Under the general guidance and direction of the Supervisor, Erosion Hazard Monitoring, the Environmental Technologist is responsible for providing support for the Erosion Management Program, primarily with respect to conducting and reviewing detailed technical assessments related to erosion and flood control structures, shoreline stabilization structures, bluff recession, erosion hazards, infrastructure risk, and public inquiries throughout TRCA’s jurisdiction. This position requires sound knowledge and understanding of erosion and stability processes, thorough understanding of the workings of the Erosion Management Program, and advanced technical skills. This position works closely with the Supervisor, Erosion Management Program to assist with the preparation of monitoring tasks, conducting site assessments, and undertaking quality control tasks for data collection and entry into the database. This position also helps mentor the Field Technician, Environmental Technician I, and Environmental Technician II positions, and is expected to execute all tasks with minimal oversight from the Supervisor.
Knowledge and Experience:
- Minimum three year college Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or Environmental Protection Technology.
- Minimum three (3) year experience as Environmental Technician I or II, or equivalent relevant experience.
- Advanced knowledge of engineering and fluvial geomorphology terminology.
- Advanced knowledge of flood and erosion control structures.
- Computer literate, with ability to utilize Microsoft Office software, and manage/enter data in online database(s).
- Strong teamwork and leadership skills.
- Demonstrated ability to operate, and instruct staff on the use of Global Positioning System (GPS), digital camera, measuring devices, and mobile data entry services.
- Proven ability to interact effectively and courteously with all internal staff, and external partners and stakeholders.
- Advanced communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Excellent organization and time management skills.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Ability to participate in and pass TRCA Water Safety Seminar.
- This position can be physically demanding and involves a combination of office and outdoor work, including in inclement weather.
- Valid Ontario Driver’s License.
- Assesses TRCA erosion control structures and shoreline stabilization structures.
- Compose brief technical summaries on structure condition, and make recommendations on maintenance needs and maintenance priority.
- Conducts monitoring of Erosion Hazard Sites throughout TRCA’s jurisdiction.
- Drafts concise technical summaries identifying the reason for the inspection, observations on site, and proposed course of action(s) to address the issue(s).
- Conducts inspections regarding inquiries from the public, internal staff, and external partners.
- Liaise with private property owners to provide summaries of site inspections under the guidance of the Supervisor.
- Help coordinate the various Erosion Management Programs carried out on an annual basis on behalf of our municipal and regional funding partners.
- Review completed inspection records to ensure data has been entered accurately into the Stream, Erosion and Infrastructure Database (SEID).
- Make recommendations regarding technical and functional improvements to the Erosion Management Program and the Stream, Erosion and Infrastructure database (SEID).
- Assists with the training of Field Technicians each spring; implement training camp that fosters mentorship between new and experienced staff.
- Interact with funding partners as needed to provide monitoring information or inform them of emergency hazards.
TRCA is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require accessibility related accommodations, 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.