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Development Technician

by Long Point Region Conservation Authority

Reference #: 002-21
Position Type: Full-time
Location: Tillsonburg, ON
Date Posted: Jan 22, 2021
Experience: 2 Years
Long Point Region Conservation Authority

Job Description

The Long Point Region Conservation Authority is currently recruiting for:
DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN

Posting Date: January 22, 2021                                    Closing Date: 4:30 p.m. February 12, 2021
Job Status: Full-Time                                                      Department: Watershed Services
Rate of Pay: $29.15 - $36.44                                         Hours of Work: 35 Hours/Week
Posting No.: 002 - 21

Position Summary:
The Long Point Region Conservation Authority is seeking a self-motivated individual for the position of Development Technician to fill a Full-time position. Reporting to the Watershed Services Manager this position will work with Planning & Regulation Services to provide excellent services to the public, partner municipalities, and other government agencies in all matters pertaining to development applications circulated under the Planning Act and Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act. The Development Technician also support’s LPRCA’s Flood Forecasting & Warning and GIS departments.

Qualifications:
  • Post-secondary education in a related field (civil/construction engineering technology, water resources engineering, or an equivalent combination of experience and education as determined satisfactory by LPRCA).• Minimum 2 years of related experience is required.
  • Proficiency in interpreting and evaluating construction plans and technical reports (floodproofing designs, shoreline protections structures, stormwater management, geotechnical investigations and slope stability analysis) is required.
  • Experience and knowledge of construction practices is required.
  • A working knowledge of Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities and Section 3.1 of the Provincial Policy Statement is  required.
  • Experience with geographic information systems and software (ArcGIS and QGIS) is required.
  • Experience with hydrologic and hydraulic computer models (HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of current water/environmental management principles, technologies, legislation, and municipal/provincial planning policies and processes.
  • Working knowledge of geotechnical and fluvial/coastal geomorphology disciplines is an asset.
  • Liaison, consult, and negotiate with partner municipalities, consultants, developers, engineers, and property owners to maintain excellent customer service.
  • Capability to work unsupervised with a high level of self-motivation.
  • Demonstrated communication (written & oral), interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in all applications of the Microsoft Office suite of programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • A valid Driver’s License is required.
Responsibilities:
  • Respond to general regulation inquiries that come in through the customer service counter, email, or phone as they relate to natural hazards (flooding & erosion).
  • Undertake technical review of development applications under Section 3.1 of the Provincial Policy Statement and Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act to determine compliance.
  • Evaluate technical studies, reports and designs including stormwater management plans, geotechnical investigations, coastal assessments, floodplain mapping studies, and floodproofing designs to ensure compliance with current policies, goals, and objectives.
  • Maintain and develop floodplain and hazardous land mapping and information.
  • Assist in developing and implementing policies, guidelines, and strategies relating to water management objectives, natural hazard management, and planning and regulation services.
  • Undertake site inspections to support development review applications and to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Complete Provincial Offences Officer training and be designated a Provincial Offences Officer to administer and enforce Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act.
  • Investigate violations under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act, and when necessary, bring properties into compliance through resolution or prosecution, including providing evidence in court testimony.
  • Represent the Authority on external committees related to water management.
  • Support the operation of the Authority’s Flood Forecasting and Warning system by serving as duty officer in rotation.
  • Support GIS services.
  • Work in a team or independently with limited supervision and maintain a high level of work productivity and quality with a strong customer service delivery focus.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Location/Working Conditions:
  • Tillsonburg Head Office with travel throughout the watershed and to meetings.
  • Hours of work: 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m. Monday – Friday.
  • Extra hours may be required to meet deadlines or attend meetings and/or special events.
Benefits:
  • Participation in OMERS defined-benefit pension plan.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.
  • Free access to Conservation Ontario parks.
Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021

To apply: Please send your cover letter and resume in a single PDF or MS Word document addressed to: Dana McLachlan, Long Point Region Conservation Authority, email hr@lprca.on.ca (Subject: 002 – 21 Development Technician).

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. Personal information collected will be used solely for applicant selection in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Long Point Region Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon advance notice of specific accommodation requirements