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Green Energy Field Support Technician

Blazing Star Environmental Inc.

  Posted: May 5, 2021

  Location: Oshawa - and remote field sites, ON

  Internship Program: ImpAct

  Salary Range: $20,000 - $30,000

  Hours per Week: 38

  Start Date: May 22, 2023

  End Date: November 17, 2023

Job Description

Job Description
The Green Energy Field Support Technician will support the team in a variety of Blazing Star Environmental projects with intensive fieldwork until mid-Oct and then a focus on office work.

The successful candidate will participate in one or more of the following projects:
• Our new, sole-sourced project with Environment and Climate Change Canada that involves understanding benefits associated with growing switchgrass as a biomass crop
• Collaborating with the McMaster Ecohydrology lab to understand how wetland hydrology influences at-risk reptile habitat while considering the added complexities of wildfire and wind farm development at Henvey Inlet First Nation
• Our Ontario-wide long-term western chorus frog community science monitoring program
• Detection probability study for SAR turtle in southwestern Ontario
• Reptile monitoring project at a National Wildlife Area (NWA) in southwestern Ontario
• Supporting farmers who participate in voluntary SAR stewardship initiatives
• Wildlife movement study that involves a big, bold mitigation strategy to reduce wildlife-road mortality on three major roads in Ontario and aims to restore landscape connectivity between habitats
• Working to develop detection methods for rare and elusive species, characterizing the ranges of species at risk, and documenting relationships between habitat and wildlife at both fine and large scales
• Environmental Impact Studies

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Responsibilities
• Assist with post-construction reptile and vegetation monitoring surrounding a wind energy facility in central Ontario
• Assist with reptile monitoring at a NWA in southwestern Ontario
• Assist with surveys for a turtle detection probability study in southwestern Ontario
• Assist with environmental impact studies
• Assist with Ecological Land Classification
• Conduct biological surveys for species at risk (including breeding bird surveys)
• Assist with occasional educational hikes and presentations to the public
• Input data recorded in the field into spreadsheets and databases
• Gather data from various sources to input into mapping software and complete GIS analyses
• Assist with compiling results into final reports for clients

Knowledge and Skills

Required Skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, as part of a team and to collaborate with multiple partners
• A positive attitude, even when working in challenging conditions
• Willingness to work long days and weekends when conducting fieldwork or outreach activities
• Comfortable working in remote wilderness areas
• Willingness to regularly travel throughout southern Ontario for fieldwork and outreach
• Punctual and dependable
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Attention to detail
• Some knowledge of biology and ecology including conservation biology, biodiversity, and species at risk issues
• Some knowledge of Ontario’s birds, plants and/or herpetofauna, including species identification and ecology
• Good organizational and problem-solving skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word
• Willingness to safely work in cold water for extended periods when conducting herpetofauna surveys
• Be legally entitled to work in Canada
Beneficial Attributes
• Certification in Ontario Wetland Evaluation System
• Experience capturing and handling animals
• Experience working with venomous snakes
• Ability to complete environmental impact studies
• Certification or experience in Ecological Land Classification
• Knowledge of GIS mapping software (QGIS preferred), Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Teams
• Knowledge of fish, bats, or invertebrates
• Valid G-class Ontario driver’s license

Education Required

Non Specified

Certification Required

None Specified

  How to Apply

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