Environmental Science Officer

Company: Capital Regional District (CRD)
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Website: http://www.crd.bc.ca
Email: hr@crd.bc.ca

Environmental Science Officer
Parks & Environmental Services – Environmental Protection
Competition: 18/007R
Status: Auxiliary
Hours of Work: 70 hours bi-weekly
Rate of Pay: $32.99–$37.43 per hour plus 14% in lieu of benefits (2016 rates)
Review of applications begins: 4:00 PM on March 12, 2018
Notes: This term assignment is anticipated to be up to 12 months in length.


The position provides sampling, data analysis, interpretation and reporting, and technical support to the Hartland Environmental Program and Environmental Contaminants Program. This position also undertakes duties associated with other scientific and technical projects within the Parks & Environmental Services department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in design and implementation of sampling programs for groundwater, surface water, leachate, and landfill gas monitoring.
  • Compiles sampling data, completes analysis and interpretation of the data, and prepares technical reports presenting methods, results, and recommendations for Hartland Environmental Program and the Environmental Contaminants Program.
  • 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.
  • Interprets data and prepares reports.
  • Liaises with CRD contract laboratory to ensure appropriate analytical methodology and quality assurance/quality control procedures are followed in sample analysis and reporting and reviews analytical reports for accuracy and precision.
  • Coordinates with sampling technicians to prepare and manage documentation on sample methodology and procedures.
  • Assists other environmental monitoring programs, as required.
  • Follows all policies, procedures, and standards of the CRD, and
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Degree in science with a focus in environment with 3–5 years of directly related experience, or a 2-year technical diploma in chemistry, biology, environmental technology, or related discipline with 6–8 years’ directly related experience.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, and customer service skills are required.
  • Technical experience in sampling and analytical methodologies related to groundwater, surface water, landfill leachate, and industrial, commercial, or municipal liquid and solid waste streams.
  • Extensive experience in biological/chemical sampling, preservation, analytical, and quality control/assurance procedures for common biological and chemical parameters and experience in obtaining services from analytical laboratories, data verification, preparation of detailed field logs and interpretative data reports.
  • Experience assisting in the development and implementation of field sampling projects and familiarity with the set-up, operation, and maintenance of manual and automated field sampling equipment, such as pumps, composite samplers, in-line meters, pH, conductivity meters, and data loggers.
  • Experience with large complex data sets, evaluating and interpreting data for time series and spatial variations, and developing technical reports.
  • Experience evaluating and interpreting data and writing technical reports detailing the methods, findings, and recommendations of the sampling program.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use various computer word processing, spreadsheet, and project scheduling programs and databases.
  • Well-developed organization skills and ability to work within a team environment, prioritize work, produce clear and concise technical reports, and use sound judgement to produce results with a minimum of supervision, and
  • Must possess a valid BC Driver’s Licence.


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.