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 assists in the development and implementation of programs and projects that further CVC’s objectives in integrated water management. This includes assisting in the delivery of integrated water management projects, project reporting and the coordination of events and workshops.
- Post-secondary education in water resources, environmental sciences/studies, geography or landscaping/horticulture or related discipline
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in the water resources field
- Solid background in green infrastructure (GI), low impact development (LID) and integrated water management
- Team player with experience working with multiple stakeholders and various disciplines
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
- Ability and willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
- Strong computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access
- Strong knowledge in ArcGIS considered an asset
- 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, critical thought and high attention to detail
- Ability to support the preparation of funding applications and partnership development
Summary of Major Tasks
Integrated Water Management Implementation
- Assist in the planning and delivery of Green Infrastructure Low Impact Development (GI LID) and integrated water management projects to meet department and stakeholder goals.
- Support ongoing coordination of Students for Stormwater Project
- Support the design, construction, and maintenance of school rain gardens as part of the Students for Stormwater Project
- Support the student and teacher engagement with school rain garden planting, inspection, and maintenance as part of the Students for Stormwater Project
- Perform site maintenance with tasks including planting, weeding and cleaning (removing debris from rain gardens)
- Complete site inspections and checklists; includes taking photographs and noting site appearance and maintenance needs
- Support ongoing communication with Peel District School Board and Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Boards with Students for Stormwater Project
- Support the development and implementation of Students for Stormwater communications and marketing
- Support the development and review of curriculum materials and activities for Students for Stormwater Project
- Support the development and implementation of the Teacher Rain Garden Network and associated events
- Support grant administration for Students for Stormwater Project such as preparation and authoring of reports and case studies
- Support the ongoing preparation and authoring of funding applications for future LID projects
Water Resources Management Policy Support, Knowledge Transfer and Translation
- Assist in preparing, writing, editing reports, fact sheets, standard operating procedures, case studies and guidance documents for the technical community and the general public
- Assist in the coordination of events (i.e. municipal design charrettes or workshops)
- Present at team, department meetings, and workshops
- Support content creation for project webinar delivery
- Assist in the development and maintenance of policies, guidelines, and strategies related to water management objectives
- Assist in the development of implementation plans and frameworks to translate policy to on the ground action
- Provide general environmental presentations for students during visits to schools, as well as lead field tours
Professional Education and Training (Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP))
- Support the development, refinement and implementation of the STEP marketing plan and the delivery of training workshops
- Support the branding of STEP
- Support content management
- Support content creation
- Participate on STEP working committees
Other duties and projects as appropriate to the position