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|Posting Closed Date
||Student - Urban Forestry Technician
||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.
||$14.67 per hour
||This is a full-time temporary position from May to August 2013.
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:
- 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
- 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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