with territorial and Indigenous government staff and knowledge holders, and recommend ways for weaving together Indigenous worldviews, scientific research, local knowledge, and policy. This role will help position Yukon’s Our Clean Future strategy to continue to build linkages with climate initiatives led by Yukon First Nations and transboundary Indigenous groups.

If you’re currently an employee of Yukon University, a Yukon First Nation Government, the City of Whitehorse, the Federal Government, or other government organization, you may qualify for this opportunity through a temporary assignment or secondment opportunity   (with the approval of your supervisor).

Curious about this opportunity? Please contact: Nelly Bouevitch, Adaptation Manager,  Climate Change Secretariat, at nelly.bouevitch@yukon.ca or Emma Seward,  A/Strategy Implementation Manager via emma.seward@yukon.ca

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Karen Fortin-Wooding, Human Resources Consultant via karen.fortin-wooding@yukon.ca

To be considered for this opportunity, you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet the following qualifications in your resume.  Be sure to highlight how the experience you have acquired aligns with the ‘must haves’ for this position, including the month and year for each work experience entry.  Selection for further consideration is based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Essential Qualifications

A post-secondary degree related to natural resources management, political science, environmental science, geography, public administration or a related discipline;
Experience conducting research and analysis in a government setting;
Experience working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional environment;
Experience in program planning and/or development; and,
Experience working with Yukon First Nations or transboundary Indigenous organizations.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

Creativity, adaptability, and problem solving skills;
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships;
Knowledge of Yukon First Nation’s culture, perspectives and history;
Ability to think strategically;
Ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of internal and external partners;
Ability to conduct research, analyze information and draft decision making documents;
Ability to plan, manage and implement projects, and;
Working knowledge of climate change in a northern context.
Additional Information:

Job Requirements: Occasional travel to the communities may be required

Education Interpreter & Site Attendant, Tommy Thompson Park

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $23.91, Max = $25.92
Employment type: Temporary Part-Time Contract
Duration: 4 months (Start date flexible late August/early September to December 18, 2022 *with possibility of extension*)

Hours of work: 7.5-18 hours/week

Work location: Tommy Thompson Park

Division: Restoration & Infrastructure

Business unit: Ecosystem Management

Travel: Yes, within job site

Remote Work: No

 

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Education Interpreter and Site Attendant is someone who has a passion for nature and wildlife, loves interacting and sharing information with others, and who is confident and has a dynamic personality.  Situated at the most unique park in Toronto, the Education Interpreter and Site Attendant at Tommy Thompson Park engages with park visitors to provide enhanced customer service. Interactions range from interpreting park history, wildlife, habitats and restoration projects, to assisting with emergencies and ensuring visitors are well-informed about how to use the park responsibly. The Education Interpreter and Site Attendant is comfortable working in a small team, under minimal supervision, and has a reliable car that can be used during working hours for site inspections.  Education Interpreter and Site Attendants typically work in teams of two on weekends (Saturday and Sunday and holidays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m./4:30 p.m. (Summer/Winter) every other weekend, however, the schedule is flexible and based on staff availability.  This is an occasional contract position in the environmental field.

Major Responsibilities:

 

Perform the following tasks under general supervision:

Greet and engage with visitors in a pleasant and helpful manner to provide exceptional visitor experiences.
Provide communication to visitors about permitted activities and trail etiquette.
Assist with inquiries and/or concerns in a tactful and professional manner and use interactions as an educational opportunity.
Guide and lead visitors and visitor groups to Tommy Thompson Park on nature and environmental programs specific to the habitats, flora and fauna of the park.
Learn program content to be able to effectively deliver interactive programs to various audiences of varying ages.
Assist with creation of interpretive displays and activities.
Conduct site inspections to identify any major hazards, incidents and issues.
Provide first aid when required. Complete injury and incident reports. Facilitate EMS access to the park.
Maintain Nature Centre in neat and tidy condition.
What will you need to succeed:

Actively pursuing or possess a post-secondary degree/diploma in the field of biology, environmental studies or related discipline, or equivalent knowledge.
Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license in good standing.
Active and current First Aid and CPR certificate.
Experience working with large groups in delivering programs and activities is considered an asset.
Previous experience delivering environmental, or nature programs is considered an asset.
Familiarity with Tommy Thompson Park programs and projects.
Knowledge of the ecology and flora/fauna of the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario.
Strong public speaking and communication skills.
Excellent organization and time management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
Ability to deliver programs to audiences of various ages, adapting style to ensure audience appropriateness.
Ability to work independently and take initiative within a set of guidelines and procedures, and to take direction and notes when given.
What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
Provides unique TRCA Perks.
Provides flexible work arrangements.
Offers potential for career growth and advancement.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter (Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered) quoting the Job ID prior to midnight on August 5, 2022.