About CVC

40-Assistant 1, Water and Climate Change Science

1 Casual Position - Seasonal

At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:40-Assistant 1, Water and Climate Change Science

Who are we?

Credit Valley Conservation is one of Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities dedicated to protecting, restoring and enhancing our local natural environment. We care for the Credit River, its streams and tributaries from the headwaters in Orangeville to the shores of Lake Ontario in Mississauga. We are scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, environmentalists, stewards, planners, foresters, recreation experts and much more. We create connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. We’re leaders and explorers. We are professional and we’re inspired. We know our stuff, and we work every day to make a difference.

Who are you?

You want to be part of an organization with an environmental goal. You get up every day and go to work with purpose. You accept that you may not change the world, but you’ll try to make an impact in your corner. You like to partner with skilled people across many professions. It’s as natural for you think about the outdoors as it is to think out of the box. You’re passionate, responsible and approachable. You do what’s right, not just what’s easy. You care, and it shows.

Why work for us?

We offer competitive public sector pay. We’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension fund. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll know your co-workers by name and will make fast friends. You’ll like being at work.



This position will provide research assistance in the development and implementation of programs and projects that further CVC’s objectives under the Climate Change Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy. The successful candidate is passionate, flexible, innovative and able to deliver on multiple initiatives in a fast and dynamic team environment.


Eligibility Requirements

Education Currently pursuing or have completed post-secondary education in climate change studies, environmental sciences/studies, environmental business, or related discipline. Experience At least 1-year experience conducting environmental research, literature reviews, and/or market research surveys. Knowledge, skills and ability:
  • Knowledge of climate change and environmental impacts of business decisions
  • Demonstrates a high aptitude for social awareness
  • Strong analysis skills using MS Excel
  • Strong research and organizational skills;
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to summarize research into a structured report
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  This position is partially funded by Canada Summer Jobs, a Government of Canada program which funds youth job opportunities. Eligibility criteria for funding are that the youth must:
  • Be between the age of 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Summary of Major Tasks

  • Conduct research on the following aspects of Sustainable Procurement:
    • The environmental impact of goods and services procurement
    • Sustainable procurement frameworks, processes, and procedures with emphasis on the circular economy
    • Relevant case studies of sustainable procurement implementations
    • Opportunities to improve the sustainability of CVC procurement procedures
  • Consult with organizations, researchers and businesses who have developed and implemented similar plans for information and guidance.
  • Summarize findings into annotated bibliography and/or literature review highlighting important findings, industry trends, and case studies.
  • With support from senior staff, propose how best to incorporate sustainable procurement and the circular economy into CVC’s purchasing and vendor contracting procedures.
Other technical duties as assigned including but not limited to:
  • Development and editing of excel-based tools for fleet electrification
  • Assistance with excel-based analysis of fleet electrification and charging infrastructure planning

Additional Information

Anticipated Start and End Dates: June 28, 2021 to October 15, 2021 (35 hours/week)  

Salary starting at: $16.75 per hour

Forward resume by June 20, 2021 to:

Credit Valley Conservation
Email: hr@cvc.ca

Please quote "40-Assistant 1, Water and Climate Change Science" in the subject line of your application email, as well as in the resume/letter.

Resumes/letters submitted electronically must be submitted in Word or PDF format as one document.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

CVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), CVC will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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