Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Job Posting Jr Conservationist

Job Posting – Summer Student Position - Junior Conservationist

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Job Posted: April 30, 2018 
The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) is accepting applications for a Junior Conservationist. This is an eight-week summer student position (July and August) funded by the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation. This position is designed for a senior secondary school or first year college/university student to gain experience in various roles and departments within the ABCA to see if this is a career path for you. The Junior Conservationist will work with an energetic team of dedicated conservation professionals. 

  • Candidate must live within one of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority watershed municipalities: Adelaide-Metcalfe, Bluewater, Central Huron, Huron East, Lambton Shores, Lucan Biddulph, Middlesex Centre, North Middlesex, Perth South, South Huron, Warwick, West Perth 
  • Working towards a secondary school diploma or degree/diploma from accredited university/college 
  • Interest in pursuing a career in environmental resource management 
  • Secondary school science and geography courses 
  • Ability to work outdoors and in adverse environmental conditions 
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computer with Windows, Microsoft Office, Explorer, Outlook 
  • Team player with good organization, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills 
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence 
  • Transportation to the ABCA Administration Centre, 71108 Morrison Line, 2 km east of Exeter 
Duties may include working with ABCA staff to complete the following: 
  • Assisting the Conservation Educators with preparation and delivery of two different week-long Nature Day Camps for youth aged 6-9 and 10-12. 
  • Conservation area, commemorative woods, and nature trail maintenance 
  • Water quality sampling and aquatic/turtle monitoring 
  • Assisting in forestry and wetland evaluation field work on ABCA and private landowner properties. 
  • Computer data entry and spreadsheets 
  • Other reasonable tasks assigned by ABCA staff in various departments 
Remuneration: $14.00 per hour (minimum wage) 
Hours: 35 hours per week with possibility of some evenings and weekends  
Please provide your résumé and cover letter by mail or email clearly marked Junior Conservationist by Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 4 p.m. local time to: 
Brian Horner, General Manager, Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority 
71108 Morrison Line, 
RR 3 Exeter, ON  
N0M 1S5 
Applicants will be contacted only if an interview is required. 
The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority is an equal-opportunity employer which is progressive in conservation stewardship. Based out of Morrison Dam Conservation Area, two kilometres east of Exeter, the ABCA delivers a wide array of environmental services for 12 watershed municipalities and the general public. 



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