Water Resources Technologist Assistant ID: 58181

Deadline Date: 2019/03/04

Location: Thunder Bay

Lakehead Region Conservation Authority Position Description Position: Water Resources Technologist Assistant

Summer Position: May 6, 2019 to August 23, 2019

Reports To: GIS/Water Resources Technologist and Watershed Manager

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario

Date: May 6, 2019 to August 23, 2019 (16-week contract) 

 General Overview: The Water Resources Technologist Assistant reports to the GIS/Water Resources Technologist and may receive direction from the Watershed Manager. Working in a team environment, the Water Resources Technologist Assistant will assist with the environmental monitoring programs and contribute to on-going studies and projects. Day to day duties of the successful candidate will specialize in the collection, entry and/or analysis of water resources data to support various water quality studies. This position normally works a 35-hour work week with occasional evening and weekend involvement. Occasional assistance with LRCA's public events may be required on an as-needed basis. Hours beyond the normal work week are compensated with time-off in lieu as agreed to with supervisor, in advance when possible. The work week is Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a one-hour lunch from noon to 1:00 p.m. A valid clean driver's licence and access to a working vehicle is required.

Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
 130 Conservation Road
Start Date:
 $14.00 per hour
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 Natural and Applied Sciences and Related
1) Bathing beach water quality sampling (E. coli):
a. Hazelwood Lake Beach (once per week)
b. Prepare 2019 bathing beach summary report
2) Assessment of Current River Watershed:
a. Review previous watershed reports.
b. Obtain quotes for field water quality sampling program.
c. Review available mapping for the area.
d. Identify possible sample locations.
e. Assess mapping of watershed, land use, soil types, and sample sites.
f. Document flora and fauna at sampling sites.
g. Field water quality sampling.
h. Collection of water samples for laboratory analysis.
i. Prepare outline of new report.
j. Prepare Draft Report.
k. Prepare Final Report.
(1) Assist Watershed Manager, GIS/Water Resources Technologist and Development Regulations Officer with general office duties.
(2) Complete a weekly schedule and a summary of weekly work tasks completed.
(3) Assist with Provincial Water Quality Monitoring Network Program sampling.
(4) Assist with collecting water levels from Provincial Groundwater Monitoring Network wells.
(5) Assist Education Coordinator and Communications Manager with education programs and events.
(6) Any other duties as assigned.
Skills Required:
(1) Enrolled in an Environmental Studies program with relevant experience in areas such as water quality, hydrology, water resources and environmental science.
(2) Experience in a variety of field sampling techniques and monitoring protocols an asset.
(3) Working knowledge of handheld GPS equipment would be an asset.
(4) Flora and fauna identification skills.
(5) Knowledge of Fluvial Geomorphology/Hydrology.
(6) Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
(7) Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including: Excel and Word.
(8) Strong oral and written communication skills, including ability in technical report writing.
(9) Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
(10) Self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal to no supervision.
(11) Must be willing to work outdoors and in adverse weather conditions.
(12) Valid Ontario Driver's Licence with a clean driving record.
Eligibility requirements for applicants: Applicants hired must meet the eligibility criteria of the Canada Summer Jobs Program:
- be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment*; and,
- have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
*International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student's time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Tammy Cook, Chief Administrative Officer. The application deadline is March 4, 2019. Email resume and cover letter to jobs@lakeheadca.com.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Tammy Cook
Position Title:
Company Name:
 Lakehead Region Conservation Authority
 130 Conservation Road
 Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
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