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Environmental Coordinator, Storm Sewer

Req ID: 25229
Vacancy Type: Permanent 
Number of Positions: 1  
Closing Date: 07/25/2024

Job Summary

This position will be responsible for developing, planning, coordinating and carrying out the Storm Sewer Inspection and Monitoring Program for storm sewer discharges from industrial, commercial, institutional and residential properties.  The successful candidate will also respond to, and investigate, reported spill releases into the City’s storm sewer system and will lead the enforcement of the Storm Sewer Use By-law.  The successful candidate will also review and provide their expertise on storm drainage related studies, capital projects and development applications related to discharge into the storm sewer systems.    

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and administer the Storm Sewer Inspection and Monitoring program, policies, best practices and protocols to regulate discharge to municipal and private storm sewer systems and waterbodies in compliance with the City’s Storm Sewer Use By-law, including tracking annual expenditures and identifying budget requirements.
  • Develop program objectives, set annual targets, measure program performance, and conduct year-end evaluation and reporting on program effectiveness with recommendations for improvements, including amendments to the storm sewer by-law and applicable policies and protocols, as needed.
  • Coordinate and lead meetings with external and internal stakeholders to identify new and emerging trends and issues related to storm by-law compliance and to continually improve the program.
  • Prepare business cases as needed in support of program growth.
  • Conduct, track, coordinate and prepare reports on all inspection and monitoring activities of municipal and private storm sewer systems including oil and grit separators.
  • Coordinate the collection and analysis of water quality samples discharging to municipal and private storm sewer systems and at receiving waterbodies to evaluate potential impacts to the natural environment and identify potential source(s);
  • Investigate and report on complaints related to environmental spills, including liaison with internal staff, the Region of Peel, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and the public.
  • Assess storm sewer by-law contravention cases based on research and analysis to determine appropriate enforcement actions, including voluntary abatement or mandatory compliance orders.
  • Conduct investigations of cross-connections with sanitary sewers, and unauthorized discharges that enter the storm sewer system to determine the source(s) and ensure that any impacts to water quality are appropriately mitigated.
  • Coordinate and execute the issuance of temporary and permanent approvals for groundwater discharge to the municipal storm sewers. 
  • Issue Orders, set fines (tickets) and lay charges as required to achieve compliance with the Storm Sewer By-law.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit, supervise and provide training for environmental co-op students.
  • Request and review Pollution Prevention Plans related to Storm Sewer Use By-law requirements and to qualify for the Stormwater Charge Credit Program.
  • Conduct follow-up inspection on businesses after the implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans for compliance.
  • Review and approve applications and supporting information for special discharge requests to City storm sewers.
  • Liaise and collaborate with the Region of Peel to coordinate the development and implementation of joint policies and programs relating to sewer cross-connections, storm water quality management programs, spill responses and other related matters.
  • Conduct research on storm sewer water quality management best practices and develop guidelines and policies 
  • Liaise with property owners and managers, businesses operators and residents regarding By-law compliance.
  • Collaborate with Enforcement on by-law contravention issues when warranted.
  • Prepare written correspondence, reports and presentations to internal and external clients, including residents, business owners, property managers/developers, consultants, regulatory agencies, senior staff and Council, as required.
  • Keep current on new technologies, legislation, policies and best practices related to storm sewer water quality monitoring/investigations in support of Ministry Environmental Compliance Approval conditions.; and,
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Post-secondary graduate from a recognized university with a degree in civil/environmental engineering, environmental science, chemistry or other related discipline; or a graduate from a technology program in engineering, science, chemistry or related applied science technology program. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the investigation, tracking and reporting of storm sewer discharge incidents. 
  • Understanding of sanitary sewer cross-connections into storm sewers including investigation techniques and sewer reconnection projects.
  • Experience with implementing programs, including developing and managing budgets.
  • Knowledge of surface water and sewer sampling techniques, including chain of custody procedures
  • Experience in industrial waste control and industrial processes would be an asset.
  • Ability to review and comprehend hydrogeological reporting and issue approvals based on the data. 
  • Thorough knowledge of municipal by-law investigation and enforcement procedures
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team, and strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have good working knowledge of standard computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Office). 
  • Must have a valid Class “G” Driver’s License with a good driving record.
  • Knowledge and previous experience in provincial and/or municipal law enforcement procedures including issuance of orders, tickets and fines, collection of legal evidence would be preferred.
  • Experience working in an environmental compliance and/or water quality monitoring role would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of environmental and other related legislation including the Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act would be an asset

Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 86,858.00 - $ 115,812.00 
Hours of Work: 35 
Work Location: Civic Centre 
Department/Division/Section: T&W/Transportation&Works Dept , T&W/Infrast Planning & Eng Serv Div , Environmental Services 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City of Mississauga is committed to creating a respectful and supportive workplace that fosters a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion which broadly reflects the communities and residents we serve. Throughout the employee life cycle, the City is working to include an EDI lens to attract, retain and support the growth of diverse talent. 

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The City of Mississauga is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to removing barriers in our selection process for people with visible and invisible disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. 

If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.   



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