Water Resources Technician

environmental services engineering
Posted On: Jun 29, 2018
Closing Date: Jul 20, 2018
Public Works
Infrastructure Planning and Policy – Municipal Water
Resources Planning
Water Resources Technician



At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

    This is a 12-month temporary/contract position working 35 hours per week.
Reporting to the Supervisor of Municipal Water Resources, the Water Resources Technician is responsible for carrying out specific field monitoring requirements for the Region’s Permit-To-Take-Water Monitoring and Contingency Plans. This position supports the collection, management, QA/QC, and analysis of hydrogeological and hydrological data within Regional Well Fields to support compliance with the Region’s Permit-To-Take-Water and the Ontario Water Resources Act (O. Reg. 903.).
Preferred Background:
The successful candidate will possess a degree or diploma from an earth / environmental sciences or environmental / water resources engineering program along with two (2) years of related experience. Candidates should be familiar with ground and surface water monitoring, instrumentation, data collection/management, and quality assurance.  Knowledge of the Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act (O. Reg. 903), and Ontario Clean Water Act, is preferred. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, a strong communicator, and adept at data management, analysis and reporting and must be the Occupational Health & Safety Act and safe work practices. Strong organizational skills and a strong commitment to work cooperatively and safely in a team environment are essential.  Experience with software such as Access, GIS, and Office is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Working Conditions:
The incumbent will be required to drive a Regional vehicle and will be required to provide a copy of their driver’s license and a driver’s abstract, by their first day of employment.
  • Perform groundwater and surface water monitoring and data collection, management, analysis and QA/QC for Halton Region’s Groundwater Monitoring Program in order to meet Permit-To-Take-Water requirements.
  • Maintain and calibrate field monitoring equipment (i.e., data loggers, mini-piezometers, flow trackers) to ensure accuracy of data collection.
  • Compile, manage, and analyze new and historical field data (e.g., prepare hydrographs and water quality concentration versus time graphs) and related information from hydrogeological reports.
  • Communicate monitoring results to internal and external stakeholders via email and technical memos.
  • Prepare mapping to present monitoring locations and data using GIS software.
  • Create and maintain monitoring well maintenance logs to fulfill Drinking Water Quality Management System requirements. Coordinate and support monitoring well installations, repairs, and decommissioning with licensed well contractors in accordance with O. Reg. 903.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Please apply online: www.halton.ca/jobs
Posted: June 29, 2018
Posting Expires: July 20, 2018
Posting #: PW-268-18
NOTE:  Applications that are not submitted online will not be considered. Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.     Halton Job Postings