We are currently accepting applications from existing internal-only CUPE Local 556 members for a part-time (30 hours per week) Water Conservation Officer to join our Water Services team beginning in June 2019. This is a term role up to 6 months. The Water Conservation Officer proactively investigates water use infractions under the Comox Valley Water Conservation Bylaw 129 and regulations, and undertakes appropriate actions to ensure compliance and education. Reporting to the Manager of Water Services, the primary responsibilities of this role include:
Patrolling the District to monitor for indications of illegal watering;
Responding to and investigating complaints of alleged infractions of CVRD water restrictions;
Educating residents with regard to watering restrictions, issuing warnings, completing inspections and liaising with regional district staff;
Documenting information and maintaining a database on all complaints within established timelines;
Preparing correspondence to complainants, alleged offenders, public and government agencies as required;
Administering the bylaw including providing direction to staff and contractors regarding the use of tickets and keeping records of tickets issued;
Providing advice on the interpretation of CVRD regulatory bylaws and policies under the direction of the Manager;
Preparing detailed court information and providing the CVRD with the ability to prosecute all bylaw infractions.
Our ideal candidate is:
A skilled communicator with the ability to exercise sound judgement and resolve conflict in a calm and diplomatic manner;
Current in relevant provincial statutes, local government bylaws, contract and municipal law and the court system in BC;
Safety-conscious with a demonstrated commitment to safe work practices;
Detail oriented with the ability to keep accurate and complete records;
Experienced in conflict resolution (preferably certified in mediation, conflict resolution or anger management) and comfortable exploring possible resolutions in an environment when emotions are high and the potential for verbal and physical abuse exists;
Educated in bylaw enforcement including course completion in Bylaw Enforcement and Investigative Skills (Levels 1 and 2, up to six months in duration) following Grade 12 graduation with a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License;
Experienced in the enforcement of municipal bylaws (or investigative and/or enforcement work) with over two up to three years of directly related experience.
A key part of this role includes monitoring for compliance within the CVRD during designated watering times. Applicants must be available and flexible regarding hours of work (including early morning start times) to effectively meet the requirements of this position.
Applications for available positions with the CVRD must be received prior to the indicated closing date and time and shall include a resume and cover letter. We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The Comox Valley Regional District is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals.