Job Posting 91723

Field Biologist
Junction Creek Stewardship Committee
Northern Ontario
closed 7 days ago (Sun, 19 Mar)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $19.70-$21/hr

Term: 8-16 weeks, summer youth position with possibility of extension (dependent upon external funding)
Remuneration: $19.70-$21/hr, 35hr/week
Anticipated start date: April-July 2023



The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee (JCSC) is seeking passionate, reliable, and self-motivated individuals to assist with the development and delivery of field research and environmental monitoring in the Junction Creek watershed. The Field Biologist will assist with filling knowledge gaps and building scientific databases in fauna and flora biodiversity, species at risk recovery, and stream health for the Junction Creek watershed. The project will be completed in collaboration with local experts, academic institutions, and community partners, and is a compilation of scientific research, long-term monitoring programs, community science, environmental stewardship, outreach, and education for the conservation and recovery of biodiversity in Greater Sudbury (N’Swakamok).



The Field Biologist will conduct wildlife research, ecological monitoring, and environmental stewardship activities for the Junction Creek watershed, such as radio-telemetry, turtle surveys, acoustic frog surveys, bat monitoring, water sampling, and more. They will work alongside the JCSC team under the supervision of the Executive Director and project supervisor. Training on all tasks and survey protocols will be provided. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute towards species at risk recovery and to gain hands-on experience with various species and field equipment.

The Field Biologist will be primarily responsible for field work and data collection but will also have the opportunity to assist with other tasks related to biodiversity conservation and environmental restoration.

Specific duties will include:

  • Conducting field work and data entry for biomonitoring and research projects.
  • Assisting with ecological monitoring programs, including site assessments and water sampling.
  • Planning, organizing, and managing daily assigned work. Completing tracking sheets, reports, and keeping detailed records.
  • Public outreach and community engagement at events, as needed. Promoting community science, environmental stewardship, and Junction Creek Stewardship Committee program initiatives.
  • Assisting with watershed stewardship and restoration programs for Junction Creek.
  • Attending meetings, conducting administrative duties, and other project-related tasks as required.



  • Field of study or experience related to ecosystem restoration, biology, natural resources, or fish and wildlife preferred.
  • Knowledge of Sudbury’s wildlife, habitats, and conservation issues an asset.
  • Enjoy working outdoors, rain or shine.
  • Physically fit and able to endure hiking outside in rough terrains, variable weather conditions, and with exposure to biting and stinging insects.
  • Detail-oriented and able to accurately enter and manage data.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Microsoft Teams.
  • Organized and resourceful with a demonstrated ability to time-manage and appropriately prioritize projects.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with little to no supervision at times.
  • Personable, with good interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and able to work within a team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Bilingual, with oral and written fluency in French an asset but not necessary.
  • Able to work occasional weekends and weekday evenings.
  • Valid Class G Driver’s Licence with clean driving record an asset.
  • First Aid and CPR training an asset.
  • Able to provide community programs following health and safety protocols.



This position may be funded by government youth employment initiatives which require candidates to be:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period;
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations.

Please indicate in your application if you meet these criteria.

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