23-H44: Assistant, Water Resources

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.

Summary of Functions

This position will provide assistance in the development and implementation of programs and projects that further the Water and Climate Change Science Team objectives in the area of stormwater management and watershed restoration. The successful candidate is flexible, innovative, and able to deliver on multiple initiatives in a fast and dynamic team environment.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently pursuing or have completed post-secondary education in water resources, environmental sciences, or related discipline
  • Solid background in water quality, hydrology, and water resources
  • Experience in stormwater quality and quantity monitoring
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Teams
  • 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
  • Other key abilities include multi-tasking, organizational skills, and high attention to detail
  • Team player with experience working with multiple stakeholders

This position may be funded by Canada Summer Jobs, which is a government of Canada wage subsidy program that aims to assist in creating quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years

To help us understand if you are eligible for Canada Summer Jobs Funding, please indicate on your cover letter if you meet the CSJF criteria below;

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*.
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
  • **International students are not eligible participants

While we use this information to determine if you meet the screening criteria, we are not hiring solely on this and will consider candidates for the position that do not meet the eligibility criteria.

Summary of Major Tasks

The Assistant, Water Resources will be exposed to water balance and water quality concepts and processes occurring in the watershed. This will include valuable water quality and quantity monitoring skills developed on innovative stormwater management facilities and pollution prevention sites. The candidate will also gain experience in the development of data analysis skills including water quality and quantity statistical analysis.

The successful candidate would be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Conduct water resources field monitoring of innovative stormwater management facilities and pollution prevention
  • Operate and maintain hydrologic and water quality monitoring equipment such as flow loggers, automated water samplers, water quality probes, temperature loggers, and meteorological equipment
  • Responsible for the collection, organization and analysis of water quality and quantity data
  • Conduct statistical analysis of water quality and quantity data including data quality control and assurance
  • Required to work outside in the field including willingness and ability to work in adverse weather conditions and after hours as needed
  • Assist with the creation and review of fact sheets, bulletins and technical reports for technical audiences and the general public
  • Conduct day-to-day office tasks such as report writing and review, attend meetings, and assist with other tasks as required
  • Conduct maintenance of innovative stormwater management facilities including record keeping and maintaining database of results, as well as assist with low impact development and green infrastructure inspections
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