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 Sr. Advisor, Engineer, or Sr Manager, Integrated Water Management, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of programs and projects that further CVC’s objectives in the area of integrated water management, watershed restoration and sub watershed management. Additionally, this job is responsible for helping to coordinate the implementation of innovative solutions and technologies for improving watershed health as well as supporting CVC’s strategic plan.
- Post-secondary education in water resources, environmental sciences/studies, engineering, geography, landscaping/horticulture and/or related discipline
- 3 years of experience related to the major tasks
- Practical experience in the coordination, development, and delivery of contract work
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
- Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe InDesign, Autocad, ArcGIS
- Solid background in environmental sciences, water resources, storm water management, and pollution prevention techniques
- Strong analytical, negotiation, communication, presentation and organizational skillsets
- Research, authoring, editing and strong ability to synthesize technical information
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent critical thinking skills and willingness to work outside of the box
- Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and collaboration skills with a variety of individuals, professionals, industry or business associations, community groups, municipal partners and elected officials
- Ability to work under pressure, meet short deadlines and manage multiple tasks
- Ability to self-manage with accountability and initiative
- Ability to work in team setting and in an adaptive environment where priorities may change or evolve
- Willingness to travel within assigned area is required
- Willingness to work outside normal business hours during peak times
Summary of Major Tasks
Municipal Service Level Agreements: Technical Project Planning Implementation, Inspection, Maintenance and Monitoring
- Coordinate and deliver municipal engineered green infrastructure (GI)/low impact development (LID) programing as detailed in municipal service level agreements
- Inspect, assess condition, and inventory built engineered GI/LID within road rights-of-way and municipal properties
- Coordinate and execute the monitoring and documentation of engineered GI/LID project performance
- Coordinate and deliver plan review for municipal engineered GI/LID projects
- Coordinate and execute desktop analysis using GIS, Autocad, PCSWMM and/or other software
- Coordinate and verify consultant and contractor work for the implementation of GI/LID projects for invoicing purposes.
Work Planning, Partnership Building and Internal Integration
- Liaise and coordinate externally with CVC partners to support the delivery of various CVC program objectives
- Represent IWM’s and CVC’s goals and objectives at project meetings and internal/external committees
- Coordinate and support the development and refinement of work plans
- Coordinate staffing requirements to support delivery of work plan deliverables
- Ensure tracking and records of staff time, communication, and financials are kept current, complete and managed with program partners and internally within CVC
- Liaise and coordinate internally across multiple departments with CVC staff to coordinate the delivery of program/project objectives
- Identify opportunities to leverage expertise, funding, and resources to avoid duplication and expand CVC’s reach with relationship development
Coordination and delivery of contract work
- Coordinate development of proposal, MOU, contract or service level agreements between CVC, partners and clients
- Ensure project responsibilities, objectives and deliverables outlined in the agreement between CVC and clients are being met by both parties
- Coordinate development, coordination, and delivery of client work plans
- Support and coordinate cross promotional activities of clients and partners
- Coordinate and track CVC staff time, communication for client contracts
- Develop, coordinate, issue and track invoices to clients and/or partners and accounts received
Knowledge Transfer & Translation
- Develop and deliver engineered GI/LID training to municipal staff building municipal capacity to meet regulatory requirements (ie. CLI-ECA)
- Coordinate and facilitate knowledge transfer amongst project partners to ensure ongoing operation and maintenance of GI/LID projects
- Seek opportunities to share knowledge with watershed municipalities to support adoption of GI/LID practices
- Coordinate and support delivery of training, webinars, tours and workshops hosted by the STEP Water Partnership
- Record and edit webinars
- Develop and coordinate new training content (tours, webinars, e-learning, courses)
- Where appropriate, act as a STEP Water Instructor for various GI/LID training courses or specialized training for municipal capacity building
- Author, coordinate and edit project reports, case studies and guidance documents
- Coordinate, author and edit the inclusion of GI/LID guidance on STEP’s wiki LID Planning and Design guide
- Evaluate and apply for funding that supports project deliverables
- Develop funding proposals
- Coordinate and lead grant administration including development of activity and financial reports and case studies for reporting purposes
Other duties and projects as appropriate to the position