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JOB POST #3872-2023

GIS Technician – summer & fall/winter positions

Date Posted: February 1st, 2023 Date Closing: December 1st, 2023

Location: Scales Nature Park, travel to projects in central and southwestern Ontario may be required

Duration: Varies with position, minimum 8 weeks with extension up to one year internship possible

Salary: Varies depending on the position and funding. At or slightly above minimum wage.

Duties will vary with the nature of each position, but will include:

  • Manipulation of data and creation of maps, models, or tools related to wildlife conservation using geographic information systems (GIS) applications to sever a variety of purposes
  • Participating in outreach activities to landowners or other stakeholder groups to solicit species observations, obtain permission to access private properties for surveying, and sharing conservation messaging about habitat protection, etc.
  • Assisting with collating data from project staff and volunteers plus public observations, running statistical analyses, and helping to interpret findings and compiling the results into reports and proposals
  • Automate data processing in conjunction with new GPS field app
  • Create a replicable and standardized framework for conducting various desired statistical analyses (e.g. mark/recapture and hotspot analysis). Processing code will be written in R, with possible integration with JavaScript.
  • Instruct other staff and volunteers on geoprocessing and data analysis
  • Participation in field work or other facility operations as time allows to better understand project needs

Requirements: 

  • Ability to follow detailed protocols, stay highly organized, task switch and prioritize conflicting goals
  • Proven time management and leadership skills
  • High level of skill and experience with software platforms such as R and Javascript¬†
  • Strong oral communication and people skills, as well as writing skills
  • Experience with spreadsheets, GIS, and other data management tools
  • Flexibility regarding scheduling, positive attitude and passion for wildlife conservation
  • Ability to work and thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations
  • Internal motivation and the ability to work without supervision

Accommodations (shared) may be available on-site (quad or double bunk room). The ability to thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations and a live/work environment is important.

How to Apply:

Please complete the Google Form found here: https://forms.gle/DX1QdmWCbx2pvFyi6. At the conclusion of the questionnaire, you will be prompted to upload a resume, cover letter, and references as a single PDF file, 4 pages or less. Resumes will be reviewed beginning March 1, but applications will continue to be accepted after that.

Please reference this job posting in your email: JOB POSTING #3872-2023