Employment Opportunities

We are currently hiring for an Assistant Biologist/GIS Technician!

Assistant Biologist/GIS Technician

Contract position

Ontario Streams is looking for energetic, enthusiastic, and reliable individuals to assist in rare plant and wetland mapping within the Greater Toronto Area. This is a summer employment position that reports directly to the Project Biologists and are based out of our field office in Aurora, Ontario. One position is to be filled.

Summary of Functions
Working with an expert botanist, the Assistant Biologist/GIS technician will be assisting in York Region Forest rare plant surveys, cataloguing plant locations with a GPS, compiling reports and tables and producing supporting maps. Additionally, this role will be responsible for contributing to a wetland mapping project of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), cataloging wetland losses and gains. This is a great opportunity to learn more about flora in the York Region, and contribute to an exciting wetland mapping project.

Summary of Major Tasks

  • Identify and map rare plant species in York Region Forest plant surveys
  • Compile and organize field data into tables and reports
  • Create supporting maps for reports and field work using GIS
  • Digitize wetlands using spring ortho-rectified aerial imagery
  • Follow health and safety practices and participate in the maintenance of a safe work environment through the application of Ontario Streams' Health and Safety policies
  • Other duties as assigned

Eligibility Requirements
Ontario Streams is seeking self-motivated, dynamic individuals with an interest in plants and wetland mapping.

  • Must have a minimum of one-year post-secondary education in GIS, or relevant work experience
  • Proficiency using hand-held GPS units and mapping
  • Strong working proficiency using ArcGIS including map making, digitizing, and analysis
  • Experience compiling reports and tables
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, working in a team outdoors
  • Strong organizational, problem solving skills, and attention to detail
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of plants and vegetation communities is an asset

Terms of Employment
Start and End Dates:
May 6th to August 20th 2019 (with possibility of extension based on funding and performance)

$15 per hour, 37.5 hours per week

Forward cover letter, resume, and two references as a single PDF document with subject title "Assistant Biologist/GIS Technician" by April 18th, 2019 to:
Doug Forder (General Manager)
E-mail: doug.forder@ontariostreams.on.ca

Candidates will be expected to work occasional weekends and evenings. Ontario Streams will provide all safety and field equipment as required.
Although Ontario Streams appreciates the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.