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 Analyst, Watershed Plans and Monitoring, this position will support the completion of Credit Valley Conservation’s (CVC) Watershed Plan. This Watershed Plan integrates current watershed science and strategic direction from relevant CVC and municipal program areas. It will support municipal land use planning and infrastructure decisions, while providing a blueprint for protecting, restoring and enhancing watershed resources. Responsibilities of this position include working with multidisciplinary teams across CVC in a technical and administrative capacity to assist in project coordination, data and information management, and report finalization and drafting of various communication products to reach a range of audiences. This position will also assist with administrative and project management tasks to support Source Water Protection.
- Bachelor of Science, specializing in ecology, biology, environmental science, water resources, geography or related discipline
- A minimum of two years’ experience related to major tasks
- Experience with project management and coordination
- Experience communicating complex scientific information in a variety of formats to technical and general audiences
- Experience working in multidisciplinary teams with various stakeholders.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
- Demonstrated knowledge of watershed planning
- Knowledge of integrated water management, natural heritage policies, Clean Water Act, and source protection framework an asset
- Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills
- Strong multi-tasking and project management skills including work plan development, project and budget tracking
- Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, in a respectful and inclusive manner
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Able to think strategically and bring creative solutions to project development activities
- Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications
Summary of Major Tasks
- Assist with the development of CVC’s Watershed Plan
- Coordinate project logistics including scoping and work planning
- Support the completion of predictive analysis and modelling of watershed conditions by a multidisciplinary team of water resource and natural heritage experts
- Support report preparation (characterization report, impact assessment and scenario modelling, implementation and monitoring report) and finalization including tasks such as writing, editing and coordination
- Work with GIS staff on the calculation of spatial statistics and development of GIS based tools
- Create communication and reporting products to support public and municipal engagement activities
- Assist with integrating information across teams and disciplines
- Assist in preparing communications materials (e.g., newsletter sections, website content and social media) to support community and municipal engagement activities
- Assist with administrative tasks to support Source Water Protection, including project management, staff coordination, budget reporting and stakeholder management
- Provide communications support to Source Water Protection, including annual reporting, consultation and website maintenance
- Other duties as assigned by the Senior Analyst, Watershed Plans and Monitoring
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.