Employment Details

Aquatic Monitoring Technician

Posting: 20180307
Date Posted: March 7, 2018
Closing Date: March 29, 2018

Contract, 12 months

Conservation Halton was created to protect, restore and manage natural resources in our watershed, from lake to escarpment, but we have grown to become so much more. Our community also looks to us for accessible, memorable and inspiring education and recreation experiences and leadership in climate change and sustainability. We have a fresh, living strategic plan and we are excited to build our team to achieve the next stage of our metamorphosis.

Your Opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Monitoring Ecologist, the Aquatic Monitoring Technician is responsible for assisting in ecological field work and data collection in support of Conservation Halton’s Long-term Environmental Monitoring Program. You will have opportunity to:

• Assist with the implementation of Conservation Halton’s Long-term Environmental Monitoring Program, including such tasks as, but not limited to, fisheries sampling, benthic invertebrate collection, temperature studies, channel morphology measurements, flow monitoring and water quality sampling, as directed.
• Assist with aquatic ecological inventory and monitoring studies outside of the Long-term Environmental Monitoring Program (e.g. species at risk inventory/monitoring and monitoring studies completed on behalf of Conservation Halton’s Watershed Stewardship Program).
• Undertake database management and preparation of summary reports, tables and GIS mapping in support of watershed reporting requirements.
• Lead volunteers in identifying barriers to fish migration and assess stream environments to identify potential rehabilitation projects throughout the watershed.
• Perform his/her duties in accordance with Conservation Halton’s Safety Policy and Procedures and in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations.
• Perform such other related duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Senior Monitoring Ecologist.

Need to Have

• Possess degree from a post-secondary institution in biology, ecology, natural resources management or similar discipline.
• Possess a strong working knowledge of the natural resources of the watershed, including identification skills (i.e. aquatic species, flora and fauna).
• Possess strong data management skills including knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Excel, Access and GIS programs.
• Able to work independently or in a team environment.
• Able to work outdoors in a variety of conditions and to adapt to the daily challenges associated with a busy work environment.
• CPR and first aid certification preferred.
• Possess a valid driver’s licence.

Soft Skills

• A team player, capable of self-directed, independent work.
• Enthusiastic approach to outdoor work in a variety of conditions; outdoor work is required year round and in all conditions.
• Excellent organizational and planning skills supported by solid time-management skills.
• Ability to build, foster and maintain relationships with teams, between agencies and with private individuals and contractors.
• Build, foster and sustain positive public and corporate image.

This Might NOT Be For You…

• If you require direction before acting
• You find it difficult to work independently
• You struggle with meeting new people
• If you prefer to do things as you’ve always done them
• If you like to work reactively rather than proactively

Your Reward

• Starting at $58,949.80 based on a 35 hour work week.
• You will join the organization at one of the most exciting times in our 60 year history
• You will have the opportunity to work with a solutions-focused team, and to develop your skills
• You will work for an organization that places tremendous value on the professional and personal development of its employees

At Conservation Halton, we offer a robust total rewards package, including:

• Competitive salary
• Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
• Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski hill
• Generous discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise

The role will be part of a strong, change-ready team who are looking forward to implementing our strategic plan. Our metamorphosis is now underway and we are looking for the right person.

Our Core Values

Be Respectful: Respect one another, celebrate diversity, and embrace new ideas.
Be Adaptable: Change is constant. Channel your passion, be innovative, and focus on results.
Be Collaborative: Share your knowledge, listen to understand, and always communicate clearly.
Be Sustainable: In everything you do, think conservation.
Be Accountable: Uphold your integrity, demonstrate measurable progress, and strive for excellence.

To Apply

Please email your application to careers@hrca.on.ca by Wednesday March 28, 2018.

You application should include:

1. A one page cover letter, and your resume in one pdf document
2. Reference your name and the position title in the subject line
3. In the body of your email, please indicate where you heard about this opportunity

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Conservation Halton is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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