Student Jobs: Environmental Engineering Technician

Work location: 10970 Highway 7, Carleton Place

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

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. It’s our job to make sure that the water is looked after by everyone in today’s society so that tomorrow’s generations inherit a clean, healthy, functioning watershed. In co-operation with the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority, we operate the Mississippi-Rideau Septic Office which is responsible for sewage system application evaluation and processing, site visits, permit issuance, follow-up, records management and reporting and public relations. 

Reporting to the Inspector, you will assist with the organization and implementation of the septic re-inspection program for three townships in south eastern Ontario. You will mainly conduct inspections of on-site wastewater systems with some office responsibilities such as data entry, file management and responding to enquiries from the public. 

As the ideal candidate, you are a post-secondary student or recent graduate in an Environmental Engineering program. You are familiar with and interested in water/wastewater treatment technologies. You can manipulate and analyze data using standard software packages (such as Microsoft Excel and GIS) and are able to read and interpret technical plans and documents. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. You are as comfortable working in an office environment as you are in the field. The physically demanding work requires that you are able to navigate unstable terrain and lift up to 50 lbs. You don’t mind working in adverse weather conditions like heat and rain and you are comfortable working on and around water. You must hold a valid Class G2 or higher driver’s license and be able to provide an acceptable driving record. 

If you have a strong commitment to the environment and the protection of land and water resources and you meet the requirements of this position, please submit your cover letter and resume by February 24, 2023 via email to:  

If you are currently a student, please indicate the program in which you are enrolled, your year of study and the year you will graduate in the subject line of your email.

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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

  • Location:

    10970 Highway 7, Carleton Place, Ontario

  • Closing Date: February 24, 2023
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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