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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.

Please see career opportunities below.

PARK MAINTENANCE WORKER - SUMMER STUDENT​

The NVCA is currently seeking an individual looking for a rewarding, exciting and great employment experience to join us in the summer student role of Park Maintenance Worker, reporting to the Manager, Lands & Operations.

Key responsibilities include but not limited to interacting with the public and providing information about NVCA conservation areas, maintenance and upkeep of our conservation areas including trail and building maintenance, landscaping, cleaning public restrooms and minor construction.

You must be 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.  This position requires a large amount of physical activity and may require lifting up to 50lbs. 

As this is funded through the Government of Canada, you must be under the age of 30, a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/ territorial legislation and regulations. As well, for this position, you are required to have your valid full G licence. 

This position will in approximately sometime in June for 8 weeks.  Salary is $15.00 per hour for a 35 hour work week.  Days and hours of work will vary but will be a total 35 hours per week. 

Please e-mail your resume to careers@nvca.on.ca. Your application must be received by 2:00 p.m. on May 26, 2022. 

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.

Park Maintenance Technician

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN - SUMMER STUDENT

The NVCA is currently seeking an individual looking for a rewarding, exciting and great employment experience to join us in the summer student role of Environmental Technician, splitting time between our Stewardship and Watershed Sciences programs.

Key responsibilities for Stewardship include but not limited to the providing support in field work including fish community sampling, stream temperature monitoring and habitat assessments including mapping invasive species.  There would also be support for invasive species (Phragmites) removal, stream habitat restoration and stream bank stabilization. Key responsibilities for Watershed Science include but not limited to providing support in the delivery of the NVCA's monitoring programs related to biomonitoring (benthic macroinvertebrates), surface water chemistry, water temperature, and groundwater and will consist of a combination of office and field work.  Basic knowledge of taxonomic identification of benthic macroinvertebrates is considered an asset.

You must be 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.  This position requires a large amount of physical activity and may require lifting up to 50lbs.  First Aid certification is considered an asset and if held will allow for electrofishing opportunities during this position.

You must be between 15 & 30 years of age, a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/ territorial legislation and regulations. A valid full G licence would be considered an asset. 

This position will start May 30th, 2022 for 8 weeks.  Salary is $15.00 per hour for a 35 hour work week. 

Please e-mail your resume to careers@nvca.on.ca. Your application must be received by 12:00 p.m. on May 17, 2022. 

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.

Environmental Technician - summer student


DEVELOPMENT REV​IEW ASSISTANT 

​The NVCA is currently seeking an individual looking for a rewarding, exciting and great contract employment experience to join us in the role of Development Review Assistant in a contract position for the remainder of the year with the possibility of renewal. 

Reporting to the Manager, Planning Services, this position is responsible for the provision of planning and regulations assistance for the planning and regulations departments.

Key responsibilities include providing support with general inquiries via phone, walk-ins, correspondence and legal inquiries along with overall management of the database and utilization of GIS mapping tool to obtain information.

Ideally, the incumbent has a degree in Geography, Urban Planning, Environmental Studies; or diploma in planning technician with a minimum of 1-2 years' experience. The successful candidate will have excellent communications and computer skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team.  You must have a valid Ontario driver's license.

This is an approximate 6-month contract position with the possibility of being recurring and renewed into 2023. Salary is $18.00 - $21.50 per hour, (Grade 2 – Contract Salary Grid) based on a 35-hour work week (commensurate with qualifications). 

The NVCA does require the successful candidate to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment and as part of our legal obligation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and providing proof of vaccination will be a condition of employment.  The vaccination requirement is subject to the NVCA's duty to accommodate under applicable human rights legislation.

We invite you to check out 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 May 20th, 2022. 

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.

Development Review Assistant

WMS - Development Review Assistant



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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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