The Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) is a watershed-based organization established under the provisions of the Conservation Authorities Act. Since 1958 the HCA has dedicated itself to the management and conservation of watershed lands and water resources for the benefit of people, communities and the environment. HCA undertakes programs on a watershed basis to manage water resources, protect people and property from flooding and erosion hazards, monitor and conserve the natural environment, and provide recreational and educational opportunities.
HCA is currently seeking a full time Watershed Officer to support the administration of HCA’s Regulation of Development, Interference with Wetlands, and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses (Ontario Regulation 161/06), and to assist in the review of development proposals submitted under the Planning Act, Environmental Assessment Act, and Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act. If you are an experienced and dynamic individual looking to apply your knowledge and skills related to natural resources management this opportunity may be for you.
- A university degree or college diploma in natural resources management or law enforcement, planning, geography or related field, with a minimum of three (3) years related work experience
- Working knowledge of land use planning and natural resource management legislation, regulations and policies including the Conservation Authorities Act, Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement and Provincial Plans, Environmental Assessment Act, and Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act, along with practical experience applying this knowledge in the review of related development applications
- Knowledge of Provincial Offences Act, and legal procedures related to the collection of evidence and enforcement would be considered an asset, and completion of Conservation Authority Provincial Offences Officer Level 1 training or equivalent enforcement training would be preferred
- Positive team player capable of self-directed, independent work
- Understanding of principles and approaches related to land use planning, natural resources management, ecology, environmental impact assessment, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, stormwater management and erosion and sediment control
- Experience reviewing and interpreting technical plans and drawings (i.e. site plans, grading and drainage plans, construction drawings, etc.)
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a broad range of stakeholders
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
- Ability to work outdoors to conduct site investigations in variable terrain and weather conditions
- Possess a valid Ontario driver's license
- Standard First Aid and CPR is an asset
- Proficient with the use of Microsoft Office software suite including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and experience working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
The salary range for this position is $63,912.99 - $79,891.81, and is eligible for the fringe benefits as outlined in the Conservation Authority’s Personnel Policy as it pertains to a full-time position.
For a more detailed job description visit our website at www.conservationhamilton.ca
Interested applicants should email their resume and covering letter, by 4 pm on Friday, June 21, 2019