Groundwater Intern

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is the lead inter-municipal agency working to address hydrological (stream, wetland and groundwater) related environmental issues within the Rideau Valley watershed. Thanks to our many partners, the scope of our environmental protection work includes planning, source water protection, 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 natural habitat.

Job Description

Reporting to the Groundwater Scientist, you will follow established technical procedures to harvest data from archived hydrogeological documents and update a complex geodatabase and simple digital library. You will create digital thematic mapping products and data graphs using advanced water data management software. For all your work, you will produce succinct and well-written activity reports and maintain highly organized digital files and folders. On occasion, you will be required to work outdoors, under normal but seasonal environmental conditions.

Job Requirements

As the ideal candidate, you are a post-secondary graduate of a program related to earth sciences or physical geography, with an emphasis on geomatics and environmental data. You have some experience with hydrological / hydrogeological data and you understand the principles of standardized environmental data collection and management. You have some knowledge of computer programming languages and you are proficient with relational databases, ArcGIS desktop software, Microsoft Access and Excel. You are able to maintain (comfortable) deep focus for prolonged periods of time. If you have a strong commitment to championing protection of the environment and the safeguarding of land and water resources, please send your resume, covering letter and an unofficial transcript, no later than 8:30 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2017.

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.

There is no public transportation to the worksite; candidates should ensure they have reliable transportation prior to applying.

Additional Info

  • Type: Two-year Contract
  • Salary Range: $20/hour
  • Location:

    3889 Rideau Valley Drive
    Manotick, ON 

  • Closing Date: September 18, 2017
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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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Contact Us

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

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


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

Member of: conservation ontario