24-SC11: Technician 2, Aquatic Restoration

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

Reporting to the Technician 1, Aquatic Restoration, this position is responsible for assisting and supporting the CVC’s aquatic/wetland restoration program and project implementation. This position supports the development of feasibility studies, conceptual and detailed designs, procurement, funding acquisition, planning, construction site support and implementation of restoration projects.

This position leads field crews and small-scale field-based projects. Responsibilities also include supporting and conducting research; supporting the restoration performance monitoring program; hiring of field staff; leading assistants, volunteers or others in restoration field activities and supporting identification of restoration opportunities. This position involves interdepartmental coordination within CVC with technical experts and field staff and volunteers.

Eligibility Requirements


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in environmental science or related field
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License


  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience related to major tasks.
  • Construction techniques and restoration implementation
  • Experience with supervising seasonal staff.
  • Aquatic and Wetland monitoring

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability

  • Knowledge of restoration/construction techniques and principles, environmental monitoring, health & safety protocols
  • Knowledge of fisheries, fluvial geomorphology, stream processes, flora and fauna identification
  • Working knowledge in data collection and basic restoration techniques such as planting, bioengineering, habitat surveys, and construction of habitat structures
  • Proven experience with safe hauling, loading and unloading of trucks and trailers.
  • Ability to operate small machinery and power tools (training provided)
  • Ability to use monitoring equipment such as level loggers, flow meters.
  • Ability to work outdoors conducting field and construction related activities in inclement weather or difficult terrain.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Effective computer skills in MS Office; Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Electrofishing certification and/or experience is an asset.

Summary of Major Tasks

  • Support Senior Coordinator, Aquatic/Wetland Restoration and Technician 1, Aquatic/Wetland Restoration in the planning and implementation of restoration projects.
  • Support to Restoration Monitoring Program (RPM) coordinator with field sampling, scheduling of RPM tasks and staff, reporting, data analysis, and template creation.
  • Hire, train, evaluate, and supervise hourly staff, with Technician 1 support, to complete all assigned duties.
  • Collect field data including fish, fish habitat, and wetland characteristics using scientific protocols, electrofishers, hoop nets, seine nets, temperature recorders, depth and flow measurements.
  • Assist in the procurement of restoration implementation materials and services; deliverable tracking and reporting; and expenditure reporting.
  • Assist in providing construction site support for contractors and consultants and performing site inspections.
  • Lead team field photo administration and management.
  • Lead development of social media posts, newsletter articles and other small-scale communications products in collaboration with communication department and supervisor
  • Support administration tasks (workshop/equipment cleaning and organizing, the coordination of new safe operating procedures) and track restoration metrics.
  • Support relationships with key clients, landowners, partners and stakeholders (e.g. municipalities, NGO’s, internal CVC staff)
  • Ensure a safe working environment around the facility and in the field including following and ensuring staff follow health and safety procedures.
  • Ensure aquatic and wetland restoration and management tasks are carried out in a professional and timely manner.

Additional Information

  • 35 hours per week
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