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Environmental Technologist

City of Surrey

  • Posted on: January 16, 2023

Overview

As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation.  City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city—and their careers—forward. Build a City. Build a Future at the City of Surrey.

Employment Status

Union – CUPE Local 402 -Term (2 Years)

Scope

The Engineering Department is seeking a hardworking and self-motivated individual to join the City of Surrey as an Environmental Technologist.

Responsibilities

  • Reviews erosion and sediment control (ESC) plans for construction permit. Prepares and correspondence regarding permit processing.
  • Enforces City’s ESC bylaw which includes investigating and documenting reports of violations; meeting with developers, property owners, and residents to review violations, explain the intent of codes, and gain compliance; issuing notices of violation;
  • Prepares and maintains detailed records
  • Conducts field inspections of properties to monitor progress towards compliance and to maintain appropriate records of enforcement activity; check compliances with ESC bylaw.
  • Provides technical assistance to the public by telephone or in-person; answers or directs inquiries to the proper departments and provides educational opportunities to the public and the development community regarding ESC programs and requirements.
  • Researches new and changing laws and regulations and adjusts programs as needed.
  • Operates specialized software to conduct calculations and make determinations; operates GIS software to inquire regarding property ownership, location, etc.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average-weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Performs other administrative duties as required.

Qualifications

A University degree or recognized diploma from an institute of technology in an area of environmental studies with two to three years work experience in project inspection, environmental monitoring, public education and instream field experience.

Additionally, the successful candidate has:

  • Excellent analytical skills, and establishes and maintains effective working relationships with consultants, contractors, community officials, state and federal officials, and fellow employees.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presenting to groups and in a one-to-one setting.
  • Experience in communicating with diverse communities, and in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
  • The ability to independently handle multiple work unit priorities and projects.
  • The ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures independently; use judgment and discretion to act when precedents do not exist.
  • The ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner.
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent organizational, and time management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents.
  • High attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.
  • High level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
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