Summer Student - Park Technician (Manotick)

You will work at our Head Office located near Manotick. 

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 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. 

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 or recent graduate 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 higher 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 and cover letter by February 24, 2023 to: e-mail: .

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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.

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:

    3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON

  • 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