CRD Watershed Technician II – Operations Full Time in Victoria, BC


Branch Victoria BC CA

Watershed Technician II – Operations
Victoria, BC

Geography, or environmental science. Required to maintain environmental and financial control over. Serves as an environmental monitor on a variety of…

Under the general direction of the Manager, Watershed Operations, the Watershed Technician II
carries out technical activities related to the management of the Greater Victoria Water Supply Area


  • Ensures assigned activities adhere to WCB safety regulations and District safety procedures.
  • Ensures that all work is performed safely, including work which falls under the employee’s direct

supervision or responsibility, always complying with established safety and safe work policies,
practices, legislation and regulation. Reports all unsafe work activities or conditions immediately to
the supervisor/manager, and takes appropriate responsible remedial action immediately.

  • Provides professional leadership and guidance on technical projects and programs related to

Watershed Protection programs, initiatives and activities.

  • Acts as the Coordinating Professional for the installation of bridge and culvert stream crossings.
  • Provides professional and technical input, expertise and direction to Watershed Protection

programs and activities.

  • Drafts and reviews operational plans for technical accuracy and compliance with guidelines,

specifications, and regulations. Required to maintain environmental and financial control over
assigned projects and programs.

  • Provides leadership, guidance and direction to watershed protection crews and external


  • Provides guidance and direction to division staff on technical matters. Coordinates, directs,

monitors, and evaluates the work of staff, contractors and consultants relative to technical matters,
guidelines, regulations, procedures and policies.

  • Serves as an environmental monitor on a variety of operational projects.
  • Ensures assigned activities are carried out in a manner that protects water quality as the prime

objective. Notifies supervisor of any potential environmental risks and works in consultation with
Senior Managers to take immediate action when necessary.

  • Directs or performs various surveys and road/boundary traversing for divisional programs.
  • Directs the use of technical equipment such as GPS instruments and survey grade Total Stations.
  • Assists with interpretation, correction and validation of data in cooperation with Resource Planning


  • Assists with data management for various watershed programs. (eg GPS, GIS, databases, files,


  • Assists with the development of work and crew schedules and the development of divisional


  • Assists with the preparation of project plans, divisional schedules, budgets, summaries and reports.
  • Assists with the preparation of tenders and the administration of contracts.
  • Monitors and reports on expenditures and compliance with plan requirements related to assigned


  • Assists with the evaluation of contractors on assigned activities.
  • Works in collaboration to develop “Best Management Practices”, standards and procedures.
  • Works in collaboration to develop and oversee water quality protection plans for divisional activities.
  • Prepares information for presentation and assists with divisional level meetings.
  • Chairs and completes minutes for a variety of divisional program level meetings.
  • Assists with orders and purchases of required material, supplies and services according to

assigned activities and plans, budgets and CRD policies and procedures.

  • Performs weekend and other security/protection patrols and duties and carries out inspections as

directed. Performs Wildlife/Danger tree assessments as directed.

  • Other related duties as required.


  • Undergraduate degree in related discipline, such as resource or forestry management, engineering,

geography, or environmental science

  • Registered Professional Forester (RPF), registered with the Association of British Columbia Forest

Professionals or registered Professional Engineer.

  • A minimum of three years related experience in forestry related technical duties preferably in a

domestic water supply/public watershed setting.

  • Valid BC Drivers’ Licence for the equipment being operated.
  • Incident Command System training (ICS) 100 and 200
  • Ministry of Forests and Range Fire Suppression training in S-100 Fundamentals of Fire Fighting
  • and S-185 Safety and Fire Behaviour
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1 and WHMIS certification
  • Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessor certification.
  • Must be physically fit and able to perform a variety of heavy manual outdoor works in all
  • types of weather conditions
  • Advanced mapping and map interpretation skills and ability to plot field notes.
  • Advanced knowledge of and ability to use field survey equipment such as traversing and levelling

equipment, GPS, survey grade total stations, hydrometeorological and fire weather equipment, field
guides, maps and air photos.

  • Knowledge of forest soils, hydrology, forest ecosystems (BEC system) and wildlife.
  • Knowledge of government, corporate and department regulations, policies, procedures and


  • Basic knowledge of applications and limitations of heavy equipment and forest fire equipment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a group environment or individually with minimal supervision.
  • Basic knowledge of collective agreements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with divisional and departmental staff,

outside agencies and the public.

  • Safe operation of four wheel drive vehicles and small engine equipment (e.g. chainsaws brush


  • Advanced skills in technical report writing.
  • Advanced skills in computer applications (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Access, RoadEng, Microsoft


This job posting is open only to current CRD employees represented by USW Local 1-1937.

This is a Union position. All CRD/USW Local 1-1937 applicants must submit a cover letter and current
resume for this position. Applications quoting competition number 17/081 will be received by 4:00pm,
April 4, 2017 online: www.crd.bc.ca, by fax (250) 360-3076, by email [email protected], in-person or

through interoffice mail in Human Resources:
The Capital Regional District wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those
candidates under active consideration will be contacted.

Posted March 29, 2017

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Victoria, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-01
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