Conservation Technician Assistant

Responsible for ensuring the successful preservation and restoration of a unique 900+ acre site, rare is located in one of the fastest growing areas of the country. Its lands provide a natural laboratory for scientific study and research, related education and research based education programs. Supervised by and reporting to the Conservation Technician, while working in a team environment with all program advisors, staff and volunteers, the Conservation Technician Assistant is responsible for conducting regular community trail maintenance and monitoring activities, assisting in the planning and implementation of various restoration projects across the reserve, and other related duties as required. 


  • Trail monitoring and maintenance including enforcing restrictions and reporting unauthorized use of the property
  • Mapping and managing a variety of invasive species
  • Assisting with the implementation of restoration activities across the property as they arise
  • Data entry and other administrative tasks
  • Assisting with the collection and incubation of turtle eggs as well as measuring and releasing hatchlings
  • Assisting with native plant propagation
  • Occasionally assisting other departments such as Research and Education
  • Working occasional evenings and weekends for rare community events
  • Potentially leading volunteer days


  • Background in ecology, environmental science, resource management, biology, or related field
  • Experience working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Physically fit; able to lift heavy weights
  • Valid G class driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle
  • Proficient with Microsoft office suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • A strong work ethic; ability to work well as an individual and as part of a team


  • Knowledge of flora and fauna of southern Ontario, including Carolinian species,
  • Knowledge of invasive species and their management
  • Experience using tools and equipment such as a GPS 


  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

This job is subject to government funding approval. Application deadline is Friday, March 22 at 4:00 p.m. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter along with the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for three references in one PDF document to:

Tom Woodcock

Planning Ecologist

rare Charitable Research Reserve

Telephone: 519-650-9336 x121

Fax: 519-650-5923

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rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336
Charitable Registration:
#8776 15914 RR0001