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Region of Waterloo
Posting Date: May 03, 2018
Job Title: Environmental Officer II (Water Services)
Job City: Region of Waterloo
Province/Country: Ontario, Canada
Deadline for Application: May 31, 2018
Job Categories:

Ecology/Natural Sciences , Water/Wastewater Treatment , Water Resources
Job Description:

 If the opportunity to help protect the environment and our water supply aligns closely with your career goals, bring your technical skills and personal commitment to this temporary, full-time position (up to 24 months).
As an Environmental Officer II within our Water Services Division, you will 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. As required, on a rotating basis, you will act as part of an environmental spills response team or a drinking water monitoring team that is on call 24 hours a day.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED
To assume the role of Environmental Officer II (Water Services), you will have the following profile:

  • 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 (1) year of related practical experience.
  • Eligibility for certification as a Water Quality Analyst, as defined in the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Knowledge of applicable municipal policies, procedures and practices, including the Region’s Sewer Use By-law, as well as Provincial and Federal legislation, including 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; and 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 operating a personal computer and using software such as Word, Access, Excel and LIMS.
  • Skill in reading aerial, road and topographical maps to find and access sampling locations.
  • A valid Class “G” driver's licence and an acceptable driving record in order to operate a Regional van, utility trailer, and ATV.
  • Ability to read and apply procedures, health and safety and instrument manuals, and quality documents; create and maintain written and computerized records; write environmental incident reports and traffic control plans; and assist with writing reports using technical terminology.
  • Ability to provide explanations of sampling techniques, treatment processes, and environmental impacts, using specialized terminology; exchange technical information; and respond diplomatically and tactfully to public inquiries and complaints regarding water quality and environmental spills.
  • Proven ability to deal with the media when responding to environmental spills.
  • Ability to participate as an effective team member.
  • Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.

Where people matter and ideas grow
Serving a diverse population of over 560,000, the Region of Waterloo is a growing community where people matter and ideas grow. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire – residents, businesses and staff alike. This means delivering quality services while creating a positive, inclusive workplace where our employees are valued and respected for their talents and contributions to our success.
In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

Please visit our website, at www.regionofwaterloo.ca, for a detailed description of this Environmental Officer II (Water Services) position (competition number 2018-1451), and to apply online before 11:59 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 2018.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview. We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.


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