Contract Duration: April 8 - June 14
Number of Positions Available: Multiple
Tommy Thompson Park Field Staff will work as a team primarily to implement the 2019 Cormorant Management Strategy at Tommy Thompson Park. Teams will encourage cormorant ground nesting and will deter cormorants from expanding their tree nesting range into previously un-nested trees using a suite of deterrent techniques at dawn and/or dusk. Teams will perform nest counts during peak breeding season. The Field Staff will also assist in other ecological and maintenance projects at TTP (e.g. tree and shrub planting, aquatic planting and invasive vegetation removal, among others). Occupational health and safety is a major responsibility of this position. Must be willing to work flexible hours including morning or evening shifts (days will be 6.5 hour shifts, but start/end time will change throughout the season based on daylight hours) 6 days/week.
- Monitor nesting activities of Double-crested Cormorants.
- Deter cormorants from nesting in designated areas using a suite of techniques including (but not limited to) human presence in the colony, noise makers and nest removal using forestry poles.
- Undertake colonial waterbird nesting population surveys.
- Assist with other ecological and maintenance projects at Tommy Thompson Park such as invasive vegetation removal, tree and shrub planting, and aquatic planting.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Post-secondary education in biology, environmental science, resource management or a related field.
- Valid Ontario driver’s license. Class A(R) an asset.
- Standard First Aid an asset.
- Pleasure Craft Operator Card an asset.
SKILL AND ABILITY:
- Experience/aptitude for outdoor activities.
- Experience working with, or around colonial waterbirds an asset.
- Familiarity with the Tommy Thompson Park Double-Crested Cormorant Management Plan
- Ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions and in adverse environments.
- The ability to identify common flora and fauna found in the GTA.
- Good physical fitness and strong upper body strength required to perform deterrent activities.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting # TRCA-034-19 prior to midnight on February 10, 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.