Job Specification

Position Title:
Biologist Intern
Job Code:
14021 - Biologist 1
Job ID:

Purpose of Position :

To assist zone and park staff with biological and ecological information collection, compilation, and synthesis, for the purposes of protected area planning and management.

Duties / Responsibilities :

Under the general supervision of the Park Superintendent, and professional direction of the Discovery & Resource Management Supervisor:

Assist the ecologists, planners, stewardship coordinator and park staff with the collection, management and analysis of background information pertaining to Provincial Parks. This could include written information and spatial data regarding land cover, vegetation, habitat, geology, wildlife, species at risk, cultural heritage, and other values.

Assist with field inventory or monitoring of earth and life science features and values of protected areas as required.

Attend courses focusing on the protection objective and other relevant resource management topics, as directed by the Discovery & Resource Management Supervisor and Park Superintendent.

Participate in the transfer of knowledge and applied science to park managers, planners, and stewards, as required.

Become familiar with Ministry's biodiversity conservation mandate, and particularly with the protection objective for Provincial Parks.

Assist with the preparation of environmental assessments for projects proposed in provincial parks.

Assist with the preparation of implementation plans for priority stewardship or rehabilitation activities in provincial parks.

Participate on relevant project teams to help establish objectives, transfer information, and report on progress.

The incumbent shall, while in the workplace, conduct themselves in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, and any workplace procedures or practices as directed by their immediate supervisor, report any hazards of which they are aware to their immediate supervisor, report all work related injuries and illnesses to their immediate supervisor.

Staffing and Licensing :

Valid Ontario Driver's License.

Knowledge :

Job requires knowledge of biology and ecology including conservation biology, biodiversity and the natural sciences.

Job requires knowledge of current natural resource inventory, monitoring, and assessment techniques with regard to natural landscapes, wildlife habitat, geology, water quality and quantity, and other values.

Job requires knowledge of including field identification and assessment of biodiversity (ecosystems, flora, and fauna) of Southwestern Ontario.

Job requires understanding of conservation issues, and legislative and planning tools that support the protection of natural heritage values and areas in Ontario.

Job requires familiarity with protected area planning at the system and individual protected area levels and familiarity with land use planning processes.

Job requires working knowledge of geographic information systems and mapping.

Job requires knowledge of analytical techniques and computer applications in order to analyze data and prepare reports.

Job requires knowledge of worker responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

Skills :

Job requires interpersonal skills and ability to work independently, or within a multi-disciplinary team and with clients and partners.

Job requires communication skills, both oral and written to communicate a variety of types of information clearly and concisely orally and in writing to a variety of audiences.

Job requires organizational and analytical skills in order to organize own time and be able to problem solve with the information provided.

Job requires ability to travel to other work locations in Ontario and work safely in remote locations and wilderness settings in order to assist with field inventory or monitoring of earth and life science features.

Job requires ability to use GIS technology (ArcMap, ArcView) and to input GIS data, digitize and produce reports and maps relating to natural features.

Job requires ability to use personal computers including word processing, record keeping, electronic mail and internet software applications.

Freedom of Action :

Position works under the general supervision of Park Superintendent and day to day direction of Discovery & Resource Management Supervisor.

Work is guided by Ministry and government legislation, policies, standards and priorities and performed in accordance with established methods and practical procedures.

Job contributes to decision-making about priorities and major tasks in consultation with the Discovery & Resource Management Supervisor.

Work is reviewed for general accuracy and adequacy.

Situations not covered by established methods and practical procedures are referred to supervisor.

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