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

Special Projects Coordinator – Community Relations

The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) is a provincial not‐for‐profit organization dedicated to fostering healthy citizens, communities and environments and advancing the growth and development of the recreation and parks sector in Alberta. We provide information, advocacy, programs, services and professional development to our members, partners and communities.

As a key member of the ARPA team, the Special Projects Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the coordination of the following assigned program areas:

Provincial Recreation Survey Project (40%) provide lead coordination for the contract ARPA has to provide on the 2022 Provincial Recreation Survey. Duties would include the coordination of an advisory committee, coordinating a request for proposal process for firm selection, working with the selected firm to implement survey deliverables, coordinating any over sampling agreements and coordinating the communications of the research data.

Grant Coordination (20%) assisting with the coordination of a major provincial grant program. Duties to include working with grant recipients to formalize agreements, communicating to successful and non‐ successful grant recipients; stewarding grant recipients during their programs; collecting final reports and communications; coordinating final reporting and evaluations; and supporting storytelling of the outcomes of the grants.

Regional Recreation Meetings (20%) assisting with the coordination of a series of regional recreation meetings (both in‐person and virtual) across the province in collaboration with Alberta Culture and Status of Women. Duties to include communications, venue selection and support, agenda and presentation development and facilitation of regional meetings.

Professional Development Certificate Program (20%) assisting with redevelopment of a national professional development certificate program for recreation and parks. Duties to include reviewing and updating program policies, processes and handbooks; communications to participants and partners; online curriculum development support; and implementation of technology systems to support the program.

The above allotments of time can vary from week to week based on the needs of each of the project areas outlined. This position will work with various ARPA staff on different projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordination

Lead the coordination of programs and projects including plans, committees and task groups, budgets, timelines, tasks and outcomes.
Secure and work with outside contractors where needed to complete projects
Communications

Provide general communications supports to projects and programs that could include newsletters, website, social media as well as member and general communications
Administration

Provide general administration supports to programs and projects as required. This could include meeting scheduling, minute taking, general communications and organization.
Financial

Develop, monitor and maintain budgets for programs and projects as required. ∙ Coordinate grant agreements with recipients.
Provide Leadership

Collaborate with other ARPA staff on Association and sector level strategy and development ∙ Coordinate and support Committees as required
Desired Qualifications:

Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated experience related to the duties of the position is required ∙ Understanding of community recreation and parks is an asset
Experience in working with third party contractors would be an asset
Commitment to equity and reducing disparities based on race, ethnicity, immigration status, sovereignty, gender, sexual orientation/gender identity, and socioeconomics.
Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking ∙ Ability to facilitate learning events in a virtual platform (e.g., Zoom)
Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and independently, with little supervision ∙ Strong project and time management skills, and the ability to work on multiple concurrent projects   ∙ Strong computer skills including word processing, internet research, Gmail, videoconferencing technology such as Zoom, and social media
Ability to accommodate occasional work outside of typical business hours and travel within Alberta
Health/Dental benefits as well as an employee/employer matching RRSP program are available following a 3‐ month probationary period.

Compensation:
$42,920 – 58,658/year

Type:
Full-Time

Application Deadline:
2022-07-03

Conservation Organizer

Y2Y is seeking a Conservation Organizer to join our British Columbia program team in building support for Indigenous-led conservation/stewardship. The Yellowstone to Yukon region encompasses the traditional territories and lands of many Indigenous Peoples, who have title, rights, and cultural interests across this region, and often decision-making powers. We are working with several Indigenous nations to support their visions for Indigenous-led conservation and that are consistent with the Y2Y vision.

Advancing this work requires both deeper understanding and active support by diverse sectors and actors. The Conservation Organizer will help build understanding of and support for Indigenous-led conservation in targeted constituencies, and assist organizations and individuals in demonstrating this support. The ideal candidate is a passionate advocate and skilled communicator and organizer, with a track record of effectively engaging and mobilizing diverse audiences and driving positive change. The Conservation Organizer will report to the B.C. Program Director, and work closely with Y2Y’s communications team.

 

See full job description here.

PARKS PLANNING & PROJECT SPECIALIST

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, beaches, and to sports, recreation and arts amenities. We are seeking employees with a passion for public service who share our commitment to creating a complete, inclusive and livable community. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that enhance the well-being of our community.

The West Vancouver Parks Department is currently seeking Permanent Full-Time Parks Planning & Project Specialist to coordinate and support parks planning and design projects to support the District’s long-term direction on key parks, trail networks, and public open space. Reporting to the Manager, Parks Planning & Development, this position is responsible for:

Developing long and short range planning strategies for park system planning projects and individual park master plans by coordinating with other District departments;
Preparing conceptual plans, overseeing the preparation of detailed designs for parks or open space development, and implementing the corrective action plans to mitigate impacts to project schedules and overall objectives;
Managing the work of consultants and contractors during the design, tendering and construction of park projects;
Preparing, monitoring, and overseeing project related budgets;
Representing the department on internal and external community engagement and consulting on matters pertaining to park planning activities;
Reviewing development applications to ensure to meet District objectives pertaining to parks and the public realm;
Preparing and presenting reports/presentations for Council, committees, and the public;
Updating and maintaining the Parks Asset Management database within the District;
Participating in other duties and special projects as assigned.
The preferred candidate will possess: considerable knowledge of municipal, provincial, and federal policies, regulations, standards, bylaws, and other objectives governing the work, including current literature, trends, and issues; strong project management skills including construction documentation and contract administration; ability to coordinate and manage public consultation processes and activities with various internal and external stakeholders; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; proficiency in relevant software programs including computerized design and drafting software (Vectorworks preferred); and a valid BC Driver’s License and vehicle are required.

The successful candidate has completed a degree in Landscape Architecture or Parks Administration, Landscape Architecture, and Planning, or other related field plus considerable experience in Project Management or an equivalent combination of education and experience; registration or eligibility for registration in the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects.

The successful candidate will be required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials. The successful candidate is also required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire.

Position Status:
Exempt – Permanent Full-Time
Hours of Work:
35 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)
Closing Date:
11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022
To Apply:
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at westvancouver.ca/careers to apply for this position.
We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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If you have any questions please contact us at careers@westvancouver.ca

SURFACE WATER SPECIALIST

If you are looking for a unique opportunity to showcase your skills in surface water resource management, consider the valuable contribution you can make as an expert on surface water quality and/or quantity for the region.

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

• provide expertise in surface water quality and/or quantity in support of regional water programs
• make recommendations to protect, conserve, and manage surface water resources
• act as a regional expert on compliance issues
• evaluate hydrological and ecological impacts of proposed and existing activities
• investigate and resolve surface water spills and assess contaminated site and landfill impacts
• develop and implement field investigations to support ministry water resource management programs and provide advice to clients

How do I qualify?
Mandatory
• You have a valid Ontario Class G driver’s licenses in order to carry out field studies.
• You have a degree with specialization in disciplines such as Biology, Hydrology, Chemistry or Water Resources.

Environmental and Technical Knowledge:
• You have experience applying the principles of surface water management, limnology and water quality assessment techniques and environmental management theories, principles, and practices
• You know how to conduct field investigations and operate surface water equipment
• You know hydrological, chemical, and/or biological methods and techniques with specialization in water resource management and ecology
• You have a demonstrated ability to understand and apply applicable policies, procedures and legislation related to environment protection (e.g. Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Environmental Bill of Rights)

Analytical and Problem Solving Skills:
• You have excellent research and investigative skills to collect data during field studies and determine compliance.
• You are highly analytical and have the ability to break down, assess, and interpret complex scientific data.
• You know how to identify and evaluate problems to develop effective solutions.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
• You can communicate technical information in a clear manner
• You know how to draft a variety of written materials such as scientific reports, briefing notes, correspondence, etc.
• You work well with others and are able to persuade and influence diverse interests

Project Management Skills:
• You have proven skills in project management.
• You can lead discussions involving conflicting approaches or opinions to develop consensus.

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 theOPS 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:
2 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 119 King St W, Hamilton, West Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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Schedule:
6
Category:
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Monday, April 25, 2022
Note:
Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

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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 Monday, May 9, 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.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries seeks an experienced individual to lead, coordinate and plan all capital management activities on behalf of Huronia Historical Parks (‘HHP’), a division of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (‘MHSTCI’). HHP consists of two historic attractions (Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and Discovery Harbour).

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Midland (1639-1649) is a reconstruction of the 17th century headquarters of the French Jesuit mission to the Huron people. It was the first European community in Ontario and home to six of the eight North American Jesuit martyrs.

Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene represents the period from 1817 to 1856 when the Royal Navy and the British Army maintained a naval dockyard and military garrison at this strategic defense station on Georgian Bay. Discovery Harbour is the home of replica vessels and the King’s Wharf Theatre offers professional summer theatre.

Note: This position is located at 16164 Hwy 12, Midland, however you may be required to work out of the 93 Jury Drive, Penetanguishene location periodically.

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• Manage projects with broad implications within Division/Ministry to ensure projects meet timelines, budgets and scope; leads multi-discipline, cross-divisional and/or multi-partner project teams
• Establish and manage business relationships with project managers, and provides advice on communications, coaching, and training to develop and retain project team members
• Provide expert advice on environmental management and operational initiatives
• Analyze requests against the Branch priorities and develops business cases for review; addresses key areas such as required resource allocations, competing interests, impacts on Branch workload, and project sequencing

How do I qualify?
Leadership and Project Management
• Demonstrated planning and project management skills experience to lead, manage and coordinate projects, define scope, establish approaches and plans, monitor progress, identify issues, and to determine program priorities and schedules.
• Leadership skills to direct and coordinate the work of staff and external consultants in support of relevant organizational mandates, strategic plans, objectives, priorities, programs and policies.

Financial Management
• Demonstrated ability to develop and manage project budgets, conduct budget and variance analysis and monitor expenditures.
• Demonstrated ability to identify and report on budget variances and recommend alternatives and adjustments to budgets.

Analytical and Problem-Solving
• Demonstrated ability to evaluate the environmental and economic feasibility of policy-related options and recommend optimum strategies and approaches
• Proven ability to apply knowledge of key performance indicators, qualitative and quantitative measurement and risk assessment to measure efficiency and effectiveness.

Interpersonal and Communication
• Communication, advisory, facilitation and relationship management skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships, provide advice and exchange information
• Presentation, persuasion, consensus-building and negotiation skills to make presentations to various parties, provide convincing explanations and resolve complex issues
• Written communication techniques to coordinate the preparation of, or prepare, briefing notes, technical issues summaries, Cabinet submissions, reports, business cases, presentations and correspondence.

Information Technology
• Experience with project management systems.
• Proficiency with computer software including spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and database applications.

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.

Conservation Project Assistant

Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Position details: Part-time contract (4 months)

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Conservation Project Assistant to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.

NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 14 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.

Position Summary

You are invited to share your passion for the environment with Albertans of all ages! You will be our main point of contact for monitoring the Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area near Edmonton – educating and inspiring visitors about conservation and leave no trace hiking practices.  As the Alberta Conservation Project Assistant in the Capital region, you will monitor the Bunchberry Meadows property to assess and mitigate impacts due to human use, and conduct stewardship activities.  You will build strong relationships with the public and lead the delivery of public outreach at Bunchberry Meadows.

Interactions with visitors will focus on proper trail use, rule enforcement and the power of collective small acts of conservation. Outreach will also help elevate NCC’s brand awareness and educate & inspire people to support the conservation work NCC does in Alberta.

Working with NCC Conservation and Engagement staff, you will have the opportunity to engage with and educate the public about the role they play in environmental conservation, while following all appropriate provincial Covid-19 protocols. You will also gain field experience with a leading national environmental non-profit organization.

This is an ideal position for someone with experience in conflict resolution, visitor management, public outreach, and environmental studies. The ideal candidate has experience as a conservation officer or park ranger and has a background in environmental sciences. The position offers a dynamic mix of environmental communications, public engagement and field work focused in the Capital Region of Alberta near Edmonton.

This is a contract position from May to August 2022. This position requires evening and weekend shifts as it is focused on conducting visitor engagement at peak times.

Position Requirements

Enjoys working with people of all ages in an outdoor setting and can initiate conversations comfortably (required);
Has experience with conflict resolution and de-escalation (required),
Is available to work a modified schedule of evenings & weekends (required);
Has Wilderness First Aid Training (required);
Possesses a valid Non-Probationary (Class 5) Driver’s License (required);
Has a dependable personal vehicle and the ability to drive to site (required)
Has a background in environmental sciences, conservation biology and knowledge of conservation in Alberta (asset);
Experience with visitor management and education (asset).

How to Apply

NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary expectations through our Career Centre by May 5, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.

NCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.

Please note that in-person office attendance, carpooling with co-workers to NCC properties or events, and in-person attendance at any indoor events are currently restricted to staff who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Accordingly, if you are required to participate in any of these activities as part of your job the expectation is that you must be fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means you have received two doses of the Pfizer, Astra Zeneca or Moderna vaccine or combination of, and have received the second dose at least two weeks prior to your start date or you have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two weeks prior to your start date.

Project Manager – Change Management

About CWF

The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, developing and delivering educational programs, conducting research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, and advocating for effective wildlife policy and regulation, CWF strives for a future in which Canada’s wildlife is conserved for generations to come.

Job Description

To apply a project management approach to cross departmental project planning.
To provide consultative and hands-on support to Directors in their departmental planning by helping them structure their projects, campaigns, operations, and recurring activities in the Team Gantt platform.
To coach and guide Directors on how they can define the activities, processes, and deliverables to be included in their planning along with their duration, dependencies, resource assignments and due dates.
Profile

 

This individual reports to the Chief Revenue Officer / Executive Director and works directly with CWF Directors.

The individual we are looking for will have the following skills and experience:

Skills

Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ease with technology and online project management platforms (Team Gantt)
Structured and organized, with a proven approach to implementing project management
Ability to coordinate work across multiple departments
Ability to adapt to the varying skill sets of Directors with regards to project management practices
Business skills to understand each department’s operations
End-user training abilities
Advisory skills to guide Directors on how to use Team Gantt to structure their department’s operations as projects with deliverables
Project management skills to map out the change management phases from discovery and kick-off to resource management and implementation
Experience

Business project management background
Experience in project management
Experience in providing basic user-end training (general) and on project management platforms (a plus)
At least 2 years’ experience in a project management role
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Work Conditions

Location: Head Office in Ottawa, ON
Term length: Fixed-term to 5 months
Manual dexterity required to operate computer and peripherals.
Interacts with employees, and various management levels.
Repetitive work.
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  This position will remain posted until filled.
HOW TO APPLY:   Cover letter and resume should be submitted online. Only the candidates who meet the qualifications and experience for the position will be contacted for an interview. We thank you for your interest in the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

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Environmental Project Manager

Nupqu Resource Limited Partnership, associated with Ktunaxa Enterprises Ltd, is a growing First Nations-owned business. With offices in Cranbrook, Castlegar, and Fernie, BC, Nupqu conduct a wide variety of work: providing environmental, biological, archaeological, forestry, contract management, and safety-related consulting services to a variety of clients throughout the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory. We are currently seeking highly motivated, organized, and responsible individual to join our team in a dynamic and rewarding environment.

This position will consist of full-time employment managed out of the Castlegar, BC office while supporting our other operations needs. The successful candidate should have relevant experience and qualifications which align with the roles and responsibilities outlined below.

 

·         Create project plans and manage resources to ensure project schedule, budget, quality, and specification goals are attained.

·         Coordinate staff and cross-functional teams to assign and prioritize tasks focused on efficient project execution.

·         Lead or participate in, the overall development and management for request for proposals (RFP) to secure additional and/or new business.

·         Assign and monitor work of project staff, provide leadership, technical support, and direction when necessary.

·         Participate in performance reviews and exit interviews reviews where appropriate.

·         Work with the employees including Field Crew Supervisors to resolve disciplinary issues and escalate to Human Resources Manager and General Manager as appropriate.

·         Develop and deliver progress, quarterly, and annual project reporting internally and to clients.

·         Collaborate across management and project team to expand services and potential business opportunities.

·         Identify and assess project issues and develop solutions to meet productivity, quality, regulation, and customer satisfaction.

·         Perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary, as directed by the General Manager.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Education

·         A post-Secondary Degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, Engineering, or related Environmental Discipline

·         Currently registered or eligible for registration with a Professional Association

 

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

·         Minimum five (5) years project management experience related to Environmental

Management, Environmental Monitoring, Assessments, Regulatory Compliance

·         Experience within the disciplines of wildlife management, aquatic resources, water

resource management and hydrology

·         Working in Industrial settings (Mining, Hydro Dams, Pipelines, Construction)

·         Strong understanding of applicable provincial and federal environmental regulations including; legislation, Acts, BMP`s and other applicable permitting

·         Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Billquick and ESRI software platforms

·         Strong sense of accountability to results with the capacity to seek assistance

·         Can adhere to the Six Nupqu Values: Respect, Safety, Leadership, Integrity, Culture, Stewardship

·         Ability to organize, handle and prioritize multiple tasks while meeting deadlines with minimal supervision

·         Strong client relations skills with the ability to communicate on a technical and logistical level

·         Self-motivated with a strong ability to take initiative in a dynamic work environment

·         Excellent reasoning skills with the ability to manage change and solve problems effectively

·         Team player, working closely with Managers and staff in an effective supervisory role, building a team that works together towards the continued success of the company

·         Effective communication skills – oral, written & interpersonal

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

The Project Manager position is based out of an office setting but will also require periodic fieldwork.  Office work will require extended periods of sitting and extended periods of computer and office equipment use, which can cause muscle strain. Some light lifting of supplies and materials from time to time is also required. Fieldwork will entail traveling to the field site and conducting duties as required in terms of site supervision, field crew support, and client engagement.

Watershed Biologist

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is accepting applications for the following position:

Watershed Biologist
12-Month Maternity Leave

This position works with local agencies and municipalities to implement policies related to the protection of natural heritage and fisheries features in the Ganaraska Watershed. This position will be working out of the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority administrative office in Port Hope located on the corner of Hwys. 28 and 401. This position is normally Monday to Friday with some weekend fisheries work during March to July. This position reports to the Watershed Services Coordinator.

Qualifications:

– Degree/Diploma in biology or a related discipline or equivalent education and experience
– Minimum of 3 years of relevant progressive experience
– Demonstrated project management and strong computer skills
– Knowledge of relevant policy including Provincial Policy Statement and Provincial Plans (Greenbelt, Growth Plan and Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan)
– Knowledge of relevant provincial and federal legislation as it relates to the natural heritage features
– Sound working knowledge of the theories and principles of natural resource management and conservation biology, including fisheries, terrestrial, wetland, and aquatic ecosystems
– Strong knowledge of terrestrial and aquatic species, including identification skills
– Be a team player capable of self-directed, independent work, meeting defined deadlines
– Excellent communication skills, both oral and written and must have the ability to make presentations to municipal councils and general public meeting forums
– Ability to carry out fieldwork and monitoring using standard protocols
– Training in Ecological Land Classification (ELC) and ability to interpret air photography
– Ontario Wetland Evaluation System training an asset
– Electrofishing skills required
– Ability to adapt to an environment of change and work well independently as well as in a team environment
– A valid Province of Ontario licence

Duties Include:

– Provide technical expertise in the areas of aquatic and terrestrial biology which includes review, evaluation, and providing science-based technical comments on development proposals, Environmental Impact Studies and other studies
– Provide technical advice and support to Watershed Management Services staff and assist with the development and delivery of restoration projects, stewardship and education programs
– Assist with coordination and implementation of Watershed Health monitoring programs

Salary:

$56,450 – $65,755 per annum

Duration of Contract:

February 2022 – March 2023

Apply in writing by January 26, 2022:

Ms. Linda J. Laliberte, CPA, CGA, CAO/Secretary – Treasurer
Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
2216 County Road 28, Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3V8
Fax: (905) 885 – 9824
E-mail: llaliberte@grca.on.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005, the Authority will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted regarding this competition and you require disability-related accommodations, please inform Human Resources.
In accordance with Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all new employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire, unless medically exempt or otherwise exempt under the Ontario Human Rights Code.