You will work out of our Workshop located on Dilworth Road just south of Kars. There is no public transportation to the worksite; candidates should ensure they have reliable transportation prior to applying. Work Schedule is Monday through Thursday and every second Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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. We also provide residents with close-to-home natural areas and programs that are accessible and affordable. We currently own and maintain a network of nine Conservation Areas and an additional 4,500 acres of environmental land.
You’ll be working alongside our experienced staff learning the skills required to develop, construct, operate and maintain our public parks and facilities. You may work on carpentry projects such as building picnic tables and boardwalks. You might be planting trees, laying down turf and tending gardens. You may even find yourself building gates and tearing down fences. You’ll have the satisfaction of working hard and seeing results.
We offer you comprehensive training for the safe operation and maintenance of grounds-keeping equipment such as riding lawn mowers and trimmers as well as first-aid and defensive driving. You’ll also become familiar with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
As the ideal candidate, you are a post-secondary student who enjoys working in the great outdoors and has some experience working with tools and equipment. 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. You must have a valid Class G2 or better driver’s license and a clean driving record.
If you have a strong commitment to the environment and the protection of land and water resources, and if your education and career goals lead naturally to working in a Conservation Authority environment, please send us your resume before February 9, 2018.
If submitting your application by e-mail, in the subject line please indicate the program in which you are enrolled, your year of study and the year you will graduate.
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.