Internship

Facility & Property Environmental Management

Heartland Forest Nature Experience


  Posted: May 11, 2021

  Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario

  Internship Program: Clean Tech

  Salary Range: $30,000 - $40,000

  Hours per Week: 35

  Start Date: November 1, 2021

  End Date: October 31, 2022

Job Description

The Facility & Property Environmental Management position is responsible for overseeing Heartland Forest’s environmental management system (EMS). The successful applicant will work with the Forest Discovery Staff team to organize community displays, demonstrations and/or virtual workshops for groups interested in natural resources conservation

The intern will perform general maintenance duties, cleaning the grounds and buildings, invasive plant removal and habitat creation projects and assisting with educational nature-themed exhibit projects. This includes preparing reports of findings; and developing and implementing plans to correct or avoid problems. Seasonal field work is an integral part of this position.

Duties and Responsibilities

Natural Resource Management:
• Seasonal outdoor maintenance that could include grass cutting, weed elimination as well as snow and ice removal
• Mapping and removal of invasive species
• Operate light vehicles, tractors, small grass cutting/hedge trimming machinery
• Assist with maintenance of interior and exterior facilities (i.e. clearing trails, cleaning equipment and buildings, etc.)
• General over-wintering maintenance for rain, butterfly and Indigenous gardens
• Assess and monitor wetland, grassland and woodland habitats
• Promote conservation practices in coordination with the Forest Discovery Team

Environmental System Management:
• Perform monthly environmental audits of the facilities and property
• Generate environmental reports
• Work with team to develop effective environmental strategies.
• Review and recommend improvements to existing environmental strategies
• Oversee recycling procedures
• Respond to inquiries and concerns related to EMS
• Educate the community on environmental programs and best practices.
• Perform environmental research and prepare research reports to management
• Stay updated with environmental trends and best practices

Knowledge and Skills

• Ability to plan and organize
• Ability to work effectively within a diverse team environment
• Ability to adapt to the daily challenges associated with a busy work environment
• Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions
• Capable of lifting equipment, tables and a variety of heavy objects
• Familiar with use of maintenance equipment, power and hand tools

Education Required

• Diploma or Degree in a related field • Experience with groundskeeping preferred • Experience working in protected environmental areas an asset • Knowledge of natural resources and the ability to apply such knowledge to various projects and programs an asset

Certification Required

First Aid and CPR certification preferred; Clear Police Records Check; Valid “G” Class Drivers license

  How to Apply

To apply, send your resume to helena.nieuwland@heartlandforest.org.

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