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Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Fish and Wildlife Services Branch
City:    Wheatley
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    14024 - Biologist 2B
Salary:    $31.74 - $39.21 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    59086
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Recognized as leaders in our industry, we partner with community clients to make a difference across the Province. The Ministry of Natural Resources is the proud steward of air, land, water, and biodiversity aiming to lead the achievement of desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources for Ontarians.

If this sounds like a team you want to be a part of, then apply now to bean Aquatic Ecosystem Biologist!

What can I expect to do in this role?

As part of the Lake Erie management team, you will:

• organize/coordinate the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data in support of rehabilitation components for sustainable development of the Lakes Erie and St. Clair aquatic resources and ecosystems
• conduct reporting and provide to the assessment findings to the supervisor
• provide science advice for fisheries management by interpreting current status of aquatic populations in the lakes, tributaries, wetland and near shore habitats
• recommend strategies for habitat and aquatic animal rehabilitation

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:
• You must possess a valid driver's licence.
• You must have the ability to obtain an Electrofishing certification.
• You must have the ability to work in adverse and inclement weather.

• You have knowledge of theories, principles and practices concerning aquatic ecosystems and their management (i.e. fish communities, limnology, the structure and function of food webs, etc.).
• You possess knowledge of impacts of land use practices on aquatic ecosystems, and strategies to remediate for those impacts.
• You have knowledge and experience with information technology, database management/word processing/graphics software.
• You are knowledgeable of statistics, experimental design and modelling techniques to design sampling and experimental studies, analyse and interpret results.

Technical skills:
• You have the ability to use scientific methods to support rehabilitation and promote conservation and have project findings reviewed and accepted by peers.
• You demonstrate the ability to apply and interpret policies, acts, regulations and directives.

Communication and interpersonal skills:
• You possess well developed oral communication skills to communicate and provide advice to audiences ranging from the public to research scientists, conduct presentations, and training.
• You have written communication skills to prepare presentations, technical reports, scientific summaries, briefing notes, and correspondence.
• You demonstrate interpersonal skills to foster relationships with clients and to negotiate and consult with team, agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's), municipal and community partners on projects and programs.

Project management skills:
• You are able to develop and implement actual work plan for lake assessments.
• You demonstrate abilities to plan, organize and implement projects to acquire information in support of rehabilitation initiatives and objectives.

Analytical and problem solving skills:
• You possess analytical and evaluative skills to examine scientific research, information and results.
• You have problem solving skills to detect and clarify problems, evaluate options and identify approaches for assessment.

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 320 Milo Rd, RR 2, Wheatley, West Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3-A
Category:   Lands and Resources
Posted on:   Friday, December 6, 2013
  • W-NR-59086/13
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, January 6, 2014 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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