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Summer Technician (30+ locations)

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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)

Applicants must be young people between the ages of 15 and 30, as per the requirements of the Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs Program.

*Please indicate the location to which you are applying in your OFAH Summer Technician Application form, cover letter and résumé:

Location Partnership Organization Number of Positions
Bracebridge Muskoka Watershed Council 1
Caledon Credit Valley Conservation 1
Carleton Place Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority 1
Chute a Blondeau Voyageur Provincial Park 1
Dryden Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry 2
Finch South Nation Conservation 1
Kemptville Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry 1
Kenora Lake of the Woods District Stewardship Association 1
Kingston Ducks Unlimited Canada 1
Kirkfield Ontario Parks (Balsam Lake, QEII) 1
Lanark Plenty Canada 1
Manitowaning Manitoulin Streams 1
Manotick Rideau Valley Conservation Authority 1
Newmarket Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority 1
Newmarket Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust 2
North Bay Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry 1
Omemee Emily Provincial Park 1
Orillia Kids for Turtles Environmental Education 1
Owen Sound Grey Sauble Conservation Authority 1
Peterborough Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters 2
Port McNicoll Severn Sound Environmental Association 1
Port Perry Township of Scugog 2
Sault Ste. Marie Invasive Species Centre 1
Sundridge Lake Bernard Phragmites Working Group 1
Sutton West Sibbald Point Provincial Park 1
Sydenham Frontenac Provincial Park 1
Thunder Bay EcoSuperior Environmental Programs 1
Trenton Lower Trent Conservation 1
Utopia Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority 1
Uxbridge Township of Uxbridge 1
Wasaga Beach Wasaga Beach Provincial Park 1
Whitby Thickson’s Woods Land Trust 2
Windsor University of Windsor 1

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).

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Other Requirements:

  • 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.

Assets:

  • 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
E-mail: is_jobs@ofah.org

NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR EMAIL INQUIRIES PLEASE

The deadline for applications is April 14, 2019 at 11:59pm

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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 Julie Young, Human Resources at 705-748-6324 x245 or julie_young@ofah.org.