Assistant, Natural Heritage Management (1 Casual Position)

Conservation Authority Mississauga Credit Valley Conservation Authority

Assistant, Natural Heritage Management (1 Casual Position)


At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Assistant, Natural Heritage Management (1 Casual Position)

Who are we?

Credit Valley Conservation is one of Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities dedicated to protecting, restoring and enhancing our local natural environment. We care for the Credit River, its streams and tributaries from the headwaters in Orangeville to the shores of Lake Ontario in Mississauga. We are scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, environmentalists, stewards, planners, foresters, recreation experts and much more. We create connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. We’re leaders and explorers. We are professional and we’re inspired. We know our stuff, and we work every day to make a difference.

Who are you?

You want to be part of an organization with an environmental goal. You get up every day and go to work with purpose. You accept that you may not change the world, but you’ll try to make an impact in your corner. You like to partner with skilled people across many professions. It’s as natural for you think about the outdoors as it is to think out of the box. You’re passionate, responsible and approachable. You do what’s right, not just what’s easy. You care, and it shows.

Why work for us?

We offer competitive public sector pay. We’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension fund. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll know your co-workers by name and will make fast friends. You’ll like being at work.


Assist with field work and data collection for the Biodiversity Management program under the direction of the Ecologist and Specialist.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolment in or completion of a post-secondary program such as wildlife science, biology, ecology, botany, forestry, environmental science, zoology, or natural resource management
  • Working experience with field inventory protocols for surveying flora and fauna, particularly the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas Protocol
  • Working experience identifying flora and fauna in southern Ontario, particularly birds by sight and sound
  • Ability to work under inclement conditions (e.g. bugs, weather, and wetlands), early mornings, off trail
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in groups
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Valid Class “G” Ontario driver’s license. The successful applicant will be required to provide a MTO Driver’s Abstract.
  • Experience with data entry is preferred
  • Familiarity with natural heritage policies, legislation, and guidelines is an asset
  • Experience using MS Access and GIS software (ArcView) is an asset

Summary of Major Tasks

This position will have both field and office components. Field Tasks:
  • Working in a small field crew, assist in field inventories of species and habitat throughout the Credit River watershed; an emphasis will be placed on migratory bird surveys and breeding bird surveys
  • Site orientation using orthophotos and GPS units
  • Assist with field identification of flora and fauna (particularly birds)
  • Accurate record-keeping of field data
Office Tasks:
  • Responsible for the organization of data collection records and the entry of data into MS Access database
  • Conducting field work planning activities including the compilation of background material, preparation of maps and field equipment
  • Assist in the review of natural heritage data in the determination of significant wildlife habitat across the Credit River watershed
  • Research natural heritage topics and summarize the findings in written documents, tables, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Information

  • Anticipated Start and End Dates: March 30 to September 11, 2020 (35 hours/week)

Salary starting at: $16.75 (Hourly Rate)

Forward resume by March 1st, 2020 to:

Credit Valley Conservation
Fax: (905) 670-5613 or Email:

Please quote "Assistant, Natural Heritage Management (1 Casual Position)" on resume/letter. Resumes/letters submitted electronically must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

CVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), CVC will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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