Stormwater Quality Officer

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/21/2022 5:57 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Engineering & Public Works
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Job Description

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Competition #22/175

Internal/External Posting  

Closing date: August 18, 2022


Stormwater Quality Officer (Continuous)  

Engineering & Public Works Department



Protect receiving waters and City infrastructure through education, inspection, and application of City of Victoria’s stormwater quality bylaws and policies.



Review permits, licences, applications and other City records to determine Codes of Practice applicability. Ensure registration, education, and compliance of involved properties through outreach, site visits, and inspections to promote compliance and avoid escalating enforcement.


Collect stormwater, soil, and sediment samples from infrastructure and shorelines using specialised equipment. Prepare samples for lab analysis. Review sampling techniques and analytical results from registered properties. Compare results with City bylaws and policies, identify compliance gaps and subsequent actions when required.


Respond to enquiries from the public, other departments and staff relating to stormwater quality concerns, and stormwater bylaws, policies, and requirements.


Direct Bylaw Officers to issue fines when all other avenues of compliance have been exhausted.


Keep accurate records of activities to determine appropriate enforcement escalation when required. Maintain databases of lab results, spill occurrences, contaminated sites investigations, stormwater quality results, and Codes of Practice registrations. Produce reports including maps documenting investigations, sample collection, enforcement actions, and equipment deployments.


Assist with reviews of contaminated sites notifications, and other stormwater quality issues such as responding to spills of potential pollutants by preventing their entry into City infrastructure and receiving waters, identifying spill substance and source using scientific and source tracing techniques.


Assist with duties related to the stormwater utility, including reviews of Rainwater Rewards applications, billing attributes, and building permit reviews, site inspections and data collection.


Assist with contract administration duties, including project management, define specifications, produce tender documents and drawings, participate in project meetings, conduct and report on inspections and testing, monitor project costs, and act as contract administrator.


Perform related duties where required.



Work is performed according to volume of permits, applications, investigations, and required enforcement actions or assigned by supervisor.

Issues such as enforcement actions, source detection, sample collection are discussed with supervisor.



Physical Effort:

Lift and move heavy equipment and materials. (rare)

Mental Effort:

Short periods of intense concentration while investigating, communicating with public and property owners and report writing. (often)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on VDT for long periods while performing research, reviews, report writing and viewing CCTV. (frequent)

Work Environment:


Work in close proximity to moving traffic. (occasional)

Work outside in all weather conditions. (occasional)

Work in confined spaces where preventative measures must be taken to avoid exposure to hazardous fumes. (occasional)

Possible contact with raw sewage and contaminated stormwater. (premium item)



Organize and prioritize work.

Understand and apply the principles and techniques of environmental management including spill response, contaminated sites, and enforcement of bylaws and policies.

Working level operation of current Microsoft Office programs and permitting and billing programs.

Read and interpret engineering drawings, analytical results.

Use a variety of sampling equipment.

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Convey information professionally and constructively in difficult enforcement situations.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Technical School Diploma in Environmental Science or a related discipline. (2 years).

Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence.


4 years of related experience.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm, 35 hour work week

$43.20 per hour, Pay Grade 14 (Under Review)

Job Code #4437

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Applicants who are not current City of Victoria employees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 during the recruitment process. External applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated based on a protected legal ground as defined in the BC Human Rights Code may request an accommodation.


At the City of Victoria, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.


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