About CVC

Technician 2, Ecosystem Goods and Services


At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Technician 2, Ecosystem Goods and Services

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 have a good employee benefits program. We’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension fund. We have flexible work hours for many positions. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll have free access to our parks and discounts on recreational equipment rentals. You’ll know your co-workers by name and will make fast friends. You’ll like being at work.

Summary of Functions

Reporting to the Senior Coordinator, Ecosystem Goods and Services, this position will provide assistance with tasks to advance core projects under the Ecosystem Goods and Services (EG&S) program. This position will also provide research assistance and coordination to the Water and Climate Change Science (WCCS) division.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree in environmental economics, water resources, environmental sciences or related discipline
  • One year of experience in data management, data QA/QC, data analysis, technical and non-technical report writing
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
  • Knowledge and experience with cost-benefit analysis and economic valuation of environmental benefits;
  • Good understanding of water quality, hydrology and water resources;
  • Experience in data QA/QC;
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and general programming;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to convey technical data in reports, summaries, and oral presentations
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Team player with experience working with multiple stakeholders;
  • Valid Class ‘G’ Ontario driver’s license.
  • The following experience is an asset:
    • Experience in Asset Management
    • Experience in user interface/dashboard development
    • Experience in administering public focus groups or similar field work experience

Summary of Major Tasks

Ecosystem Goods and Services (EG&S) tasks:
  • Assist in collecting data required to complete the business case for natural assets projects
  • Assist in setting up models and spreadsheets necessary for the natural asset assessments, including cost-benefit assessment and life cycle cost analysis
  • Assist in collecting data on the cost of natural asset management actions
  • Assist in summarizing the results and report writing
  • Assist with some project coordination tasks
  • Assist with other tasks as needed
Water and Climate Change Sciences (WCCS) tasks:
  • Support WCCS with data collection and analysis
  • Coordinate Letters of Support with external partners for grant funding proposals
  • Coordinating meetings and minutes
  • Assist with other relevant tasks as needed
Other general support to the EG&S and WCCS projects:
  • Assist with other current or proposed projects. Sample tasks may include assisting with funding proposals and data gathering

Additional Information

Anticipated Start and End Dates:  February 3, 2020 – January 29, 2021 (35 hours/week)  

Salary starting at: $50,407

Forward resume by January 27, 2020 to:

Credit Valley Conservation
Fax: (905) 670-5613 or Email: hr@cvc.ca

Please quote "Technician 2, Ecosystem Goods and Services" 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.

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