Monitoring Technician, Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP)- Full-Time Contract Position (TRCA-035-21)

Contract Duration: 1 Year Contract

Number of Vacancies: 2

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

Provide technical support in the collection, analysis, management and reporting of stormwater and stream monitoring data and the installation of water monitoring instrumentation.  Provides efficient service delivery and excellent customer and client service.  Occupational Health and Safety is a major responsibility of this position.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Takes part in the construction of sustainable water research projects and technology demonstrations. This involves but is not limited to:
  • Use of power tools for repairs and construction works.
  • Inspecting completed projects and verifying that installations are functioning as designed.
  • Clean and repair facilities as needed.
  • Collects monitoring data at STEP water monitoring projects.  This involves, but is not limited to:
  • Installation, operation, and maintenance of field monitoring equipment including field and lab calibrations.
  • Collection of monitoring data and performing field level QA/QC on data to identify potential issues.
  • Processes and analyzes monitoring data and assists in the maintenance of databases.
  • Communicates with product vendors to ensure that each monitoring device is properly installed in the larger monitoring system.
  • Works in partnership with TRCA departments and Universities on joint research projects.
  • Assists in the preparation of technical reports, presentations, etc.
  • Follows TRCA and STEP safety procedures at all times.
  • Operates fleet vehicle as required.
  • Engages in a continual learning environment to expand on skills and knowledge of the field serviced.
  • Assist with communications and website updates including event and e-learning courses.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or as required with departmental, divisional and/or corporate objectives.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Post-secondary education in environmental studies, environmental science, water resource engineering or related disciplines.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience related to the major tasks.
  • Working knowledge of database management systems, water monitoring concepts and water monitoring instrumentation.
  • Proficient with computer word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Experience in the building and construction trades an asset.
  • Strong analytical, communication and organization skills.
  • Willingness to work outdoors year round,  occasionally under adverse weather conditions and in confined spaces.
  • Valid Ontario Driver's License.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare). 

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-035-21 prior to midnight on March 12, 2021.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216. 

Education and Training
Full-time contract
Salary range: 
$55,615 - $60,296, 35 hours per week
Head Office - 101 Exchange Avenue. Vaughan, Ontario
Closing date: 
Mar 12, 2021
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