Field Technician - Environmental Investigation & Response
City of Barrie
Assist Environmental Officers enforce municipal by-laws related to the release of contaminants into the environment and municipal infrastructure. Attend spill incidents and respond to efficiently contain contaminants and arrange for their capture and removal. Investigate and maintain records on incidents of improper disposals (dumping). Collect ground and surface water samples and prepare them for shipping. Using GIS and digitized records assemble lists of homeowners requiring septic system dye testing. Organize and maintain databases related to sample data, hydrologic events, business, and home owner sewer use, sewer exemptions, and landfill purge well flow-rates. Provide general support to all City Staff, if needed.
- Interpolated ongoing sample data to create 6 event-based maps showing areas of suspected high contaminant loading in the municipal sanitary sewer, using ArcGIS.
- Assembled databases of 200+ digitized and GIS generated entries to affect an audit of old septic systems using dye testing.
- Assist in the formatting, preparation, and data interpretation of reports pertaining to surface water quality.
- Undertake fieldwork including ground and surface water sampling, effluent sampling (INI), creek field chemistry, continuous-pressure well pump monitoring, and incident investigations.