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Title:Watershed Operator/Equipment Operator
Organization:Capital Regional District

Watershed Operator/Equipment Operator

Watershed Protection- Integrated Water Services
Competition 17/184
Status Regular Full Time
Hours of Work   80 hours bi-weekly
Rate of Pay $32.67 per hour (2016 rates)
Review of applications begins   4:00pm on October 30, 2017

The Watershed Operator/Equipment Operator performs a va riety of watershed protection activities related to the management of
the Greater Victoria Water Supply Area lands.

Duties & Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Operates a tandem axle dump truck, excavator (up to 30 tonnes), line skidder, backhoe, front end loader, grader, and other
  • heavy and light equipment in a variety of complex and sensitive settings within the Greater Vic toria Water Supply Area.
  • Operates water tenders and equipment trailers in excess of 20,000 kg GVWR.
  • Performs daily maintenance of equipment and maintains current log of hours on equipment operated in compliance with the
  • Motor Vehicle Act and CRO Fleet Policy and Procedures
  • Operates, loads and transports equipment and materials in accordance with WorkSa feGC and Ministry of Transportation
  • regu lations.
  • Displays a thorough understanding of equipment operation procedures and policies.
  • Ensures assigned activities are carried out in a manner that protects water quality as the prime objective. Notifies supervisor of
  • any potential environmental risks and takes immediate action when necessa ry.
  • Conducts watershed protection division activities (such as brushing and weeding, road clearing, tree thinning, pruning, booming,
  • tree planting and silviculture work).
  • Must be able to work effectively within a group environment and to communicate effectively, with divisional and departmental
  • staff, outside agencies and the public.
  • Completes basic watershed pro tection related surveys as required.
  • Performs weekend wildfire/security patrols and related duties as di rected.
  • Carries out wildfire suppression activi ties in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • May provide guidance to small groups of individuals
  • Ensures that all work is performed safely, including work which falls under the employee's direct responsibility, always
  • complying with established safety and sa fe work policies, practices, legislation and regu lation. Reports all unsafe work activities
  • or conditions immediately to the supervisor/manager, and takes appropriate responsible remedial action immediately.
  • Performs all duties of the Watershed Operator.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD.
  • Other related duties as required.

  • High school graduation plus 3 - 5 years' experience operating heavy equipment in a forested environment supplemented by
  • courses in watershed management, biology, geography, fo restry or a related discipline. An equivalent combination of education
  • and experience may be considered.
  • Ministry of Forests Fire Suppression techniques (or must be willing to obtain)
  • S-100 Fundamentals of Fire Fighting
  • S-185 Safety and Fire Gehaviour
  • Chain saw experience and safety training
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Certificate, Marine Emergency Duties A3 certification or equivalent
  • Wildlife/Danger Tree assessors certification
  • Basic technical writing and communications training
  • Management of Aggressive Persons training
  • Incident Command System Level 200 certification
  • Must demonstrate training, experience and competence in light and heavy equipment operation.
  • Must be physically fit and able to perform a variety of heavy manual outdoor work in all types of weather conditions; meets
  • physical fitness requirements such as Ministry of Forests and Range, Forest Fire -100 (GC) or equivalent.
  • Safe operation of four wheel drive vehicles and small engine equipment (e.g. chainsaws, brush saws, fire pumps)
  • Gasic knowledge and experience with the application and operation of wildfire suppression equipment including pumps/water
  • delivery systems.
  • Basic map interpretation skills and ability to accurately and neatly record field notes.
  • K1·1owledge of a11d ability to use basic field survey equipment for a variety of watershed/e1wiro111ne11tal type surveys e.g. GPS,
  • inclinometer, hand compass and related equipment
  • Ability to work effectively in a group environment or individually with minimal supervision.
  • Gasic computer skills, including the use of programs related to Watershed operations, word -processing (e.g. MS Word),
  • spreadsheets (e.g. MS Excel), databases (e.g. MS Access) and Maximo
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of Safety, Operations, and Environmental policies and procedures and a basic
  • understanding of applicable Ad ministration procedures.
  • Sound communica tion (verbal and written), interpersonal, and customer service skill s are required.
  • Basic knowledge of applica tions and limitations of heavy equipment and wildfire equipment.
  • Ability to safely operate small boats
  • Valid BC Drivers' Licence Class 5 and Class 3 with airbrake endorsement minimum, Class 1 with airbrake endorsement preferred.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and covering letter online at under “Careers”.

The CRD wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.

Location:Victoria, BC
Profession(s):Water Services
Equipment Operator/Maintenance
Date Posted:Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:30:00 AM (PST)
Posting Expires:Monday, October 30, 2017 at 4:00:00 PM (PST)