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REGULATIONS TECHICIAN (full-time, permanent)​​

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA), located near Barrie, Ontario, is a public agency dedicated to innovative watershed management supporting a healthy environment, communities and lifestyles. Our jurisdiction includes 18 municipalities in the County of Simcoe, County of Dufferin, Grey County, and the western part of the City of Barrie and spans approximately 3700 sq. km. Our watershed includes significant landform features, such as the Minesing Wetlands, the Niagara Escarpment, and the Oak Ridges Moraine.

The NVCA is currently seeking an individual looking for a rewarding, exciting and great employment experience to join us in the role of Regulations Technician.

As part of the regulations team, this position is responsible for implementing the environmental regulations under the Conservation Authorities Act. 

Key responsibilities include providing technical review and response to permit applications. You will also be responsible for processing public and legal enquiries, and identifying violations under the Act. Applications under the Niagara Escarpment Planning & Development Act and Environmental Assessment Act are processed as required. Site visits are required to ensure compliance with environmental regulations. 

Ideally, the incumbent has a diploma/degree in natural resource management, environmental sciences, geography or other related field combined with 2 years’ experience and has their Provincial Offences Officer designation or ability to obtain. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and computer skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team. Knowledge of GIS would be an asset and you must have a valid Ontario driver’s license.

This is a permanent full-time position. The NVCA offers a competitive benefit package including OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System). Annual salary rate is $56,238 to $68,304 (Grade 5) based on a 35 hour work week (commensurate with qualifications).

For more information about this position, please refer to the following documents:
To apply: Please e-mail your resume to Your application must be received by 2:00 p.m. on November 5, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.  We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  Please advise us to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.




The NVCA is currently seeking an individual looking for a rewarding, exciting and great co-op employment experience to join us in the student role of Regulations Administrator.

Key responsibilities include but not limited to providing technical support with general inquiries via phone, walk-ins, e-correspondence and legal inquiries while ensuring compliance of NVCA policies and procedures relating to permit and planning applications.  Assists with the management of the database as well as all watershed management services files and technical records. Work with planning department to ensure appropriate allocation of incoming files/projects and enter into internal database

You must be mature, able to work in a fast paced environment and be proficient in multi-tasking, while working effectively with minimal supervision. Excellent communication skills, and the ability to problem solve is required.  Working towards a post-secondary education in planning or a related discipline is an asset.

This position will start on or around January 6, 2020 and be until April 24, 2020.  Salary is $14.00 per hour for a 35 hour work week. 

As this position would be funded through government grants, you must also pre-qualify for Eco Canada’s grant by filling out the application at:

Then, please e-mail your resume to​. Your application must be received by 2:00 p.m. on October 24, 2019.


​​​​Careers at NVCA & Accessibility

NVCA welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on ​request​​ for candidate​s taking part in all aspects of the selection process.



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​Thanks to all our volunteers their ongoing support of our community tree planting program! Special thanks to the landowners that welcomed us to their property for the plants - together we are working to restore the health of our rivers and streams. 

Thanks also to The UPS Foundation and to TD Friends of the Environment for their generous support of NVCA's community tree planting program.


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