24-SP16: Technician, Conservation Lands

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

Under the direction of the Conservation Lands Planner, this position is responsible for supporting the administration of the conservation authority’s lands program, including land acquisition support, land clerk tasks, GIS support, property monitoring, data collection and data analysis. Key tasks include supporting records management, file administration, GIS map production, property site visits and reconnaissance, and plan review support.

Eligibility Requirements


  • Post-secondary education in Planning, Environmental Sciences, Geography or equivalent


  • 2 years’ experience related to major tasks.
  • Experience and knowledge in public land management and administration, data collection and analysis.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Valid “G” License in good standing
  • Basic knowledge of relevant land management related legislation and regulations; Conservation Authorities and Conservation Land Management; and issues, challenges and opportunities affecting public land management in southern Ontario
  • Good communication skills (written, graphic and oral), analytical and problem-solving skills, time and project management skills, and excellent customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of Office Productivity Suite
  • Proficiency with GIS and ArcMap software
  • Experience with database software an asset.
  • High degree of attention to detail and organization, with an ability to prioritize work between multiple tasks.

Summary of Major Tasks

Land Administration, Research and Data Analysis

  • Support CVC property acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Support CVC Conservation Lands Tax Incentive Program (CLTIP) Applications, Tax Appeals, Requests for Reconsiderations (RFRs) and lead correspondence with MPAC.
  • Perform research and data analysis to support project tasks with the most recent and relevant data available, including:
    • Baseline documentation reports, natural heritage summaries, property master plans, inventory and assessment best practices, recreation trends, market and demographic trends and analysis, statistical analysis, and spatial analysis
  • Provide advanced knowledge based on research, policy and procedure development, technical method development, establishment of standards and industry best practices, and product or service availability.
  • Gather data through field collection and previous work and studies.

Strategic and Master Plan Development

  • Provide analysis and recommendations for strategic planning documents, including Greenspace Acquisition Master Plan, Conservation Areas Master Plan, Watershed Strategies and property-specific plans.

Project Administration

  • Support the administration of plan review and property acquisition files.
  • Organize site visits and meetings.
  • Prepare and distribute meeting and site visit notes, minutes, and memorandums.
  • Document comments and integrate into project status updates.
  • File administration.
  • Track project status and key deliverables.
  • Collect and manage data under authorized land management methods.
  • Perform lands information management system updates.

Additional Information

  • 35 hours per week
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