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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Science and Research Branch
Job Term:
1 Temporary assignment/contract for up to 12 months, with the possibility of extension
Job Code:
41102 - Resource Technician 2
$23.25 - $25.90 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you an innovative, team oriented individual with experience in planning and logistics, with strong technical field skills, data management and a commitment to working safely in the field? If so, then do not miss this great opportunity to work with a dynamic research team with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• organize and compile research and monitoring data from multiple sources
• ensure a high standard of data quality control during data collection and entry
• conduct a wide range of wildlife and environmental sampling procedures as needed to support delivery of the wild pig monitoring project objectives
• use biological/technical expertise to assist in program delivery and provide logistical support for technical research programs

How do I qualify?


• You must have a valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver's licence upon being hired.
• You are willing to be vaccinated for rabies.
• You are capable of working in inclement weather conditions (rain, snow, heat, cold).
• You can be available to travel extensively for long periods of time during research projects throughout the province of Ontario.

Scientific expertise:

• You have demonstrated knowledge of wildlife research and management techniques and principles to conduct wildlife and habitat surveys.
• You have work experience and the ability to identify plant and terrestrial vertebrate wildlife species based on morphology and other cues.
• You have proven experience capturing, immobilizing and handling wild animals to collect biological samples (i.e. teeth, blood, oral and glandular swabs, DNA etc.)

Technical knowledge and skills:

• You have experience in basic analysis, display of spatial and tabular data including demonstrated data management skills.
• You have experience with data collection to ensure it is collected accurately and securely on data sheets or electronic devices (i.e. data loggers, trail cameras, GPS).
• You have knowledge of navigation procedures to work in remote field settings using a compass, Global Position System (GPS) locator and maps.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• You have well developed written communications skills to contribute to progress reports, project summaries and technical reports.
• You have well developed communication skills to assist with presentations at local meetings and/or answer public inquiries relating to the research program.
• You have interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within your research team.
• You can tactfully liaise with local residents, government officials or others encountered during execution of field or lab work.

Computer skills:

• You have demonstrated experience working with computer software used in word processing and data entry and management and preliminary data summary and analysis.
• You have experience using software to work with spreadsheets and databases.
• You have basic knowledge of GIS and working with spatial data.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 2140 East Bank Dr, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
  • N-NR-162566/21
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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