Program Associate Watershed Monitoring

Summer Position (Union/Student)
(Pending Funding)

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is a community-based natural resource management agency that works to protect, enhance, and sustain healthy watersheds. With 60 years of experience, the NPCA offers watershed programs and services that focus on flood and hazard management, source water protection, species protection, ecosystem restoration, community stewardship, and land management.

The NPCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in the Province of Ontario. With 41 Conservation Areas within the Niagara Peninsula watershed, the NPCA manages lands that are held in public trust for recreation, heritage preservation, conservation, and education. These natural and shared greenspaces marry nature, culture, and adventure to create limitless opportunities for discovery.

Summary of Duties
The Program Associate – Watershed Monitoring holds an important organizational role as a team member responsible for assisting with the program implementation of the Watershed Monitoring and Reporting Division.

This position is funded in part through the Canada Summer Jobs program and candidates must be between the ages of 15-30 and eligible under this program: (have Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or Refugee Protection under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; have a valid social insurance number; and be legally entitled to work in Canada).

Duties and Responsibilities
The Program Associate – Watershed Monitoring will assist with:

  • The collection and entry of monitoring data, which may be related to one of more of the following: groundwater, surface water (biological and chemistry), terrestrial, geomorphology, meteorology, and water quantity
  • Use and maintenance of specialized equipment in the collection of the data


  • Knowledge and interest in the area of Biology / Chemistry / Engineering / Environmental Science / Geography,
  • Good understanding of computer skills (MS Excel, Access, Power Point and Word)
  • Willing to work outdoors, in different or adverse environmental conditions
  • Self-motivated and can take initiative for assigned work
  • Must possess a valid Ministry of Transportation Class “G” driver’s license
  • Must be able to work safely in accordance with the NPCA Health and Safety Policies

Salary: $17.50-$18.00/hour up to 35 hrs/week
Location: NPCA Main Office - 3350 Merrittville Hwy, Thorold, ON; with travel within the watershed
Application Deadline: March 15, 2024 – 4:00pm

The NPCA is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We do not condone or tolerate discrimination on the basis of citizenship, race, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, ancestry, disability, age, creed, sex, gender identity, gender expression, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, or record of offence. Our hiring policies help ensure a consistent, diverse and objective hiring process that is non-discriminatory in nature, and compliant with the Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, Occupational Health & Safety, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act as well as any other related legislation ensuring equal employment opportunities.

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