Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, Restoration Projects (Waterfront and Wildlife), and under the guidance of the Environmental Technologist, Special Projects, the Assistant Environmental Technician, Wildlife is responsible for the coordination and implementation of TRCA’s wildlife habitat enhancement and management projects and programs including Canada Goose management, nest box program, targeted wildlife habitat, species at risk habitat and wildlife conflicts. Overall, this position contributes to the strategic plan objectives, improving protection of water quality and aquatic ecosystem health.
Knowledge and Experience:
- Post-secondary degree or diploma in fish and wildlife management, ecology, environmental studies or related discipline; or equivalent knowledge.
- Minimum 1-2 years of experience related to major tasks.
- Boating experience.
- Practical field experience.
- Experience working in outdoor weather conditions.
- Experience using small tools and equipment and wood working related equipment.
- Knowledge of urban wildlife ecology and management including expertise in Canada Goose, beaver and coyote ecology and management.
- Excellent data collection and analytical skills with attention to detail.
- Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written.
- Fish and wildlife identification skills.
- Wildlife handling skills.
- Knowledge of breeding bird ecology and management for local species, including waterfowl and waterbird ecology, as well as cavity nesting ecology.
- Knowledge of species at risk habitat requirements for local species and familiarity with the Endangered Species Act, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and the Migratory Birds Convention Act.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to handle sensitive wildlife issues and deal with the public tactfully.
- Effective problem solving skills and leadership skills including staff supervision.
- Excellent computer proficiency with software experience (MS Excel, Word, ArcMap).
- Ortho photo interpretation skills.
- Advanced GPS abilities.
- Valid Ontario G driver’s licence.
TRCA is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require accessibility related accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.