Watershed Stewardship Services Coordinator
The Stewardship Services Coordinator reports to the General Manger – Secretary Treasurer and has responsibility for coordinating Maitland Conservation’s stewardship services. The Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership, direction, training and supervision to the stewardship team.
Stewardship Services Responsibilities
- Supervise stewardship services team staff
- Participate in staff, stewardship team and coordinator meetings
- Develop and monitor stewardship services and project budgets
- Assist in the development and implementation of the stewardship services work plan
- Maintain a positive working relationship with landowners, municipalities and partners.
- Ensure stewardship staff are provided with a safe and healthy work environment through compliance with occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
- Prepare reports and attending Maitland Conservation Member meetings as required
- Project management including grant writing, reporting and overseeing project finances
- Write reports, prepare presentations, keep records of meetings and assist with the preparation of media releases
- Provide extension services to landowners and municipalities in soil health, reforestation and rural stormwater management
- Assist landowners and municipalities to obtain grants for best management projects through stewardship funding programs
- Coordinate and engage landowners and municipalities in stewardship best management practices through events and outreach projects
Coordinate the implementation of activities and projects that make progress towards achieving watershed protection and restoration objectives.
- Coordinate and engage landowners and municipalities in community projects
- Responsible for Maitland Conservation stewardship projects including the Middle Maitland Headwaters Restoration Project, Garvey-Glenn Priority Watershed Project and Scott Municipal Drain Rural Stormwater Management Project.
Flood and Erosion Safety Services
Alteration to Watercourse and Wetlands Regulations
- Provide technical support to Maitland Conservation’s Flood and Erosion Safety Service by reviewing alteration of wetlands and watercourse applications and assisting with the investigation of violations of Conservation Authority regulations related to wetland and alteration to waterways
- Assist in Flood Emergency Response – River Watch
Other Duties as assigned
- A post-secondary degree in agriculture, environmental science, forestry, natural resource management, ecology or a related discipline
- Knowledge and understanding of forestry practices, agricultural practices and resource management principles
- Agricultural background considered an asset for the position
- Minimum of 2-years experience related to position responsibilities
- Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work with a range of stakeholder groups, independently, and as a member of a team, with internal and external partners
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, database maintenance, ArcGIS, air photo interpretation, GPS units and mapping
- Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with issues in a sensitive, professional manner
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Valid class G driver’s licence (or equivalent) with the Province of Ontario
- Ability to undertake moderate strenuous field inspection walks
- Familiarity with social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram
- Valid standard first aid/ cpr certification
- 37.5 hour work week, Monday to Friday
- Attendance at evening and weekend meetings as required
- Required to work evenings and weekends during flood events
- Intermediate exposure to disagreeable physical, environmental and emotional conditions can be expected
Anticipated Start Date: October 15, 2019
Salary Range: $35.40-$42.35/hour
Application Deadline: September 6, 2019 at noon.
To apply, please submit a copy of your application (including cover letter and resume) in a single PDF (.pdf) or MS Word (.doc or .docx) document, indicating the position title you are applying for in the subject line, to:
Phil Beard, General Manager – Secretary Treasurer
Maitland Valley Conservation Authority
1093 Marietta St., Box 127
Wroxeter, ON N0G 2X0
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
Maitland Conservation is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.