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 Specialist – Landscape Science, this position will support the Landscape Science program. Major roles include research, analysis and tool development to guide restoration and protection of the Credit River Watershed Natural Heritage System.
- Post-Secondary education in ecology, geography, environmental studies, physical sciences or related field
- Demonstrated knowledge in landscape ecology, climate change, environmental sciences, and resource management principles
- Knowledge of GIS concepts and practices with emphasis on ESRI products
- Familiarity with flora and fauna of the Credit River watershed and southern Ontario
- Experience with analysis of ecological datasets considered an asset
- Ability to research and report on topical scientific issues
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the production and review of technical documents
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite Software (e.g. Word, Excel, Access)
- Must have a valid Class ‘G’ Driver’s License. The successful applicant will be required to provide an MTO Driver’s Abstract
Summary of Major Tasks
Perform the following tasks under limited direction:
- Conduct research and landscape analyses to support the Natural Heritage System
- Assist with project planning and development of mapping tools
- Support assessment of future natural heritage conditions for CVC’s Watershed Plan
- Support research and guidance development for CVC Climate Change Strategy team
- Support the update and management of natural heritage GIS datasets (e.g. Credit River Watershed Natural Heritage System, Road Ecology datasets)
- Work on cross-departmental teams with GIS staff on the development of landscape science mapping products and GIS statistics
- Support with report writing and editing for Landscape Science projects
- Partner with internal and external clients to transfer watershed science information across groups
- Assist with literature reviews and information management
New employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the Ministry of Health as a condition of employment and must have satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you are not fully vaccinated, a documented medical reason provided by a physician or registered nurse and time period for the medical reason may be accepted.