24-SC2: Technician 1, 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 Senior Coordinator, Wetland Restoration, this position is responsible for providing project support for the design, planning and implementation of wetland and aquatic restoration projects. This position operates within the Aquatic and Wetland Restoration and Management Program (restoration and management of riverine and coastal aquatic, and wetland systems). Duties include restoration project planning, research related to aquatic restoration, construction and construction site support, landowner site visits and developing additional restoration projects.

Eligibility Requirements

  • College or University degree specializing in habitat restoration, fisheries, ecosystem management, biology, ecology, geography, and/or environmental sciences
  • Minimum 3 years of experience related to the major tasks
  • Experience in developing riverine restoration projects including funding applications, design, monitoring, construction and permitting
  • Experience in wetland and stream restoration project construction and construction site operation
  • Good knowledge of stream and wetland function, fisheries, fluvial geomorphology, and coastal processes
  • Working knowledge in data collection and basic restoration techniques such as planting, bioengineering, land surveying, habitat surveys, installation of sediment and erosion control, power tools and construction of habitat structures
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation including Conservation Authorities Act, Endangered Species Act, Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act, Federal Fisheries Act, and others
  • Knowledge of GIS, MS Word, Access, Total Station Survey equipment and Excel
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills in coordinating study input and project management.
  • Driver’s License, Electrofishing Certificate (an asset), and Pleasure Craft Operators Card (an asset)

Summary of Major Tasks

Perform the following tasks under General Supervision:

  • Provide support towards managing and implementing aquatic and wetland restoration projects through funding applications, procurement, budgeting, permit applications, sediment and erosion control installation, restoration construction site support and related tasks
  • Gather field information relevant towards developing a restoration plan including field surveys, collection of biological and stream monitoring, wetland monitoring, fluvial geomorphological surveys and related items
  • Work with community organizations in developing and implementing restoration projects and attend meetings as required
  • Act as a crew leader or site supervisor for casual and contract staff, volunteers and partner organizations as required
  • Liaison with agencies (e.g. MNRF) regarding science, policy, guidelines and permitting
  • Follow health and safety practices
  • Cooperate, liaise-with and support other departments as required
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