Senior Environmental Analyst – Cowichan Valley Regional District (Duncan, BC)

Senior Environmental Analyst – Watershed Protection Program
Environmental Services Division

(Regular full Time)

Position: The Environmental Services Division of the Cowichan Valley Regional District is seeking a regular full time Senior Environmental Analyst – Watershed Protection Program. Reporting to the Manager, Environmental Services, the Senior Environmental Analyst – Watershed Protection Program contributes to the effective operation of the Division by assisting with a wide variety of administrative, operational and research project tasks associated with the Drinking Water and Watershed Protection program (DWWP). Work includes researching, analyzing, and preparing technical reports, environmental field studies, assisting with coordinating and facilitating various public and/or stakeholder processes, preparing grant applications, communications program development, and assisting with the overall development, preparation, implementation, project management and staff management of the DWWP program.

Qualifications: Graduation from a recognized university with a degree in watershed management, environmental management, environmental planning, ecology, restoration of natural systems, or a related field. A minimum eight (8) years of progressive experience related to watershed management, including supervisory experience. Experience working in or with local governments is preferred. Experience working with business, community, special interest and multi stakeholder groups under a community based social marketing or community based science program is considered an asset. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. Applicants must hold a valid BC Driver’s License and an Occupational First Aid Level 1 with CPR certificate or an equivalent. Membership in the Association of Professional Biologists or Professional Forester or other related professional association is an asset. The successful applicant will have knowledge in the following areas: watershed management principles including the development of water management plans, build hydrology and climatic monitoring networks for on going management of the resource; awareness of components of environmental and sustainability planning including social, environmental, and economic issues; theory and application of environmental planning, field inventories and monitoring techniques processes and standards and of the application of ecological and environmental principles; local government roles, relevant legislation and regulations; standard research, statistical and analytical principles, practices, and methods; project management and contract/consultant management techniques; and knowledge of public participation methods, means and processes. The successful applicant with also have the following abilities: to work independently and as part of a team, respond to broad direction, use initiative, be innovative and produce results without detailed supervision; problem solve, resolve issues and seek alternative solutions; understand and assist in the development of standards, by-laws, regulations, agreements and procedures as appropriate, and to maintain complex system documentation where required; communicate effectively through public presentations and written materials including staff reports, proposal development and business cases, technical reports, education manuals and guides, brochures and pamphlets; efficiently organize and direct the work of staff, community groups, and contractors; and to establish and maintain courteous, tactful, diplomatic working relationships with other employees, the general public, special interest groups, commission members and regional Board members. Excellent organizational, project management and coordination skills are required as well as the ability to work well under pressure and to fast paced deadlines.

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. A comprehensive benefits plan and flex-time are offered with this position.

Salary: This regular full time union position (CUPE Local 358) has a salary range in three steps: $45.06 – $46.42 – $47.79 per hour (2020 rates).

Applications: Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application and resume, in confidence, clearly quoting Competition 20099- I/E by 4:30 p.m. on January 15, 2021, in either MSWord or pdf format to the Human Resources Division at

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

Date posted: December 9, 2020

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