Source Water Protection Technical Assistant - Contract
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority - Utopia, ON

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Contract Position

If you’re looking for a rewarding, exciting and great contract experience working with professionals dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment – then look no more!

POSITION: Source Water Protection Technical Assistant
DATE: May 2013-November 2013 (6 month)
REPORTS TO: Hydrogeologist-Source Water Protection Coordinator
PURPOSE: Reporting to the Hydrogeologist-Source Water Protection Coordinator, this position is to provide support and expertise to the Source Water Protection program. You will assist in updating various technical reports, sourcing and analyzing environmental data, and undertake surveys of land use activities.

  • Participate in a process to confirm the number of threats to municipal drinking water systems in the area. This process will involve conducting field surveys, phone interviews, and updating a database.
  • Sourcing, organizing, and analyzing environmental and hydrogeological data in support of various technical studies.
  • Attend meetings with “outside” working groups/agencies to discuss technical strategies, data management/sharing and technical issues.
  • Data entry, data management, and report writing
  • Other duties as assigned or required


  • A post-secondary education in science with a specialization in Environmental Science, Geoscience, Hydrogeology and/or Geology, preferably with one to two years related experience
  • Knowledge of the pertinent legislation related to Source Water Protection (e.g. the Clean Water Act)
  • Experience in writing clear and concise technical reports
  • Experience in analyzing and interpreting environmental data
  • Proficient in the operation and use of ArcView and MS Office Suite products, including MS Access.
  • Ability to accurately and independently follow instruction and be able to adapt to changing tasks and duties.
  • A valid Class G driver’s license is required


  • Computer hardware, software and data management skills
  • Ability to evaluate specific work situations and to decide appropriate action based upon decision-making principles and sound judgment
  • Effective in written communications (concise, to the point, well-organized, etc.), and oral communications (concise, articulate)
  • Ability to anticipate/identify problems and propose solution alternatives
  • Task management skills (planning, organizing, controlling) as applied to own work
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • A positive, cooperative work attitude


  • Contract position from May, 2013 to November, 2013 for a period of approximately 6 months, full time (35 hours per week)
  • Salary $18.00per hour based on a 35 hour work week

We invite you to view the complete job description on our website at Your application must be received by noon, May 10, 2013.

We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

NVCA, John Hix Conservation Administration Centre, Tiffin Conservation Area,
8195 8th Line, UTOPIA, Ontario, L0M 1T0.
Telephone: 705.424.1479; Fax: 705.424.2115

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA), located near Barrie, Ontario, is a public agency dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment providing the expertise to help protect our water and land, and spans approximately 3700 Our jurisdiction includes 18 municipalities in the County of Simcoe, County of Dufferin, Grey County, and the western part of the City of Barrie. Our watershed includes significant landform features, such as the Minesing Wetlands, the Niagara Escarpment, and the Oak Ridges Moraine.

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The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA), located near Barrie, Ontario, is a public agency dedicated to the preservation of a...