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GIS Technician for Management – Hamilton Conservation Authority

GIS Technician for Management – Hamilton Conservation Authority
GIS Technician for Management – Hamilton Conservation Authority

The Hamilton Conservation Authority has a one-year contract opportunity for a

GIS Technician for Management


The Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) is a watershed-based organisation established under the provisions of the Conservation Authorities Act. Since 1958, the HCA has been dedicated to the management and conservation of watersheds and water resources for the benefit of people, communities and the environment. HCA undertakes watershed-based programmes to manage water resources, protect people and property from natural disasters, monitor and conserve the natural environment, and provide recreational and educational opportunities.

Reporting to the Manager, Watershed Planning, Stewardship & Ecological Services, the Stewardship GIS Technician supports HCA’s Hamilton Watershed Stewardship Program, with a focus on performing GIS-based spatial analyses to identify candidate areas for riparian habitat restoration.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct a GIS-based spatial analysis of major watercourses in the Hamilton Harbour catchment to assess the extent and condition of riparian buffers
  • Identify candidate areas for restoration/enhancement of riparian habitats, which can reduce the amount of nutrients and sediment entering waterways flowing into Hamilton Harbour.
  • Support HCA Stewardship staff in conducting targeted outreach and landowner engagement
  • Support HCA Stewardship staff in working with private landowners to design and implement projects to improve water quality and the environment.
  • Support HCA GIS staff in completing other GIS projects and tasks, as well as database management
  • Other tasks necessary to meet the needs of the HCA

Qualifications

  • A college or university degree in natural resource management, ecology, biology, planning, geography, or a related field, with specialization and/or certification in geographic information systems (GIS)
  • One (1) to two (2) years of relevant work experience
  • Understanding of techniques, practices and principles for natural resource management, land management and ecological restoration
  • Experience working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and databases; experience with QGIS and SQL Server is considered a plus
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office software suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Positive team player who can work independently and autonomously
  • Possession of a valid Ontario driver’s license (minimum G license)
  • Experience working with private landowners and with communication is considered an asset

Working conditions

This position is located at the Hamilton Conservation Authority Head Office at 838 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster Ontario. The hours of work are 7.5 hours per day for a total of 37.5 hours per week, with regular evening and weekend shifts throughout the year as required.

Salary and benefits

This is a one year contract with an expected start date of September 3, 2024. The hourly rate is $32.48. Holiday pay will be paid with each payment in accordance with the Employment Standards Act.

In addition to the salary package, this role offers benefits designed to support your well-being. Benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, and a health spending account after three months of employment, along with five sick days and three days for personal needs.

Registration procedure

Interested candidates, please send your motivation letter and CV in PDF or MS Word format via email, include the job title in the subject line of the email, at 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, July 31, 2024 to: [email protected]

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, we will only contact candidates selected for an interview.

Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the application process. Applicants are asked to inform Human Resources in advance of any accommodations needed because of a disability.