The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is the lead inter-municipal agency working to address river-related environmental issues and concerns within the Rideau Valley watershed. Thanks to our many partners, the scope of our environmental protection work includes planning, source water protection, tackling flooding and erosion problems and researching water movement and use in the valley. We help people maintain healthy shorelines, provide advice on development-related issues and report to municipalities, agencies and the public about watershed conditions and trends. We also provide public access to natural waterfront areas, deliver community-based stewardship programs, reduce water pollution and protect fish and wildlife habitat.
Our offices are located in a suburban area just south of Ottawa where public transportation is limited. Candidates should ensure they have reliable transportation prior to applying.
Typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Field work in remote areas of the watershed may result in longer days. You will also be required to work occasional evenings and weekends.
You’ll co-ordinate activities and implement the protocol for physical and biological monitoring networks. You’ll collect, analyse and interpret data and conduct quality assurance and control. You’ll conduct field and lab identification of various biological features and organisms and you’ll identify potential enhancement opportunities/remediation and draw attention to potential threats. You’ll operate and maintain automated and manual scientific monitoring and sampling equipment and prepare technical reports. You’ll also be responsible for guiding the work of a small crew of summer students.
As the ideal candidate, you are a graduate of a post-secondary environmental science program related to biology, ecology, earth sciences, water resources, etc. You have at least a year’s relevant experience and are familiar with fish sampling, benthic invertebrate collection techniques, fluvial processes and best management practices for protection of water and land resources. OSAP and OBBN certification and GIS knowledge is considered an asset. The physically demanding work requires that you are able to navigate unstable terrain while carrying equipment and recording data and that you can lift up to 50 lbs. You don’t mind working in adverse weather conditions like heat and rain and you are comfortable working in, on and around water. You must hold a Class G2 or better driver’s license and have a relatively clean driving record.
If you have a strong commitment to championing protection of the environment and the safeguarding of land and water resources, please send us your covering letter and resume before March 16, 2018.
The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications; however we will contact only those candidates selected for consideration. We are committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you are selected for an interview and you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.