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MANAGER, PL​​ANNING SERVICES 

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is a public agency dedicated to innovative watershed management supporting a healthy environment, communities and lifestyles. Located near Barrie, Ontario, the area offers affordable living, nature at your doorstep, easy access to the North and GTA, and many opportunities for cultural experiences.  Our jurisdiction includes 18 municipalities in the Counties of Simcoe, Dufferin and Grey. 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 experienced, progressive individual with a positive and progressive leadership style to join us in the role of Manager, Planning Services. 

Your knowledge of applicable urban planning specialties (comprehensive watershed/ planning, econometrics, land use planning, environmental protection and preservation, source water protection planning, natural hazard & natural heritage), and the Planning Act, Municipal Act and Conservation Authorities Act (CAA), will set you apart from your peer group. 

Reporting to the Director, Watershed Management Services, key responsibilities include but not limited too; the coordination and review of development and land use planning applications and environment assessment proposals, as well as coordination of the implementation of the environmental regulations under the CAA, including processing permit applications, inquiries and investigation of unauthorized works; the development of policy initiatives for the Authority's planning program, including sub watershed plans, source water protection planning policy, and natural hazard and natural heritage planning; providing technical review of official plan amendments, zoning by-law amendments, subdivisions, condominiums and site plan applications under the Planning Act; and providing technical advice to the Board of Directors, Ontario Land Tribunal and other Court systems as required. 

The incumbent will have a degree in Geography, Environmental Studies, or related discipline.  A registered Professional Planner (RPP) in Ontario or Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) is considered an asset. You will also have a minimum 4 years demonstrated and progressive experience. 

This is a permanent full-time position. The NVCA offers a competitive benefit package including OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System). Salary is $83,792.80 to $101.883.60 (Grade 9) annually based on a 35 hour work week (commensurate with qualifications and experience). 

We invite you to review a detailed job description on our website at nvca.on.ca. Please e-mail your resume to careers@nvca.on.ca. Your application must be received by 12:00 p.m. on August 3, 2021.

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.​

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REGULATIONS TECHICIAN

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 Planning Act, 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 $58,331 to $70,870.80 (Grade 5) based on a 35 hour work week (commensurate with qualifications). 

We invite you to review a detailed job description on our website at nvca.on.ca. Please e-mail your resume to careers@nvca.on.ca. Your application must be received by 12:00 p.m. on August 4, 2021. 

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.

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​​​​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.

Volunteers

Tree Plan​ting

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​Please see ​​our events page for a complete listing ​of volunteer opportunities!​​​​

​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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​Schools & ​Groups​

If your school class or group is looking to help with a fun, outdoor community project, contact Shannon Stephens at 705-424-1479 ext 239 or sstephens@nvca.on.ca.

Volunteer Groups

NVCA's "Friends" groups work to maintain and enhance specific conservation areas. These active groups are always looking for new volunteers!

  • Friends of Historic ​Fort Willow
  • Friends of Minesing Wetlands
  • Friends of Utopia Park and Gristmill

Other Events

Visit our Events Page for upcoming community events near you.​​
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