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OFAH/BrokerLink Fish & Wildlife Conservation Internship

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Job Title: OFAH/BrokerLink Fish & Wildlife Conservation Internship
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Potential Start Date: April 27, 2020
Contract End Date: August 30, 2020
Hours: 35 hours per week (full-time 18-week contract)
Location: Peterborough, ON
Rate of Pay: $14.25 – $14.50 per hour + 4% vacation pay
Number of Positions: 1

The OFAH/BrokerLink Fish & Wildlife Conservation Internship is an exciting early-career opportunity to work with the OFAH’s fish and wildlife professionals on a range of policy and conservation program projects.  Previous OFAH interns have gone on to undertake graduate degrees and/or work with other stakeholder organizations, provincial agencies and the OFAH.

The successful candidate will gain practical work experience in fish and wildlife policy review and development with Fish & Wildlife Department biologists and managers.  Additionally, the intern will support the Community Hatchery Program (CHP), ALUS Peterborough, Invasive Species Awareness Program (ISAP), and Lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program (LOASRP) with outreach efforts and field work (fish stocking, youth engagement, and invasive species monitoring).

Education and Qualifications:

  • Recently graduated from post-secondary education in biology, ecology, fish and wildlife, environmental science or a related resource management program;
  • Experience working with the public and youth would be an asset; and
  • Experience with fish and wildlife field work would be an asset.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Essential computer skills (MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (including literature reviews, report preparation and public speaking);
  • Organizational, multi-tasking, time management and project management skills; and
  • Ability to work independently and co-operatively in a large organizational team.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license (Class G), fishing license, hunting version of the outdoors card, pleasure craft operator card, emergency first aid with level A CPR certification (as a minimum), valid criminal record check, and valid OFAH membership.

Please forward a cover letter, résumé and one reference letter indicating how your skills and qualifications meet each of the requirements of this position to:

Attention:  Chris Robinson, OFAH Fish and Wildlife Conservation Programs Manager
Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters
P.O. Box 2800
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 8L5
Fax: (705) 748-9577
E-mail: jobs@ofah.org

NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE OR EMAIL INQUIRES PLEASE
The deadline for applications is March 1, 2020 @ 5:00PM
Interviews will be held over March 9-13, 2020 in Peterborough, Ontario

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Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is an equal opportunity and accessible employer.

The OFAH is committed to providing accessible opportunities for all qualified job applicants. Should you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at 705-748-6324 x245 or aodafeedback@ofah.org.