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:
Under the supervision of Senior Research Scientist, Ecology in the Ecosystem and Climate Science (ECS) team, the Research Analyst, Ecology position will be responsible for the day to day tasks associated with conducting applied research to support various ecology and ecohydrology related initiatives.
Specifically, this position will undertake qualitative and quantiative research and analysis including assisting in study design, leading field work and field crews, completing geo-statistical analysis, and writing technical reports to support a range of initiatives including assessing habitats and biodiversity, feature-based water balance, eco-hydrological linkages among various components of natural systems, and land use and climate impacts to ecological functions. The Research Analyst will focus on producing information to support various land use, infrastructure, restoration, and watershed planning processes. Furthermore, the Research Analyst will support building applied research partnerships and pursuing external funding opportunties as well as be a technical resource for internal and external partners.
- Conduct geospatial and data analysis as needed for the ongoing above stated projects of the ECS team.
- Compile, QA/QC, analyze, and synthesize data, as required, from variety of sources to be used in the relevant projects.
- Conduct literature review and idenitfy best approaches and methods to inform the relevant projects.
- Assist in documenting and reporting on the research projects in a systematic manner.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required in accordance with departmental, divisional and/or corporate objectives.
What you will need to succeed:
- Four-year university degree or equivalent in ecology, biology, geography, environmental science, environmental studies, or related discipline.
- 1-2 years of experience related to major responsibilities.
- Understanding of theoretical and applied knowledge of ecosystem science including terrestrial and aquatic ecology, urban ecology, eco-hydrology, ecological analysis and methods, ecosystem services, and green infrastructure.
- Demonstrated experience with data compilation, QA/QC, analysis, synthesis, and reporting related to major research projects.
- Demonstrated experience with conducting geospatial and statistical analysis within the broader context of methods in ecological science.
- Proven ability to research, analyze, and synthesize data and produce high quality technical reports.
- Proficiency in GIS and remote sensing applications and statistical software.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, collaborative skills, and ability to work in a team environment.
- Valid Ontario driver’s license.
What TRCA has to offer you:
As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity 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-004-21 prior to midnight on January 25, 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.