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Watershed Services Coordinator

Company: Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
Location : Port Hope,ON
Company Profile

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority was formed in October 1946 under the Conservation Authorities Act and is one of the oldest conservation authorities in Ontario. It's overall goal is the conservation, restoration, development and management of natural resources on a watershed basis while providing for the public enjoyment of the lands it oversees.

The watersheds of the GRCA covers an area of 361 square miles from Wilmot Creek in Clarington to east of Cobourg from the south shore of Rice Lake down to Lake Ontario. This area includes seven municipalities in whole or in part: Township of Cavan Monaghan, Town of Cobourg, Township of Alnwick Haldimand, Township of Hamilton, Municipality of Port Hope, City of Kawartha Lakes, Municipality of Clarington.

The Ganaraska watershed includes 9 conservation areas and the Ganaraska Forest. The forest is the largest block of continuous forest in Southern Ontario, it is a huge expanse of 11,000 acres that represents one of the most successful conservation projects ever undertaken in central Canada.

Job Description

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is accepting applications for a Watershed Services Coordinator. This position will be working out of the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority administrative office in Port Hope located north of the 401 on County Road 28, and will report to the CAO/Secretary-Treasurer.


• Co-ordination of the Watershed Services team
• Provide engineering review services to the Authority’s Planning and Regulations department including:
• Technical review of stormwater management plans/reports
• Erosion and siltation control plans
• Flood control plans/reports
• Provide technical assistance in the Authority’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Plan
• Assist in carrying out flood impact and risk studies including modeling and reporting
• Provide assistance in the management of Authority’s engineering projects, including:
• Tender writing, letting, awarding and management
• Contract development and management
• Payment management and certification
• Legal issues management
• Assist in developing long-range policies and strategic planning for the Authority’s programs
• Assist in carrying out watershed and sub-watershed studies, including technical studies and reporting

•  A Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) licensed in Ontario or Certified Engineering Technologist or similar qualifications with a minimum of five years management experience
• Applicants must be thoroughly proficient in watershed hydrologic and hydraulic modelling
• Working knowledge of Visual OTTHYMO (VO2) and HEC-RAS is essential
• Applicants must have excellent communication skills, administration, interpersonal and human resource management
• Knowledge of municipal planning, current water/environmental management principles, and technologies including relevant federal and provincial legislation
• Extensive knowledge in hydrology, hydraulics and floodplain mapping
• Applicants should have a working knowledge of GIS
• Experience in Great Lakes coastal processes would be an asset
• The successful applicant must be able to adapt to an environment of change and work well independently as well as in a team environment
• A valid Province of Ontario driver’s license is required, and GRCA will obtain a 3-year uncertified driver’s abstract of the successful candidate upon hiring

Salary: $96,286 to $113,278 per annum

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest.  However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.