In partnership with the Ministry of Colleges, Training and Universities,
the UTRCA has
four positions (listed below) available through the
Ontario Job Creation Partnerships
To be eligible for this program you must meet the EI
Act’s definition of an “insured participant,” that is:
Must be unemployed
Have a current claim for EI benefits or
Have a previous claim whose benefit period ended in
the preceding 36 months or, in the case of maternity or parental benefits,
in the preceding 60 months
If you are unsure of your eligibility status, you can
contact the EI Enquiry Line at 1-800-206-7218 to determine eligibility.
Most positions require physical work outdoors in all
weather conditions and all require a current driver’s license. These
positions will start as soon as possible, lasting until December 20, 2013,
at the rate of $423.00 per week (uninsurable) and are as follows.
Assist with organizing and developing protocols to ensure the proper
functioning, maintenance and safety of the UTRCA laboratory. Ensure
the proper care of specimens/samples collected (ie. Fish, bone,
shell and living samples). Organize, enter, digitize and analyze
past and present data collected by the UTRCA. Initiate design of
social marketing efforts to promote interest in efforts related to
- Post secondary education or related experience in data collection,
organization and processing.
- Office/laboratory experience
relating to data and equipment management and administration.
Experience with fauna/flora sample preparation and reference
collection preparation and preservation.
- Good computer skills.
Field Survey Technician
Conduct field surveys of bridges, culverts and river cross sections
throughout the UTRCA watershed to obtain valuable information that
will be used to update hydraulic models. Surveys will be undertaken
with a high accuracy GPS survey unit. Document all work completed
with field notes and photographs.
- Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) would be a definite
- Experience with high accuracy GPS survey equipment and
- Physically fit and able to work in all weather
conditions, around and in water and on rough terrain.
to generate clear, detailed field notes, and work with minimal
Assistant Soil Conservation Engineer
Assist with coordinating and installing a series of unique projects
that can be used as an example of the environmental changes
landowners can make on their properties to improve water quality.
Conduct background research for the projects, develop landowner
relationships, and assist with installation of field equipment at
project locations. Provide final written reports and project
- Post secondary education, preferably with an engineering
background at a university level or engineering technologist at a
- Ability to perform field work in all weather
Community Partnerships Assistant – New Canadians and
This project will provide the UTRCA with the information, contacts
and a plan to better serve and involve New Canadians and
non-traditional partners in improving the health of the Thames
watershed. Develop an inventory of contacts from across the
watershed that work with New Canadians and non-traditional partners.
Work with UTRCA Community Partnership staff to identify groups,
events and projects where there are opportunities for New Canadians
and non-traditional partners to be involved in restoration projects.
Assist with the planning and implementation of these projects.
- Secondary school graduate with some postsecondary education
Experience with social services and/or with New Canadians is
- Satisfactory police records and vulnerable sector
check required as a condition of hiring.
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume,
indicating the position title you are applying for in the subject line, to:
If you do not have access to email, you may submit your
resume by mail to: Mary Sloan, Human Resources Assistant, Upper Thames River
Conservation Authority, 1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 5B9.
Please confirm in your cover letter that you meet the
definition of an “insured participant” as outlined above.
We will acknowledge
receipt of resumes received by email only. If you do not receive an email
confirmation, please re-submit your resume or contact us at 519-451-2800
Applicants will be contacted ONLY if an interview is
Note: The personal information on your
application for employment is collected under the authority of the
Conservation Authorities Act Section 18(1) and will be used to determine
eligibility for employment. Questions about this collection of personal
information should be directed to: General Manager, Upper Thames River
Conservation Authority, 1424 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 5B9,