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Job Title: Assistant Conservation Areas Technician
Organization: Otonabee Conservation
Location: Peterborough, Ontario

Duration: 16 Week Contract (May – Sep. 6, 2021)
Reports to: Manager, Conservation Lands Program
Hourly Rate: $14.25

Purpose

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of Otonabee Conservation owned properties.

Primary Responsibilities (This is not an exhaustive list)

  • Carry out daily operations and maintenance of conservation areas (grounds, facilities, beaches, picnic areas, campgrounds, trails, waste/recycling activities, washroom cleaning), and related record keeping
  • Work under supervision of the Manager, Conservation Lands Program
  • Work in compliance with the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and any other safety related legislation, as well as related organizational health and safety policies and practices
  • Perform basic repairs to buildings, furniture, and other elements of park infrastructure as required
  • Undertake routine maintenance of equipment, tools, buildings, and vehicles
  • Provide good customer service and problem solve for visitors as required
  • Adhere to operating policies and practices to ensure the safety of both staff and visitors
  • Assist with duties pertaining to forest management, restoration projects and ecological monitoring
  • Participate in orientation and training programs as required
  • Assist with conservation area activities and events when required
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned

Skill

  • Post-secondary experience in in Parks and Recreation, Forestry, Landscaping, or other area related to natural resources management or demonstrated work experience in conservation areas/parks related maintenance an asset
  • Self-motivated and able to work effectively as part of a team or independently with minimal supervision
  • General knowledge of maintenance/repair of grounds, buildings and equipment
  • Carpentry, grounds maintenance, and small power equipment skills and experience
  • General knowledge of/experience with grounds and buildings maintenance tasks and the
  • operation of equipment such as riding and push lawn mowers, weed eaters, side-by-sides,
  • power/manual tools, etc.
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office required, GIS experience is an asset)
  • Effective communications and customer service skills, comfortable in dealing with the public
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations, laws and bylaws an asset
  • Customer service skills including conflict management and resolution
  • Chainsaw Operator Certificate and chainsaw experience an asset
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license with a clean driving record. An Ontario Ministry of
  • Transportation 3-year driver’s record (uncertified) must be provided
  • A police record check must be provided in accordance with the Ontario Police Record
  • Checks Reform Act (vulnerable sector check, which includes a criminal record check)
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR Certificate required (training is provided)

Effort

  • May be required to work weekends and statutory holidays throughout contract duration
  • Fatigue resulting from managing multiple tasks and priorities
  • Required to lift or move up to 27 kg/60 lbs. (e.g. move materials including
  • gravel/limestone/rocks, move construction materials, emptying garbage barrels, and
  • moving picnic tables)
  • Able to traverse/work on irregular or uneven surfaces and terrain, wet or slippery surfaces

Working Conditions

  • Interaction with the general public within the conservation areas
  • Occasionally required to extend or modify hours of work in response to high/low visitor
  • volumes, emergencies, attendance at training sessions or other work related activities
  • Outdoor work is required: this will include exposure to variable weather conditions
  • (especially summer heat) and other workplace hazards e.g. insects, poison ivy, and wild
  • animals, domestic dogs, etc.
  • Use of workplace hazardous materials such as cleaning products, fuels and lubricants,
  • construction materials, etc.
  • Handling of workplace waste and recycling materials
  • Significant use of equipment such as riding/push mowers, and trimmers
  • Significant use of small tools such as hammers, drills, and saws
  • Travel to conservation areas using corporate vehicles required

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please email your cover letter/resume as one file (.pdf or Word doc.) to humanresources@otonabeeconservation.com with the subject heading that includes the work location, name of position, and your name.

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Example Email Subject: Conservation Lands | Assistant Conservation Areas Technician | Taylor Smith

Applications for all positions are due by noon on Friday, March 5, 2021


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 19 2021    ID: 58747