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Environmental Protection Officer (Internal)

Department or Division: Water & Waste Operations

Term: Permanent full-time


  1. Inspects and investigates residential, commercial, industrial and institutional properties and public right-of-way to ensure compliance with environmental bylaws.
  2. Enforces environmental bylaws, including public education, investigation, issuing warnings and tickets and working with solicitors on summary conviction offences.
  3. Assists with development and revision of environmental bylaws.
  4. Conducts environmental sampling for environmental protection projects and bylaw enforcement. 
  5. Assists with the development and revision of an environmental management system (EMS).
  6. Maintains records of all bylaw enforcement, investigations, environmental sampling and EMS reporting.
  7. Assists with environmental spills and/or contaminated site remediation through testing, site visits, site inspection and reporting.
  8. Assists with special projects related to the activities of the Division, such as promotional events, community clean-ups, educational presentations, recycling activities.
  9. Responds to information requests from civic staff and the public relating to bylaw and environmental protection. 
  10. Assists with the review of development plans to ensure principles of sustainable development.
  11. Assists with the preparation of brochures and other information measures designed to improve customer service.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from a recognized two-year, post-secondary environmental engineering technology program.
  • Two years’ related experience.
  • Certification, or eligibility for certification, as an Applied Science Technologist with the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians.
  • Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 5A Driver’s Licence.
  • Current driver’s abstract from SGI demonstrating a safe driving record.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues relating to municipalities.
  • Knowledge of regulatory enforcement procedures.
  • Knowledge of environmental sampling procedures.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and current records.
  • Ability to present evidence in a Court of Law.
  • Ability to deal effectively with public and co-workers.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Skill in the operation of a computer with Microsoft Office software.

Salary: $31.86 to $32.76 per hour (2016 rates)

Closing Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 5:00 pm

Labour Group: CUPE 47