Analyst, Ecosystem and Climate Science
Current Rate of Pay: Min = $62, 976, Max = $68,277
Employment type: Full-Time Contract
Duration of employment: 1 Year
Hours of work: 35 hrs/week
Work location: Head Office
Division: Development and Engineering Services
Business unit: Watershed Planning and Ecosystem Science
Remote Work: Hybrid
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:
Under general supervision, the Analyst is responsible for various compilation, analysis and reporting functions related to climate science adaptation in support of the Climate Science Adaptation (CSA) team within the Ecosystem and Climate Science (ECS) Program. The ECS program conducts ecological, hydrological, and biological monitoring and research to understand and communicate the historical, current and possible future ecosystem conditions within TRCA watersheds. It also aims to support TRCA municipal partners in taking actions to protect, restore and enhance these ecosystems. The CSA team researches and communicates the expected changes to climate, the resulting vulnerabilities, risks and adaptation measures needed within TRCA watersheds.
The Anlayst position is responsible for applying basic to advanced statistical and geospatial analysis to hydroclimate data. The position also supports general research activities by undertaking literature reviews and contributing to reports and other publications. In addition, this position may be responsible for the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) of environmental datasets and for querying them to fulfill data requests from internal and external clients.
- Analyzes and interprets environmental and hydro-climate data using standard methodologies and techniques derived from peer-reviewed sources (e.g. basic to advanced statistical and geospatial approaches).
- Conducts literature reviews of academic and grey literature to identify best approaches and methods to advance projects;
- Contributes to the development of technical reports, manuscripts, conference presentations, data summaries, data releases, in addition to conducting online and literature research where required.
- Manages hydroclimate data in support of the Ecosystem and Climate Science team and other projects including QA/QC, data storage and transfer
- Identify, review, and compiles data from various sources (internal and external) for use in analysis and reporting applications.
- Provides advice and support to staff on the use of various (basic) statistical applications and tests.
- Provides input and advice on study design and data reporting/analysis requirements and considerations for new and on-going projects.
- Prepares and presents data and results in a meaningful way through visualizations and summaries.
- Comfortable running hydrological models and can interpret results effectively.
What will you need to succeed:
- 4 year degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Climate Change Adaptation, or Hydrology depending on the particular focus of the analyst position.
- Valid Ontario Drivers License.
- 2 year working experience related to data analysis and reporting.
- 2 years working experience related to statistical analysis of environmental datasets.
- 1-2 years working experience related hydrological modelling.
- Knowledge of ecological, or biological practices and principles.
- Working knowledge of computer applications (spreadsheets, database and GIS).
- Working knowledge of Statistical software applications (SAS Jump, R).
- Ability to manage and analyze environmental data analysis, apply QA/QC concepts and basic statistical methods.
- Demonstrated research, technical writing and study design skills.
- Good organization, communication and interpersonal skills.
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).
- Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
- 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 November 29, 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 final 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.
- Pay Type Salary
- Employment Indicator Temporary Contract
- Min Hiring Rate $62,976.00
- Max Hiring Rate $68,277.00
- Travel Required No
- Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
- Head Office, 101 Exchange Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada