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.
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.
The Shoreline Stewardship Technician helps deliver Shoreline Naturalization Program activities and related projects. They will help foster and increase community interest and involvement in enhancing the health and water quality of creeks, streams, rivers, and lakes throughout the Rideau Watershed.
The Shoreline Stewardship Technician will help with education and outreach efforts and will work with community landowners and volunteers to develop and implement individual shoreline planting and restoration plans to enhance and restore shoreline riparian areas.
As the ideal candidate you have the following knowledge and skills:
• Diploma specializing in biology, ecology, fish and wildlife, environmental studies/science or a related program
• One-year relevant experience working with landowners and community groups;
• Excellent working knowledge of watershed planning and ecosystem management principles.
• Ability to compile/asses/analyze large amounts of information quickly and accurately
• Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and implement projects to completion, applying excellent research skills.
• Excellent computer skills and good knowledge of GIS databases, MS Access, Word and Excel.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. Bilingualism is an asset.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Capable of working under supervised, independent and teamwork conditions.
• Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends including extended hours during April-May planting season
• Physically able to carry out shoreline planting duties.
• Valid G class driver’s license (or equivalent) and a driving record deemed acceptable by the RVCA.
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
P.O. Box 599, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5
Fax: (613) 692-0831
Visit us on the web at www.rvca.ca.
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.