Assistant, Water Resources (8 Month Casual)

Conservation Authority Mississauga Credit Valley Conservation Authority

Assistant, Water Resources (8 month Casual)

Anticipated Start and End Dates: April 20th, 2020 - December 4th, 2020, Seasonal

At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Assistant, Water Resources (8 month Casual)

Who are we?

Credit Valley Conservation is one of Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities dedicated to protecting, restoring and enhancing our local natural environment. We care for the Credit River, its streams and tributaries from the headwaters in Orangeville to the shores of Lake Ontario in Mississauga. We are scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, environmentalists, stewards, planners, foresters, recreation experts and much more. We create connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. We’re leaders and explorers. We are professional and we’re inspired. We know our stuff, and we work every day to make a difference.

Who are you?

You want to be part of an organization with an environmental goal. You get up every day and go to work with purpose. You accept that you may not change the world, but you’ll try to make an impact in your corner. You like to partner with skilled people across many professions. It’s as natural for you think about the outdoors as it is to think out of the box. You’re passionate, responsible and approachable. You do what’s right, not just what’s easy. You care, and it shows.

Why work for us?

We offer competitive public sector pay. We’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension fund. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll know your co-workers by name and will make fast friends. You’ll like being at work.


CVC’s Water and Climate Change Science Team has a strong history and demonstrated leadership role in water resource management in Ontario.  While this team is dynamic and fast paced, its culture is relaxed and respectful, teamwork is evident and valued, diversity is welcomed and encouraged, and healthy living is promoted and supported through compressed work schedules and flexible hours.  Everyone in the CVC Water and Climate Change Science Team is enthusiastic about what they do. This shows through the variety and success of the projects and programs they implement in collaboration with local and regional municipalities, and community partners.  The WCCS Team is currently seeking a Water Resources Assistant for the team.  Help us make a difference today!

This position will provide assistance in the development and implementation of programs and projects that further the Authority’s objectives in the area of storm water management and watershed restoration.  The successful candidate is flexible, innovative and able to deliver on multiple initiatives in a fast and dynamic team environment.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently pursuing or have completed post-secondary education in water resources, environmental sciences or related discipline;
  • Solid background in water quality, hydrology and water resources;
  • Experience in stormwater quality and quantity monitoring;
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions;
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to convey technical data in reports, summaries, and oral presentations;
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Other key abilities include: multi-tasking, organizational skills, and high attention to detail;
  • Team player with experience working with multiple stakeholders

Summary of Major Tasks

The successful candidate would be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Conduct water resources field monitoring of innovative stormwater management facilities and pollution prevention sites including hydrologic and water quality monitoring equipment including operation, and maintenance of sampling and monitoring equipment such as flow loggers, automated water samplers, flow meters, water quality probes, temperature loggers, and meteorological equipment;
  • Responsible for the collection, organization and analysis of water quality and quantity data;
  • Conduct detailed statistical analysis of water quality and quantity data including data quality control and assurance;
  • Required to work out of doors in the field including willingness and ability to work in adverse weather conditions and after hours as needed;
  • Assist with the creation and review of fact sheets, bulletins and technical reports for technical audiences and general public;
  • Utilize, update and maintain database housing water quantity and quality data;
  • Conduct day-to-day office tasks to include report writing and review, attend meetings, and assist with other tasks as required; and
  • Conduct maintenance of innovative stormwater management facilities including record keeping and maintaining database of results.

Additional Information

The Water Resources Assistant will be exposed to water balance and water quality concepts and processes occurring in the watershed.  This will include valuable water quality and quantity monitoring skills developed on innovative stormwater management facilities and pollution prevention sites.  The candidate will also gain experience in the development of data analysis skills including water quality and quantity statistical analysis. 

Salary starting at: $16.75/ hr

Forward resume by March 6th, 2020 to:

Credit Valley Conservation
Fax: (905) 670-5613 or Email:

Please quote "Assistant, Water Resources (8 month Casual)" on resume/letter. Resumes/letters submitted electronically must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

CVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), CVC will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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