Assistant, Water Resources
The Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) is a partnership of the municipalities within the Credit River Watershed. We are dedicated to the conservation, protection, restoration and sustainable development of the natural resources of our watershed. Together we have a long and successful history of ensuring a clean supply of water for human and environmental needs. At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Assistant, Water Resources
Summary of Functions
CVC’s Water Resources Team has a strong history and demonstrated leadership role in water resource management in Ontario. The Water Resources Team works in a dynamic and fast paced environment in which teamwork is evident and valued, diversity is welcomed and encouraged and healthy living is promoted. Everyone in the CVC Water Resources Team is enthusiastic about what they do and it shows through the variety and success of the projects and programs they implement in collaboration with local municipalities, and community partners. CVC is currently seeking a Water Resources Assistant candidate for the Water Resources Team. Help us make a difference today!
This position will provide assistance in the development and implementation of programs and projects that further the Authority’s objectives in the area of storm water management and watershed restoration. The successful candidate is flexible, innovative and able to deliver on multiple initiatives in a fast and dynamic team environment.
- Currently pursuing or have completed post-secondary education in water resources, environmental sciences or related discipline;
- Experience in stormwater quality and quantity monitoring;
- Solid background in water quality, hydrology and water resources;
- Ability and willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions;
- Strong computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access;
- 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, and high attention to detail;
- Team player with experience working with multiple stakeholders;
- Available to work occasional weekends when required.
Summary of Major Tasks
- Conduct water resources field monitoring of innovative stormwater management facilities and pollution prevention sites including hydrologic and water quality monitoring equipment including operation, and maintenance of sampling and monitoring equipment such as flow loggers, automated water samplers, flow meters, water quality probes, temperature loggers, and meteorological equipment.
- Responsible for the collection, organization and analysis of water quality and quantity data.
- Conduct detailed statistical analysis of water quality and quantity data including data quality control and assurance.
- Required to work outdoors in the field including willingness and ability to work in adverse weather conditions and after hours as needed.
- Assist with the creation and review of fact sheets, bulletins and technical reports for technical audiences and general public.
- Utilize, update and maintain database housing water quantity and quality data.
- Conduct day-to-day office tasks to include report writing and review, attend meetings, and assist with other tasks as required.
- Conduct maintenance of innovative stormwater management facilities including record keeping and maintaining database of results.
- The Water Resources Assistant will be exposed to water balance and water quality concepts and processes occurring in the watershed. This will include valuable water quality and quantity monitoring skills developed on innovative stormwater management facilities and pollution prevention sites. The Assistant will also gain experience in the development of data analysis skills including water quality and quantity statistical analysis.
- The Water Resources Assistant will always be accompanied by senior staff in the field and will be fully trained on health and safety aspects of the position.
- Anticipated Start and End Dates: Flexible start date, April 2017 – December 8, 2017 (35 hours/week)
Salary starting at: $13.40 per hour
Forward resume by March 26, 2017 to:
Please quote "Assistant, Water Resources" on resume/letter. Resumes/letters submitted electronically must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
CVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), CVC will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.