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Seasonal - April 29th, 2024 to August 30th, 2024 (18 Weeks)

This is a Summer Student Position. The Water Resources Technician will support projects by assisting with fieldwork and data entry related to streamflow measurements, water quality sampling, monitoring equipment installation, maintenance and surveying.

The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) is seeking two summer students for the position of Water Resources Technician. The Water Resources Technician will support Engineering Department projects by assisting with fieldwork and data entry related to streamflow measurements, water quality sampling, monitoring equipment installation and maintenance, surveying, and other duties as assigned.


Stream Baseflow Assessment - CLOCA 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 Technicians will:

· Measure stream velocity and depth using a flow meter for a range of flow events;

· Calculate flow for each site using an Excel spreadsheet;

· Populate CLOCA’s baseflow database.

Monitoring Station Maintenance – The Technicians will help the Environmental Engineering Technologist:

· Repair, maintain, install monitoring stations and a variety of sensors;

· Conduct detailed geodetic surveys including full stream geometry, overbank topography and elevations at gauging stations;

· Conduct flow and water level measurements to develop rating curves by adding measured points and computing curves;

· Establish water level indicators for gauge stations and associated flood damage centers.

Water Quality Sampling – Technicians will help the Hydrogeologist and Environmental Engineering Technician:

· Prepare for routine sampling by ensuring sample bottles are available and labelled along with documentation;

· Collect groundwater and surface water quality samples according to established sampling procedures;

· Retrieve well water level data, and perform routine maintenance of CLOCA’s groundwater monitoring system;

· Submit samples to labs.


The successful candidate should have the following:

· University/college student with experience in water resources engineering or environmental resources or technology.

· Comfortable with field work i.e. inclement weather, working in and around water, bugs, climbing ladders, lifting, etc.

· Ability to work alone or with a partner with little supervision.

· Good attention to detail; able to collect, enter and manage data accurately.

· Good communication, teamwork and organizational skills.

· Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing the days tasks on short notice.

· Computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access (ArcGIS software knowledge is an asset)

· Comfortable using basic hand tools for minor building projects- drill, saw, screwdriver, wrenches, etc.

· Valid Ontario G driver's license

· 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 an asset , but not mandatory:

· Land surveying experience

· Experience with monitoring equipment operation

· ArcMap or GIS experience

Wages and Benefits:

Wage Rate per Hour: $17.55 per hour Hours per Week: 35

Closing Date for Resumes:

March 8, 2024

Or send cover letter and resume to:

Holly Whittington, Environmental Engineering Technologist

100 Whiting Avenue, Oshawa, ON L1H 3T3


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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