Technician, Watershed Monitoring
Credit Valley Conservation
Mississauga, ON, CA
1d ago

Summary of Functions

Reporting to the Specialist, Watershed Monitoring, this position will lead the collection and support the summary and management of fish community data for CVC’s Integrated Watershed Monitoring Program (IWMP).

This position will also be responsible for supervising CVC’s electrofishing monitoring crew consisting of three casual staff.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in biology, environmental science, geography or related subject;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience related to major tasks.
  • Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing Crew Leader Certification. Class 1 Certification is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience with stream monitoring techniques and equipment in streams, especially electrofishing and including the use of water quality sondes and water temperature loggers.
  • Demonstrated strong Ontario fish identification skills.
  • Proven technical writing skills (an example will be required if an interview is granted),
  • Proven information and data management skills;
  • Strong organization, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis principles, techniques and software packages is considered an asset;
  • Willingness, ability and experience working in and around fast flowing streams, and in adverse weather conditions;
  • Must have a valid Class G driver’s license. Successful candidate will be required to provide a current MTO driver’s abstract.
  • Summary of Major Tasks

  • Lead the field implementation of IWMP fish community data collection.
  • Hire, train and supervise a Backpack Electrofishing field crew of 3 casual staff during summer field season.
  • Conduct pre-monitoring activities (such as scheduling), and post-monitoring activities (such as data entry, data Qa / Qc and information management).
  • Provide regular field support for geomorphic data collection.
  • Support the collection of water temperature, water chemistry and benthic macroinvertebrate data as required.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the monitoring team to analyze and interpret environmental data.
  • Prepare reports, summaries, presentations and other communications related to the Integrated Watershed Monitoring Program to technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Specialist, Watershed Monitoring.
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