Field Biologist, Fauna - Short-Term Contract Position (TRCA-040-21)

Contract Duration: May 12, 2021 to July 14, 2021

Number of Vacancies: 1 


About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Field Biologist, Fauna position is responsible for overseeing and carrying out daily environmental monitoring fieldwork activities in support of TRCA’s environmental monitoring programs and projects. In particular, this position is responsible for leading and conducting breeding bird surveys and monitoring. Health and Safety is a requirement of this position.

Major Responsibilities:

Perform the following tasks under general supervision:

  • Conduct breeding bird field inventories and monitoring according to TRCA’s Terrestrial Natural Heritage protocol and Ontario Forest Bird Monitoring Protocol.
  • Input data into environmental databases and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Provide direction and evaluate the performance of the field assistant.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Minimum college diploma in biology, ecology, or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience conducting breeding bird surveys.
  • Ability to quickly identify all species of birds by song and call that could be found in the TRCA Region.
  • Thorough knowledge of the ecology and breeding birds of the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario.
  • Thorough knowledge of, and experience with, breeding bird inventory and monitoring protocols.
  • Excellent navigational field skills using digital ortho-photo and GPS.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficient with computer software, including word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Valid Ontario “G” Driver's Licence in good standing.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare). 

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-040-21 prior to midnight on March 8, 2021.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (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 screening and/or driver’s 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 Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216. 

Division: 
Development and Engineering Services
Salary range: 
$57,062 - $62,321, 35 hours per week
Location: 
Earth Rangers - 9520 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
Closing date: 
Mar 8, 2021
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