Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Job -Stewardship, Land Assist.

Job Posting 

Summer Student Position –  Stewardship and Conservation Land Assistant 

February 12, 2018 

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) is accepting applications for the 10-week summer position (June 11 –August 17, 2018) of Stewardship and Conservation Land Assistant.  

The successful candidate will assist the Stewardship, Land and Education Department in a variety of tasks relating to land management and conservation area projects of the Conservation Authority.  

For the full job posting please download the PDF file of the job posting at this link:

Duties may include: 
  • Assisting with stewardship projects to improve water quality and soil health on private lands. 
  • Assisting in the maintenance, restoration, rehabilitation and protection of ABCA properties.  
  • Maintaining grassed areas and trails using power equipment such as mowers and trimmers and hand tools such as pruners and saws. 
  • Assisting for forest management projects and inventories and tree plantation survival assessments.  
  • Working towards a diploma from an accredited college or degree from an accredited university in ecosystem restoration, forestry, or environmental studies.  
  • Knowledge and skills to safely operate small tractors, mowers and other field equipment. 
  • Ability to work outdoors and in adverse environmental conditions. 
  • Team player with good organization and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to use personal computers with Windows operating system, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), 
  • Internet, electronic mail software applications, and digital cameras. 
  • Eligible to participate in the Summer Employment Opportunity job program. Candidates must be students or recent graduates (in the past six months), Ontario residents and legally entitled to work in Canada and as of May 15, be between the ages of 15 and 24, or up to 29 with a disability. 
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence. 

Remuneration: $16.47 to 18.53 per hour depending on qualifications and experience Hours: 35 hours per week 

Please provide your résumé and cover letter (via post-mail, e-mail or fax) clearly marked  Stewardship and Conservation Land Assistant by Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by 9 a.m. local time to: Ian Jean, Forestry and Land Stewardship Specialist Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority 71108 Morrison Line, RR 3 Exeter, ON N0M 1S5  519-235-2610 or 1-888-286-2610 Fax: 519-235-1963 

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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