Assistant Water Resources Technologist

Posted: Feb. 14th
Ending: Ended
Commitment: Student/Intern

Summer Position: May 7, 2018 to August 24, 2018

Reports To: GIS Technician/Planner and Watershed Manager

Location: Thunder Bay

Date: May 7, 2018 to August 24, 2018 (16-week contract)

Wage: $14.00 per hour

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Tammy Cook, Chief Administrative Officer. The application deadline is March 16, 2018.

Eligibility requirements for student applicants:

Students hired by recipient organizations must meet the eligibility criteria of the Summer Experience Program:

  • All students must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution or within six months of graduation and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment or up to 29 years for persons with a disability, if disabled, within the meaning of s.10 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19, as amended from time to time.
  • Proof of student enrolment must be provided to the employer.
  • Students must be residents of Ontario during the period of employment.
  • Students must be eligible to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

General Overview:

The Assistant Water Resources Technician reports to the GIS Technician/Planner and may receive direction from the Watershed Manager.

Working in a team environment, the Assistant Water Resources Technician will assist with the environmental monitoring programs and contribute to on-going studies and projects. Day to day duties of the successful candidate will specialize in the collection, entry and/or analysis of water resources data to support various water quality studies.

This position may require occasional evening and weekend involvement. Hours beyond the normal work week are compensated with time-off in lieu as agreed to with supervisor, in advance when possible.

A valid clean driver’s licence and access to a working vehicle is required.


1. Bathing beach water quality sampling (E. coli):

a) Hazelwood Lake Beach (once per week)

b) Prepare 2018 bathing beach summary report

2. Assessment of Jarvis River Watershed:

a) Review previous watershed reports.
b) Obtain quotes for field water quality sampling program.
c) Review available mapping for the area.
d) Identify possible sample locations.
e) Assess mapping of watershed, land use, soil types, and sample sites.
f) Document flora and fauna at sampling sites.
g) Field water quality sampling.
h) Collection of water samples for laboratory analysis.
i) Prepare outline of new report.
j) Prepare Draft Report.
k) Prepare Final Report.


  1. Assist Watershed Manager, GIS Technician/Planner and Water Resource Technologist with general office duties.
  2. Complete a weekly schedule and a summary of weekly work tasks completed.
  3. Assist with Provincial Water Quality Monitoring Network Program sampling.
  4. Assist with collecting water levels from Provincial Groundwater Monitoring Network wells.
  5. Any other duties as assigned.

Skills Required:

  1. Enrolled in an Environmental Studies program with relevant experience in areas such as water quality, hydrology, water resources and environmental science.
  2. Experience in a variety of field sampling techniques and monitoring protocols an asset.
  3. Working knowledge of handheld GPS equipment would be an asset.
  4. Flora and fauna identification skills.
  5. Knowledge of Fluvial Geomorphology/Hydrology.
  6. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  7. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including: Excel and Word.
  8. Strong oral and written communication skills, including ability in technical report writing.
  9. Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  10. Self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal to no supervision.
  11. Must be willing to work outdoors and in adverse weather conditions.
  12. Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence with a clean driving record.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a detailed resume and cover letter with their application in a sealed envelope, marked as "Private & Confidential". Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The information provided will only be used for the purposes of this position and will be managed in confidence within the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Submit your application to

Tammy Cook - Chief Administrative Officer
Lakehead Region Conservation Authority

P.O. Box 10427, 130 Conservation Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T8
Fax: 807-345-9156