Field Staff, Aquatic Monitoring and Management
Current Rate of Pay: Min = 22.32/hr, Max = 24.20/hr
Employment type: Full-Time Contract
Duration of employment: 4 months
Hours of work: 40 hrs/week
Work location: Earth Rangers
Division: Development and Engineering Services
Business unit: Watershed Planning and Ecosystem Science
Remote Work: None
With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.
TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:
Under close supervision of a Biologist, the Field Staff, Aquatic Monitoring and Management position is responsible for conducting field monitoring and data collection activates in support of TRCA’s West Nile Virus Larval Mosquito Monitoring Program. In particular, this position participates in surveying mosquitoes in wetlands and stormwater management ponds utilizing environmental monitoring instruments and equipment and following standardized protocols. This position also involves equipment maintenance and care, and data entry.
- Collection of larval mosquitoes in wetlands and stormwater management ponds following specific protocols and other aquatic habitat data collection as required.
- Assist with the investigation of standing water complaint (mosquito breeding related) on TRCA properties.
- Rear immature mosquitoes to maturity to facilitate species level identification (done by biologist) in the laboratory.
- Use of monitoring equipment, including standard mosquito dipper, GPS units, and hand-held water quality instruments loggers/meters, and biological sampling equipment such as various types of nets.
- Maintain equipment (storage, organization, minor repairs).
- Organize field data records and enter environmental monitoring data into internal and external databases.
- Contributes data and text to environmental reports and/or data/results summaries for clients (e.g., local municipalities); compile results summaries and clarify observations made in the field.
What will you need to succeed
- Post-secondary education in biology, environmental science, resource management or a related field.
- Comfortable conducting field work alone without supervision.
- Experience working outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
- Experience related to larval mosquito monitoring and environmental data collection using Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol (OSAP), Ontario Benthic Biomonitoring Network (OBBN) is considered an asset.
- G Class Driver’s License.
- Strong verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to work in a team setting.
- Computer literacy.
- Ability to work in, on and around water.
What TRCA has to offer you:
As part of a progressive team, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).
You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:
- Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
- Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
- Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
- Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
- Provides unique TRCA Perks.
- Provides flexible work arrangements.
- Offers potential for career growth and advancement.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-203-22 prior to midnight on May 19, 2022.
All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a precondition to being hired by TRCA. TRCA will comply with its obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and any other applicable legislation.
While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.
Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Employment Indicator Temporary Contract
- Min Hiring Rate $22.32
- Max Hiring Rate $24.20
- Travel Required Yes
- Travel % 80
- Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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