Terrestrial Biologists
Oakville, ON, Canada
6d ago

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood has several immediate, full time fixed term employment opportunities for Terrestrial Biologists to support a wide variety of field assignments across Ontario.

The successful candidate will report to the Terrestrial Ecosystem Team Lead and work among a team of Biologists on a broad range of resource development projects across Canada.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Assist with desktop background research and data collection, as well as preparation of general permit applications
  • Conduct field surveys for terrestrial and wetland plants, wildlife and wildlife habitat and species at risk (birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians)
  • Maintaining and organizing accurate and detailed fieldnotes as well as photo documentation records
  • Data entry and analysis and data submissions to regulatory agencies
  • Assisting with report and proposal preparation
  • Skills / Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education with a major in ecology, biology or environmental studies
  • Strong wildlife and plant identification skills (visually, auditory, and signs)
  • A minimum of two to five years’ of applied field experience with wildlife surveys, preferably from the consulting industry
  • Must have strong technical report writing skills and the ability to compile field data into summary reports including natural heritage reports, environmental impact studies, terrestrial existing conditions reports and species at risk assessments
  • A good understanding of wildlife habitat requirements, particularly for Species at Risk
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including field work under a variety of conditions
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient with Windows Office (Word, Excel)
  • A good understanding of Federal and Provincial wildlife policies, legislation, and guidelines
  • Valid Ontario driver's license and access to a vehicle
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