Assistant Water Resources Technician (2 positions)

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  • Seasonal
  • Trenton, ON
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Closing date: Feb 26, 2018

Lower Trent Conservation

Job Description

Two Positions (Pending confirmation of funding)

– Prepare and complete monthly surface water quality sampling as part of the Provincial Water Quality Monitoring Network (PWQMN)
– Assist with groundwater monitoring as part of the Provincial Groundwater Monitoring Network (PGMN)
– Collect benthic macroinvertebrates using the Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network protocol
– Perform base-flow measurements and stream temperature monitoring throughout the watershed region
– Compile and summarize water resources data
– Undertake other related duties as assigned

– Currently enrolled or within six months of graduation in a Diploma or Degree program in Environmental Sciences, Ecosystem Management, Fish & Wildlife, Biology, Ecology, Geography or a related field
– Between the ages of 15 and 24, or up to 29 with a disability
– Experience in collecting benthic invertebrates and the ability to identify benthos in the field (OBBN Certified)
– Must be willing to work outdoors and in adverse environmental conditions
– Strong organizational and time management skills
– Able to work with minimal supervision
– Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
– Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office and ArcGIS applications
– Valid Ontario driver’s license and eligible to work in Canada

– Duration:  14 weeks
– Start date:  May 14th, 2018
– Hourly rate:  $14.00/hour
– Hours of work:  40 hours/week
Note: duration & start date is tentative and dependent on availability of funding

Forward your cover letter and resume (email preferred) clearly marked “Assistant Water Resources Technician” by February 26th, 2018 at 4:00pm local time to:

Lower Trent Conservation
Attention:  Gage Comeau, Watershed Resources Specialist
714 Murray Street, Trenton, ON   K8V 5P4

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Lower Trent Conservation is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Lower Trent Conservation will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection, and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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