Contract duration: 4-5 months
Lead a work crew to collect fish, invertebrate, and stream habitat data in support of the TRCA’s Watershed Monitoring and Reporting group. Data collection includes use of electrofishing gear, surveying equipment, multi-parameter water quality probes etc. Health and safety is a major responsibility of this position.
Perform the following tasks under supervision:
- Gather aquatic data using backpack electroshocking unit, benthic invertebrate nets, and in-stream measurements using the Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol.
- Supervise the field activities of a small work crew.
- Data entry, manipulation and QA/QC of data in field sheet, spreadsheet and database formats.
- Maintain sampling equipment as required.
- Liaise with landowners and staff from other agencies as required.
- Assist with data synthesis, and the preparation of monitoring reports.
- Work safely in and around water.
- Post-secondary education in biology, environmental science, resource management or a related field.
- Valid Ontario driver’s license.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to handle and identify, invertebrate, fish and wildlife species found in the Toronto area.
- Familiar with biological sampling equipment, including electrofishing units (certification an asset), trap hoop, and seine nets.
- Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol certification an asset.
- Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network certification an asset.
- Ability to operate small commercial vessels.
- Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work leading a team.
- Ability and comfort working in, on and around water.
- Strong organizational skills.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting # TRCA-086-19 prior to midnight on April 11, 2019.
While TRCA thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews.
Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector and/or drivers abstract check.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs.