Technician 2, Water Resources (20 month Contract)
Anticipated Start and End Dates: April 20th, 2020 - December 17th, 2021, Contract
At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Technician 2, Water Resources (20 month Contract)
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 to 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
CVC’s Water and Climate Change Science Team has a strong history and demonstrated leadership role in water resource management in Ontario. While this team is dynamic and fast paced, its culture is relaxed and respectful, teamwork is evident and valued, diversity is welcomed and encouraged, and healthy living is promoted and supported through compressed work schedules and flexible hours. Everyone in the CVC Water and Climate Change Science Team is enthusiastic about what they do. This shows through the variety and success of the projects and programs they implement in collaboration with local and regional municipalities, and community partners. The WCCS Team is currently seeking a Water Resources Technician for the team. Help us make a difference today!
- Post-secondary education in water resources, environmental sciences or related discipline;
- Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in the water resources field;
- Solid background in water quality, hydrology and water resources;
- Experience in stormwater and groundwater quality and water quantity monitoring;
- Experience with different types of monitoring equipment (continuous flow and data loggers, autosamplers, water quality sondes); and network programming for remote data collection;
- Experience with the configuration and programming of data management software platforms an asset;
- Strong computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access;
- 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;
- Other key abilities include: multi-tasking, organizational skills, and high attention to detail;
- Ability and willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions;
- Team player with experience working with multiple stakeholders
- Solid understanding of watershed processes and stormwater management
- Field experience with water quality and flow monitoring
- Experience with troubleshooting and problem-solving equipment and general fieldwork issues
- Experience in water quality and quantity data collection, handling, and organizing a database
- Skilled in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access; knowledge of GIS an asset
- Experience working on databases including the development of queries
- Experience in statistical analysis of water quality and quantity data
- Strong skills in writing technical reports, fact sheets, and bulletins
- Effective coordination skills including working on project teams
- Strong communications and interpersonal skills
Summary of Major TasksThe successful candidate would be responsible for the following tasks:
- Conduct hydrologic and water quality field monitoring including the installation, operation, and maintenance of sampling and monitoring equipment such as flow loggers, automated water samplers, flow meters, water quality probes, temperature loggers, and meteorological equipment;
- Organize and compile data with standardized templates into database
- Conduct detailed statistical analysis of water quality and quantity data including data quality control and assurance;
- Assist with the creation and review of fact sheets, bulletins and technical reports for technical audiences and general public;
- Utilize, update and maintain database housing water quantity and quality data;
- Work collaboratively with CVC staff, Steering Committees and External Partners.
Salary starting at: $50, 407
Forward resume by March 6th, 2020 to:
Please quote "Technician 2, Water Resources (20 month Contract)" 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.