Job Posting 99527

Field Biologist
Junction Creek Stewardship Committee
Northern Ontario
Sudbury
closes in 4 days (Thu, 29 Feb)
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: between April 22nd and August 1st, 2024

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee (JCSC) is seeking passionate, reliable, and self-motivated individuals to assist with the development and delivery of field research, ecological monitoring, and environmental stewardship in the Junction Creek watershed. The Field Biologist will assist with filling knowledge gaps and building scientific databases in fauna and flora biodiversity 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.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Field Biologist will conduct wildlife research, ecological monitoring, and environmental stewardship activities for the Junction Creek watershed, such as acoustic frog surveys, restoration surveys, water sampling, and more. They will work alongside the JCSC team under the supervision of the Executive Director and the project supervisor. Training on all tasks and survey protocols will be provided. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute towards monitoring the recovery of biodiversity in Junction Creek, enhance biomonitoring research, and 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 stewardship in the community.

 

Specific duties will include:

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

 

ASSET SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 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, even in adverse conditions.
  • Physically fit and able to endure hiking outside in rough terrains, variable weather conditions, and with exposure to biting and stinging insects.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with little to no supervision at times.
  • Detail-oriented and able to accurately enter and manage data.
  • 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 is an asset.
  • 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.
  • Able to work occasional weekends and weekday evenings.
  • Valid Class G Driver’s Licence with clean driving record is an asset.
  • First Aid and CPR training is an asset.
  • Able to provide community programs following health and safety protocols.

ELIGIBILITY

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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