Local recruitment: Watershed Planner via Indeed

South Nation Conservation

Finch, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

Full Job Description

Watershed Planner

*Application deadline extended*

Full time, Finch, Ontario
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (with the potential of some flexibility)
Start Date: January 2023

Are you looking for a career with purpose, and one where you can make a positive contribution?

At South Nation Conservation (SNC) you will be immersed in a diverse professional environment, where you can grow in a multi-disciplinary community that includes engineers, planners, biologists, foresters, and GIS technicians, among others.

SNC’s strength lies in our fantastic relationships and our diverse experience applying watershed science and research at the community level. Our entrepreneurial culture is a dynamic combination of government and private sector, in which you will have the scope to lead projects to protect and enhance our local environment.

The Watershed Planner is responsible for municipal planning input and review related to the Authority’s planning program and for maintaining excellent relationships with municipalities and other stakeholders. This position reports to the Managing Director,


  • University/college graduate in planning, environmental science, environmental studies, natural resources management or related discipline.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience; municipal and environmental planning experience considered an asset.
  • Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (or working toward designation) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of basic water resources engineering, aquatic biology, water quality, and water conservation issues.
  • Knowledge of flood plains, erosion hazards, and wetlands.
  • Excellent report writing skills, project management skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interpret maps and drawings.
  • Experience as a Risk Management Inspector or Official is a significant asset.
  • Knowledge in the development process, Planning ActConservation Authorities ActMunicipal Act, OLTA, Clean Water ActBuilding Code ActDrainage Act including planning principles and practices and local Municipal processes.
  • Enthusiasm, determination, and the ability to work independently.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and ArcGIS software.
  • Bilingual (English and French) is a significant asset.
  • Valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s License.


  • You will join an organization with over 75 years of history.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with a solutions-focused team and develop your skills.
  • You will work for an organization that places tremendous value on the professional and personal development its employees.
  • Participation in the OMERS pension plan.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Hybrid work environment.

The SNC office is in a rural location in Finch, Ontario, southeast of Ottawa. The successful candidate must have reliable transportation.

Forward a copy of your resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and references by 8:00 am on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023, to:

Hannah Jackson
Accounting and Human Resources Specialist

Please quote ‘ Watershed Planner’ in the subject line. Submitted resumes must be in Word or PDF format.

Thank you for your interest in South Nation Conservation; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Finch, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Finch, ON

Application deadline: 2023-01-03





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