About CVC

Technician 2, 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:Technician 2, 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!

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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 Tasks

The 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.
  • Organize and compile data, conduct QA/QC and data analysis on monitoring data
  • Writing reports, fact sheets, and bulletins for technical community and general public
  • Update and maintain a water quality Access database and conduct water quality analysis on a long term dataset
  • Work collaboratively with CVC staff, Steering Committees and Focus Groups
  The successful candidate would possess the following skill sets:
  • 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 queries
  • 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

Additional Information

  • 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:
    • March 5, 2018 – April 5, 2019 (35 hours/week)

Salary starting at: $48,689

Forward resume by January 21, 2018 to:

Credit Valley Conservation
Fax: (905) 670-5613 or Email: hrcvc@creditvalleyca.ca

Please quote "Technician 2, 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.

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