Local recruitment: Source Water Information Coordinator

Conservation Halton

Burlington, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting: 20220110

Date Posted: January 10, 2022

Closing Date: January 24, 2022

Source Water Information Coordinator
Permanent, Full Time

Conservation Halton was created to protect, restore and manage the natural resources in our watershed but we have grown to become so much more. Today, we protect our communities and conserve our natural environment through planning, education and recreation and to support our partners in the creation of sustainable communities within our watershed.

We believe that diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives make us stronger. Conservation Halton is committed to be an equal opportunity employer, creating an inclusive work environment and encouraging employees to be their most authentic self, no matter their ethnic background, religious beliefs, age demographic, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental health or general appearance.

Four years ago, Conservation Halton started a process of transformation through our strategic plan, Metamorphosis. That strategic plan was an important first step for us to better understand the needs of our community and lay the groundwork for what needed to be done. Metamorphosis has now reached its end, but it is more important than ever for us to plan for the future. Our new strategic plan, Momentum, positions us to use the improvements and achievements we have made to carry us into the future for a more green, resilient, connected tomorrow. We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious, and strategic people that are not satisfied with the status quo, are excited by the opportunity in every challenge and are driven by meaningful, measurable results. If you are looking to join an environmentally-focused and socially-conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

Your Opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Watershed Planning and Source Protection, the Source Water Information Coordinator is responsible for carrying out information management including complex GIS and database work and for collating technical work from external partners. This position provides the necessary support for the delivery of lead source protection authority duties as mandated under the Ontario Clean Water Act, 2006, towards the Drinking Water Source Protection Program at Conservation Halton.

  • Develop and maintain data models for numerous datasets and large amounts of data – includes describing attribute table elements.
  • Create, edit and update essential data (e.g. hydrography and land cover) using digitizing techniques.
  • Produce data layers, maps, tables, and reports using spatial analysis procedures and GIS.
  • Provide technical expertise and support in GIS technology to CH staff, the province, municipalities, etc.
  • Source, secure, review and incorporate, through agreements as required, from partners and various sources, new base data and GIS reference material
  • Create SQL server databases and maintain Access datasets or migrate.
  • Develop and document database architectures to address program requirements including annual progress reporting and other duties as assigned.
  • Upload threats assessment, water budget, assessment report, and annual progress reporting datasets into provincial databases.
  • Write scripts and develop custom tools to automate GIS analysis and processing of geospatial datasets.
  • Write, update, and maintain T-SQL, python and visual basic code to automate tasks such as compiling, sorting, storing, retrieving, extraction, processing and formatting of data, or performing GIS analysis. Write complex T-SQL queries to extract and combine data from multiple datasets to create reports/views.
  • QA/QC outputs to ensure that the program is working as designed and the desired results are produced.
  • Design, program, model, and document GIS applications and procedures for spatial analysis or to customize geographic information
  • Support the continued maintenance of the technical Assessment Reports, involving, but not limited to extracting relevant information including GIS-based work and data from technical work and reports prepared by external partners/their consultants for inclusion in the Assessment Reports.

Your Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree or diploma in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geographical Information Systems, or related discipline.
  • A minimum of seven years relevant experience in GIS, data management, analysis, and programming involving technical work.
  • A Certificate in database management or equivalent, and Certification in SQL server, are considered to be an asset.
  • Experience in the drinking water source protection program is considered to be an asset.
  • Excellent knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and related extensions (Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, Network Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst), Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Office
  • Strong experience in GIS methods related to creating, editing, managing, processing, analyzing, and displaying vector, raster and TIN datasets.
  • Practical knowledge of GIS and RDBMS concepts, geomatics technology, data management and analysis, metadata standards, database design, database implementation, database maintenance, digital map production and cartographic principles and ability to troubleshoot problems.
  • Working knowledge of photogrammetric principles and demonstrated ability to identify natural and anthropogenic features on digital aerial photography.
  • Programming experience in using Visual Studio (Visual Basic), Python, T-SQL, ArcObjects and Model Builder.
  • Experience in the comprehensive technical framework, technical bulletins, GIS symbology, etc. developed under the Clean Water Act, 2006 by the provincial government.

Your Reward

  • Salary range of $76,685-$89,685 (based on skills and qualifications) annually based on a 35-hour work week
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Participation in the OMERS defined benefit pension plan, with generous employer-matching
  • Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
  • Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise

Our Core Values

Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity.
Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from
others and the benefits of sharing knowledge.
Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service.
Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition.
Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions.
Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions.
Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change.

To Apply

Please email your application to [email protected] by January 24, 2022.

Your application should include:

Your resume and cover letter in one pdf document
Reference your name and the position title in the subject line

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton 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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