Position: Environmental Technician
Organization: Land Care Niagara
Location: Vineland & Niagara Region, Ontario
Since 1995 Land Care Niagara has been committed to creating healthy and sustainable rural and urban environments, consisting of citizens who are knowledgeable and active in land resource management.
Anticipated Start Date: Mid-April – Early May, 2019
Duration: Temporary Full-time position (4 – 6 months)
Pay Range: $14.00 - $15.00 per hour @ 30 hours per week
Job Description or Duties & Responsibilities:
- Maintain community tree nursery: control irrigation system, care for trees, update stock inventory, plant new stock, remove trees to be planted, general labor, up-keep and maintenance
- Assist biologist with data collection and assessments in the field, perform data entry, analysis and reporting as required
- Assist with conducting species inventories in the field and detect problems such as natural disturbances, mitigation techniques or emerging threats such as invasive species
- Implement stewardship and management actions with partners and landowners, assisting with volunteer events, developing communication materials and installing signage
- The successful candidate will assist in the development, implementation, and successful delivery of public outreach events for various environmental initiatives
- Ability to perform tasks in the elements with and without supervision
- GIS data collection, aerial imagery interpretation and mapping for tree planting programs
- Other activities include; assist in the development, implementation, and successful delivery of public outreach events for various environmental initiatives.
- Flexible work schedule to accommodate outreach events on weekends and evening work
- Updates through social media, e-newsletters, public workshops and volunteer events
- Administrative duties include; reporting time schedule to manager, inventory management for various projects, data entry and record keeping for projects
- Self-sufficient starter with own access to personal vehicle
- Perform other related duties as assigned
- Applicants must be completing or hold a post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant discipline (Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Botany, or similar)
- Experience conducting field work, with ability to navigate using a map, compass, and GPS
- Comfortable working in and around water for some field work components of job duties
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy are essential
- Experience planning, coordinating and executing community or volunteer events
- Botany background considered an asset to identify Ontario’s flora and fauna
- Ability to perform tasks collectively and independently
- Valid Driver’s License
- Must possess intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office
- Willingness and ability to travel and carry out physical aspects of field work activities. This includes access to a vehicle to fulfill the duties of this position
- Demonstrated skills in technical report writing and written communication
- Strong organization, interpersonal and communication skills with self-starter attributes
- Familiarity with the non-profit and/or environmental conservation sectors would be considered an asset
- Must have a passion for conservation, the environment, and the outdoors
- ArcGIS knowledge considered an asset
- Standard First Aid certification is an asset
- Please email your resume and cover letter as a single attachment to:
with subject line reading “Position: Enviro. Tech 2019”.
- Have your total attachment not exceed 4 pages as one pdf attachment. Saved as “First name Last name (Ex. Sue Smith.pdf).
- Include in the email where you found or heard of this job posting.
You may address the cover letter to the Hiring Committee with the following address:
PO BOX 28099, Lakeport
St. Catharines, ON L2N 7P8
Submissions are due Monday February 18th by mid-night, late applications will not be accepted.
We thank all those who apply for this position, however, only selected candidates will be contacted for further screening or interviews.
LCN is an equal opportunities employer.
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