Ogimaa Binesiiyog Stewardship Youth Ranger (SYR) Partnership Program

Assistant Team Leader

Date Posted: March 21, 2022

Duration: 9 weeks, June 27 to August 26, 2022
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Salary: $17.00/hour

Purpose of Position:
As Assistant Team Lead, under the general supervision the Natural Resources & Forestry (NRF) Supervisor, you will assist the Team Lead in providing group leadership to four Stewardship Youth Rangers in accordance with SYR Program Guidelines. You will assist in researching and identifying learning opportunities and in organizing and implementing Ogimaa Binesiiyog SYR Partnership Program activities.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Providing group leadership, motivation and guidance to the Rangers on the worksites.
  • Assisting the Team Lead to ensure that workers take precautions to protect the health and safety of themselves and others by complying with such acts, codes, policies, procedures or accepted workplace practices as may be appropriate.
  • Occasionally acting in the Team Lead role with appropriate supervision/support from the Team Lead, Program Coordinator or Partnership Specialist.
  • Assisting in the preparation of work plans, and in the full implementation of approved work programs.
  • Assisting in researching and identifying learning opportunities.
  • Ensuring effective communication with internal MNRF staff, external partners and members of the public to coordinate the implementation and completion of stewardship projects and public outreach/education initiatives.
  • Assist in taking photos of crews engaging in work.
  • Working in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations and any workplace practices as directed by the employer.
  • Advising workers of actual and potential dangers in the workplace and the required precautions.
  • Performing strenuous tasks outdoors, often over rough terrain and in adverse weather conditions.
  • Assisting in other ministry program areas as required.


  • Of local flora (plants) and fauna (animal life), leadership, environmental issues, natural resource management, and environmental stewardship.
  • Of computers/software including word processing and electronic mail.
  • Of safe work practices, canoe tripping, camping, navigation/orienteering and outdoor activities.


  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience working with a team.
  • Strong interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills (ie: assist in preparing articles for newspapers and media releases on team activities throughout the season).
  • Organizational and planning skills to stimulate projects, establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to take initiative and be self-motivated to complete tasks in a manner,  independent seeking guidance and direction appropriately.
  • Physical ability to carry out the demands of the position.
  • Experience in natural resource management, leadership, the Stewardship
  • YouthRanger Program and/or other NRF Youth Programs would be an asset.
  • An interest in pursuing post-secondary education and/or a career in natural resource management would be an asset.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • You hold a valid Class “G2” Ontario driver’s license
  • You hold or can obtain a Valid Standard First Aid Certificate
  • You hold or can obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card (PCOC)
  • You hold or can obtain Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA) Certificate.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 22, 2022

Please send your cover letter and resume by mail or email to the following address:

ATTN: Maryam Seid
Program Coordinator
Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong
1459 Idylwild Dr.
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1 (800) 545-5113 ext. 200
Fax: 1 (807) 468-1813

For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator above or visit