Civil Technician - Canada Summer Jobs Funding ID: 66708

Deadline Date: 2021/06/21

Location:  Thunder Bay

Position: Civil Technician
Canada Summer Jobs Funding
Date: July 5 to August 27, 2021 (8-week contract)

Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
 130 Conservation Road
Start Date:
 $14.25 per hour
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 Natural Resources, Agriculture

Position: Civil Technician
Canada Summer Jobs Funding
Reports To: Watershed Manager
Location: To be determined prior to start of contract due to COVID-19
130 Conservation Road/from home of employee or combination thereof
Date: July 5 to August 27, 2021 (8-week contract)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a one-hour lunch from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Wage: $14.25 per hour

Overall project:

One of the core mandate programs Conservation Authorities deliver is the delegated responsibility to assess all planning documents and planning applications submitted to municipalities under the Planning Act and provide comments to the approval authority (i.e. Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Municipality or Planning Board) regarding the applications adherence to Section 3.1 (natural hazards) of the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS). The approval authority assesses the comments from all commenting agencies and then makes their decision based on the overall adherence to the entire PPS. As part of the review, access and egress during natural hazards such as flooding is assessed and commented on. In rural areas within the LRCA’s Area of Jurisdiction, where there is no completed floodplain mapping, the civil technician using available tools such as the Ontario Flow Assessment Tool and culvert sizing estimating methods will assess existing water crossings and their capacity to provide access and egress during various return period flood events. This information will be compiled into a reports categorized by Township/Municipality, summarizing the findings including identifying features that may impact access and egress (i.e. undersized culverts, dead end roads, etc.) and the location of critical infrastructure such as schools, etc. This information will be used by the LRCA when commenting on Planning Applications, will be provided to the respective Township/Municipality for use in asset management (i.e. prioritize the replacement of water crossings the do not provide access and egress) and emergency planning (i.e. emergency access routes, etc.).


Skills Required:

(1) Currently pursuing or have completed post-secondary education in Civil Engineering/Technology (preferably) or in an Environmental Studies program, Natural Resource Management, or similar area of study with an understanding of hydrology.

(2) Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

(3) Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Microsoft Teams.

(4) Strong oral and written communication skills, including ability in technical report writing.

(5) Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task.

(6) Self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal to no supervision.

Health and Safety
The LRCA takes the health and safety of its employees, clients and visitors to its Conservation Areas very seriously. All employees are expected to adhere to the LRCA’s Health and Safety Program, and to follow the Health and Safety Policies that make up the Program. Training will be provided prior to the beginning of the contract. Adherence to COVID-19 protocols is mandatory and may change based on guidance from the Province and/or Thunder Bay District Health Unit.


Eligibility requirements for applicants:
Must have own compatible working computer equipment and be able to work from home.
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 employment,
• be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and*,
• be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Tammy Cook, Chief Administrative Officer to The application deadline is June 21, 2021.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Tammy Cook
Position Title:
Company Name:
 Lakehead Region Conservation Authority
 130 Conservation Road
 Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
 P7B 6T8
 (807) 344-5857
Web Address: