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Technician, Woodlands & Natural Area

Req ID: 2544
Vacancy Type: Combination - ONE (1) Permanent position & ONE (1) position for up to December 31, 2020.
Number of Positions: 2  
Closing Date: Ocotber 24, 2019

Job Summary

Coordinate and implement related projects. Coordinate, lead and support City staff and volunteers on projects related to natural areas. Schedule events, prepare sites and secure all related supplies.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the design, preparation, planting, monitoring and maintenance of woodlands and natural areas.
  • Coordinates and implements stewardship and naturalization planting events as part of One Million Trees Mississauga and other related woodland and natural area projects.
  • Leads and supports other City staff and volunteers on stewardship and naturalization projects both in woodlands and natural areas.
  • Maintains, monitors, and provides input on stewardship and naturalization sites.
  • Organizes logistics required to deliver stewardship and naturalization events (this includes scheduling events, project locations, loading and transporting plant material and equipment, preparing sites, and securing all related planting supplies).
  • Assists with ordering and tracking of plant material for naturalization events.
  • Maintains accurate database and mapping records on events, project locations, project details and contacts.
  • Assists with monitoring, management and research projects associated with key invasive insect species within the City such as Emerald Ash Borer and Gypsy Moth.
  • Responsible for training and supervising summer students and student interns during the duration of seasonal employment with the City.
  • Works with contractors, consultants, external service providers and volunteers to implement projects.
  • Delivers presentations to diverse audiences.
  • Works in coordination with the Supervisor of Woodlands & Natural Areas, generates and implements  various projects for woodlands and natural areas within the City.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or College Diploma in an Arboriculture, Ecology, Urban Forestry, Botany or related field.
  • Two (2) years' experience related to community based restoration projects.
  • Proficient plant identification skills and working knowledge of invasive species and associated management techniques.
  • Ability to coordinate information from multiple sources into databases including data entry and report production.
  • Ability to complete tasks independently within assigned timeframes, manage and prioritize tasks from multiple sources.
  • Ability to complete ecological monitoring and mapping techniques including using a handheld GPS, analyze/manage data collected in the field.
  • Ability to perform administrative duties emphasizing detail-oriented and numerical tasks.
  • Working knowledge of software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers, Outlook, GIS).
  • Ability to communicate clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means.
  • Ability to deal with the public courteously and effectively.
  • Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to safely operate and haul equipment such as RTVs. Familiarity with a variety of electrical and fuel powered tools and must be able to operate these tools safely. Must follow safety guidelines and precautions specified for work and vehicle operation.
  • Ability to operate a commercial vehicle and trailer.
  • Understanding of applicable Health and Safety regulations and Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Valid Class "G" Ontario Driver's License with an excellent driving record (will be verified).
  • Must hold Emergency First Aid Certification (proof will be required at the time of interview).
  • Willingness to work in varying environments, terrain and weather conditions.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends as required.


Hourly Rate/Salary: $61,194.00 - $81,593.00 ($29.42 - $39.23) 
Hours of Work: 40 
Work Location: 950 Burnhamthorpe Rd W 
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Parks and Forestry Division , Forestry 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 


A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     



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