Summer Technician (30+ locations)
Job Title: Summer Technician
Application Deadline: April 14, 2019 @ 11:59PM
**Please Note: All positions are dependent upon external funding, yet to be received by the OFAH **
Start Date: Usually in June, but specific date to be determined (pending funding approval)
Duration: Usually between 6-12 weeks, but specific duration to be determined (pending funding approval)
Rate of Pay: $14.50 per hour + 4% vacation pay
Number of Positions: 1 position per location listed below unless otherwise stated
Locations: 30+ locations within Ontario (see list below)
*Please indicate the location to which you are applying in your OFAH Summer Technician Application form, cover letter and résumé:
The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is currently searching for hard-working, motivated individuals to assist with our Invading Species Awareness Program (ISAP).
- Become familiar with the biology and impacts of priority invasive species affecting local environments;
- Attend and provide support to community events, such as Family Fishing Day, Canada Day Festivities, fishing derbies, seasonal municipal events, lake association meetings, etc.;
- Conduct presentations to various community organizations and volunteers;
- Participate in and help coordinate community groups in stewardship and management activities (e.g., phragmites);
- Become familiar with the principles of field work (e.g., accurate data collection/recording, use of technical equipment, record keeping etc.);
- Develop computer skills utilizing tools such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, EDDMapS Ontario; and
- Network with resource professionals from a variety of sectors.
Education and Qualifications:
- Minimum of one year of college or university education in biology, environmental science or a related resource management program;
- Minimum of one year of education and/or experience in the following areas: monitoring local waters and natural areas for invasive species, public education and awareness, plant, fish and invertebrate identification, field work, and data collection;
- Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
- Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
- Valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Knowledge of invasive species affecting local environments;
- Plant, fish, and invertebrate identification skills;
- Knowledge and skills relating to monitoring local waters and natural areas for invasive species;
- Experience networking with resource professionals/agencies and engaging volunteers/public in invading species awareness and stewardship projects;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience conveying information to the public (e.g. presentations to community/contributing articles to newspapers/newsletters);
- Familiar with computer and database management skills (e.g. MS Office, MS Outlook, Internet);
- Knowledge of the principles of field work, such as accurate data recording, use of technical equipment, and record keeping;
- Ability to work flexible hours and perform occasional field work; and
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
- Valid driver’s license (class G);
- Valid pleasure craft operators card (for positions required to operate watercrafts);
- Valid criminal record check; and
- Valid OFAH Membership.
- Valid emergency first aid with level A CPR and AED certification (as a minimum); and
- Valid fishing licence.
Please submit in one document a Summer Technician Application Form, cover letter, and résumé indicating the location to which you are applying and how your skills and qualifications meet each of the requirements of this position to:
Attention: Invading Species Awareness Program Coordinator
P.O. Box 2800
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 8L5
Fax: (705) 748-9577
NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR EMAIL INQUIRIES PLEASE
The deadline for applications is April 14, 2019 at 11:59pm
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 Julie Young, Human Resources at 705-748-6324 x245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.