Environmental Technologist I

Recycling and Waste Management Division
(Regular Full Time)

Position: The Recycling and Waste Management Division of the Cowichan Valley Regional District is seeking a regular full time Environmental Technologist I. Reporting to the Manager, Recycling and Waste Management, the Environmental Technologist I will be responsible for assisting in performing a wide variety of technical tasks related to solid waste management and environmental initiatives, including:  environmental monitoring; processing applications for solid waste systems; disseminating information; and, developing and coordinating waste reduction and environmental initiatives and programs. 

Qualifications: Graduation from a recognized technical institute or college in a related field (at least a 2 year diploma); preferably general experience in environmental studies or civil/environmental engineering in a local government setting. Eligible for membership in the ASTTBC as a technologist/technician, or a combination of education and appropriate training and experience. Preferably one (1) year related job or cooperative work experience in a similar field. First Aid Level I with CPR C and possession of a valid BC Class 5 Drivers' Licence. Knowledge of: the Regional District’s operations; recycling and waste management related bylaws, Environmental Management Act (including Contaminated Sites Regulation) and other contaminated sites related regulations and standards; computer operations and the ability to deal with a variety of software packages including, MS Office programs and other software; solid waste management and diversion processes/procedures and environmental issues; all phases of recycling, including collection, processing, and marketing and the management of solid waste reduction programs. Ability to: communicate effectively through written materials, including staff reports, advertisements, education manuals and workshop guides, public notices, brochures and pamphlets; understand and apply laws, regulations, agreements and procedures as appropriate; establish and maintain courteous, tactful, diplomatic working relationships with other employees, general public and regional Board members; be proficient in the use of grammar, spelling and punctuation; effectively operate a in a Microsoft Office environment (Access, Word and Excel),emails and Outlook; and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Effective public speaking and presentation skills, including delivering information and education to a wide variety of audiences from children to industry professionals plus layout and design skills for printed public and industry information materials.

Hours of Work:  The hours of work are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position may be required to attend some evening and weekend meetings.

Salary: This regular full time union position (CUPE Local 358) has a salary range in three steps - $31.46 – $32.36 - $33.34 per hour (2016 rates). Flex time and a comprehensive benefit package are offered with this position.

Applications:  Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application and a resume prior to 4:30 p.m. on October 9, 2017 quoting Competition RWM17086-IE. We can be reached by email at (please use either MSWord or pdf format), or by mail at 175 Ingram Street, DUNCAN BC  V9L 1N8, or by fax at (250)746‑2522.

Note: Testing may be required during the interview process. Testing is based on the knowledge, skills, abilities and qualifications outlined in the job description.

Location: Duncan, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Solid Waste & Recycling,Environmental Services
Posted: September 12, 2017, 10:51 am
Expires: October 9, 2017, 4:30 pm