Environmental Technician

Parks & Environmental Services – Environmental Protection


Regular Fulltime  

Hours of Work
Up to 70 hours bi-weekly

Rate of Pay
$30.97 – $35.14 per hour (2016 rates) 

Review of applications begins 4:00pm on June 11, 2018

This is a term position from approximately July 2018 to September 2019.
This position provides environmental sampling, data analysis, reporting and other technical support services to the Wastewater and Marine Environmental program (WMEP), Corrosion and Odour Control program and other programs, as required, within the Parks and Environmental Services Department. This position requires travel and sampling throughout the Capital Regional District.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Carries out sampling and characterization of wastewater and biosolids associated with treatment plants and sewer systems.
  • Carries out sampling from boats in the marine receiving environment, surface water, storm drains, watercourses, groundwater, and other environmental media, as required, using scientific instruments and sampling equipment.
  • Determines program needs and priorities, and coordinates and conducts a variety of sampling activities for the Corrosion and Odour Control Program.
  • Assists in the design of sampling programs and schedules sampling activities, and coordinates with other departments to meet program objectives and regulatory requirements.
  • Composes Corrosion and Odour Annual Repor
  • Compiles data and technical material for inclusion in the Wastewater and Marine Environment Program Annual Reports.
  • Compiles and oversees large and complex data sets in spreadsheet and database format and analyses time series and spatial trends using graphic and tabular formats.
  • Prepares and updates documents on sampling methodology and procedures.
  • Submits samples to CRD contract laboratories and ensures all sampling and analysis are carried out in accordance with satisfactory quality assurance procedures.
  • Checks and verifies accuracy and completeness of information and data in laboratory reports.
  • Responds to unforeseen sampling events as required.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • An undergraduate degree in chemistry, biology or environmental sciences with 2 years of related experience or a two-year technical diploma in chemistry, biology, environmental technology or related discipline with 5 years’ related experience.
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency certification (SVOP), Marine Emergency Duties (MED A3), Restricted Operator Marine Radio License (ROC(M)) would be desirable or must be willing to be trained. 
  • Ability to become a certified sensory panellist by successfully completing Scentroid sensitivity testing that fulfils the EN13725:2003 odour standard criteria.
  • Knowledge of biological and chemical sampling, preservation, analytical and quality assurance procedures for common biological and chemical parameters is required.
  • Experience in obtaining services from analytical laboratories, data verification, and the preparation of detailed field logs and interpretive data reports.
  • Experience with the development and implementation of field sampling projects is required. Familiarity with the set-up, operation and maintenance of manual and automated field sampling equipment, such as composite samplers, data loggers, and pH, ORP and conductivity meters.
  • Experience in sampling groundwater, stormwater, industrial, commercial or municipal liquid and solid waste streams, ambient air quality and sewer headspace gas.
  • Experience and proficiency in various computer word processing (e.g. MS Word), spreadsheet (MS Excel), and database software (ESIS).
  • Ability to write in a concise technical manner is essential.
  • Knowledge of biological and chemical contaminant sampling and preservation as well as analytical and quality assurance procedures.
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet-based data management ensuring attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to operate, calibrate and maintain scientific instruments and sampling equipment.
  • Marine and land based field sampling experience and familiarity with municipal sewer, storm drain and landfill infrastructure.
  • Well-developed organizational skills and ability to work independently, prioritize work, and use sound judgement to produce results with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, responds to broad direction, follow safety procedures, use initiative, be innovative and produce results without detailed supervision.
  • Experience with the safe operation of small marine vessels.
  • Frequent heavy lifting is required.
  • 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 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
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Environmental Services
Posted: May 31, 2018, 8:45 am
Expires: June 29, 2018, 4:00 pm