Canada nationals: Water Resources Analyst

Long Point Region Conservation Authority
Tillsonburg, ON, Canada
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Experience Level: 
Not Specified

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The Water Resources Analyst reports to the Manager of Watershed Services and implements the Conservation Authority’s flood forecasting and warning, dam operations and maintenance, dam safety, flood and erosion hazard mapping, and supports Planning & Regulations Services.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited University in an Engineering discipline, preferably Water Resources, Civil or, Environmental Engineering.
  • Eligible for registration with Professional Engineers Ontario as a Professional Engineer or Engineer-in-Training.
  • Experience and knowledge of hydrology, computer modeling, surveying, and construction practices and processes.
  • Proficient in hydrologic and hydraulic computer models (HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS).
  • Proficient in geographic information systems and software (ArcGIS and QGIS).
  • Working knowledge of geotechnical and fluvial/coastal geomorphology disciplines is an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience with Water Information Systems by Kisters (WISKI) and Simultaneous Data Acquisition (SODA) is an asset.
  • Ability to liaison, consult and negotiate with partner municipalities, consultants, developers, engineers, and, property owners to maintain excellent client services.
  • Knowledge of current water/environmental management principles, technologies, legislation, and municipal/provincial planning policies and processes.
  • Capability to work unsupervised and display initiative and a high level of self-motivation.
  • Demonstrated communication (written & oral), interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle

Responsibilities:

  • Administer, develop and maintain the Authority’s Flood Forecasting and Warning System.
  • Undertake day-to-day dam and erosion control structure operation and maintenance as well as routine dam inspections to identify deficiencies and evaluate required remedial measures. Support studies and capital repair projects of dams.
  • Provide technical review and advice to member municipalities and the community on Section 3.1 of the Provincial Policy Statement and Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act to determine compliance.
  • Evaluate technical studies, reports and designs including stormwater management plans, geotechnical investigations, coastal assessments, floodplain mapping studies, and floodproofing designs to ensure compliance with current policies, goals and objectives.
  • Maintain and develop floodplain and hazardous land mapping and information.
  • Assist in developing and implementing policies, guidelines, and strategies relating to water management objectives, natural hazard management, and planning and regulation services.
  • Undertake site inspections to support development review applications and to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Complete Provincial Offences Officer training and be designated a Provincial Offences Officer to administer and enforce Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act.
  • Investigate violations under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act. When necessary, bring properties into compliance through resolution or prosecution, including providing evidence in court testimony.
  • Complete fieldwork including surveying, inspections, and sampling to support responsibilities.
  • Represent the Authority on external committees related to water management.
  • Travel for meetings and field work.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Location/Working Conditions:

  • Tillsonburg Head Office with travel to LPRCA properties
  • Extra hours may be required to meet deadlines or attend meetings and/or special events

Wage/Benefits

  • Participation in OMERS defined-benefit pension plan
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Free access to Conservation Ontario parks

LPRCA offers a salary range of $58,120 – $72,650 (2020 rates) per annum plus a comprehensive benefits package that will commensurate with your experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline:  4:30 p.m. on Monday August 10, 2020

To apply: Please send your cover letter and resume in a single PDF or MS Word document addressed to: Dana McLachlan, Long Point Conservation Authority, email (Subject: Water Resources Analyst)

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.  Personal information collected will be used solely for applicant selection in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Long Point Region Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon advance notice of specific accommodation requirements.