Technical & Financial Assistant (Environmental Enforcement & Laboratory Services)

  • Region of Waterloo
  • Mar 23, 2018
Full time Finance

Job Description


Length: Temporary Full-Time (up to 24 months)
Department/Division: Transportation & Environmental Services/Water Services
Hours of Work:  35 hours per week
Union:  C.U.P.E. Local 1883
Grade:  7
Salary/Wage: $47,720.40 - $54,236.00 per annum/$26.22 - $29.80 per hour
Location: Regional Lab - Operations Centre, 100 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge Closing Date:  April 30, 2018

Description of Duties: 

Provides analytical, financial, and technical information management support to the Manager, Environmental Enforcement & Laboratory Services (EE&LS) and staff of the program and program administration support to the drinking water and industrial monitoring programs.  Performs sample receiving duties, coordinates subcontract lab analyses, and works with internal and external contacts to coordinate project details and deal with related inquiries and concerns.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 
• Knowledge of chemical and biological methods of analysis, laboratory information management systems (LIMS), environmental protection policies and practices, laboratory operations, technical information generation and management techniques, word processing, and financial record keeping, normally acquired through the attainment of a 2-year Community College Diploma in Science, Environmental Studies, or related field, plus 2-years of related experience in a laboratory environment.
• Knowledge of Regional policies, procedures, and practices, including the Regional Sewer Use By-law; as well as Provincial legislation (e.g., Safe Drinking Water Act, Ontario Drinking Water Systems Regulation, Environmental Protection Act, and Ontario Water Resources Act); quality system requirements of CALA, ISO 17025; and of adverse results procedures as stipulated in Public Health policies and protocols and Provincial legislation. Understanding of sampling terminology, techniques, preservation, and hold times.
• Organizational and time management skills to work independently, verify the accuracy of data, meet project deadlines, and fulfill program and reporting requirements.
• Communication skills to effectively deal with the public, clients, and all levels of Regional staff, resolve conflict, coordinate projects and administration activities, respond to inquiries and complaints from members of the public using diplomacy and tact, and participate as an effective team member.
• Computer skills with ability to use software such as Microsoft Office, Access, and a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) - to create, develop, and format spreadsheets and databases, and enter, manipulate, and report data.
• Ability to read and apply information contained in various technical sources, including Provincial legislation, reference manuals, computer software and hardware instruction manuals, quality manuals, and health and safety manuals, methods, procedures.
• Ability to create and maintain organized, accurate, and detailed written and computerized records; write general reports or summaries, requiring the use of technical terminology; and create and edit detailed correspondence, reports, and procedures related to the various EE&LS programs for review by internal or external contacts, as well as for use by all EE&LS staff.
• Ability to use specialized terminology to communicate analytical, sample testing, emergency response, and environmental protection information, requirements, and expectations to internal and external contacts.
• Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.


Please apply online, by the closing date Apr 30, 2018 quoting competition number 2017-1938, or drop off your resume to the Region of Waterloo, Information Desk located on the main floor at 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

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