Technical Assistant – Naturalist Services (Seasonal & Temporary)
Posting No: 120598
Closing Date: January 31, 2022
Under the supervision of the Natural Resources Coordinator the Technical Assistant performs semi-technical work assisting in a variety of field and office projects in Naturalist Programs.
As the Technical Assistant you will:
Assist with naturalization and habitat projects across the city including tree planting and protection, weeding, ordering of plants and other site preparation activities.
Assist with identifying plant species, some collection and inputting the information into a digital database.
Assist with student, volunteer and stewardship group habitat activities in natural areas including community garden initiative.
Assist with natural area enhancement initiatives such as native turf and salt tolerant species installation.
Respond to request for information from the public and other departments and agencies as directed.
Assist with communication activities related to natural areas such as a local newsletter or information distribution.
Assist with environmental education programming.
Have an understanding of the native plants and communities of Winnipeg would be an asset.
Be available to work evening and weekends.
Performs other related duties compatible with the classification as required.
Your education and qualifications include:
Completion of a minimum of one (1) year in Environmental or Biological Sciences or related field from a recognized university or technical college plus related work experience.
General knowledge of native prairie grasses and wildflowers.
An understanding of the native plants and communities of the Winnipeg area.
Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions.
Knowledge and ability to use hand and power tools, equipment and technical instruments commonly used in natural area maintenance task work.
Ability in the use of a personal computer with knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
Ability to communicate effectively with the public, contractors, and other technical/professional people.
Conditions of employment:
The successful applicant must maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada. If the successful applicant possesses a work permit, it is their responsibility to ensure the permit remains valid.
Prior to commencement of employment, the successful applicant will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by providing a Government of Manitoba issued QR code and photo identification or providing proof of an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination approved by the Government of Manitoba.
Must possess and maintain a valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s Licence.
Successful candidates will be required to provide a valid Driver’s Notice in Force letter.
Willing to obtain a Manitoba Pesticide Applicators Licence (Core with Landscape Module).
Must be physically able to perform the duties of the job, which may include, but are not limited to: working outdoors in potentially extreme weather conditions, ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods and over uneven terrain.
Must be able to work various shifts, evenings, weekends, and extended hours, including overtime and standby, at various locations as needed.
CORE COMPETENCIES for ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF WINNIPEG:
Citizen & Customer Focus
Ethics and Values
Integrity and Trust
How to Apply
APPLY ONLINE, including all documentation listed below:
Current resume AND Application Form (Required).
Applications submitted without REQUIRED documentation will not be considered.
*Your application documents must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications of the position.*
Online applications can be submitted at http://www.winnipeg.ca/hr/. For instructions on how to apply and how to attach required documents please refer to our FAQ’s or contact 311. The City of Winnipeg uses the Korn Ferry Leadership Architect Competency Model as part of the recruitment process.
Position Type: Seasonal & Temporary
The salary range for this position is $1,525.06 – 1,907.03 bi-weekly.
We have great benefits and competitive salaries, and we are committed to ongoing learning and career development!
About Green Action Centre: We are an environmental, non-profit organization focused on providing education and practical solutions for sustainable living. For over 35 years, Manitobans have looked to us for information on sustainable transportation, composting and waste reduction, and resource conservation. We are governed by an elected board of directors, with a core group of passionate, dedicated staff that promote greener living and down-to-earth solutions related to climate change, sustainable transportation, overconsumption and waste reduction for households, workplaces, schools, and communities. Our office is located in Treaty 1 territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation in downtown Winnipeg, and we are part of the Manitoba Eco-Centre on the 3rd floor of the MEC building. Find more information at: greenactioncentre.ca
Compost Winnipeg—Green Action Centre’s environmentally-driven social enterprise—was officially launched in 2016, with a mission to manage organic waste responsibly and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Winnipeg. It provides fee-based organics collection to residences and businesses, resulting in organic materials being diverted from the landfill. Learn more at: compostwinnipeg.ca
The Role & Responsibilities
The Position: Under the direction of the Board of Directors (the “Board”), the Executive Director is the collaborative leader and chief spokesperson for Green Action Centre and is responsible for the day-to-day management of our highly respected and results-oriented organization. The Executive Director is an experienced professional familiar with the funding and operational challenges common to non-profit organizations and possesses the financial acumen, as well as the strategic and organizational planning skills, to lead the organization and maintain positive relationships with staff, clients, key stakeholders, and the public.
The Executive Director has a passion for positive environmental action and is responsible for the continuing management and administrative functions that are necessary to sustain Green Action Centre’s programs and operations, while ensuring they are consistent with the vision, mission, values, bylaws, principles, and policies of the organization.
Key Tasks and Accountabilities:
Knowledge, Experience and Characteristics:
Diversity and Inclusion
Green Action Centre is committed to developing a diverse, inclusive workplace and is striving to better reflect and represent the diversity of the communities we serve. Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds including racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender identification, or physical abilities are encouraged to apply.
Green Action Centre follows and/or exceeds Manitoba Public Health COVID-19 guidelines and protocols. Proof of full COVID-19 immunization is a condition of employment with the exception of acceptable, documented medical exemptions.
Interested individuals are invited to submit a resume and a maximum two-page cover letter outlining how they meet the position qualifications and why they are the ideal candidate to be the next leader of Green Action Centre.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 PM Central February 6, 2022.
To Apply: Email your resume, cover letter and include 3 professional references to ExecSearch@greenactioncentre.ca with “Green Action Centre Executive Director Recruitment” in the subject heading.
No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.