Flood Control Operations Specialist

Conservation Halton - Burlington, ON (29 days ago)

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Permanent, Full Time

Conservation Halton protects, restores and manages the natural resources in the Halton watershed, but we have grown to become so much more. Today, we protect our communities and conserve our natural environment through planning, education and recreation and support our partners in the creation of sustainable communities within our watershed.

Our strategic plan, Metamorphosis, continues to drive us to embrace more innovative ideas to communicate and collaborate more effectively, create the capacity for us to form new partnerships and position us to become leaders in conservation. We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious people that aren’t satisfied with the status quo, that see the opportunity in every challenge, are driven by measurable results and thrive in a busy work environment. If you are looking to join an environmentally-focused, socially-conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

Your Opportunity
Reporting to the Manager of Flood Forecasting & Operations, this position includes provision of technical support to ensure the effective and safe delivery and management of Conservation Halton’s Flood and Erosion Control infrastructure program in compliance with provincial agreements and guidance in addition to other Conservation Halton programs. Key Responsibilities for this position include:

Coordinate management activities at CH owned flood control reservoirs (4) and 12 km’s of flood conveyance channel within CH jurisdiction including assistance with scheduling, use of specialized equipment requiring training and certification, coordinating repairs with partner municipalities and maintaining regular contact with the public
Carry out regular inspections of flood operations systems, complete minor electrical and mechanical repairs and maintenance of equipment, control buildings and ancillary structures, supervise specialty service contractors
Undertake routine dam operations and assist with flood response activities, site observations, reporting and troubleshooting
Support the development of a web-based Operations & Maintenance database involving the creation of digital entry forms and automatic scheduling and email/text notifications and alarms
Complete required tasks as directed to support the delivery of Capital Projects relating to flood control infrastructure (flood control reservoirs and channels) including the collection of detailed field measurements, site observations and related background data
Participate as a Flood Duty Officer on a rotational basis including regular weather and watershed monitoring, completion of a Daily Planning Cycle, determination of required dam operations and preparation and issuance of Flood Messages as required
Assist with design, development of technical specifications and implementation of custom hydrometric monitoring stations used for flood forecasting and warning
Support the preparation and maintenance of summary reports and key documents including Dam Operation, Maintenance & Surveillance (OMS) manuals, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and other related guidelines and procedures
Assist with internal training initiatives for CH staff as well preparation of presentations and workshops with external watershed partners
Participate in required training, workshops and preparedness exercises as required
Carry out other duties as assigned
Your Qualifications
Diploma or Degree from an accredited College or University in Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Sciences or Earth Sciences with a working knowledge of watershed hydrology, river hydraulics and dam operations (gates, valves, stoplogs, spillways, channels, etc.)
1 to 2 years of experience related to major responsibilities is considered an asset
Designated or eligible for certification as an Engineering Technician (C.Tech) through OACETT
Solid understanding of engineering principals related to hydrology, hydraulics, environmental monitoring and land and water surveying
Knowledge related to electrical and mechanical systems, metal fabrication techniques and maintenance of field monitoring equipment
Experience working with power tools and heavy equipment
Knowledge of MS Office Suite and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Valid Ontario driver’s licence and ability to acquire a Conservation Halton Driver’s Certificate
Possess strong problem solving, analytical, organizational, and collaboration skills
Possess excellent communication skills (written and oral) and networking skills to liaise with other internal departments as well as external watershed partners
Willing to work flexible hours involved in the operation of flood control structures based on weather and watershed conditions
Ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions and adapt to the daily challenges associated with a busy work environment
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and individually with direct supervision
Your Reward
Starting salary of $75,441 based on a 40-hour work week
You will work in inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles
You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team
You will work for an organization that places tremendous value on the professional development and wellness of its employees
Comprehensive benefits package
Participation in the OMERS defined benefit pension plan, with generous employer-matching
Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise
Our Core Values
Be Respectful: Respect one another, celebrate diversity, and embrace new ideas.
Be Adaptable: Change is constant. Channel your passion, be innovative, and focus on results.
Be Collaborative: Share your knowledge, listen to understand, and always communicate clearly.
Be Sustainable: In everything you do, think conservation.
Be Accountable: Uphold your integrity, demonstrate measurable progress, and strive for excellence.

To Apply
Please email your application to careers@hrca.on.ca by November 1st, 2019.

You application should include:
Your resume in one pdf document
Reference your name and the position title in the subject line
We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Conservation Halton is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.