JOB POST #3875-2023
Habitat and Maintenance Technician – summer & fall/winter positionsDate Posted: February 1st, 2023 Date Closing: April 30th, 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:
- Supervise volunteers, visitors and other staff who are assisting with projects
- Participate in the maintenance, repair, planning and development of habitat features, nature trails, bridges, gardens, lawns, challenge course elements, animal enclosures, interpretive facilities, etc.
- Identify and remove invasive plant species. Organize removal projects for groups
- Participate in firewood splitting, stacking and operating wood burning furnaces
- Participate in training for the safe operation and maintenance of required tools
- Operate, maintain and repair various lawn mowers, trimmers, and other outdoor power tools
- Organize and maintain equipment including hand tools, power tools, etc.
- Record observations of species at risk if encountered
- Conduct public engagement and education activities such as guided nature trail walks, etc.
- Assist with operations such as animal care, outreach programs and field work as required
- Assist with research projects through habitat or species at risk surveys, data collection, etc. as time allows and according to the interests of the candidate and the needs of the organization
- Able to follow detailed instructions, stay organized, task switch and prioritize conflicting goals
- Ability to work in a variety of conditions (cold, heat, sun, biting insects, tired volunteers, etc.)
- Valid class G or G2 driver’s license and good driving record
- Oral communication and people skills, time management and leadership skills
- Experience with a variety of tools and equipment, chainsaw certification is an asset
- Experience with light construction, landscaping, vehicle maintenance, etc. is an asset
- Flexibility regarding scheduling according to the needs of projects
- Ability to work and thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations
- Internal motivation and the ability to work without supervision
- Positive attitude and passion for the conservation of reptiles and amphibians
Accommodations (shared) may be available on-site (quad or double bunk room). Candidates should enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in a variety of settings. The ability to thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations and a live/work environment is important.