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NATURAL HERITAGE BIOLOGIST INTERN
Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Regional Operations Division
City:    Kemptville
Job Term:    1 Temporary (up to 12 weeks with possible extension)
Job Code:    14021 - Biologist 1
Salary:    $920.07 - $1,108.47 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    48505
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Under the general supervision of the Area Supervisor, you will provide assistance and support to District specialists in conducting a variety of activities related to implementing the District's Natural Heritage, Fish and Wildlife, Species at Risk, and Resource Management Planning programs.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will undertake research and field inventories to identify and evaluate plant and animal populations and their habitats, create records and reports to document species occurrences, and participate on committees and working groups to provide input to ongoing planning and resource management exercises. As an active junior member of an Area Team, you will provide assistance by: researching biological data; conducting field inventories; communicating with staff, landowners and other partners regarding the Ministry's resource management programs; updating natural resource databases; and participating in resource management and rehabilitation projects.

How do I qualify?

Qualifications:
• Knowledge of biology and ecology including biodiversity and species at risk issues.
• Knowledge of legislative and planning tools that provide for the protection and management of fish and wildlife resources and species at risk in Ontario.
• Basic Knowledge of the flora and fauna of eastern Ontario.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
• Well-developed organizational and research skills.
• Basic skills in computer word processing and use of spreadsheets.
• A valid Ontario driver's license and the ability to travel and work in remote field locations.
• Proof of eligibility to work in Canada.
• Proof of full-time enrolment in a recognized post-secondary college or university or graduation within the last five years. Please visit the MNR Youth Programs site for more information.
• Candidates are only eligible to participate in a maximum of two placements.

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 weeks, 10 Campus Dr, Kemptville, East Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3-A
Category:   Science and Engineering
Posted on:   Monday, November 19, 2012
 
Note:
  • Relocation and temporary living expenses will not be available.

    The successful candidate will begin at the base-level pay rate and will move up in the pay scale in accordance with the OPSEU collective agreement.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from applying and/or accepting a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from applying and/or accepting a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
 
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, December 3, 2012 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
 
 
 
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