Job Posting 61163

Assistant Water Resources Technicians
Central Lake Ontario Conservation
Southern Ontario, 100 Whiting Ave, Oshawa
closes in 15 days (Fri, 13 Mar)
contract - full time  •  $16.43 per hour and is based on a 35-hour work

The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) is seeking two summer students for the position of Assistant Water Resources Assistant. Wage Rate per Hour: $16.43 per hour and is based on a 35-hour work week with the possibility of weekend or evening work.


May 4th to August 28, 2020 (17 Weeks)


RESPONSIBILITIES - The Assistant will support the water monitoring program by conducting stream baseflow and highflow measurements and analysis, at pre-determined sites throughout CLOCA’s watershed. They will also conduct geodetic surveys at stream gauges, install monitoring equipment, and conduct water quality sampling.


Stream Baseflow Assessment - The Authority is currently working with provincial partners on the Low Water Response Program.. The Authority has a long-term stream baseflow monitoring network. The main objective is to obtain baseflow measurements during the summer months and to monitor current stream conditions. At established measurement sites, the Assistants will measure stream velocity using a flow meter; calculate flow for each site using Excel spreadsheet; and populate CLOCA’s water monitoring database.


Stream & Precipitation Gauge Station Maintenance – The Assistant will help the Environmental Engineering Technologist repair damaged stations, conduct general maintenance on sensors and rain gauges, move and/or install new equipment and install loggers at specific CLOCA projects. The Assistants will conduct detailed geodetic surveys including full stream geometry, overbank topography and elevations at gauging stations. They will conduct flow and water level measurements for a range of flow events. They will develop rating curves by adding measured points, computing curves using Manning’s Equation, Benoulli’s Theorem and Hec-Ras models. They will establish water level indicators for gauge stations and associated flood damage centers. All data will be entered into CLOCA’s water monitoring database.


Groundwater Monitoring – Under the direction of the Hydrogeologist, Assistants will collect groundwater quality samples, retrieve well water level data, and perform routine maintenance of CLOCA’s groundwater monitoring system. Data will be quality control checked, and databased.


Water Quality Samples – Will help the Environmental Engineering Technologist in collecting surface water quality samples in the various monitoring programs.


QUALIFICATIONS - The successful candidate should have the following:

  • University/college student with experience in engineering or environmental resources or technology
  • Comfort with doing field work and working with field equipment
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access (ArcView software knowledge is an asset)
  • Valid Ontario G driver's license
  • Transportation to CLOCA office
  • Student must provide and wear green patch safety boots. Other required safety equipment as prescribed in the Health & Safety Manual is provided by the employer

The following are desirable, but not mandatory:

  • Land surveying
  • Operation of a flow meter
  • Contour map reading
  • ArcMap or GIS experience
  • Current first aid/CPR certification

To be eligible, you must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year; 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.

Send resume and cover letter, no later than March 13th, 2020 to:

Alana McDonald, Environmental Engineering Technologist

Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority

100 Whiting Avenue, Oshawa, ON L1H 3T3

Fax: 905-579-0994   Email:


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Central Lake Ontario Conservation is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  CLOCA will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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