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Application Form

Job Title: Invasive Species Community Outreach Liaison

Application Deadline: April 29, 2018 @ 11:59PM

**Please Note: All positions are dependent upon external funding, yet to be received by the OFAH **


Start Date: Usually in June, but specific date to be determined (pending funding approval)

Duration: Usually between 6-12 weeks, but specific duration to be determined (pending funding approval)

Rate of Pay: $14.50per hour

Number of Positions: 1 position per location listed below unless otherwise stated

Locations: 27 locations within Ontario:

Applicants must have been full-time post-secondary students in the 2017-2018 academic year, under 30 years of age, and be returning to post-secondary school full-time in September 2018, as per the requirements of the Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs Program.

*Please indicate the location to which you are applying in your OFAH Invading Species Community Outreach Liaison Application form, cover letter and résumé:

·         Carleton Place (in partnership with Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority);

·         Chute a Blondeau (in partnership with Voyageur Provincial Park);

·         Bracebridge (in partnership with Muskoka Watershed Council);

·         Finch (in partnership with the South Nation Conservation Authority);

·         Kenora (in partnership with Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association);

·         Kingston (in partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada);

·         Kirkfield (in partnership with Balsam Lake, Indian Point, & QEII Provincial Parks);          

·         Lanark (in partnership with Plenty Canada);

·         Manitowaning (in partnership with Manitoulin Streams;

·         Manotick (in partnership with Rideau Valley Conservation Authority);        

·         Midland (in partnership with Severn Sound Environmental Association);   

·         Mississauga (in partnership with Credit Valley Conservation Authority);                

·         Newmarket (in partnership with Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority);

·         Newmarket (in partnership with Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust);

·         Nobel (in partnership with Killbear Provincial Park);

·         Omemee (in partnership with Emily Provincial Park);

·         Orillia (in partnership with Kids for Turtles Environmental Education);

·         Owen Sound (in partnership with Grey Sauble Conservation Authority);                

·         Peterborough (two positons) (in partnership with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters);

·         Port Perry  (two positions) (in partnership with the Township of Scugog);

·         Sault Ste. Marie (in partnership with the Invasive Species Centre);             

·         Sydenham (in partnership with Frontenac Provincial Park);

·         Thunder Bay (in partnership with EcoSuperior Environmental Programs);

·         Trenton (in partnership with Lower Trent Conservation Authority);                          

·         Utopia (in partnership with Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority);               

·         Wasaga Beach (in partnership with Wasaga Beach Provincial Park);                     

·         Wheatley (in partnership with Wheatley Provincial Park); and

·         Whitby (in partnership with Thickson’s Woods Nature Reserve);



The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is currently searching for hard-working, motivated individuals to assist with our Invading Species Awareness Program (ISAP).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaison with community groups and resource professionals to assist in the development of invasive species awareness initiatives;
  • Attend and provide support to community events;
  • Conduct presentations to various community organizations;
  • Coordinate community groups in stewardship and monitoring activities; and
  • Develop educational materials on invasive species/contribute articles to local newspapers/newsletters.


Education and Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in post-secondary education in biology, environmental science or a related resource management program; 

·         Registered as a full-time student in post-secondary education for the 2017-2018 academic school year in one of the above related fields, and enrollment in post-secondary education for the Fall of 2018;

·         Between the ages of 15 and 30 at the beginning of employment;

·         Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and

·         Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.


Required Skills and Experience:

·         Knowledge of invasive species affecting local environments;

·         Plant, fish, and invertebrate identification skills;

·         Knowledge and skills relating to monitoring local waters and natural areas for invasive species;

·         Experience networking with resource professionals/agencies and engaging volunteers/public in invading species awareness and stewardship projects;

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience conveying information to the public (e.g. presentations to community/contributing articles to newspapers/newsletters);

  • Familiar with computer and database management skills (e.g. MS Office, MS Outlook, Internet);

·         Knowledge of the principles of field work, such as accurate data recording, use of technical equipment, and record keeping;

·         Ability to work flexible hours and perform occasional field work; and

·         Strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.


Other Requirements:

  • Proof of enrollment in post-secondary education for the Fall of 2018 (e.g. letter from the school, time table, etc.);
  • Valid driver’s license (class G);
  • Valid pleasure craft operators card (for positions required to operate watercrafts);
  • Valid police reference check; and
  • Valid OFAH Membership.



  • Valid emergency first aid with level A CPR and AED certification (as a minimum); and
  • Valid fishing licence.


Please submit in one document an OFAH Invading Species Community Outreach Liaison Application Form, cover letter, résumé and one letter of reference indicating the location to which you are applying and how your skills and qualifications meet each of the requirements of this position to:


Attention: Invading Species Awareness Program Coordinator

Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters

P.O. Box 2800

Peterborough, Ontario K9J 8L5

Fax: (705) 748-9577

E-mail: is_jobs@ofah.org



The deadline for applications is April 29, 2018 @ 11:59PM


Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.


The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is an

equal opportunity and accessible employer.


The OFAH is committed to providing accessible opportunities for all qualified job applicants. Should you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Julie Young, Human Resources at 705-748-6324 x245 or julie_young@ofah.org.