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Position: Habitat Stewardship and Maintenance Technician
Organization: Scales Nature Park
Location: Oro-Medonte, near Orillia/Barrie, Ontario

Scales Nature Park is a 21 hectare conservation area located just south of Orillia, Ontario. The focus of this facility is the conservation of reptiles, amphibians, and fish, and the habitats that these animals require.

Duties will vary with the nature of each position, but will include:

  • participate in habitat restoration and stewardship projects such as invasive species removal, native species plantings, microhabitat creation, wetland creation, road mitigation

  • participate in the maintenance and development of nature trails, demonstration gardens, challenges course elements, interpretive facilities, etc.

  • Supervise volunteers (adult and youth) and other staff working on assorted projects

  • Conduct public engagement and education activities such as guided nature trail walks, etc.

  • Survey for species at risk (i.e. snakes, birds) as appropriate

  • Assist with operations such as animal care, outreach programs, and field research as required

Duration: Varies with position, approximately 16 weeks with extension up to one year internship possible

Salary: Varies depending on position, $490 - $560 / week. Shared accommodations may be available.

Requirements:

  • Able to follow detailed instructions, stay organized, task switch and prioritize conflicting goals

  • Ability to work in a variety of conditions (cold, heat, sun, biting insects, tired volunteers, etc.)

  • Valid class G or G2 driver’s license and good driving record

  • Oral communication and people skills, time management and leadership skills

  • Experience with a variety of tools and equipment, chainsaw certification is an asset

  • Experience with light construction, landscaping, vehicle maintenance, etc. is an asset

  • Flexibility regarding scheduling according to the needs of projects

  • Ability to work and thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations

  • Internal motivation and the ability to work without supervision

  • Positive attitude and passion for the conservation of reptiles and amphibians

To apply: Please complete the Google Form found here: https://tinyurl.com/2019SNPAPP. At the conclusion of the questionnaire, you will be prompted to upload a resume, cover letter, and references as a single PDF file, 4 pages or less. If you can’t upload this way, you may send it to workforscales@gmail.com with “Habitat Stewardship and Maintenance Technician” in the subject. Address cover letters to Jeff Hathaway.

Please apply by February 24, however late applications may be accepted.

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at GoodWork.ca.
 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 28 2019    ID: 50195