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Position: Junior/Intermediate Terrestrial Ecologist
Company: Azimuth Environmental Consulting, Inc.
Location: Barrie, Ontario

Azimuth Environmental Consulting is seeking a biologist at the junior/intermediate level specializing in terrestrial ecology. Applicants must have a university degree in ecology, plant/wildlife biology or related field, and a minimum 3 years of relevant experience. The successful candidate will undertake field surveys including vegetation community classification, plant inventories, and wildlife surveys for breeding birds, reptiles, amphibians, bats and other mammals. Applicants must be able to work independently with minimal supervision. Strong data management and technical writing skills using Microsoft software are a must. Experience dealing with public, regulatory agencies, contractors and clients is also an asset.

Key responsibilities of the Terrestrial Ecologist position will include:

  • Conducting terrestrial studies to support projects for a variety of public and private sector clients;
  • Assisting staff with assessment and management of wildlife habitat, including rare species and Species at Risk;
  • Effectively managing large quantities of field data;
  • Assisting with planning and development of management practices for environmental mitigation zones and restoration areas;
  • Preparing technical reports associated with the project approvals, or compliance requirements in concert with environmental planners, project engineers and project managers;
  • Assisting in the preparation of regulatory approval and permitting applications;
  • Ensuring technical quality of work including field methodologies, review of client deliverables, meeting schedule and budget requirements; and,
  • Maintaining positive working relationships with government and regulatory agencies.

Skills and experience of the Terrestrial Ecologist position will include:

  • University degree in ecology, plant/wildlife biology or related studies with a minimum of 3 years experience conducting terrestrial studies;
  • Knowledge of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA), federal Species at Risk Act (SARA), the Environmental Assessment Act (Ontario), Provincial Policy Statement (PPS), Fisheries Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act, Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and other relevant provincial and federal environmental legislation;
  • Strong field inventory skills related to surveys of vegetation communities and vascular plants (trees, shrubs, forbs, and graminoids), including rare species and Species at Risk;
  • Ability to identify birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals using visual and auditory indicators;
  • Certifications in Ecological Land Classification, Ontario Wetland Evaluation System, Butternut Health Assessor, and Ontario Reptile & Amphibian Survey Course considered strong assets;
  • Proven ability to develop and conduct field inventories to manage large volumes of data and communicate findings clearly and efficiently in technical reports;
  • Experience completing environmental site inspection on construction sites is an asset;
  • Recognized ability to work independently in both indoor (office), and outdoor (field) settings which may include moderate physical exertion (e.g. large amount of walking);
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; and,
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license.

To Apply:

Qualified applicants may email cover letter with CV/resume to Dan Stuart at

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 26 2021    ID: 58830