Distribution and Collection Operator A (Lead Hand)

Posting # 1881

Title:  Distribution and Collection Operator A (Lead Hand)

Section: Distribution and Collection
Division: Linear Infrastructure Services
Department: Growth and Infrastructure
Initial Reporting Location: Frobisher Depot

Job Status: Limited Position
Estimated Probable Duration: Up to seven (7) months – may be extended
Number of Vacancies: 1
Affiliation: Outside Unit
Hours of Work:80 hours bi-weekly
Shift Work Required: Yes – Shift work may be required
Rate of Pay: $31.81 to $35.97 per hour

The start date will follow the selection process.

A criminal record check  is required for this position and will be requested by the Hiring Manager should you be the candidate of choice. Please do not submit your criminal record check with your application.

Characteristic Duties: Under the supervision of a Foreperson.

  1. Act as Operator-In-Charge and assume responsibility for the operation and maintenance of CGS’s distribution and collection system facilities and infrastructure.
  2. Responsible for conducting investigations concerning immediate problems and complaints in any phase of CGS’s water/wastewater operations as directed.
  3. Make immediate repairs or adjustments when qualified to do so, or report to or acquire action by qualified personnel to rectify the situation.
  4. Complete logbook entries and comprehensive reports on all investigations.
  5. Responsible for overseeing the activities of a crew engaged in minor construction and maintenance projects.
  6. Required to do light work along with overseeing the crew.
  7. Collect samples, perform routine lab tests and document results.
  8. Direct and instruct other operators and/or train junior employees in the safe and efficient operation of water/wastewater systems and facilities.
  9. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.
  10. Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of Secondary School (Grade XII) Education.
  • Applicants must possess and maintain, at a minimum, Water Distribution Level I certification and Waste Water Collection Level 1 certification.  This is a provincially legislated requirement.
  • Higher levels of certification considered a definite asset.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years experience in water/wastewater operations.
  • Able to effectively complete M.M.M.S. Crew Cards.
  • Prepare reports and exercise good judgement in dealing with emergency conditions and with the general public.
  • Able to communicate effectively with mobile radio equipment.
  • Must be able to read and interpret key plans such as as-built drawings, standard plans and specifications and associated equipment operating manuals.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills in dealing with the public, staff and outside agencies in a courteous and effective manner.
  • Complete knowledge of streets and roads within CGS.
  • Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.
  • Satisfactory health, attendance and former employment history.
  • May require the use of a CGS vehicle on CGS business.  Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver’s licence, and have an acceptable driving record.
  • Must provide, at own cost, a Criminal Record Check.

Interested applicants who have questions regarding certification are encouraged to visit the OWWCO website at www.owwco.ca.

This job is also being posted as a development opportunity. Should there be no fully qualified candidate for this position, a candidate who can be expected to meet the required qualifications within a reasonable period of time may be considered for this position as a development opportunity.

Development opportunity rate of pay: $30.22 to $34.17 per hour. The successful candidate will be paid at the reduced rate until the minimum qualifications have been met.

How to Apply:

If you are viewing this job posting through a website other than the City of Greater Sudbury’s, please visit GreaterSudbury.ca/Jobs to apply online.

We must receive your resume before 11:59 p.m. on the Friday, March 8, 2024. For those providing a French language resume, please also include an English version.

  1. Click on the Apply for Job button.
  2. Follow the step by step application process.
  3. Ensure you attached a cover letter and resume. Acceptable file types are:
    • .doc
    • .docx
    • .txt
    • .pdf
    • .rtf
  4. Once completed, review your application and click on the Submit button.
  5. Upon submission of your application, you will get a confirmation on the screen that your application has been successfully submitted. You will also receive an e-mail confirmation to the e-mail address on your profile.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process you must advise the Hiring Manager.

Live outside Canada or new to Canada?
The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair, inclusive, and equitable work environment and our City welcomes qualified applicants from anywhere. To learn more about working in Canada, visit this webpage: Applicants Living Outside of Canada (greatersudbury.ca).

Contact Us:
For technical difficulties, issues, questions or accommodations with an application made online email myJOBS@greatersudbury.ca.

Development Officer – Land Planning

Development Officer – Land Planning

Permanent Full time, Pay level 4 $59,856.00 – $75,336.00

The County of Annapolis is currently seeking a Development Officer – Land Planning to join our team! This is an opportunity to work amongst the breathtaking natural beauty of the Bay of Fundy shoreline and the lush Annapolis River, where you will be captivated by coastal communities, towns, villages, historic properties and stunning parks that are the pride of our county. Annapolis County is an ideal location to live, work and play.

Development Officer shall be responsible for assisting the Manager of Planning with reviewing and processing development permit applications, reviewing assigned subdivision applications, receiving and following up on public questions and concerns, conducting research and completing reports, reviewing zoning conformation letter requests,  carrying out field inspections with Land Use Bylaw compliance, assists with Planning Area Advisory Committee meetings, prepares information brochures, infographics, and other educational products, and responds to telephone calls, emails, letters, faxes, and other communications. This job description is a general outline of duties and responsibilities and is not meant to limit the employee’s initiative to expand or increase their work output subject to approval by their supervisor.

Qualifications:

Candidates for this position must possess as a minimum, an undergraduate degree in land use planning, or related field.  Candidates must be eligible for membership in the Nova Scotia Municipal Development Officers Association.  A working knowledge of map reading and GIS software is considered an asset.

Ideally, the candidate must have a minimum of two (2) years experience working in a municipal or provincial planning setting where the focus has been on interpreting planning rules and regulations and provincial legislation, with preference given to those whose experience is directly or indirectly working with a municipal government organization, or a combination of formal experience and lived experiences.

Due to the nature of this position, the employee must have exceptional reading and report writing skills, as well as comfort and enjoyment with facilitating and presenting public presentations and information sessions to people of all education and interest levels, be adept dealing with difficult people and be able to discuss complex matters in simple terms tactfully and respectfully, be fluent with Microsoft Office, and comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment, often under public pressure. This position will occasionally require work outside of normal office hours including evenings.

To view the complete job description, visit:

Municipality of the County of Annapolis – Employment (annapoliscounty.ca)

How to apply:

This employment competition will remain open until the position is filled

Camilo Lopera, Human Resources Coordinator
(902) 532-0890

Send your resume with cover letter to:
employment@annapoliscounty.ca

Municipality of the County of Annapolis
752 St. George St, PO Box 100
Annapolis Royal, NS  B0S 1A0

Applications will not be accepted via Social Media (Facebook)
The County of Annapolis thanks all those for applying but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Capital Projects Coordinator, Engineering Services

Capital Projects Coordinator, Engineering Services

Reference #J0224-0261
Engineering Services
CUPE, Regular Full-Time
$41.20 – $45.64 per hour
35 hours per week
Closing Date: March 12, 2024

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQIA+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

** The rates of pay for this position are based on the 2023 rates of pay and are currently covered under a Market Adjustment in accordance with the Collective Agreement **

Reporting to the Construction Supervisor, the Capital Projects Coordinator is responsible for providing technical expertise in the coordination and contract administration of multiple capital projects within engineering services. This position will work with multiple city departments, to support and coordinate projects, provide construction schedule updates, inspect, and monitor projects, prepare reports, and provide administration duties as required.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the support, planning, coordination, and implementation of capital projects within Engineering Services
  • Coordinate the preparation of construction drawings, specifications, and tender documents for various capital projects
  • Establish project schedules and required human and financial resources
  • Track and monitor project activities; conduct contract administration tasks to support projects, prepare progress payments and provide cost and schedule control analysis
  • Facilitate the application for permits required from various regulatory agencies
  • Work collaboratively with other City departments and external agencies
  • Prepare progress reports for senior management. Assist in the preparation of reports to Council
  • Assist with public relations efforts and provide written and verbal responses to relevant enquiries for supervisor(s)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Competencies

  • 3 year diploma in in civil engineering technology or equivalent
  • 4 years’ experience in engineering in the delivery of OPSS and CCDC construction projects
  • Experience with Builterra software is considered an asset
  • Experience administrating CCDC and OPSS contracts is considered and asset
  • Experience successfully coordinating or administrating capital parkland, shoreline and road construction projects is considered an asset
  • Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer-Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and maintain multiple project schedules and deadlines
  • Ability to prepare reports, project correspondence, project specifications and request for proposals
  • Well-developed communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to negotiate with internal staff, outside agencies, consultants, and the general public
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs and familiar with other relevant computer applications including GIS and AutoCAD
  • Must possess and maintain a valid class “G” licence with a satisfactory driver’s abstract.
  • Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: CityofKingston.ca/Careers

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at HRCity@cityofkingston.ca.

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Please ensure to check any spam or junk folders for any emails coming from a City of Kingston account.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Capital Works Resident Inspector – Multi-Disciplinary

The Town of Newmarket, Engineering Services
Requires a Capital Works Resident Inspector – Multi-Disciplinary
30 Month Contract (35 hours per week)

About Newmarket

The growing community of Newmarket is home to 90,000 people and is located 40 minutes north of Toronto, in York Region. As one of the most densely populated communities in Ontario, Newmarket may be small in area, but BIG things are happening there. From the transformation of a community landmark, the Mulock Property, into Newmarket’s very own Central Park to the renewal of the urban corridors to make them even more eclectic, vibrant, livable, and lovable – the Town of Newmarket is always looking forward.

We offer and value flexibility to support work/life balance and wellbeing, including flextime, compressed workweeks, and hybrid work. As we move forward, Newmarket is committed to evolving, growing, and trying new approaches, all while creating an environment for extraordinary public service.

Who We Are Looking For

Under the direction of the Project Management Leader – Mulock Property, the Capital Works Resident Inspector – Multi-Disciplinary is accountable for the day-to- day on-site inspection, quality assurance, and assisting with frontline contract administration of capital projects associated with the Mulock Property as well as other Town capital projects. These projects would include such initiatives as: major building construction and renovations (i.e. renovation of the historic Mulock House, Conservatory), pumping stations (i.e. sanitary and water features), recreation facilities (skate pavilion, splash pad, outdoor rink, etc.), green spaces, environmental and low-impact development projects, public spaces, parks, pathways and parking, and other projects involving a broad range of multi-disciplinary design and construction work). The role applies a knowledge of construction management techniques to monitor and ensure quality on the Mulock Park site, as well as potentially other Town of Newmarket capital projects.

This position’s initial focus is expected to include capital projects for the historic Mulock Property which will include adaptive re-use of an historic manor house, green spaces, art studio, historic formal gardens, a riverine fountain feature, skating trail, splash pad and skating pavilion, greenhouse conservatory, diversity gardens, a natural playground, and bike and walking trails.

This role provides an important front-line role for the Mulock Park Project, a Town of Newmarket strategic priority and the largest capital program ever undertaken by the Town. The program includes three main construction work packages, and a capital value in excess of $50 million.

How do you qualify?

  • One of the following post-secondary qualifications is required:

a) Engineering Technology Diploma and certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) as a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), or
b) OAA Licensed Technologist with significant demonstrated experience; or
c) An equivalent combination of education and progressive experience working on capital projects.

  • Demonstrated progressive experience in inspection and contract administration for the construction of municipal capital infrastructure including, but not limited to roads, parking lots, sidewalks, sanitary and storm sewers, watermains, street and walkway lighting, pumping stations, parks, recreation facilities, landscaping, drainage structures, retaining walls, and municipal buildings.
  • Thorough knowledge of municipal standards, design and construction practices, procedures and/or manuals including the Ontario Provincial Standards, Ontario Traffic Manual, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), soil and concrete testing practices.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently as owner’s or consultant’s site representative.
  • Under the guidance of the project management team, ability to exercise judgment and communicate effectively with the general public, contractors,  consultants, and Town staff.
  • Excellent customer service skills with an ability to maintain composure regardless of the demands of the environment.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of computer programs, inclusive of spreadsheet applications, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), MS Project, and software supporting construction management systems programs.
  • Available to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime and provide after-hours on-call response. Ability to work on active construction sites with exposure to inclement weather, noise, dust and natural environmental conditions.
  • Experience renovating existing or heritage buildings is an asset.
  • Certification as a Certified Inspector of Sediment & Erosion Control (CISEC), or prior training in Working at Heights or Confined Space Entry are assets.
  • Valid Class “G” Driver’s License in good standing with reliable vehicle to use on corporate business.
  • Due to the responsibilities of this position a Police Information Check satisfactory to the Town is required.
  • Professional designations that include a Police Information Check will be considered.

Salary: $40.50 – $47.50/hour

How do I apply?

Please apply online at Newmarket.ca by 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 2024, quoting the file number 24-50.

The Town of Newmarket is committed to accommodate all applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code for all employment activities including the recruitment process. Please no phone calls.

Distribution and Collection Operator B (2 positions)

Posting # 1836

Title:  Distribution and Collection Operator B

Section: Distribution and Collection
Division: Linear Infrastructure Services
Department: Growth and Infrastructure
Initial Reporting Location: Frobisher

Job Status: Permanent positions
Number of Vacancies: 2
Affiliation: Outside Unit
Hours of Work: 80 hours bi-weekly
Shift Work Required: Yes, shift work may be required
Rate of Pay: $29.04 to $33.18 per hour

The start date will follow the selection process.

Characteristic Duties: Under the supervision of a Distribution and Collection Foreperson.

  1. Perform all operational and maintenance functions necessary for the safe and efficient service to consumers of distribution and collection facilities.
  2. Carry out hydrant inspections in an assigned area and ascertain whether the hydrants are in operable condition.
  3. Report immediately to the Distribution and Collection Foreperson any defective or inoperable hydrants.
  4. Layout, fit, assemble, install and maintain piping systems, fixtures and equipment for water and sewer installation.
  5. Perform preventative and corrective repairs to distribution and collective facilities.
  6. Collect samples and perform routine lab tests as directed.
  7. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.
  8. Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of Secondary School (Grade XII) Education.
  • Must be certified as an Operator In Training, and willing and able to complete certification as Water Distribution Level 1 and Wastewater Collection Level 1 within eighteen (18) months.
  • Successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain certification in good standing.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years experience in water/wastewater operations.
  • Able to effectively complete M.M.M.S. Crew Cards.
  • Prepare reports and exercise good judgement in dealing with emergency conditions and with the general public.
  • Able to communicate effectively with mobile radio equipment.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills in dealing with the public, staff and outside agencies in a courteous and effective manner.
  • Complete knowledge of CGS’s distribution and collection facilities.
  • Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.
  • Satisfactory health, attendance and former employment history.
  • May require the use of a CGS vehicle on CGS business.  Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver’s licence, and have an acceptable driving record.

Interested applicants who have questions regarding certification are encouraged to visit the OWWCO website at www.owwco.ca.

This job is also being posted as a development opportunity. Should there be no fully qualified candidate for this position, a candidate who can be expected to meet the required qualifications within a reasonable period of time may be considered for this position as a development opportunity.

Development opportunity rate of pay: $27.59 to $31.52 per hour. The successful candidate will be paid at the reduced rate until the minimum qualifications have been met.

How to Apply:

If you are viewing this job posting through a website other than the City of Greater Sudbury’s, please visit www.greatersudbury.ca/jobs to apply online.

We must receive your resume before 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. For those providing a French language resume, please also include an English version.

  1. Click on the Apply for Job button.
  2. Follow the step by step application process.
  3. Ensure you attached a cover letter and resume. Acceptable file types are:
    • .doc
    • .docx
    • .txt
    • .pdf
    • .rtf
  4. Once completed, review your application and click on the Submit button.
  5. Upon submission of your application, you will get a confirmation on the screen that your application has been successfully submitted. You will also receive an e-mail confirmation to the e-mail address on your profile.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process you must advise the Hiring Manager.

Live outside Canada or new to Canada?
The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair, inclusive, and equitable work environment and our City welcomes qualified applicants from anywhere. To learn more about working in Canada, visit this webpage: Applicants Living Outside of Canada (greatersudbury.ca).

Contact Us:
For technical difficulties, issues, questions or accommodations with an application made online email myJOBS@greatersudbury.ca.

Distribution/Collection Relief Operator

Posting # 1839

Title:  Distribution/Collection Relief Operator

Section: Distribution and Collection
Division: Linear Infrastructure Services
Department: Growth and Infrastructure
Initial Reporting Location: Rayside Depot

Job Status: Permanent position
Number of Vacancies: 1
Affiliation: Outside Unit
Hours of Work: 80 hours bi-weekly
Shift Work Required: Yes, shift work may be required
Rate of Pay: $28.30 to $32.45 per hour

The start date will follow the selection process.

A criminal record check  is required for this position and will be requested by the Hiring Manager should you be the candidate of choice. Please do not submit your criminal record check with your application.

Characteristic Duties: Under the supervision of a Distribution/Collection Foreperson/Sub-Foreperson.

  1. Operate system components and perform preventative and corrective maintenance repairs to water distribution and wastewater collection facilities.
  2. Transport personnel, material, merchandise, equipment or refuse.
  3. Load and unload truck by hand or mechanical device, such as a loader.
  4. Oversee up to three workers in the performance of routine duties.
  5. Perform routine labour work as required.
  6. Work as an assistant or helper to various tradespersons, equipment operators, crews or other personnel.
  7. Perform the duties of flag person and assist in traffic control, as directed.
  8. Collect samples and perform routine lab tests as directed.
  9. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.
  10. Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of Secondary School (Grade XII) Education.
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Class “DZ” drivers’ licence and have an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be certified as an Operator In Training (OIT) and be willing and able to complete certification of Water Distribution Level 1 and Wastewater Collection Level 1 within eighteen (18) months.
  • Six (6) months of related experience considered an asset.
  • Must be physically capable of performing the characteristic duties and operating a vehicle safely.
  • Must be able to write necessary shift reports, operate a mobile radio, evaluate and comprehend as-built drawings and associated equipment operating manuals.
  • Must be able to effectively complete M.M.M.S. Crew Cards.
  • Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.
  • Satisfactory health, attendance and former employment history.
  • Must provide, at own cost, a Criminal Record Check.

Interested applicants who have questions regarding certification are encouraged to visit the OWWCO website at www.owwco.ca.

This job is also being posted as a development opportunity. Should there be no fully qualified candidate for this position, a candidate who can be expected to meet the required qualifications within a reasonable period of time may be considered for this position as a development opportunity.

Development opportunity rate of pay: $26.88 to $30.83 per hour. The successful candidate will be paid at the reduced rate until the minimum qualifications have been met.

How to Apply:

If you are viewing this job posting through a website other than the City of Greater Sudbury’s, please visit www.greatersudbury.ca/jobs to apply online.

We must receive your resume before 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. For those providing a French language resume, please also include an English version.

  1. Click on the Apply for Job button.
  2. Follow the step by step application process.
  3. Ensure you attached a cover letter and resume. Acceptable file types are:
    • .doc
    • .docx
    • .txt
    • .pdf
    • .rtf
  4. Once completed, review your application and click on the Submit button.
  5. Upon submission of your application, you will get a confirmation on the screen that your application has been successfully submitted. You will also receive an e-mail confirmation to the e-mail address on your profile.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process you must advise the Hiring Manager.

Live outside Canada or new to Canada?
The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair, inclusive, and equitable work environment and our City welcomes qualified applicants from anywhere. To learn more about working in Canada, visit this webpage: Applicants Living Outside of Canada (greatersudbury.ca)

Contact Us:
For technical difficulties, issues, questions or accommodations with an application made online email myJOBS@greatersudbury.ca.

Director, Utilities Engineering

Director, Utilities Engineering

Our client, Utilities Kingston, is a multi-utility model combining water, wastewater, gas and electrical services and a broadband networking business in one organization. An organization adapting and responding to the City of Kingston’s significant growth by being at the forefront of infrastructure design, development, and renewal.

The Director reports to the CEO and is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Kingston is a stunning city, with incredible amenities, that consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Canada – come check us out!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership, direction, and management of the Utilities Engineering Department.
  • Participates as a collaborative member of the senior leadership team, providing key feedback and input in setting corporate direction and strategy, ensures consistent corporate messaging to staff
  • Assists in developing corporate strategies around infrastructure management consistent with capital and operating budgets and the asset management program, and supports team members with their initiatives.
  • Provides direction on financial and asset management activities within the engineering and the utility operations groups.
  • Collaborates with Finance to develop long range financial expenditure plans and budgets.
  • Coordinates proposed projects with other utility work, and City of Kingston Engineering staff, to ensure projects address, in a timely way, land use and development demands for infrastructure, economic development, and transportation priorities.
  • Represents, resolves and communicates Utilities Kingston’s specific positions while providing utility information from preliminary contact to completion.
  • Fosters a culture of respect, showing the value of other’s perspectives, supporting different perspectives and ideas.
  • Motivate others withing the engineering team and garnering commitment to the vision of the department, increasing engagement and driving priorities forward.
  • Communicates clearly and regularly ensuring the engineering team has the information and resources to do their roles effectively and efficiently.
  • Provides coaching, guidance, and leadership to engineering management team regarding team development, annual performance, succession planning, compensation planning, and employee issues.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Professional Engineer with a degree in Civil Engineering, Water Resource Engineering or equivalent professional degree.
  • Project management experience.
  • Eight+ years of management experience in the utility sector responsible for leading infrastructure planning, asset management and budgeting in a unionized environment.
  • Experience in a municipal setting is desirable, particularly knowledge of water and wastewater utilities.
  • Knowledge of contract law and municipal by-laws.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of project management and the application of various software tools.
  • The ability to coordinate, organize, plan and contribute input into projects, budgets, asset management plans – then lead and execute.
  • Familiarity with the municipal land and economic development approval process, municipal act and regulations dealing with land use.

Interested in working in a community minded city and enjoying an outstanding quality of life?

Submit your resume, in confidence, to Brenda Palmer:  brenda@palmercareers.com 

Palmer & Associates
Executive Search Consultants

Venture Business Centre
556 O’Connor Dr.
Kingston, ON K7P 1N3
613-389-1108

Director, Corporate Services

Director, Corporate Services
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) safeguards and enhances the health and well-being of watershed communities for more than 4M people. TRCA protects the integrity and health of the rivers, creeks, and shorelines in our jurisdiction while protecting, restoring, and enhancing a system of green and natural spaces that sustain local ecosystems and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives. If you share TRCA’s passion for the environment and support its mission to protect, conserve and restore natural resources and develop resilient communities through education, the application of science, community engagement, service excellence, and collaboration, then this opportunity is for you.

The Director, Corporate Services provides strategic advice, guidance, and leadership to the Corporate Services Division. This diverse division includes Finance, Strategic Business Planning and Performance inclusive of Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation fundraising activities, Communications, Marketing and Events, and Information Technology and Records Management. Reporting to the CEO and part of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director is accountable for maintaining the health and integrity of TRCA’s finances and systems, providing oversight of organizational financial liabilities, risks and reserves. The Director will lead business unit processes and procedures modernization while collaborating with the Senior Leadership Team. Delivering short and long-term corporate services strategies to convey TRCA programs and services that support the organization’s municipal and government partners and stakeholders is key.

The Director will establish and maintain positive working relationships, including work with Senior staff of municipal partners, and the Provincial and Federal government to address funding matters including ensuring financial sustainability. The Director works with staff to address standard operating procedures, opportunities for organizational improvements and results that are both financially and strategically sustainable, with the support of divisional staff. This position requires abundant independent initiative and resourcefulness, in order to make budget and funding judgements and recommendations which improve the organization.

The ideal candidate will be a Chartered Professional Accountant with CPA Ontario and will come with a university degree in Public or Business Administration, Commerce, or a related field. This individual will bring 10+ years of progressive leadership experience in Finance/Accounting, or Corporate Services functions, coupled with experience successfully managing short and long-term financial and information technology strategies and various other corporate services at a senior level. Experience interacting and presenting effectively at the Board of Directors level is important, along with 7+ years of experience in progressive leadership roles, primarily in the public sector. This individual will leverage their political acumen, decision-making and advanced problem-solving skills to play a critical role in impacting the future health and liveability of the Greater Toronto bioregion.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and TRCA throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

To express an interest in this role in confidence, submit your resume and letter of interest online at Careers.OdgersBerndtson.com or to Diana Rucchin at diana.rucchin@odgersberndtson.com by March 6 th, 2024. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

Superintendent of Public Works


Position: Superintendent of Public Works
Status: Full Time, Permanent, Non-Union
Department: Public Works
Date: Feb 2, 2024
Reports to: Director of Public Works
Location: Public Works Building
Salary Range: $80,300 – $93,100


General Accountability
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Public Works or designate, the Superintendent of Public Works is a non-union position. The individual would be responsible for the documented safe and effective use of Public Works Department resources in dealing with the operation and maintenance of the Town’s wastewater/stormwater collection and water distribution systems, municipal streets, sidewalks, parking lots, public works equipment maintenance and other duties as assigned to ensure regulatory compliance and provide a safe working environment. Primary responsibilities include supervision of unionized public works staff, developing and posting work schedules, safety training, work-related training, providing reports on public work activities, reviewing and undertaking maintenance requirements, assessing and coordinating snow and ice control systems, supervising private contractors carrying out municipal projects, preparing and monitoring of annual operation and capital budgets. In addition, the Superintendent will provide assistance to other management and staff as required and /or as directed.

Responsibilities

  • Directs and provides leadership to staff for department responsibilities, monitors job performance and productivity, and maintains department policy, where required.
  • Daily operations:
        • Organizes and supervises daily activities by prioritizing and scheduling work in advance based on department workforce and task requirements and/or  adjusting workloads for emergencies or special requests
        • Reports status of incomplete or completed work
        • Assignment of on-call and over-time to staff
        • Approval of biweekly timesheets and vacation requests
        • Be available to assess or address Department callout requirements
        • Assesses and assists with development of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Reviews and undertakes equipment and Public Works Building maintenance management requirements
  • Ensures staff are adequately safety trained, job trained, have approved Nova Scotia Environment certification where required and all workplaces are maintained in a safe regulatory compliant manner.
  • Addresses and provides reports dealing with inquiries, complaints and/or requests from the general public or outside agencies.
  • Supervises and performs inspections of daily operations and job sites, Municipal Service Permits (MSPs), and projects for compliance with Town and/or Government standards and provides reporting and recommendations for improvements, where required.
  • Assesses and provides coordination of snow and ice control system to streets, sidewalks and public parking lots.
  • Oversees, inspects, and documents activities involved with the maintenance requirements of the water distribution, sanitary/stormwater collection systems, streets and sidewalks, curb and gutter, street traffic marking services, snow removal, Public Works equipment, buildings and public parking.
  • Water utility meter reads, repairs, installs and inventory are maintained in an approved manner.
  • Compliance for water utility regulatory sampling is addressed and records maintained.
  • Assists with planning and provides coordination and approves contractor related operations such as:
        • Repairs for street patching, crack sealing, bridge work, sidewalk and brickwork repairs,
        • Water system leak detection and system servicing (hydrant work, valve work, system flushing, etc.)
        • Sanitary flow monitoring and Inflow/infiltration (I/I) reduction
        • Sewer cleaning and closed circuit tv inspection (CCTV)
  • Approves and provides inputs and addresses department purchasing needs, monitors/controls expenses allocated to assigned budget.
  • Maintains department records associated with time sheets, overtime control, payroll, and associated department expenses.
  • Provides involvement in special and/or capital projects (paving, sidewalk construction, watermain and sanitary/storm sewer replacements, etc.).
  • Co-ordinates with Town Departments for various approved needs, as they arise.
  • Works within the Collective Agreement for fair administration and efficient use of resources.
  • Enforces all safety regulations, policies, and procedures and ongoing department training in accordance with Nova Scotia Occupational and Safety Act & Regulations and maintains documentation with respect to same.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 2 years post-secondary technical education relative to the engineering discipline or equivalent
  • Minimum Nova Scotia Department of Environment Operator Level 1 Certification in water distribution and wastewater collection or ability to obtain within one year of employment. OIT application required upon hire. Requirement to obtain certifications to match distribution and collection system needs and be in Direct Responsible Charge (DRC) status within 2 years.
  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience (preferably in a unionized environment).
  • The ideal candidate will have knowledge of all aspects of municipal operations including roads, buildings,
    water/wastewater systems, etc.
  • Safety training in the following areas (and/or ability to promptly obtain training):
        • First Aid/CPR
        • WMHIS
        • Traffic Control person/Temporary Workplace Signage
        • Trenching
        • Fall Arrest
        • Confined Space

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Innovative, self-motivating
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Possess problem solving ability
  • Demonstrate the ability to work to meet deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Experience with policies and procedures in all aspects of roads year-round maintenance
  • Working knowledge of the operation of heavy equipment (I.e.: tandem or single axle truck, snowplows, backhoe & loaders, sidewalk plows, street sweepers, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Asset Management
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook or equivalent programs.

Additional Information

  • Provide proof of driver license and driving abstract
  • The successful candidate must supply a recent Criminal Records Check

Relationships

The Superintendent of Public Works is required to work in a professional environment and will work with municipal staff to achieve operational regulatory compliance requirements and provide regular updating and reporting to the Director of Public Works as required.

They will be required to maintain positive relations with Town Departments, government agencies, outside services, utilities, and private contractors. The Superintendent of Public Works is to work collaboratively with staff in providing leadership, exhibiting good judgment and ethical behavior and create a team approach to implementing the initiatives of the Department.

How to Apply

Closing date is Feb 26th, 2024, 1:00 pm (AST). Applications submitted beyond this date and time, or incomplete applications, will not be accepted.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and safety certificates to jobs@townofantigonish.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted

Advisor, Asset Management

Job Title: Advisor, Asset Management
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Town of Caledon is a dynamic municipality that successfully balances urban, rural, and agricultural communities. Our energetic staff are guided by our core values that create an environment for continuous improvement and customer service excellence.

In addition to offering exciting career opportunities, the Town also provides a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Come see how you can make a difference.

The Opportunity

Reporting directly to the Supervisor, Corporate Asset Management this role is responsible for leading the management of effective departmental asset management plans for various operating departments based on assigned areas of responsibility which includes a diverse group of asset classes such as the Town’s roads, bridges, culverts, stormwater, buildings, furniture and IT equipment, land improvements, machinery, equipment and vehicles. Based on the 2020 Asset Management Plan, the Town owns and operates assets with a replacement value of $1.34 billion. The scope of work includes coordinating the development and implementation of asset management policies, strategies, decision frameworks, processes, and tools in alignment with the Town’s long terms goals and vision. This position will lead the implementation of the Town’s Corporate Asset Management program related to assigned asset classes to meet the Ontario Regulation 588/17 requirements (O.Reg. 588/17). As the Advisor, Asset Management, you will perform the following duties, including but not limited to:

  • Developing, sustaining and updating an asset management plan (focused on assigned assets), including strategies, policies and procedures
  • Coordinate service area departmental asset management plans (focused on assigned assets) and support the development and integration with the Corporate Asset Management Plan with Program stakeholders that will be used to guide the Programs’ short-term operational and long-term capital plans
  • Liaise with assigned asset class groups to improve confidence in asset inventory across all sub-asset categories, validate and record conditions and various other lifecycle updates in Citywide, and monitor and record levels of service
  • Develop prioritized asset lifecycle management models and risk management models in order to ensure optimized evidence-based decision-making
  • Ensure integration of GIS with Citywide and asset management (AM) for all assets
  • Collaboration with finance on the tangible capital components linking the asset management plan to the financial results
  • Continual review of best practices and compliance with all Provincial Asset Management requirements
  • Collaborate with assigned operating areas to help integrate and maintain the work management process (work requests, work orders) to integrate maintenance management with the Town’s asset management program
  • Research and provide best practice input including the writing of various staff reports, contract documents, tendering, reviewing bids, recommending contract awards, and project management/working with external consultants and groups to help advance asset management at the Town

The Ideal Candidate

We are seeking an Asset Management professional with a Bachelor’s Degree/Technologist Diploma in Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Building Construction or equivalent combination of education and experience. This candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in municipal asset/infrastructure management including extensive work with Enterprise Asset Management systems such as PSD City Wide or similar.

A Certificate or Diploma in AM, PMP or other relevant designations is considered an asset.

The successful candidate for this role will be required to work a flexible schedule, including in the office, remotely and after hours (as required).

This position offers a salary range of $84,976.40 – $104,139.95 plus a competitive benefit package.

Satisfactory passing of a criminal record check and proof of qualifications will be required of any successful candidate(s) for this position.

The Town is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The Town is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive and barrier-free workplace.  If your application requires accommodation, please contact People Services at (905) 584-2272 Ext. 4738.

How To Apply

To learn more about employment with the Town of Caledon and to apply for this exciting and challenging opportunity, visit: www.caledon.ca/careers. If needed and upon request, this document can be made available in an alternative format.

Project Manager, Development Engineering

Posting #: NU 4.24

Position: Project Manager, Development Engineering

Job Code: 8ENEES

Status: Permanent Full Time

Employee Group / Band: Non-Union / 09

Salary: $84,134.00 – $108,918.00 per annum

Division: Environmental and Infrastructure Services

Department: Engineering

Reports To: Director, Engineering

Location: Simcoe (with option for remote work arrangement)

Posting Date: February 2, 2024 to February 26, 2024


How to apply:

Follow the link below for the application process:

https://apply.workable.com/j/1495485217

  • Ensure the file extension for your resume document is .doc, .docx or .pdf
  • If you are electing to include a cover letter, the cover letter and resume must be uploaded as 1 file.

Find out more information about Norfolk County here: Employment at Norfolk County – NorfolkCounty.ca

Scope of Position:

The position is responsible for supervising and managing the work and activities of the Development Technologists and for leading the process of engineering review of all development applications, from pre-consultation to final approval and assumption (as appropriate). The incumbent will oversee (and as necessary undertake) the work of engineering analysis and collect input from other internal/external departments/partners, in order to develop, review and evaluate the compilation of technical comments on development application documents associated with Draft Plans of Subdivision, Site Plans, Land Severances, Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Committee of Adjustment and all other Planning review processes and compliance requests. Presenting results in written and verbal form to staff, elected officials, and the public is an integral part of this position. Norfolk County is a single tier municipality whose scope of municipal services includes water, wastewater, storm water, roadways, sidewalks, street lighting, traffic management/control, etc.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Undergraduate or community college degree or community college diploma in engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum five years’ experience beyond university or community college graduation in an engineering department with a municipality or multi discipline consulting, working predominantly with municipalities.
  • Licensed under the Ontario Professional Engineers Act (or, enrolment in the Professional Engineers of Ontario Engineering Intern Program; or, Certified Engineering Technologist [C.E.T.])

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Understanding of Ontario legislation related to various practice areas of municipalities, such as the Municipal Act, Safe Drinking Water Act and Planning Act.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Computer expertise in corporate standard software (Microsoft Office) and department specific software to data search and entry and to create and modify word processed documents
  • Must be aware of safe work practices as they relate to job responsibilities and work environment, and have the basic understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Position Description:

The Project Manager – Development Engineering will:

  • Oversee the review completed by County Development Technologists or third party consultant reviewers retained by the County, for development applications; in particular the review of Functional Servicing Reports, for storm water, water, wastewater, roadways, land/lot grading, pedestrian/cycling facilities, ) and supporting compliance studies (such as acoustic reports,  for accuracy with respect to County design requirements and assist in working with development clients in achieving compliance with established requirements and standards.
  • Review of development supporting documentation and material including engineering reports, design notes, draft and final development agreements (Site Plan and Subdivision), easements and legal schedules.
  • In consultation with other County Divisions and Departments identify development requirements necessary to support development proposals as identified through the Planning Act process. Guiding developments through coordinated approval processes (Planning Act and Municipal Class Environmental Assessment) may be required if/where external works to the development demand such efficiencies.
  • Prepare reports to Council to seek approval to proceed with actions needed by the County to fulfil their mandate.
  • Participate in related work assignments, such as updates and revisions to the Official Plan, Growth Studies, Community Master and Area Servicing Plans, review and update of the County Design Criteria, review and update of internal review processes and operations, and asset management inventory/cost schedules as it relates to assumed infrastructure.
  • Provide technical support and advice to other divisions as required
  • Assist in development of budget projections for the Division.
  • Responsible for assigned staff supervision, mentoring and review.
  • Other duties as assigned

The Corporation of Norfolk County is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Successful applicants are required to provide the Employer with a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector where required and verification of education.

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Senior Stormwater Technologist, Engineering Services

Reference #J1123-0388
Engineering Services
CUPE, Regular Full-Time
$38.02 – $43.66 per hour
35 hours per week
Closing Date: February 26, 2024

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start- ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Supervising Engineer, this position assists in the planning, design, review, operation, maintenance, inspection, record keeping and reporting of municipal storm water infrastructure.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with the development and practice of design standards related to stormwater conveyance, quantity and quality controls, treatment facilities and outlets
  • Support all municipal stormwater programs and initiatives including the Consolidated Linear Infrastructure Environmental Compliance Approval (CLI-ECA) Program, Annual Operations and Maintenance Programs, and Stormwater Monitoring Program
  • Review watershed/sub-watershed plans, stormwater management plans and drainage plans
  • Review development projects for compliance with the City’s stormwater requirements and associated submissions for regulatory approvals
  • Assist with the operation, maintenance, inspection, record-keeping, and reporting for all municipal stormwater infrastructure assets
  • Conduct site inspections at various stages of development to ensure that designs are compatible with municipal stormwater requirements, infrastructure to be assumed by the City is in conformance with approved design documents, and provide security reduction recommendations
  • Assist with preparation of design/analysis and procurements documents for stormwater system improvement projects, including drawings, details, bid forms, cost estimates, front end and technical specifications, and completion of applications for regulatory approvals
  • Support the use of GIS and related technology to collect, compile, organize and interpret data to present accurate and geographically referenced infrastructure data records for the City
  • Respond to stormwater-related inquiries from the public and outside agencies
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Competencies

  • 3 year diploma in civil engineering or related program
  • 5 years related work experience in a civil/municipal engineering environment with a focus on storm water/drainage management
  • Currently registered or eligible to be registered with OACETT as a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) preferred
  • Experience using ESRI GIS products including ArcGIS 10.X
  • Experience with database design and customization using software such as Microsoft Access, Visual Basic and SQL Server
  • Experience collecting data in the field with tablets, GPS enabled devices, etc.
  • Experience using AutoCAD Civil 3D including Storm and Sanitary Analysis software is considered an asset
  • Experience with Cartography software is considered an asset
  • Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer-Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, prioritization and attention to detail skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently
  • Demonstrated willingness for continuous learning, including new technology and teaching others technology related concepts and work practices
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across departments collaboratively
  • Ability to work outside and possibly in inclement weather conditions, as required
  • Must possess and maintain a valid class “G” licence with a satisfactory driver’s abstract

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at HRCity@cityofkingston.ca

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Please ensure to check any spam or junk folders for any emails coming from a City of Kingston account.

 

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Director of Operational Services

The Township of Muskoka Lakes is Recruiting: 
Director of Operational Services
Permanent Full Time – Internal & External

Muskoka Lakes

Anchored by the larger communities of Bala, Port Carling and Windermere, the municipality offers the sophistication of a popular tourism destination, plus the wholesomeness of country living. With an abundance of natural beauty, Muskoka Lakes is a great place to live, work and play. The Township provides opportunity to learn, grow and build your career.

Opportunity

This position is well suited to a Professional Engineer who enjoys a varied portfolio and the opportunity to participate in the community at the municipal level. With an engaged team, new technology and several new master plans, this role will provide Council with critical information for decision making for the future.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and direct a comprehensive asset management program to ensure the efficient and effective operation and maintenance of Township’s infrastructure according to planned targets, budgets, procedures and priorities and in accordance with applicable
  • Provide technical advice on capital project planning and design. Ensure projects are designed in accordance with Township Standards and accepted engineering and provincial standards. Review and approve plans specifications and drawings prepared by external
  • Identify best practices in the engineering, operations and/or maintenance of municipal
  • Prepare annual operating and capital budgets including forecasts and estimates; identify and recommend potential funding sources.
  • Develop, recommend, and review applicable policies, procedures, standards, plans and programs for the efficient and effective delivery of services to the residents of the
  • Monitor operating performance against approved plans procedures,
  • Responsible for the day-to-day coaching and performance of the Operational Services Leadership team and support the broader portfolio as it relates to human resources
  • Support managers to prepare and administer the public tender process for operating and capital projects and oversee the delivery in accordance with the approved annual plan.
  • Prepare and review recommendations, reports and presentations for management and Council. Attend Council, Committee, ratepayer, special interest groups and other meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • University Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent combination of education and
  • Licensed to practice professional engineering by Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).
  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in municipal infrastructure design construction and
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in municipal operations at a senior management
  • Thorough understanding of municipal and provincial road system standards, with a strong knowledge of the relevant acts and legislative frameworks.
  • Strong technological ability and
  • Excellent communication skills, report writing and presentation
  • Perform duties with tact and diplomacy in a political and client-based

What we Offer

The salary range for the position is $135,000 – $159,000 and includes fully paid group benefits and participation in the OMERS pension.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter ASAP, the job will remain open until filled https://www.muskokalakes.ca/content/employment-opportunities.

If you require disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please advise the Human Resources department as soon as possible. Accommodation may be provided in all steps of the hiring process. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate selection.