Environmental Officer Ii (Water Services)

Municipal Corporation Waterloo Regional Municpality of Waterloo

Length:  Temporary Full-time (for approximately 18 months)
Department/Division:  Transportation & Environmental Services/Water Services
Hours of Work:  35 hours per week; Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Grade:  10
Wage:  $30.82 - $35.02 per hour
Location:  Operations Centre, 100 Maple Grove Rd., Cambridge
Closing Date:  November 25, 2018

Description of Duties

To ensure compliance with monitoring programs of Environmental Enforcement & Laboratory Services (EE&LS) by performing all field monitoring activities, thereby protecting the environment, the drinking water supply and distribution systems, and wastewater treatment plants.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 

• Knowledge of water chemistry, sampling procedures, industrial processes, well construction, water and wastewater operations; the operation of applicable monitoring equipment, such as chlorine residual meters; and quality control procedures associated with water sampling, field parameter measurements, and equipment operation, normally acquired through a two year Community College Diploma in Chemistry or a related environmental science field, plus one year related practical experience.
• Eligibility for certification as a Water Quality Analyst, as defined in the Safe Drinking Water Act.
• Knowledge of Regional policies, procedures and practices, including the Region’s Sewer Use By-law, as well as Provincial and Federal legislation including the Safe Drinking Water Act, Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Municipal Act, Fisheries Act, Gasoline Handling Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, and Occupational Health and Safety Act.
• Knowledge of spill assessment and clean up to ensure impacts on natural environment, human health and public property are minimized; that clean up activities are successful and complete.
• Skill in the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and minor technical servicing of field equipment, such as composite samplers, pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature and flow meters.  Knowledge of quality control procedures associated with sampling, analytical parameter measurements, and equipment operation, and quality system requirements of CALA, the Standard Council of Canada and ISO 17025.
• Organizational and time management skills to work independently and ensure that sample schedules are met to satisfy the requirements of the various monitoring programs and the EE&LS quality system.
• Skill in the operation of a personal computer and software such as Word, Access, Excel and LIMS.
• Skill in reading aerial, road, and topographical maps in order to find and access sampling locations.
• A valid Class “G” driver’s licence and acceptable driving record are required in order to operate a Regional van, utility trailer, and ATV.
• Ability to participate as an effective team member.  Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.
• Ability to read and apply procedures, health and safety and instrument manuals, quality documents.
• Ability to create and maintain written and computerized records; to write environmental incident reports and traffic control plans; and to assist with writing reports using technical terminology.
• Ability to provide explanations of sampling techniques, treatment processes, and environmental impacts, using specialized terminology; to exchange technical information; and to respond to public inquiries and complaints regarding water quality and environmental spills using diplomacy and tact.  Adept at dealing with the media when responding to environmental spills.

Please apply online, by the closing date Nov 25, 2018 quoting competition number 2018-1937, or drop off your resume to the Region of Waterloo, Information Desk located on the main floor at 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Call Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

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The Regional Municipality of Waterloo,
Human Resources Department
150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor,
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

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