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Aquatics Monitoring Technicians

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Provincial Services Division - Science and Research Branch
Bracebridge, Lindsay, North Bay, Sutton West, Thunder Bay, Timmins
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
3 Temporary regional initiatives to hire up to 45 vacancies in Ontario (see details below)
Job Code:
41100 - Resource Technician 1, 41102 - Resource Technician 2
$22.45 - $26.95 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, northeastern, northwestern and southern Biodiversity and Monitoring Sections are currently seeking individuals on a short-term basis to organize and carry out technical aspects of the Provincial Inland Lakes Fisheries Programs. If you have a love for the outdoors, consider this excellent opportunity to obtain valuable experience in your field and lay the ground work for a future with the Ontario Public Service in areas such as science, biology, natural resources and environment.

Temporary assignments/contracts for up to 16 weeks, with the possibility of extension, throughout Ontario:
Northwest Region (Thunder Bay): 10-15 positions
Northeast Region (Timmins, North Bay): 10-15 positions
Southern Region (Bracebridge, Lindsay, Sutton West): 10-15 positions

Please Note: Moving or living expenses/reimbursements are not available.

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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?

Are you looking for a dynamic role exploring Ontario and supporting sustainable resource management? Look no further!

In this role, you will:
• monitor Ontario's aquatic ecosystems using various sampling methodologies and techniques
• assist with, and conduct surveys while exercising data management skills and adhering to ministry and safety policies
• work outdoors in teams of two or more, often travelling to remote locations and/or operating all-terrain vehicles, boats and snowmobiles

How do I qualify?


• You must have a valid class 'G or G2' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidates providing proof that they have a valid driver's licence upon being hired.
• You possess, or have the ability to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operators Card.
• You possess, or have the ability to complete Standard First Aid and CPR training.
• You are willing and able to work weekends and holidays, when required, and to work in remote locations for up to 10 days.
• You must be legally entitled to work in Canada and are also required to have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN).

Technical knowledge:

• You have the ability to learn about fish sampling protocols, procedures, and fisheries equipment.
• You have the ability to identify fish and collect biological samples.
• You have knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Field work:

• You have the ability to undertake fieldwork on water, towing trailers, and working in inclement weather conditions.
• You have experience operating outboard motors and boats.
• You have the ability to navigate on waterbodies with GPS units, charts and maps.
• MED A3 and SVOP certification would be an asset, but not required.

General essential skills:

• You have interpersonal and communication skills to interact with the public and interview anglers.
• You have the ability to collect legible field notes that can be compiled for data analysis.
• You possess problem-solving skills to troubleshoot operational field activities.
• You have the ability to stay focused while performing repetitive tasks
• You have organizational skills and attention to detail.

How to apply:

Applications must be received by the end of the closing date, March 11, 2024.

Please send resume and cover letter via email for Timmins and North Bay (Northeast Region) to:
Kevin Leblond,, Science Operations Supervisor (Northeast)

Please send resume and cover letter via email for Thunder Bay (Northwest Region) to:
Jay Wright,, Science Operations Supervisor (Northwest)

Please send resume and cover letter via email for Lindsay, Bracebridge and Sutton (South region) to:
George Cimbura,, Science Operations Supervisor (South)

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 5520 Hwy 101 E, Timmins, North Region or 875 Gormanville Rd, North Bay, North Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 25th Side Rd, Rr1, Thunder Bay, North Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 1350 High Falls Rd, Bracebridge, Central Region or 332 Kent St W, Lindsay, East Region or 26465 York Rd 18, Sutton West, Central Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Fish and Wildlife
Posted on:
Friday, January 26, 2024
  • Note: this is not a competition under Article 6 of the OPSEU collective agreement and will only be used to fill short-term vacancies of less than 6 months in duration.

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, March 11, 2024 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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