Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Job for Junior Conservationist

Job Posting – Summer Student Position 


Job Posted: May 15, 2017 

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) is accepting applications for a Junior Conservationist.  This is an 8-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 provide an opportunity in gaining experience in many 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. 

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Job Posting - Junior Conservationist - 2017

  • 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 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 2 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: $11.40 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 Monday, May 29, 2017 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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