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Position: Ecological Restoration Technician
Organization: Alderville Black Oak Savanna
Location: Alderville, near Cobourg, Ontario


Job Scope:

The Award Winning Alderville Black Oak Savanna hosts the largest remnant of Oak Savanna and Tallgrass Prairie in central Ontario and the Rice Lake Plains. The Ecological Restoration Technician will assist with Alderville Black Oak Savanna/Tallgrass Prairie restoration and Stream to Shore Restoration initiatives.

This is a one-year contract, full-time position at 35 hours per week from April 1st, 2021 until March 31st, 2022 with possibility for extension dependent on funding. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Ecological Restoration & Stewardship Coordinator. There is one (1) position available.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Vegetation monitoring/identification
  • Compilation/notation of field data, literature and associated reports
  • Assist with coordination and implementation of restorative planting/planting initiatives
  • Identification and recording of plants, birds, insects, small mammals, and herptiles
  • Invasive plant control (identification, weed pulling, and collecting data) to improve critical habitat
  • Collaboration with partner groups and associated activities
  • Trail and burn break building/maintenance
  • Field application of GIS and GIS equipment
  • Supervision of summer students and/or volunteers when necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in ecology, biology or environmental studies/science
  • Applied environmental field experience and leadership
  • Tallgrass and savanna species identification skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take on leadership roles when necessary
  • Applied GIS experience
  • Ability to compose technical reports and gather associated literature
  • Knowledge of ecological methodologies and assessment techniques
  • Computer skills- Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must have valid Class ‘G’ driver’s license with reliable method of transportation
  • Current Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Search required (if position offered)
  • Familiarity with and/or willingness to use restoration maintenance equipment: power trimmer, ATV, bush hog mower, saws, pruning equipment etc.

Considered an asset:

  • Previous leadership role(s) in environmental restoration
  • Previous leadership role(s) in plant species identification (especially invasive and non-native species)
  • Research level report writing skills
  • Certifications applicable to position (chainsaw operators’ course, pesticide applicators license, ORCKA certification etc.)

Preferred Experience:

  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated, responsible, mature, trustworthy and energetic
  • Strong interpersonal skills to liaise with public, partners, supervisors and summer students
  • Ability to analyze basic data and interpret general ecological results
  • Ability to adapt to a changing work environment
  • Knowledge of Alderville First Nation history
  • Advanced Computer skills: Microsoft Office Access and proficiency with database/geodatabase management

Salary: Alderville First Nation Salary Grid will apply – targeted start rate is $18.68 - $19.67 per hour.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 at 4:00pm.

How to apply: Applications must include a cover letter, resume and three work-related references and/or letters of reference.

Note: Consideration will be given to documented past employment performance, attendance and reliability history for applicants previously employed by AFN. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications outlined to be considered for an interview. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The AFN is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, members of Alderville First Nation and persons of Aboriginal heritage will be given priority. Qualified candidates who self-identify as members of AFN or as “Aboriginal” as defined in the AFN Recruitment Policy, will be given preferential consideration for any position.

Chief and Council retain the right to make the final decision on the selection of the successful candidate.

How to Contact: Melissa Levesque, Human Resources Manager
Phone: 905-352-2011 ext. 217
Fax: 905-352-3242

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Applications can also be hand delivered to the reception area of the Alderville First Nation Administration Office located at 11696 Second Line Road, Alderville, Ontario K0K 2X0.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 18 2021    ID: 58730