Current Rate of Pay: Min = $31.89/hr, Max = $36.96/hr
Employment type: Short-Term Contract
Duration of employment: Mid May to Mid July 2024
Hours of work: 35 hrs/week
Work location: Earth Rangers
Division: Development and Engineering Services
Business unit: Watershed Planning and Ecosystem Science
Travel: 30 %
Remote Work: None
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 is considered the provincial leader in conserving, restoring, and managing natural resources to advance safe and sustainable development.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF or Word file prior to midnight on February 16, 2024.
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:
The Junior Biologist is responsible for conducting breeding bird surveys/monitoring in support of TRCA’s environmental monitoring programs and various internal /external projects and initiatives.
- Collects and coordinates breeding bird data collection, processing, identification, and data management to support various internal projects and programs.
- Collects breeding bird data according to standardized protocols and ensures that data are scientifically defensible to guarantee the provision of high-quality information to TRCA and its partners.
- Assists with performing quality assurance and control on data collected and inputs data into corporate databases (e.g., SQL and GIS ArcMap) to provide TRCA with complete and accurate datasets.
- Prepares data summaries and technical memos/reports with interpretation of data.
What will you need to succeed:
- Post-secondary diploma or degree in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Sciences or a related field
- Valid Ontario Class G2 driver's license
- 3+ years of demonstrated experience leading taxa specific surveys according to standardized protocols
- Accurate identification and interpretation of birds (by song and call note)
- Fauna junior biologist – 3+ years’ experience conducting breeding bird and amphibian inventories/monitoring according to commonly used protocols for southern ON (eg.. Marsh Monitoring).
Knowledge/Skill/Ability - Competencies
- Ability to quickly identify all species of birds (by song and/or call)
- Strong navigational skills to efficiently move through survey areas including during night time conditions
- Established field skills to identify and interpret fauna species and their required habitat needs.
- Sound knowledge of the biology, ecology and natural history of the fauna of Ontario.
- Sound knowledge of environmental inventory and monitoring data collection protocols and related equipment.
- Strong navigational skills to efficiently move through survey areas
- Proficiency in MS Office suite including online software such as MS teams, and SharePoint
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 by demonstrating the following behaviours; 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).
- Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
- Provides unique TRCA Perks.
- Provides flexible work arrangements.
- Offers potential for career growth and advancement.
While Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver's abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process in collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Manager of Records Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan. Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880-2308.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Employment Indicator Temporary Contract
- Min Hiring Rate $31.89
- Max Hiring Rate $36.96
- Travel Required Yes
- Travel % 30
- Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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