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Conservation Technician Assistant – APPLY NOW


Conservation Technician Assistant – APPLY NOW

Job title: Conservation Technician Assistant


Job description: Responsible for ensuring the successful preservation and restoration of a unique 900+ acre site, rare is located in one of the fastest-growing areas of the country. Its lands provide a natural laboratory for scientific study and research, and for rare’s related research-based educational programs. For information, visit us online at

Supervised by and reporting to the Conservation Technician, while working in a team environment with all program advisors, staff and volunteers, the Conservation Technician Assistant is responsible for conducting regular community trail maintenance and monitoring activities, assisting in the planning and implementation of various restoration projects across the reserve, and other related duties as required.


This is a paid position, under Government of Canada – Canada Summer Jobs Program (pending). Requirements of funding include:

  • The Participant must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations


  • Trail monitoring and maintenance, including enforcing restrictions and reporting unauthorized use of the property
  • Mapping and managing a variety of invasive species
  • Assisting with the implementation of restoration activities across the property as they arise
  • Data entry and other administrative tasks
  • Assisting with the collection and incubation of turtle eggs as well as measuring and releasing hatchlings
  • Assisting with native plant propagation
  • Occasionally assisting other departments, such as Research and Education
  • Working occasional evenings and weekends for rare community events
  • Potentially leading volunteer days.


  • Background in ecology, environmental science, resource management, biology, or a related field
  • Experience working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Physically fit; able to lift heavy weights
  • Valid G class driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle
  • Proficient with Microsoft office suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • A strong work ethic; ability to work well as an individual and as part of a team.


  • Knowledge of flora and fauna of southern Ontario, including Carolinian species
  • Knowledge of invasive species and their management
  • Experience using tools and equipment such as a GPS.

SALARY: $16/hr, 40 hours a week for 16 weeks pending approval of funding.


DEADLINE: Sunday March 8th, 2020.

Applicants should send resume and cover letter along with the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for three professional references in one pdf document to:

Tom Woodcock, Planning Ecologist, rare Charitable Research Reserve,

No phone calls please. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. References will not be contacted until you have been short-listed and informed.

The rare Charitable Research Reserve strives to promote diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals who meet the funding eligibility requirements.

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Expected salary: $16 per hour

Location: Cambridge, ON

Job date: Sat, 05 Sep 2020 04:53:13 GMT

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