Environmental Resource Technician

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is the lead intermunicipal 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.

Reporting to the Surface Water Quality Coordinator, the Environmental Resource Technician co-ordinates activities and implements the protocol for water quality monitoring networks in order to deliver services in support of integrated environmental health and watershed sustainability.

In accordance with established protocol, you will collect and manage data, conduct quality assurance and quality control in order to establish validity. You will analyze and interpret data to identify issues, influences and trends and conduct field and lab identification of various biological features and organisms. You will also routinely prepare custom maps charts and graphs.

Additionally, you will coordinate your activities along with other coworkers and volunteers to meet work plan objectives. You will help foster interest and maintain involvement of the community and communicate with the public. As the ideal candidate, you hold a college diploma in environmental sciences (i.e. programs that include, but are not limited to, the study of biology, ecology, earth sciences and water resources). You have a minimum of one year relevant experience, including experience working with volunteers and community groups. You have knowledge of fluvial processes and best management practices for protection of water and land resources, fish sampling and benthic invertebrate collection techniques effective interpersonal skills and strong organizational and planning skills. You should be comfortable working on and around water and you must be able to navigate unstable terrain and occasionally lift heavy equipment and samples (weighing up to 50 lbs). You have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

If you have a strong commitment to championing protection of the environment and the safeguarding of land and water resources, please send your resume and covering letter, no later than 4:00 p.m. March 6.

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The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. 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.

Additional Info

  • Type: March 30 to December 31, 2020 (35 Hours per Week)
  • Salary Range: $26.80-$31.90 per hour
  • Location:

    3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON

  • Closing Date: 4:00 pm on Friday, March 6, 2020
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    Human Resources Rideau Valley Conservation Authority P.O. Box 599, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

  • By Fax: (613) 692-0831
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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504



Regular Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Member of: conservation ontario