Assistant, Aquatic and Wetland Restoration and Management (3 Casual Positions)
At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Assistant, Aquatic and Wetland Restoration and Management (3 Casual Positions)
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.
Reporting to the Technician, Aquatic Restoration, this position involves working as part of an aquatic rehabilitation crew that implements and monitors aquatic restoration projects.
- Must be currently enrolled in or have completed a college/ university program specializing in environmental science, natural resource management, restoration ecology, or a related environmental field.
- A working knowledge of stream and wetland restoration techniques, including planting and bioengineering, is required.
- Must possess a valid Class ‘G’ Driver’s License. The successful applicant will be required to provide a MTO Driver’s Abstract.
- Must be willing to work under adverse environmental conditions.
- Class 1 or 2 electrofishing certification is an asset.
- Standard first aid/ CPR certification is an asset.
Summary of Major TasksPerform the following tasks under limited direction:
- Utilize basic construction techniques to build in-stream habitat structures, install sediment and erosion controls, and maintain exclusion fencing.
- Plant a variety of aquatic and meadow species to help create diverse wetland habitat
- Assist with restoration monitoring efforts that involve the assessment of biotic and abiotic features at a site, including stream geomorphology, fish and fish habitat, and water quality.
- Use a wide variety of tools and field equipment, including drills, electrofishing units, seine nets, and water quality probes
- Prepare for community workdays through the pickup and delivery of planting stock and other material.
- Follow health and safety practices.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Anticipated Start and End Dates: May 21 – August 30, 2019 (35 hours/week)
- In order to determine whether applicants meet particular government funding requirements, please indicate in your cover letter if you are a current full-time student between the ages of 15 and 30 years of age who is returning to school in the fall on a full-time basis.
Salary starting at: $16.75 per hour
Forward resume by March 24, 2019 to:
Please quote "Assistant, Aquatic and Wetland Restoration and Management (3 Casual Positions)" on resume/letter. Resumes/letters submitted electronically must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
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.