Watershed Specialist

Capital Regional District

Watershed Specialist

Parks & Environmental Services – Environmental Protection

Competition: 18/135 
Status: Regular Fulltime  
Hours of Work: 70 hours bi-weekly
Rate of Pay: $35.14 – 39.86 per hour (2016 rates) 
Review of applications begins 4:00pm on June 26, 2018 but competition will remain open until filled

The Watershed Specialist works to implement and support watershed program protection initiatives and uses regulatory and nonregulatory source control measures to promote reduction in contaminants reaching municipal storm drains, watercourses, ground water, sanitary sewers and the marine environment thereby protecting infrastructure, the environment and public health.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Implements contaminant reduction watershed-scale management strategies in cooperation with local governments.
  • Researches, compiles, promotes and scientifically evaluates current and emerging watershed and stormwater protection topics and provides technical and general information to internal/external stakeholders.
  • Develops and coordinates regional educational and outreach programs that support the contaminant reduction goals of the Regional Source Control Program.
  • Provides project support to the Regional Source Control Program as required to engage industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors and residents.
  • Assists with the development and evaluates stormwater regulations by using environmental management principles with multistakeholder groups and municipal staff.
  • Assists in the development of bylaws, regulatory codes of practice, best management practices and outreach programs that work together to protect watersheds and the receiving environment
  • Encourages the adoption of model stormwater protection bylaws by municipalities and participates in the review and update of existing related bylaws.
  • Assists with the implementation of the CRD’s stormwater protection bylaw for the Saanich Peninsula and provides technical bylaw support to other municipalities as needed.
  • Prepares technical reports and assists with the production of staff reports.
  • Participates and/or chairs multi-stakeholder committees.
  • Communicates environmental science topics and data to various audiences.
  • Working with the supervisor, develops work plans and associated cost estimates/budgets.
  • Carries out data analysis and interpretation for biological and chemical parameters as required.
  • Provides assistance to the Onsite and Regional Source Control programs and other liquid waste management programs as required.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • University degree in chemistry, biology, or environmental studies, with three to five years of directly related work experience.
  • Experience related to watershed management and protection, municipal infrastructure, freshwater and marine systems, stormwater and sewage contaminants.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
  • Experience in applying science-based knowledge in the development of regulatory and/or non-regulatory tools for environmental protection.
  • Experience in interpreting, analyzing and reporting and delivering environmental or scientific data in written and oral forms to a wide range of audiences.
  • Experience in managing environmental protection projects. 
  • Sound knowledge of environmental legislation, regulations and bylaws. 
  • Experience working with business owners, the general public, municipal engineering and planning departments and, provincial and federal government staff.
  • Familiarity with pollution prevention techniques and technology.
  • Past successes in obtaining funding and creating partnerships with outside agencies would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use various computer word processing, spreadsheet and project scheduling programs and databases.
  • Well-developed work planning and technical writing skills. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team, respond to broad direction, work on multiple concurrent projects, use initiative, be innovative and produce results without detailed supervision.  
  • Must possess a valid BC Driver’s Licence (Class 5).  
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and covering letter online at www.crd.bc.ca under “Careers”.     The CRD wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.

Organization: Capital Regional District
Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Water Services
Posted: June 14, 2018, 1:01 pm
Expires: June 26, 2018, 4:00 pm

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