Forestry Technician

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.

Under the direct supervision of the Forestry Program Manager, you will assist in the delivery of the Trees for Tomorrow and the Green Acres Reforestation tree planting programs. You will increase community interest and involvement in enhancing the health of the watershed through tree planting project design and implementation. You will help with education and outreach efforts and will work with private landowners to achieve their afforestation objective and to ensure successful tree establishment across the watershed. On a regular basis, you will assist with the work on remediation projects and other capital projects as well as have opportunities to gain experiences working on Conservation Lands and with several other departments.

As the ideal candidate, you have a diploma in forestry or another related environmental program. You have at least 1 year of relevant experience and are familiar with forestry practices with a focus on afforestation. You are able to work with GIS tools and database programs. You are well organized and have excellent interpersonal skills. You are proficient in using various software applications including Word, Excel, and Access. You must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record, plus experience or a willingness to learn how to operate equipment.

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 via email, no later than Friday, February 26, 2021.

Human Resources
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
P.O. Box 599, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5
Fax: (613) 692-0831

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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: Permanent Full-Time
  • Salary Range: $49,500 - $58,929 annual salary (plus pension and benefits)
  • Location:

    3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON

  • Closing Date: February 26, 2021
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  • By Mail:

    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