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Intemediate Ecologist

This position is ideal for someone who identifies as a terrestrial generalist. This individual may have a particular area of strength (e.g., birds), but has a good overall knowledge of, and comfort conducting, a range of surveys across multiple taxa. In this role, you will participate in a broad range of field surveys, prepare technical reports (e.g., EIS), undertake review and interpretation of natural environment policies, provide technical input to peer reviews, and more.  


An ideal candidate is observant, thinks critically, and asks good questions. This individual will also have strong interpersonal skills, experience working in a team, and understanding of natural heritage legislation and policies and their interpretation for preparation of environmental studies. 


Degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Studies or a related field is required.  


A minimum three (3) years’ experience with core tasks associated with field ecology. The successful candidate must have proven ability to identify flora and fauna of southern Ontario.  


Demonstrated knowledge and experience in: 

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policy documents and acceptable field survey protocols 

  • Sound knowledge of Ontario species and habitats  

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills 

  • Candidates must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, time management skills, and be fluent in use of standard Microsoft Office software. 


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Full-Time Permanent Position 

Full-Time Permanent Position 

This position is ideal for someone with an understanding of ecological principles, and a keen interest in natural heritage planning, policy, and process. In this role you will focus on projects such as peer reviews of ecological reports, natural heritage policy review and recommendations, developing standards and guidance for natural heritage planning and management, management planning for natural areas and more.

This role is geared towards individuals with a strong background in natural heritage planning, or someone with an ecology / geography / environmental background with a strong interest in policy, planning and management of natural heritage systems.


An ideal candidate is proficient at interpreting policy, enjoys working with the ‘bigger picture’ and understands the systems-based approach to natural heritage planning; they are a critical thinker, think laterally, and have strong emotional intelligence. Strong communication skills will be important for success as this role will include writing in support of various deliverables (communications, reports, etc.) and engaging with clients, stakeholders, and Indigenous communities through projects. Other important characteristics include being curious (continuous learning and interest in understanding the ‘why’), identify the key or critical issues, organization, and attention to quality.


Degree in Planning, Environmental Studies, or a related field is required. 

Experience with and/or demonstration of skill within core tasks identified above is required. 3+ years of applied experience is preferred, but we are open to any level where key strengths are clearly demonstrated. This role does not require field-identification skills. Understanding of ecological principles, key legislation, significant species and their habitats, and understanding of their significance to projects is vital to the role. More detailed information on qualifications, and attributes are provided below.


Preferred candidates will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in:
•    Interpretation and application of relevant environmental legislation, policy documents 
•    Natural heritage planning and management
•    Understanding of acceptable field survey protocols
•    Coordinating project components, managing timelines and project deliverables 
•    Contributing to or preparing proposals (scope of work, budget)
•    Report writing, and ideally writing for a broad range of audiences.


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We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities consistent with being able to fulfill the duties of the position. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Planning Ecologist
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