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Service Area Planning/Urban Forestry
File # S-16-13E
Posting Closed Date 3/25/2013
Position Title Student - Urban Forestry Technician
Employee Group CUPE Local 101
Summary of Duties

The Woodland Technician Student will support the activities of the Urban Forestry (75%) and Environmental and Parks Planning Sections (25%) and will work primarily under the direction of the Urban Forestry Planner and Ecologist.  Field work will be a substantial part of this placement.


The Student will: 

  • Conduct detailed mapping and inventory of species and % cover for six park woodlands possibly installing long term monitoring plots; 
  • Evaluate existing data, ‘ground truth’ by field observation and update database; 
  • Create a list of sites by management priority with an estimate of budget requirements;
  • Research potential for contract-grow opportunities between the City and private nurseries;
  • Update various databases (ELC, Inventory Reports & Parks Woodland Database); 
  • Assist with the identification of smaller woodlands (2-4 ha) to be added to the Official Plan, and the Environmental Review (ER) Lands Study;
  • Assist with Sifton Bog monitoring;
  • Assist with ecological restoration projects and proposals;
  • Assist with EIS Peer Review Study and Environmental Guidelines update;
  • Assist with Conservation Master Plan for Environmentally Significant Areas;
  • Assist Forestry and Parks staff with day-to-day administrative duties as required.
  • Must currently be enrolled full-time in a Technical, Degree or Graduate Program in Forestry or Environmental Science at a recognized college or university and intend to return to school full-time following his/her term of employment.  It is preferred that the Student will be entering their final year of studies in September 2013.
  • Field botany/plant identification skills.
  • Computer skills in Windows Office Program – Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
  • Database and GIS skills.
  • Experience working outdoors in semi-natural areas that may not be actively managed, in any weather conditions.
  • Valid unrestricted Ontario class “G” License, or equivalent from another province, with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated.
Compensation Range $14.67 per hour
Other Information This is a full-time temporary position from May to August 2013.
Important Instructions
Please upload your transcripts with your application (under Documents Section) as well as two letters of reference.
Note: The successful candidate will be required to provide the following documentation prior to being hired:
  1. Basic Criminal Record Search (completed within 6 months of application date) – please refer to the London Police website for information on obtaining this search:  Police Records Check
  2. Documentation confirming the student's intent to return to school full-time in September 2013.

This documentation would not be required until further in the recruitment process (following the interview stage if selected).

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