Assistant Watershed Monitoring Technician via WorkCabin

Lower Trent Conservation

Trenton, ON, CA

Assistant Watershed Monitoring Technician – Two Positions (dependent on confirmation of funding)

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

– University or College student with experience in Environmental Sciences, Ecosystem Management, Fish & Wildlife, Biology, Ecology, Geography or a related field
– 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 Class G Driver’s license and transportation to the Lower Trent Conservation Office

– Duration:  14 weeks
– Start date:  May 11, 2020
– Hourly rate:  $14.00/hour
– Hours of work:  40 hours/week
Note: duration & start date is tentative and dependent on availability of funding

To be eligible, you must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment (international students are not eligible); and, have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Forward your cover letter and resume (email preferred) clearly marked “Assistant Watershed Monitoring Technician” by March 20, 2020 at 4:00pm local time to:

Lower Trent Conservation
Attention:  Gage Comeau, Water Resources Specialist
714 Murray Street, RR 1, Trenton, ON K8V 5P4
Email: [email protected]

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.

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