Technician, Water Resources
1 Year Contract
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:Technician, Water Resources
Summary of Functions
CVC’s Water and Climate Change Science Team has a strong history and demonstrated leadership role in water resource management in Ontario. While this team is dynamic and fast paced, its culture is relaxed and respectful, teamwork is evident and valued, diversity is welcomed and encouraged, and healthy living is promoted and supported through compressed work schedules and flexible hours. Everyone in the CVC Water and Climate Change Science Team is enthusiastic about what they do. This shows through the variety and success of the projects and programs they implement in collaboration with local and regional municipalities, and community partners. The Water and Climate Change Science Team is currently seeking a Water Resources Technician for the team. Help us make a difference today!
- Post-secondary education in water resources, environmental sciences or related discipline;
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in the water resources field;
- Solid background in water quality, hydrology and water resources
- Experience in stormwater and groundwater quality and quantity monitoring;
- Ability and willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions;
- Experience with different types of monitoring equipment (continuous flow and data loggers, autosamplers, water quality sondes);
- 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;
- Strong knowledge of Access databases including developing queries and updating the database;
- 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 TasksThe successful candidate would be responsible for the following tasks:
- Conduct hydrologic and water quality field monitoring including the installation, 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.
- Organizing and compile data, conduct QA/QC and data analysis on monitoring data
- Writing reports, fact sheets, and bulletins for technical community and general public
- Conduct LID asset management site inspections
- Maintain LID asset management database and support a green infrastructure asset management tool
- Work collaboratively with CVC staff, Steering Committees and Focus Groups
- Solid understanding of watershed processes and stormwater management
- Field experience with water quality and flow monitoring
- Experience with troubleshooting and problem solving equipment and general fieldwork issues
- Experience in water quality and quantity data collection, handling, and organizing in a database
- Skilled in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access. Knowledge of GIS would be an asset
- Experience working on databases including the development of quarries and updating databases
- Experience in statistical analysis of water quality and quantity data would be an asset
- Strong skills in writing technical reports, fact sheets, and bulletins
- Effective coordination skills including working on project teams, helping to prepare funding applications, and developing partnerships
- Strong communications and interpersonal skills
- CVC offers a competitive salary and full benefit package including health, dental, life and disability insurance, pension plan and a staff identification pass which entitles you to free entry into all conservation areas! CVC also offers its employees flex-hours and a beautiful view of the Credit River.
- Anticipated Start and End Dates:
- July 4, 2017 – July 4, 2018 (35 hours/week)
Salary starting at: $53,117
Forward resume by May 28, 2017 to:
Please quote "Technician, 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.