Environmental Technologist, Aquatic Habitat Toronto - Full-Time Contract Positionrestoration And Infrastructure

Conservation Authority Downsview Toronto And Region Conservation Authority

Position Overview:

Contract Duration: 2 Year Contract Position

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Environmental Monitoring Projects, the Environmental Technologist, Aquatic Habitat Toronto is responsible for the administration of the multi-level government programming committee for waterfront projects and initiatives, and provides a single point of contact with multiple stakeholders.

This position also supports the planning, development, monitoring, and implementation of specific habitat creation, restoration, and monitoring projects that are priorities of the Toronto Waterfront Aquatic Habitat Restoration Strategy. This position also aids the Senior Manager, Environmental Monitoring Projects with securing project approvals and preparing work plans and is the point of contact for media relations, technical and environmental information for Aquatic Habitat Toronto.

This position plays an integral role in supporting TRCA’s ongoing commitment to healthy rivers, shorelines, greenspace and biodiversity by collecting and overseeing the collection of information that allows TRCA and its partner organizations to better understand and monitor ecosystem function, identify new threats such as invasive species and evaluate the effectiveness of our efforts to protect, manage and restore greenspace.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Post-secondary education in biology, environmental science, resource management or a related field; or equivalent amount of relevant experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in environmental projects and programs.
  • Knowledge of terrestrial and aquatic ecology, habitat restoration, fish and wildlife management, and lake based environmental monitoring techniques.
  • Knowledge of legislation, policies and procedures relevant to habitat creation and restoration projects.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public; experience with the media an asset.
  • Valid Ontario G Class Driver’s Licence.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides coordination and administrative support to Aquatic Habitat Toronto (committee) activities.
  • Maintain effective liaison with other agencies (Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Parks Canada, Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Cervices, Transport Canada, Ports Toronto).
  • Plan and schedule meetings with partner agencies and external/ internal clients.
  • Compiles information and prepares submission for approval to partner regulatory agencies based on review and input from AHT members.
  • Participates as team member and acts as a contact and resource for the design and implementation of internal and external habitat creation and restoration projects e.g HEAT modeling.
  • Assist with the development of the fisheries offsetting plans and compensation.
  • Procures specialized equipment related to research following TRCA’s purchasing guidelines.
  • Liaises with EMDM senior technical staff to coordinate research field activities.
  • Administers project budget and control.
  • Prepare and coordinate proposals for partnership agreements and non-traditional sources of funding for monitoring and research activities.
  • Prepare reports and make presentation to funders on progress and results.
  • Prepare technical reports and Authority communications project approvals.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • 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.

    Division: 
    Restoration and Infrastructure
    Type: 
    Full-time contract
    Salary range: 
    $60,497 - $67,617, 35 hours per week
    Location: 
    Earth Rangers - 9520 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Closing date: 
    Sep 19, 2018
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