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Senior Wildlife Research Technician

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Science and Research Branch, Provincial Services Division
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
41111 - Resource Technician Sr 2 (B/U)
$1,186.99 - $1,362.77 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a highly motivated individual who has proven team leadership skills? If so, do not miss this opportunity to be a part of a professional team with the Science and Research Branch, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, in Peterborough.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• a defined benefit pension plan
• maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• comprehensive health plan
• life and disability insurance
• flexible work arrangements
• collegial and professional work culture
• career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• on-the-job training to support your success in the role

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• plan, organize, coordinate and implement various programs and projects
• develop and implement fieldwork routines
• coordinate budgets, maintain and analyze expenditure records
• purchase, inventory, calibrate and maintain specialized research and field equipment
• provide schedules, instructions/training and group leadership in field

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:

• 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/or are willing to be vaccinated against the rabies virus and maintain adequate antibody titre.
• You are capable of working in adverse weather conditions.

Technical knowledge:

• You have good working knowledge of wildlife, wildlife diseases, mammalian anatomy and natural resource management.
• You have thorough knowledge of scientific methods, procedures and equipment to support rabies and wildlife projects.
• You have proven experience working in lab and field operations to collect and process specimens for biological data.
• You have experience operating, maintaining and repairing field and lab equipment such as data loggers, air-boats, ATV's, boats microscopes, GPS units, and radio telemetry receivers.
• You are familiar with data collection techniques and have an understanding of statistical design.

Leadership skills:

• You can provide daily supervision and scheduling duties for staff.
• You have the ability to work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and ensure team members working with you are following workplace regulations.
• You have experience hiring, training and assessing new staff.

Project management skills:

• You have experience developing and preparing work plans to meet targets.
• You have experience coordinating programs.
• You have experience coordinating, maintaining and analyzing budgets.

Communication and interpersonal skills

• You have interpersonal skills to provide training, instructions and directions to staff.
• You have working knowledge of presentation techniques to present technical results to an internal and external audience.
• You have written communications skills to publish reports, field manuals and media products such as brochures and displays.
• You have experience developing communications strategies and plans.

Analytical skills:

• You have proven analytical skills to analyze data using common statistical approaches.
• You have analytical skills to identify training and development needs of technical staff.

Computer skills:

• You have well developed knowledge and skills working with computers and computer software such as databases, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation using graphs, photographs and tables.
• You can prepare data summaries and preliminary analysis in electronic format.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, 2140 East Bank Dr, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Fish and Wildlife
Posted on:
Monday, November 20, 2023
  • N-NR-208174/23
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.
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 as applicable 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 being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered 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 4, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

Toutes les offres d'emploi externes de la fonction publique de l'Ontario sont affichées en anglais et en français. Pour connaître les exigences linguistiques, vérifiez les renseignements sur la « langue du poste » figurant dans le haut de chaque offre d'emploi. Pour tous les postes, l'évaluation des candidates et candidats se fera en anglais, la langue usuelle de la fonction publique de l'Ontario. En ce qui concerne les postes désignés bilingues, la maîtrise du français des candidates et candidats sera également évaluée.

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