Field Technician, Ecosystem Restoration
Conservation Halton
Burlington, ON, CA
1d ago

Conservation Halton protects

restores and manages the natural resources in the Halton watershed, but we have grown to become so much more. Today, we protect our communities and conserve our natural environment through planning, education and recreation and support our partners in the creation of sustainable communities within our watershed.

Our strategic plan, Metamorphosis, continues to drive us to embrace more innovative ideas to communicate and collaborate more effectively, create the capacity for us to form new partnerships and position us to become leaders in conservation.

We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious people that aren’t satisfied with the status quo, that see the opportunity in every challenge, are driven by measurable results and thrive in a busy work environment.

If you are looking to join an environmentally-focused, socially-conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

Your Opportunity

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary / matrix team, this role is part of the project management office and will be responsible for assisting with field work for aquatic and terrestrial restoration including adaptive management, monitoring, and maintenance.

With direction from project management staff, this position will involve the play an integral role in on-the-ground implementation of ecological restoration projects.

  • Provide support and implement work related to the planting of native species in various natural environments
  • Provide support and implement work related to the removal and treatment of invasive plant species
  • Use basic construction techniques to build habitat structures
  • Collect field data to inform restoration monitoring / effectiveness monitoring related to restoration plantings, habitat, project site conditions
  • Provide field assistance on restoration projects as assigned
  • Conduct habitat, vegetation and invasive inventories to aid in restoration planning
  • Your Qualifications

  • A background and understanding of the principles of ecology and natural resource management in Ontario
  • Knowledge and experience with various restoration activities and methods
  • Knowledge of restoration effectiveness monitoring sampling methodologies
  • Proficiency with native plant species identification, including knowledge of non-native invasive species
  • Knowledge of the issues and impacts of invasive species on natural systems
  • Ability to work independently, to take a leadership role where necessary, and to think creatively in tackling obstacles and developing solutions
  • Ability to navigate using orthophotos or aerial imagery
  • A valid Ontario drivers license
  • Strong and effective communication skills
  • Build, foster and sustain positive public and corporate image
  • Your Reward

  • Salary starting at $22.30 per hour based on a 35-hour work week
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
  • Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
  • Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise
  • Our Core Values

    Be Respectful : Respect one another, celebrate diversity, and embrace new ideas.

    Be Adaptable : Change is constant. Channel your passion, be innovative, and focus on results.

    Be Collaborative : Share your knowledge, listen to understand, and always communicate clearly.

    Be Sustainable : In everything you do, think conservation.

    Be Accountable : Uphold your integrity, demonstrate measurable progress, and strive for excellence.

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