Technologist, Hydrometrics

101 Exchange Ave, Vaughan, ON L4K 5R6, Canada Req #427
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $37.09/hr, Max = $40.21/hr

Employment type: Full time Contract

Duration of employment: 12 Months

Hours of work: 35 hrs/week

Work location: Head Office – 101 Exchange Ave

Division: Development and Engineering Services

Business unit: Flood Infrastructure & Hydrometrics

Travel: 5%


About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.


TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

  • Conduct open channel flow measurements and use data to develop stage/discharge relationships. 
  • Maintain, install and repair stream gauge, precipitation, and water quality stations to ensure accurate data collection and maximize station up-time. 
  • Install and maintain off grid solar power monitoring stations.
  • QA/QC field data to ensure accuracy and seamless integration of data into TRCA’s corporate database. 
  • Complete accurate, well documented site surveys where required. 
  • Ensure all health and safety regulations are being followed by staff and develop protocols for field activities that meet Ministry of Labour legislation. 
  • Other tasks as assigned.  

What will you need to succeed:

  • Post-secondary education in environmental science or engineering, water resources, resource or civil technology, ability to obtain OACETT C.E.T or C. Tech designation an asset. 
  • Knowledge of stream gauge installations, datalogger programming, environmental sensor monitoring, multiparameter sonde installations. 
  • 3 years’ experience in environmental monitoring including flow measurement and water quality sampling. 
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license. 
  • Ability to work in difficult work environments including working in and around water (the ability to swim is mandatory), poor weather conditions, confined spaces, working at heights and lifting heavy objects (20kgs). 
  • Strong problem-solving abilities with skills in using a variety of hand and power tools to repair and maintain a diverse range of environmental monitoring stations including installing small scale solar power systems. 
  • Ability to work non-regular hours during storm and flood events and when acting as the back-up dam operator. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare). 


You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter prior to midnight on August 7, 2022.


All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a precondition to being hired by TRCA. TRCA will comply with its obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and any other applicable legislation. 


While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the last step in the hiring process.


TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.


Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Temporary Contract
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 5
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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