Summer Student — Water Resource Technician

You will work out of our head office located in Beryl Gaffney Park just outside of Manotick. There is no public transportation to the worksite; candidates should ensure they have reliable transportation prior to applying.

Typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Field work in remote areas of the watershed may result in longer days. You will also be required to work evenings and weekends.

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.

As one of several Water Resource Technicians, you will be working alongside our experienced staff learning the skills required to sustain our watershed. You’ll assist with the collection, entry and/or analysis of water resources data related to one or more of the following: groundwater, surface water, geomorphology, meteorology, water quality
(benthics and chemistry), stream habitat surveys and fish community sampling. You’ll learn how to use and maintain specialized equipment and tools. You may receive comprehensive training for conducting water sampling on lakes and rivers. You may have the opportunity to become familiar with the identification of insect and fish species.

As the ideal candidate, you are a post-secondary student majoring in biology, ecology, fish and wildlife, environmental studies or other related program. Preference may be given to candidates with experience operating boats. 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 in, on and around water. Your personal schedule should be flexible enough to accommodate the demands of the work schedule. You must hold a Class G2 or better driver’s license and have 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.

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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:

    Rideau Valley Conservation Centre

    3889 Rideau Valley Drive

    Manotick, Ontario

  • Closing Date: February 9, 2018
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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


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

Member of: conservation ontario