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Summer Job Alert! We are hiring a Monitoring Technician

The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust is one of over 35 land trusts in Ontario and we’re hiring a Monitoring Technician under the Canada Summer Jobs program. We are a charitable organization dedicated to protecting and caring for natural features on the Oak Ridges Moraine and surrounding landscapes. As a member of our team, you will be provided opportunities to visit some of our network of 67 properties across the moraine, exploring ecosystems such as forests, wetlands, meadows, agricultural fields, and much more. You’ll also learn about the technical side of Land Trusts and land protection in Ontario, including reporting and monitoring guidelines and natural heritage assessments. If you are looking for an experience that is multi-faceted and fast paced, this is it!


Monitoring TechnicianSummer position (8 weeks)

Location:

Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust Head Office, Schomberg with remote working opportunities. Our office is located in a Nature Reserve in the country. One of the benefits of the job is this wonderful location amongst protected nature.

About Us:

The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust is one of over 35 land trusts in Ontario. We are a charitable organization dedicated to protecting and caring for natural features on the Oak Ridges Moraine and surrounding landscapes. As a member of our team, you will be provided opportunities to visit our network of 60 properties across the moraine, exploring ecosystems such as forests, wetlands, meadows, agricultural fields, and much more. You’ll also learn about the technical side of Land Trusts and land protection in Ontario including reporting and monitoring guidelines and natural heritage mapping strategies. If you are looking for an experience that is multi-faceted and fast paced, this is it!

Position Summary:

The Monitoring Technician has an understanding of the Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt as physical features in Ontario, and the options available to protect these features through various land securement options. The Monitoring Technician possesses a professional attitude and a willingness to learn. They have project implementation skills and pay attention to detail and accuracy.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with the other staff to schedule, conduct and report to the annual monitoring program for the properties protected by the Land Trust.

  • Conduct assessments of protected ORMLT to ensure compliance with conservation agreements.

  • Assist with restoration projects on Nature Reserves, coordinating and working with volunteers to complete workdays for removing invasive species, planting native species, trail maintenance etc., practicing health and safety protocols.

  • Provide written reports on compliance with the Ecological Gifts Program.

  • Assist in the development and update of the Baseline Documentation Reports and Ecological Sensitivity Reports for new potential properties as needed.

  • Assistance with land securement process, documentation and research as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Post-secondary education in eco-system management, land management, biology, ecology or environmental sciences.

  • Must be between less than 30 years of age and be legally allowed to work in Canada as this is a Canada Summer Jobs funded position.

  • Ability to identify birds, plants, amphibians, reptiles, and other key species.

  • Exceptional writing and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated project management and implementation skills.

  • Experience with GIS mapping skills.

  • Able to work outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions and natural types of terrain.

  • Demonstrated experience with GPS and field equipment use.

  • Strong computer skills with experience in MS Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint databases and web-based applications

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people, build trust and solid relationships, be diplomatic and exhibit sensitivity.

  • High attention to detail; ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure. Please demonstrate this by including the name of an invasive species in Ontario in the first paragraph of your covering letter.

  • Ability to plan and coordinate complex activities, organize multiple tasks and prioritize work.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to work with highly sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

  • Valid Ontario driver’s license, access to a vehicle and suitable insurance coverage.

To apply, please submit a current resume and cover letter that articulates your relevant knowledge and experience, why you are interested in this position and what can you bring to this organization.

Please send and address your resume and cover letter, as one document, to the Program Director, Aileen Barclay at landtrust@oakridgesmoraine.org. If you require any accommodation as part of your application or interview (if selected), please let us know. To learn more about our organization, please visit the About Us section of the website.

Salary Range: $17.50/hr Hours per week: 37.5

The deadline for applications is July 14, 2023.

Our Team:

We are a small but mighty team who are continually inspired by the dedication of our donors and supporters. We believe in hard work, teamwork, responsibility, and a commitment to our donors. Protecting natural areas is not our job; it is our passion and our promise!

The Oak Ridges Moraine is part of the territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Chippewas of Georgina Island, Rama, and Beausoleil, and of the Mississaugas of Alderville, Curve Lake, Hiawatha, and Scugog Island – the First Nations of the Williams Treaties. We would like to thank them, and other Indigenous Peoples, for sharing this land with us.

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