Process/SCADA Operator (Water Services)

PROCESS/SCADA OPERATOR (WATER SERVICES)

Job Number: J0323-0091
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
City: Kitchener
Location: Mannheim Water Treatment Plant, 2969 Ottawa St. S.
Job Category: Environmental/Water and Wastewater Operations
Number of Positions: 1
Department: Engineering and Environmental Services (EES)
Division: Water and Waste Water Services
Hours of Work: 40
Union: CUPE 1656
Grade: 8
Salary Range: $40.04/Hour

Our Story:
Committed to fostering opportunities for current and future generations, the Region of Waterloo is an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire, by delivering quality services to a diverse population of 630,000+, while creating a healthy, collaborative environment of learning, respect and innovation.

This is a place where employees are valued and recognized for their talents and contributions to our success. Our employees take pride in making a difference in people’s lives through the work that we do. We are looking for people like you to help make it happen.

Description of Duties:
To be a certified operator and operator-in-charge for the Region of Waterloo in accordance with all Regulation requirements as defined in O Reg 128/04. To operate, monitor, and control the Region’s water treatment and distribution systems, including all water treatment plants, wells, pumping stations, reservoirs, and transmission and distribution mains, by use of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system; to operate, inspect, sample, analyze, test, investigate, service and respond to emergency and adverse conditions for the Region’s water supply system, water distribution and associated UV, ozone, chlorine, chemical and control equipment; and to perform process control functions at all Regional water supply and distribution systems.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Operates, monitors, verifies, and controls the Region-wide water supply, treatment and distribution system using a computerized SCADA  system.
  • Operates and responds to alarms/adverse conditions, monitors and verifies set points, system trends and process control issues which indicate changes or problems in the system, by verifying and notifying, as necessary, appropriate Water Services operations staff, the Ministry of the  Environment and/or the Medical Officer of Health in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Performs daily inspections, sampling, operations, service, and lab tests, using portable testing equipment, to ensure an adequate and safe water supply.
  • Operates treatment system and distribution supply by turning pumps and equipment on/off, opening/closing valves, and/or adjusting chemical dosages at water treatment plants, wells, pumping stations, and reservoirs, as required.
  • Reviews, checks records, and updates various plant logs and other records to remain informed of plant conditions and to assess process and equipment operation on a regular basis. In the case of malfunctions, takes necessary action, which may include minor repairs, dispatching appropriate Water Operations and Maintenance staff to correct problems, and/or relaying information to appropriate Regional divisions, cities or townships, in accordance with established procedures.
  • Monitors water treatment plants, wells, pumping stations, reservoirs, transmission and distribution mains performance by recording chemical dosage, flow, pH, temperature, pressure, levels, lab test results, equipment operating time and other process variables. Operates clarifiers, plate settlers, pressure filters, ultrafiltration and gravity filters and associated equipment, monitoring flow, loss of head, turbidity, filter run, wash water used, and number of filters backwashed. Ensures that all filter backwashing takes place at appropriate times. Reports adverse water results to MOE and Public Health (PH), as per the SDWA.
  • Operates ultraviolet, ozone, chlorine gas, anhydrous ammonia, liquid oxygen, ammonia sulphate, fluoridation, and sodium hypochlorite systems for treating water, disinfection of water, and secondary disinfection. Follows standard operating procedures, best management practices, SDWA, and all associated regulations which are based on the size of the treatment system.
  • Collects daily, weekly and monthly water samples, as required by the SDWA and related regulations. Transports and handles samples as per regulation standards. Calculates disinfection criteria and CT (concentration multiplied by time) for Mannheim WTP and all Regional water treatment facilities to ensure adherence to MOE primary disinfection requirements. Responds to adverse conditions, including taking corrective action, and notifying the appropriate water services supervisor.
  • Maintains a daily log of important system events, reporting to Supervisor, Process/SCADA & Water Quality any breakdowns, equipment requiring service, or other unusual operational conditions encountered on the shift such as main breaks, system pressure problems and dirty water complaints in accordance with O Reg 128/04. Uses a computerized filing system to retrieve water system historical data as required.
  • Maintains site logs and work orders on operating, maintenance failures and servicing.
  • Completes written work order forms and inventory control cards. Produces written test results and activity reports. Maintains up-to-date documentation of maintenance activities and records, manuals, and work records for the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Operates the residual waste management plant. Obtains samples where necessary, cleans filter press, and adjusts chemical feed rates. Arranges disposal of residuals or notifies supervisor to arrange same.
  • Operates, monitors, inspects, and samples the Wellesley and North Dumfries water distribution systems.
  • Provides recommendations for operating, maintenance and safety procedures, equipment testing, inspections, frequency and setpoint/control points.
  • Responds to customer complaints and emergency situations by providing appropriate responses to inquiries from, and communications between, fire, police, public, and Municipal operations; documents all responses. Follows emergency procedures for floods, power failures, fires, chemical leaks, major weather occurrences, and bomb threats. During emergency or urgent situations, provides necessary information, coordinates activities of the Maintenance Operators, Maintenance Mechanics/ Millwrights, Maintenance Electricians, and/or Senior Technicians, Instrumentation, and/or participates in corrective action.
  • Receives bulk chemical deliveries, as required. Cleans and maintains lab equipment, exterior of process equipment, booster and pumping stations. Carries out janitorial duties such as cleaning and maintaining washroom supplies, and shovelling snow.
  • Participates in the commissioning and optimization of water treatment plants.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Basic knowledge of water treatment and water chemistry normally acquired through the attainment of a three-year Community College Diploma in Chemical or Environmental Technology, plus four years of directly related experience in water treatment.
  • Must possess Class IV Water Treatment and Distribution Certificate from the OWWCO, or be able to attain certification within four years. **Operators in Training up to Class IV Operators will be considered. Must be able to attend an average annual of 50 hours of job-specific/process training, as per O Reg 128/04.
  • Detailed knowledge of First Aid, Gas Chlorination, Working in Confined Spaces, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), and related safety procedures. Knowledge and understanding of the Safe Drinking Water Act and accompanying regulations.
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with corporate policies, procedures, and related legislation (e.g., health and safety).
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in order to assist in the resolution of unusual situations or emergencies and organize priorities. Ability to understand and operate ozone and UV systems; skill in the use of precision tools, including power tools; and ability to dismantle, measure, and repair machine parts.
  • Proficiency in math. Skill in the operation of a personal computer using such systems and/or software as CMMS, Microsoft Office, and DOCS. Skill in the operation of laboratory equipment for the analysis of water quality.
  • Communication skills in order to exchange information, receive and comprehend instructions, and participate as an effective team member. Ability and aptitude to work a rotating 12-hour shift, including the flexibility to work in an environment with minimal direct supervision.
  • A valid Class “G” driver’s licence (or G2 with 3 years of driving experience) and acceptable driving record in order to operate a Regional vehicle.
  • Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.
  • Ability to enter data, and maintain comprehensive, precise daily logs; to complete work orders and inventory requisitions; as well as to write mechanical status reports on water equipment. Ability to communicate technical information with coworkers and senior staff; to communicate equipment location ns; to participate in technical and operations review meetings; and to respond effectively to public inquiries regarding water supply operations and communicate technical information with co-workers and senior staff. Ability to read and understand technical and P&ID drawings, blueprints and operation maintenance and repair manuals.

** Temporary Full Time & Probationary employees will receive 5% less than the regular permanent rate of the classification they are employed in, until the completion of four (4) months continuous service or eighty (80) actual days worked, whichever is the greater. Thank you for your interest in this job, but we will only be corresponding with you if you are selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal-opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At the Region, we respect, encourage and celebrate our diversity. The Region of Waterloo is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Contact Centre at the phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

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Source Protection Program Coordinator

Internal/External Job Posting
Regular Full Time Non-union Position
Source Protection Program Coordinator


Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) has an international reputation for excellence in managing the natural resources of the largest inland river system in southern Ontario. Encompassing approximately 6,800 square kilometres, the Grand River watershed has a population of almost one million people in 39 municipalities and two First Nations. Designated as a Canadian Heritage River, the Grand River and its major tributaries boast many outstanding human heritage features and excellent recreational opportunities. The GRCA is committed to environmental protection by delivering services that ensure the well-being of the environment and its inhabitants.

The Lake Erie Source Protection Region is one of 19 regions in Ontario created to carry out drinking water source protection planning under the Clean Water Act, 2006. The region encompasses the jurisdictions of four conservation authorities: Grand River, Long Point Region, Catfish Creek, and Kettle Creek. The region covers about 10,600 square kilometres, extending along the Lake Erie shoreline from roughly Port Stanley in the west to the community of Dunnville in the east, and north along the Grand River Watershed to the Village of Dundalk. With a population of over one million people in 55 upper and lower-tier municipalities and two First Nations, the region is a mix of urban cities and smaller rural towns where 80% of municipal drinking water supplies come from approximately 250 groundwater wells, and the remaining supply coming from surface water sources.

General Accountabilities
The Source Protection Program Coordinator reports to the Source Protection Program Manager. This role provides effective and confidential program coordination, financial reporting, research, report writing, and project support to the Source Protection Program Manager and the Chair of the Source Protection Committee.

Specific Accountabilities

  1. Assist in implementation of the drinking water source protection program under the Clean Water Act, 2006 in the Lake Erie Source Protection Region, comprised of the watersheds of Catfish Creek, Grand River, Kettle Creek, and Long Point Region.
  2. Prepare updates and amendments to Source Protection Plans and research, compile, and prepare briefings on technical, policy and procedural matters relating to source water protection, with Conservation Authority and municipal staff.
  3. Coordinate consultation on amendments, including early engagement of provincial ministries, pre-consultation with affected municipalities and ministries, public consultation, website updates, and records management.
  4. Prepare agendas and coordinate assembly of reports for meetings of the Source Protection Committee, Lake Erie Region Management Committee and municipal working groups. Prepare and present written reports and record meeting minutes.
  5. Prepare budgets and progress reports, including financial reports required by provincial funding agreements, with direction from the Source Protection Program Manager.
  6. Act as liaison for Source Protection Committee members, municipal staff, and the public, providing information and assistance as required, or directing to the appropriate person.
  7. Participate in municipal, Conservation Authority, and Provincial working groups that impact or inform the source protection program.
  8. Assist in providing support to municipalities and other agencies in the implementation of Source Protection Plans. This may include organizing and assisting in the facilitation of workshops and working group meetings with the purpose of assisting municipalities in understanding their responsibilities with respect to obligations under the Clean Water Act, 2006.
  9. Support and facilitate the integration of source protection planning, the Clean Water Act, 2006 regulations, etc., with other Federal and Provincial policies and programs affecting the Conservation Authorities, municipalities and partners in the Lake Erie Source Protection Region.
  10. Coordinate collection of data, compile responses, and develop conclusions to prepare annual progress reports, with input from Conservation Authority and municipal staff, and direction from the Source Protection Program Manager.
  11. Responsible to ensure all agendas, minutes, source protection reports, and web content are AODA-compliant.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

Technical Accountabilities

  1. Honour’s Bachelor degree in Environmental Studies, Science, Geography, or Planning, or a related field with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience.
  2. Working knowledge of resource management.
  3. Demonstrated analytical, research and technical report writing skills.
  4. Proven communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  5. Ability to exercise professional judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential information.
  6. Excellent problem solving and organizational skills.
  7. Ability to work with minimal supervision and within tight deadlines.
  8. Advanced computer skills and full knowledge and competency with Microsoft Office suite (e.g. MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
  9. Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and AODA requirements for customer service, written communication, and document management.
  10. Valid Ontario driver`s licence and ability to travel to various locations within the Lake Erie Source Protection Region.

Competencies and Abilities:

Professional Judgement
Demonstrated ability in the area of critical thinking, analysis and assessment of implications, making connections of underlying issues and ownership of the outcome. Sound judgment resulting in fair, efficient and effective decision making, bringing clarity and resolution to complex and ambiguous situations. Recognize when to escalate appropriate situations to the next higher level of expertise. Able to make decisions in a timely manner. Make decisions after contemplating various available courses of action, other perspectives, and relying on experience and wisdom.

Integrity/Ethics
The willingness to hold oneself and others accountable for acting in ways that are consistent with stated values, principles and professional standards. Maintaining impartiality, objectivity, confidentiality and fairness when dealing with employees, stakeholders and special interest groups. Complete work in a timely manner and stick to commitments.

Goal/Action Oriented
Does not shy away from challenges and seldom gives up, especially in the face of resistance, setbacks or change. Seizes opportunities; takes initiative and is self-motivated. Organizes work, plans activities and sets priorities in a manner that meets competing needs and timely resolution of matters. Maintains high level of productivity and self-direction. Strong organization, project, and time management skills, including ability to meet deadlines and balance competing interests within timelines. Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously, while producing quality work. Interested in providing suggestions for improvements to the services offered or department. Aware of what legislation is relevant to the work/organization.

Team Work
Interacts with people respectfully and effectively. Able and willing to share and receive information. The ability to gather facts and pertinent information to gain an understanding before drawing conclusions, taking action or resolving conflict. Succinct written and verbal communication skills, enabling the message to be received accurately achieving the desired effect. Gather facts and pertinent information to gain an understanding before drawing conclusions. Knows when it is necessary and appropriate to seek out further information. Commitment to sharing ideas and working together; open to input and suggestions. Look for common ground amongst differences of opinion.

Customer Focus
Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Develop and maintain partnerships with other employees with whom you work with. Build appropriate rapport; using diplomacy and tact to build constructive and effective relationships.

The annual salary range for this position is Job Level G $67,717 to $82,389 working 35 hours per week

Approximate Start Date: April 2023

To Apply
Please send a resume and covering letter to careers@grandriver.ca in MS Word or PDF format and quote “Source Protection Program Coordinator” in the subject line.

Deadline for Applications: 4:00pm April 4, 2023

The GRCA strives to provide a collaborative and respectful work environment. We value the health and well-being of our employees and prioritizes Health and Safety in our workplace. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision care, Participation in the OMERS defined benefit pension plan, with generous employer-matching and a pass for free entry into GRCA conservation areas. We currently provide an option to work a flexible schedule and/or hybrid to balance the demands of both work and home.

We thank you for your interest, however only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

GRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you require any accessibility accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact us. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

 

Pursuant to section 29(2) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Individual Privacy Act R.S.O. 1990, C. M.56 the personal information contained on this form is collected under the legal authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, chapter C.27 and is used for recruitment purposes. Questions about the collection of personal information should be directed to the Manager of Human Resources, Grand River Conservation Authority, PO Box 729, 400 Clyde Road, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 5W6. 519-621-2761.

Water Treatment/Distribution Operator

Lakefront Utility Services Inc. (LUSI) is located in the Town of Cobourg on Lake Ontario, half hour east of Oshawa. As a multi-service utility providor, Lakefront is proud to provide reliable and cost effective electric, water and fibre distribution services in the Town of Cobourg. We also provide water operations in Grafton, and electrical service in the Village of Colborne. For more information, please visit our website at: https://www.lakefrontutilities.com/

Water Treatment/Distribution Operator

Lakefront Utility Services Inc. (LUSI) is currently searching for a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Water Treatment/Distribution Operator. Reporting to the Supervisor, Distribution and Systems, this position will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Water Treatment and Distribution Systems that Lakefront operates. Playing a key role in the continued supply of safe drinking water in these communities, the successful candidate will ensure that all sampling, monitoring and testing in systems is conducted in accordance with applicable provincial and federal legislation. The operator will respond to customer inquiries, complaints, and on-call emergencies as necessary. It is expected that the operator will be self-motivated and will pursue continued education required to obtain and maintain Class 3 Water Treatment and Class 3 Water Distribution and Supply License as prescribed in O.Reg. 128/04.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Monitor and perform daily checks of the water treatment process, booster pumping station and elevated tanks and their associated control points and alarms through the SCADA system.
  • Perform inspections and maintenance on all process equipment.
  • Assist in maintaining all process and maintenance records.
  • Perform operational tests and make operational adjustments to optimize the treatment process and overall system performance.
  • Work in accordance with Lakefront policies and procedures and applicable regulations and ensure compliance with all Drinking Water Legislation in Ontario.
  • Hydrant and watermain maintenance and repairs.
  • Perform watermain flushing, valve exercising and leak detection programs.
  • The ability to obtain a Water Meter Installer License within 1 year.
  • Must possess basic computer skills including ability to work on mobile platform.
  • Perform water quality sampling and analysis.
  • Monitor, maintain and calibrate instrumentation.
  • General building maintenance and inspection.
  • Perform weekend operational duties, on-call and respond to after-hour alarm conditions on a rotational basis.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3 years of post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent as outlined in O. Reg 128/04.
  • Must possess a minimum Level 1 Certificate in Water Treatment and an OIT Water Distribution and Supply.
  • The ability to obtain Class 3 WT and WDS license within 4 years.
  • Knowledge of DWQMS and appropriate provincial and federal legislation.
  • Strong electrical and mechanical aptitude.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Must be capable of lifting to 50 pounds, work in adverse weather conditions, and be able to utilize a SCBA.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid “G” Ontario driver’s license with clean abstract.
  • Must reside within 65 km of 25 Ewart Street, Cobourg or be able to relocate within 6 months to accommodate an ideal response time of 40 minutes.

Wage:

As this is a union position salary range is $29.50 – $39.19 (dependent on qualifications) per hour commensurate with the LUSI’s Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 25. LUSI offers a rewarding working environment, benefits package, pension plan and opportunities for development.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a résumé, in confidence, by 4:30 p.m. March 31 , 2023 to the attention of Human Resources, 207 Division Street, PO Box 577, Cobourg, ON K9A 4L3 or by email to hr@lusi.on.ca.

We thank all candidates in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews shall be contacted.

Lakefront Utility Services Inc. is committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our organization. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance to: hr@lusi.on.ca

Please note that vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement as a condition of employment, subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code

Assistant Drainage Superintendent

Lakeshore is a beautiful Municipality situated in southern Ontario along Lake St. Clair. Lakeshore is a wonderful place to live, work and play. The Municipality has a population of 40,000 and is one of the fastest growing communities in Southern Ontario. The Municipality enjoys a temperate climate year-round with more than two hundred growing days. Lakeshore’s affordable lakefront community enjoys over thirty-five km of waterfront, low taxes, a high quality of life and abundant recreational opportunities with many family friendly parks, recreation programs, a multi-use recreation centre, the Atlas Tube Recreation Centre including pools, three ice pads, gyms, and much more. The Municipality services infrastructure extending over 537 kms of roads, thirty-seven parks and conservation areas, two water treatment plants, several pumping stations, solid waste collection, pollution control and many kilometres of utility infrastructure. Find out more about Lakeshore at www.lakeshore.ca.

The Municipality has an employment opportunity for a full time:

Reporting to the Drainage Superintendent, the Assistant Drainage Superintendent is responsible for assisting in the administration of various matters carried out under the Drainage Act and to assist departmental staff in drainage-related matters.

Some Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills required include:

  • 3 year Community College Diploma in Civil Technology or Agriculture or related field
  • 3 years experience in a municipal environment or related field
  • Successful completion of the Municipal Drainage Superintendents Course through the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
  • Must have CET or be working towards the designation
  • Must be a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • Thorough knowledge of the Drainage Act and Tile Drainage Act
  • Competence in surveying and construction project administration
  • Strong organization, management, communication and public relations skills

For the full job description, visit Employment Opportunities on the Municipality of Lakeshore’s website. If interested in the position, apply to the job posting at https://careers.lakeshore.ca/ before Wednesday, March 29th, 2023, at 4:00 pm.

 

Advisor, Asset Management

Job Title: Advisor, Asset Management
Closing Date: April 7, 2023

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 are 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 $83,310.20 – $102,097.99 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.

Planning Services Assistant

Planning Services Assistant

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury offers a return to small town charm while being one of the country’s fastest growing communities. We are a vibrant, thriving community that possesses a sense of pride and where community spirit prevails. Our town is committed to being a complete and healthy community where there are opportunities for everyone to contribute and to benefit.

Reporting to the Planning Services Coordinator, we are looking for a highly motivated professional to contribute to the Community Planning division.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures that planning applications are processed, opened and catalogued expeditiously
  • Ensures that planning documents are current and available (ie, Zoning By-law, Official Plan, application forms)
  • Responsible for records management of all departmental records and correspondence
  • Acts as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment including organizing meetings, providing guidance to staff, applicants and the committee regarding the administrative requirements of the Committee
  • Reviews and tracks development agreements initiated by the Committee of Adjustment, surveys of road widening, undertakings and other legal documents
  • Respond to general inquiries and perform other duties as assigned.

Key Competencies and Qualifications

  • Candidates will have a diploma or degree in Urban and Regional Planning or Geography
  • One year related experience in a municipal planning department or planning consulting firm
  • Working knowledge of TOMRMS (The Ontario Municipal Records Management System)
  • Knowledge of the Committee of Adjustment process, municipal administration process, particularly planning administration and of the Planning Act, Official Plans, and Zoning Bylaws
  • Must be able to promote a culture of inclusiveness and work with a diverse population of employees, participants, agencies and the public
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment meeting tight deadlines established by the Planning Act
  • Ability to communicate effectively, professionally and courteously with all levels of staff, applicants and the general public
  • Ability to be productive in a team environment, possess strong conflict resolution skills and have demonstrated proficiency with information technology.

The position offers a salary range of $52,600 to $65,750 (2023 rates) plus a competitive benefit package and an option for flexible work arrangements.

To explore these challenging opportunities further, we invite qualified applicants to forward their resume and covering letter in confidence, quoting file number 2023-PA03 by March 29, 2023, to:

Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Human Resources Department
125 Simcoe Road, P.O. Box 160, Bradford, Ontario L3Z 2A8
Fax: 905 775-8633 or email hr@townofbwg.com

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, and will only be used for candidate selection.
The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is committed to equity in employment. As an equal-opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as LGBTQ2S+.
The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is committed to providing accommodations based on any human rights-protected grounds and in accordance with the AODA, throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation, please notify us when contacted for an interview and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Manager of Building & Planning Services/CBO

Manager of Building & Planning Services/CBO

The Township of Huron-Kinloss, population of 7,700, is situated along the picturesque shore of Lake Huron at the southern end of Bruce County. The Township boasts the friendly communities of Lucknow, Ripley and Point Clark that are full of spirit and have rich histories dating back more than 150 years. We are surrounded by ample fresh air, access to your favourite outdoor hobbies and growing business opportunities. It’s a place where you can connect with your community, your kids can play outside, and you can finish your workday and be on Lake Huron within minutes. We believe the grass is greener here! There is no better time to join our thriving community than now.

We are recruiting an experienced professional to join our team as the Manager of Building and Planning Services/CBO. The main responsibilities of the Chief Building Official are to promote public safety and ensure compliance with and enforce the Ontario Building Code and the Property Standards Code, respecting the safety of buildings with reference to public health, fire protection, and structural sufficiency. Enforces all relevant by-laws. The Manager of Building & Planning Services/CBO will oversee all planning functions.

The preferred candidate will possess strong communication skills and be highly organized. They will have a combination of formal training and related municipal experience.

This is a permanent full-time position with a competitive salary, pension, and an excellent benefits package.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a confidential detailed resume with references no later than Friday, March 24, 2023, at 2:00 pm. Sealed envelopes should be clearly marked with the position title and sent to:

Attention: Leanne Scott, Human Resources Generalist
Township of Huron-Kinloss
P.O. Box 130, 21 Queen Street
Ripley, ON N0G 2R0

or e-mailed to lscott@huronkinloss.com

A full detailed position description is available by visiting our website Careers – Township of Huron Kinloss.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.M45, as amended, and will only be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Township of Huron-Kinloss will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

SCADA Technologist

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF DURHAM

Works Department

SCADA Technologist
(Regular Full-Time)

Job ID: 17557
Job Number:
CUPE Local 1785

Open: Mar 08, 2023      Close: Apr 04, 2023

 

The Region of Durham is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within its community and organization, and strongly welcomes and encourages applications from Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, women, persons who live with disabilities, people from 2SLGBTQI+ communities and people from diverse communities.

In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.

Number of Available positions:

Vacancies: 5 Regular Full-Time

Location

These positions will be based at the Plant Operations – SCADA Group offices at the Oshawa Water Supply Plant, with frequent travel required to work locations throughout the Region of Durham.

SCADA Technologist

The position will report to the District Plant Supervisor of SCADA Operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining, supporting and implementing SCADA Systems, networks, databases, applications and Operational Technologies (OT) for Water and Wastewater facilities throughout the Region of Durham.

The incumbent will:

  • Support and maintain SCADA-based Operational Technologies (OT) in the Region’s Water and Wastewater facilities from implementation to ongoing lifecycle maintenance
  • Identify, research, troubleshoot and resolve problems related to SCADA system operation, stability and security
  • Design, develop and implement strategies for application/network backup and recovery to minimize the loss of data and system configuration parameters
  • Work with internal Regional staff and consultants to design and develop SCADA architectures, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), drawings, configuration manuals, programming standards and quality assurance policies
  • Provide support to users, respond to inquiries, troubleshoot issues and perform repairs on PLCs, Microsoft Domains, Unix, Cisco systems, VMWare/VSphere environments and GE Proficy applications and architectures (Historian, iFix, Visual Basic, Terminal Services)
  • Assist with project management in relation to the design, installation and commissioning of SCADA systems as well as provide project supervision
  • Write, develop and modify programs for SCADA HMI systems, network equipment, database reporting applications and PLCs
  • Perform standby duty, overtime work and be able to respond quickly to problems and be placed on the regular maintenance on-call rotation schedule
  • Inspect and test system components installed by contractors and consultants
  • Write reports and maintain accurate records of work performed, materials used and associated costs
  • Provide exceptional customer service and actively add value to the SCADA Group team

The successful applicant will possess:

  • A Post-Secondary Diploma in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working in an industrial control environment
  • Experience in the design and improvement of SCADA/ industrial control systems
  • Thorough knowledge of PLC/HMI Graphics systems (GE Rx3i and Allen Bradley PLCs, Wonderware and iFix HMI applications)
  • Experience with the design, installation and configuration of Fieldbus networks for automation control including Ethernet/IP, Modbus, Profinet, etc.
  • Familiar with Cisco switches, routers and firewalls
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software applications and the ability to produce correspondence, spreadsheets and databases
  • Familiar with Windows Operating Systems (Windows Server 2019, Windows 10, Active Directory)
  • The ability to understand oral and written instructions as well as read and prepare process control narratives (PCN), wiring diagrams and drawings
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision and make sound judgments regarding work methods
  • The ability to manage multiple assignments and conflicting priorities
  • A valid Ontario Class ‘G’ Driver’s License

The following would be considered an asset:

  • Experience with VMWare applications, services and environments
  • Extensive experience with the design, installation and configuration of OT networks (Cisco), radio communication systems and Wide Area Network (WAN) topologies
  • Practical skills in configuring and administering Microsoft Server operating systems and platforms
  • Expert knowledge of Industrial Control System (ICS) cybersecurity best practices, techniques, policies and procedures
  • Experience with SCADA database software (SQLServer, Proficy Historian), programming and scripting languages (JAVA, C, SQL,HTML, Visual Basic) and reporting software (e.RIS)
  • Direct experience with computerized plant operations for Water and Wastewater treatment practices, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting is definitely an asset

SCADA Technologist Job Rate

  • $43.57 per hour

Conditions of Employment

Proof of education, qualifications and any other job bona fide requirements will be required prior to the start date.

In addition, all new hires must be fully vaccinated upon hire to meet the Region’s Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Policy. As required, exemptions will comply with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

External Application Process

Come find a home where exciting and rewarding careers are balanced with your lifestyle. We thank all applicants; however, only those being considered will be contacted. Please apply online at durham.ca/Careers no later than midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date indicated on the Job Posting.

The Region of Durham is an equal-opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity and you require accommodation, or if this information is required in an accessible format, please contact us at RecruitingHelp@durham.ca and a Recruiter will provide appropriate assistance pursuant to the Region’s Accommodation and Accessibility policies. Please note that resumes should not be sent to RecruitingHelp@durham.ca.

 

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Systems Performance Specialist

At Halton Region, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. Halton Region is committed to providing accommodation to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.

If you are looking for a role where you can lead a team towards the delivery of municipal infrastructure projects for the residents of Halton, we want to hear from you. Over the next 10 years, the Region will be investing over $5 billion in transportation, water and wastewater infrastructure. We are committed to delivering high quality infrastructure for the residents, businesses and visitors to Halton Region, and are looking for dedicated, forward thinking and enthusiastic individuals to join our Public Works team!

As an employer of choice, Halton Region recognizes the many benefits of hybrid work arrangements including flexibility and better work-life balance for our employees. Where the work permits, employees will have the choice to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals. Please note, this position is eligible for our Hybrid Work Program/Work from Home Arrangement.

Posting ID: 1487
Department: Public Works
Division: Water & Wastewater System Services
Pay Range: $75,743 – $100,992
Job Type: Permanent
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Work Location: North Service Road Office, 1075 North Service Road West, Oakville
Employee Group: OCT
Posting Date: February 10, 2023
Application Deadline: March 24, 2023

Job Summary
Reporting to the Supervisor of Infrastructure and Systems Improvement, the Systems Performance Specialist is responsible for monitoring water and wastewater system performance and identifying system performance issues. The position’s primary role includes water and wastewater system performance data management, quality assurance and reporting as well as performance data analysis to identify system performance issues for the linear and stations operational sections. This position is also responsible for overseeing the Regional Wastewater Flow Monitoring Program and Regional Water Flow, Pressure and Quality Monitoring Program.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead Regional Wastewater Flow Monitoring Program and Regional Water Flow, Pressure and Quality Monitoring Program;
  • Develop contract documents, including tenders and RFP’s, manage consultants and contractors providing field and engineering services;
  • Develop and implement strategies for monitoring and performance assessment of linear and vertical water and wastewater infrastructure including collection and analysis of information required to make key operational and business decisions;
  • Monitor and troubleshoot Halton’s wastewater and water systems via deployment of field monitoring equipment, assessment of system performance leveraging GIS, in-system monitoring, SCADA and hydraulic modeling;
  • Monitor, evaluate, and analyze data relative to water and wastewater system performance in order to proactively identify potential correlations, patterns, and system issues;
  • Recommends operational and analytical strategies to improve system performance with supporting technical and business case analyses;
  • Extract, transform, analyze and interpret data from multiple data sources, ensuring data quality and integrity is maintained from source to the final output;
  • Identify areas for data quality improvements and support solutions to resolve issues.
  • Assist with the collection of information required for benchmarking and performance metrics.
  • Cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with various internal and external stakeholders including public, staff, consultants, contractors, suppliers, and local municipalities.
  • Some field work will be required to access monitoring location and to deploy field monitoring equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications
Essential

  • University Degree or Diploma in a Civil or Environmental Engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the water and wastewater industry developing and implementing data analytics and business intelligence solutions.
  • Demonstrated background and understanding of GIS principles and practices and experience using the ESRI suite of software such as ArcGIS.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively, communicate and build relationships with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Excellent project management, planning, decision-making along with excellent customer service skills, report writing, presentation, and computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite in combination with a solid understanding of data management and applications.
  • Proficiency in data extraction, cleaning, collection, organization, analysis and interpretation from various systems such as SCADA, SAP, LIMS, and various databases within a DMBoK2 framework.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, be able to assess and evaluate projects and programs against key performance indicators and communicate progress clearly to a diverse audience
  • Knowledge of water distribution and wastewater collection processes and infrastructure.
  • Skills in water and wastewater system performance assessment, an understanding of the methodologies, equipment and instrumentation used for field data collection and monitoring. This includes monitoring and analysis of environmental and process variables (e.g. flow, rainfall, pressure, quality, energy), computer tools used for analysis, infiltration/inflow studies and system capacity assessment, basement flooding investigations, hydraulic modeling, approaches to system optimization, GIS and management of large databases.

Additional Skills and Qualifications
Preferred

  • Certified Analytics Professional, Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP), etc.
  • Experience with Javascript, Python or R.

Working/ Employment Conditions
Working Conditions

  • Travel will be required. Must provide own transportation.

Employment Conditions

  • The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on condition that the Regional Municipality of Halton receives a current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Records Check, by the first day of employment.

Important information about your application:

  • In accordance with requirements in Ontario Regulation 191/11 – Integrated Accessibility Standards and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Region will accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform the Talent Acquisition representative of the nature of the accommodation(s) you require.
  • Please submit your application online. We will accommodate individual needs for applicants with disabilities and others who are not able to apply online. If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.
  • Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date specified on the posting.
  • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
  • Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.
  • If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.

Halton Region serves more than 595,000 residents throughout Burlington , Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to the delivery of high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work. We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Project Manager – Preventative Maintenance (W&WW)

Job Posting #: NU 17.23
Position:
Project Manager – Preventative Maintenance (W&WW)
Job Code: 8ESPMP
Status: Permanent Full Time
Employee Group: Non-Union
Salary:  $84,596 – $105,746 per annum
Division: Environmental and Infrastructure Services
Department: Environmental Services
Reports To: Director, Environmental Services
Location: Simcoe, ON
Posting Period: February 27, 2023 to March 27, 2023


How to apply:

Follow the link below for the application process:

https://apply.workable.com/j/1178FA2C33

  • 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.

Scope of Position:

To plan and manage activities related to studies and capital projects that includes a water efficiency strategy planning and preventative maintenance program, inflow and infiltration studies of the wastewater collection systems, vertical maintence program development and other projects as required.  Prepare consultant and contractor procurement documents and participate in selection and administration of these goods and services. To ensure that projects are completed within the annual budget limits and timelines; and to coordinate with regulatory agencies, stakeholders and third-party utilities companies regarding operating and capital projects.  The majority of this work is related to the implementation of the County’s water and wastewater operating plan to meet the long-term water and wastewater servicing needs of the County.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Undergraduate or community college degree or community college diploma in engineering, environmental or a related field.
  • Minimum five years’ experience beyond university or community college graduation in an engineering or environmental 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.])
  • The Project Management Professional designation is an asset.
  • Provincial Operator Certification in Water Treatment, Water Distribution and Supply, Wastewater Collection and/or Wastewater Treatment certification would be considered an asset.

Skill and Abilities:

  • Excellent project management skills within a municipal environment
  • Expertise in the operation of water and wastewater infrastructure for municipalities
  • Expertise in reviewing design reports, drawings, condition assessments, CCTV, specifications and operation and maintenance manuals
  • Knowledge of testing and commissioning processes, shut down and scheduling coordination with operations to minimize the impact on facility, systems and community servicing
  • A high level of integrity and accountability, as an effective project leader, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Liaise with stakeholders, developers, consultants, contractors, internal staff and external agencies
  • Skilled communicator within a multi-functional and collaborative team environment
  • Polished customer service ability to deal with public and project stakeholders; ability to deal with conflicts and difficult situations
  • Competent in the use of computer programs, in particular Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Understanding of Federal and Provincial legislation related to various practice areas of municipalities, such as the Municipal Act, Safe Drinking Water Act and the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations under the Fisheries Act
  • Must be aware of water and wastewater design guidelines, specifications, regulatory requirements, best practices and safe work practices as they relate to job responsibilities and the work environment.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

Position Description:

  • Participate in the Environmental Services Departments program development of the water efficiency strategy, preventative maintenance programs, inflow and infiltration studies of the wastewater collection system, a back flow prevention program and others as required
  • Coordinate and develop the scope of work for projects related to existing or proposed assets within the Environmental Services Department.  The water and wastewater infrastructure projects may include input into the capital planning and delivery assignments required for new and existing assets and programs.  The Project Manager will manage projects from beginning to completion
  • Coordinate with other departments to provide input on the 10 year capital delivery program and asset management program; providing input to budgeting and maintenance planning
  • Initiate and lead technical studies and planning tasks necessary to understand and prioritize infrastructure needs as it relates to water and wastewater
  • Develop project plans to define the steps needed to fully meet the project needs and fully participate in executing that plan; coordination with consultants and contractors; review of reports and designs; contract administration and ongoing review of project budgets and status
  • Prepare various procurement documents related to the projects and studies, such as Requests for Proposals, Tender Documents, Council Reports and Regular Project Updates to Senior Management
  • Manage and supervise project consultants and contractors delivering services.
  • Monitor and control project budget, scope, schedule and quality as outlined in the project requirements; regular site visits and reporting of issues that may lead to contract deviations and stakeholders’ impact
  • Review and process invoices and payments in a thorough and timely fashion
  • Prepare reports and presentations regarding project status for management updates
  • Assist in updating annual project budgets and development of budget projections for the departments’ 10-year operating and capital program.
  • Other capital planning and delivery 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.

Project Manager – Major Linear Infrastructure (W&WW)

Posting #: NU 14.23
Title: Project Manager – Major Linear Infrastructure (W&WW)
Job Code: 8ENPML
Status: Permanent Full Time
Employee Group: Non-Union
Salary: $84,596 – $105,746 per annum
Division: Environmental and Infrastructure Services
Department: Engineering
Reports To: Project Director
Location: Simcoe, ON
Posting Period: February 27, 2023 to March 27, 2023


How to apply:

Follow the link below for the application process:

https://apply.workable.com/j/B27680B8F9

  • 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.

Scope of Position:

To plan and manage the design and construction of municipal infrastructure capital projects which may include linear water and wastewater infrastructure assets (watermains, sewers, distribution system, local sewer systems, water intakes, outfalls). The majority of this work is related to the implementation of the Inter-Urban Water Supply (IUWS) Program to meet the long-term water servicing needs of the County.  Prepare consultant and contractor procurement documents and participate in selection and administration of these goods and services. To ensure that projects are completed within the annual budget limits and timelines; and to coordinate with regulatory agencies, stakeholders and third-party utilities companies regarding capital construction projects.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Four-year University degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university.
  • Minimum five years’ experience beyond university in an engineering department with a municipality or multi discipline consulting, working predominantly with municipalities.
  • Licensed (P.Eng.) under the Ontario Professional Engineers Act.
  • The Project Management Professional designation is an asset.
  • Provincial Operator Certification in Water Treatment, Water Distribution and Supply, Wastewater Collection and/or Wastewater Treatment certification would be considered an asset.

Skill and Abilities:

  • Excellent project management skills within municipal environment
  • Expertise in design and construction of linear water and sewer infrastructure for municipalities including transmission watermains, distribution systems, trunk sewers, local sewer system, intake and outfall rehabilitation and/or replacement, and all other civil engineering and restoration scope elements.
  • Expertise in reviewing condition assessments, environmental assessments, design reports, drawings, specifications and operation and maintenance manuals.
  • Expertise with open cut and trenchless technologies (directional drilling, micro-tunnelling, cured-in-place pipe lining) employed for small and large diameter pipelines construction and rehabilitation
  • A high level of integrity and accountability, as an effective project leader, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Liaise with governing and approval agencies, stakeholders, developers, consultants, contractors, internal staff and external agencies.
  • Skilled communicator within a multi-functional and collaborative team environment
  • Polished customer service ability to deal with public and project stakeholders; ability to deal with conflicts and difficult situations.
  • Competent in the use of computer programs in particular Microsoft Office Suite programs and a working knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Understanding of Ontario legislation related to various practice areas of municipalities, such as but not limited to the Municipal Act and Planning Act.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Must be aware of water and wastewater design guidelines, specifications, regulatory requirements, best practices and safe work practices as they relate to job responsibilities and work environment, Construction Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, The Environmental Protection Act, The Clean Water Act, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Position Description:

The Project Manager will:

  • Participate in Engineering Department special programs, such as implementation of the Integrated Sustainable Master Plan Priorities for Water and Wastewater Upgrades, focusing on the Inter Urban Water Supply Program.
  • Coordinate with various County Departments and Divisions to develop the Scope of Work for projects related to existing or proposed assets within the jurisdiction of that Division. The infrastructure projects may include capital planning and delivery assignments required for new and existing assets such as transmission watermains, intakes and outfalls, and connections to the pumping stations, storage facilities, booster stations, and treatment plants. The Project Manager will manage projects from inception to warranty and, implementing any activities required to meet the needs of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.
  • Support technical studies and planning tasks necessary to understand and prioritize infrastructure needs as it relates to water and wastewater servicing.
  • Develop project plans to define the steps needed to fully meet the project needs and fully participate in: executing that plan; coordination with consultants and contractors; review of reports and designs; contract administration; and, ongoing review of project budgets and status.
  • Prepare various procurement documents related to the projects and studies, such as Requests for Proposals, Tender Documents, Council Reports and Regular Project Updates to Senior Management.
  • Manage and supervise project consultants and contractors delivering planning, design, construction and post-construction/warranty services.
  • Monitor and control project budget, scope, risk, schedule and quality as outlined in the project requirements; regular site visits and reporting of issues that may lead to contract deviations and stakeholders’ impact.
  • Review and process change orders, invoices and progress payments in a thorough and timely fashion.
  • Prepare reports and presentations regarding project status for Council Updates
  • Assist in updating annual project budgets and development of budget projections for the Division’s 10-year capital delivery program.
  • Coordinate scope of work, budget and timelines with other departments and outside agencies and deliver positive customer service to the public.
  • Other capital planning and delivery 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.

Project Manager – Major Vertical Infrastructure (W&WW)

Job Posting #: NU 13.23
Title: Project Manager – Major Vertical Infrastructure (W&WW)
Job Code: 8ENPMV
Status: Permanent Full Time
Employee Group: Non-Union
Salary: $84,596 – $105,746 per annum
Division: Environmental and Infrastructure Services
Department: Engineering
Reports To: Project Director
Location: Simcoe, ON
Posting Period: February 27, 2023 to March 27, 2023


How to apply:

Follow the link below for the application process:

https://apply.workable.com/j/23748A407A

  • 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.

Scope of Position:

To plan and manage the design and construction of municipal infrastructure capital projects which may include building of new water and wastewater facilities and/or upgrades of existing assets (pumping stations, treatment plants, booster stations, elevated tanks, reservoirs, associated back-up generators and biosolids processing facilities). The majority of this work is related to the implementation of the 10-year capital delivery plan to meet the long-term water and wastewater servicing needs of the County as outlined in the Integrated Servicing Master Plan and Biosolids Management Plan.  Prepare consultant and contractor procurement documents and participate in selection and administration of these goods and services. To ensure that projects are completed within the annual budget limits and timelines; and to coordinate with regulatory agencies, stakeholders and third-party utilities companies regarding capital construction projects.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Four-year University degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university.
  • Minimum five years’ experience beyond university in an engineering department with a municipality or multi discipline consulting, working predominantly with municipalities.
  • Licensed (P.Eng.) under the Ontario Professional Engineers Act.
  • The Project Management Professional designation is an asset.
  • Provincial Operator Certification in Water Treatment, Water Distribution and Supply, Wastewater Collection and/or Wastewater Treatment certification would be considered an asset.

Skill and Abilities:

  • Excellent project management skills within municipal environment
  • Expertise in design and construction of water and wastewater vertical infrastructure for municipalities including treatment plants, pumping stations, elevated tanks, booster stations, intake and outfall rehab and/or replacement, biosolids processing facilities, and all other mechanical, electrical, SCADA, decommissioning, restoration and other civil engineering scope elements.
  • Expertise in reviewing condition assessments, environmental assessments, design reports, drawings, specifications and operation and maintenance manuals.
  • Experience with design and construction of advanced water and wastewater treatment processes (nutrient removal, membranes filtration, chemical treatment, UV disinfection) and biosolids processing and disposal (aerobic and anaerobic digestion, thickening, dewatering, storage).
  • A high level of integrity and accountability, as an effective project leader, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Liaise with governing and approval agencies, stakeholders, developers, consultants, contractors, internal staff and external agencies.
  • Skilled communicator within a multi-functional and collaborative team environment
  • Polished customer service ability to deal with public and project stakeholders; ability to deal with conflicts and difficult situations.
  • Competent in the use of computer programs in particular Microsoft Office Suite programs and a working knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • 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
  • Must be aware of water and wastewater design guidelines, specifications, regulatory requirements, best practices and safe work practices as they relate to job responsibilities and work environment, Construction Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, The Environmental Protection Act, The Clean Water Act, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Position Description:

The Project Manager will:

  • Participate in Engineering Department special programs, such as implementation of the Integrated Sustainable Master Plan Priorities for Water and Wastewater Upgrades, focusing on the major water and wastewater vertical infrastructure projects.
  • Coordinate with various County Departments and Divisions to develop the Scope of Work for projects related to existing or proposed assets within the jurisdiction of that Division.  The water and wastewater infrastructure projects may include capital planning and delivery assignments required for new and existing assets such as pumping stations, storage facilities, booster stations, and treatment plants. The Project Manager will manage projects from inception to warranty and, implementing any activities required to meet the needs of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.
  • Support technical studies and planning tasks necessary to understand and prioritize infrastructure needs as it relates to water and wastewater servicing.
  • Develop project plans to define the steps needed to fully meet the project needs and fully participate in: executing that plan; coordination with consultants and contractors; review of reports and designs; contract administration; and, ongoing review of project budgets and status.
  • Prepare various procurement documents related to the projects and studies, such as Requests for Proposals, Tender Documents, Council Reports and Regular Project Updates to Senior Management.
  • Manage and supervise project consultants and contractors delivering planning, design, construction and post-construction/warranty services.
  • Monitor and control project budget, scope, risk, schedule and quality as outlined in the project requirements; regular site visits and reporting of issues that may lead to contract deviations and stakeholders’ impact.
  • Review and process change orders, invoices and progress payments in a thorough and timely fashion.
  • Prepare reports and presentations regarding project status for Council Updates
  • Assist in updating annual project budgets and development of budget projections for the Division’s 10-year capital delivery program.
  • Coordinate scope of work, budget and timelines with other departments and outside agencies and deliver positive customer service to the public.
  • Other capital planning and delivery 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.

Shop Foreman/Maintenance Director

Hᐋᒻᓚᑯᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ
HAMLET OF ARVIAT
P.O. Box 150
ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ
Arviat, Nunavut, X0C 0E0

 ᐅᖃᓘᑎᑯᑦ: 867-857-2841 – ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ: sao@arviat.ca – ᓱᒃᑲᔪᒃᑯᑦ: 867-857-2519
Phone 867-857-2841   –  e-mail: sao@arviat.ca  –  Facsimile: 867-857-2519


SHOP FOREMAN/MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR
HAMLET of ARVIAT, NUNAVUT

The Hamlet of Arviat, Nunavut,  is accepting applications for the position of Shop Foreman/Maintenance Director.

Under the direction of the Senior Administrative Officer (SAO), the Shop Foreman/Maintenance Director is responsible for:

  1. Managing, supervising, and assessing the Hamlet of Arviat’s current Public Works Department’s operations, with particular attention to ongoing maintenance and preventative maintenance of all Hamlet of Arviat equipment.
  2. Determining areas of operation that require changes to policies and procedures to ensure maximum efficiency in Hamlet of Arviat fleet management, equipment and operations and minimizes equipment breakdowns and down-time. This includes but is not limited to parts inventory management, human resources, maintenance schedules, training requirements, equipment requirements, etc.
  3. Providing the Hamlet of Arviat with a plan to implement the changes and recommendations developed in item (2) and a timeline to do so, including human resources, training, and budgetary requirements for implementation of the fleet management/maintenance improvement plan.
  4. Begin implementing the above plan on behalf of the Hamlet of Arviat.

The Hamlet of Arviat is a rapidly growing remote community, and as the community grows and Public Works services increase, the Hamlet of Arviat is facing challenges in managing and maintaining our extensive fleet of equipment, especially water and sewage trucks which are essential for the daily water/sewer services provided to the community. The Hamlet of Arviat has identified a need to perform an in-depth review of Public Works garage operations to determine where efficiencies can be found, as well as to determine what additional resources are needed to effectively and efficiently maintain and operate our growing equipment fleet.

As Shop Foreman/Maintenance Director, the successful candidate will undertake an in-depth review of the maintenance operations of the Public Works Department, and assist the Department in its operations at the Hamlet of Arviat, including:

  • Completing an in-depth assessment and review of the current Public Works Garage, maintenance, and fleet operations, including but not limited to reviewing Preventative Maintenance schedules, human resources, staff schedules, and training, inventory management, etc. to ensure maximum efficiency and maximum operating time for Hamlet of Arviat Equipment.
  • Reviewing existing equipment and identifying equipment that is at End of Life, identifying necessary equipment that is missing, undersized, underutilized, or otherwise not available to meet requirements, and proposing replacement and/or additional equipment as required by Hamlet of Arviat public works services now and in the foreseeable future.
  • Assisting with the overall management of the Public Works Department.
  • Developing a plan for the Hamlet of Arviat to improve fleet efficiency, reliability, and service delivery by improving equipment management, maintenance, both in the immediate term and in the next five years.
  • Beginning to implement this plan at the appropriate time; this contract may be extended (upon mutual agreement) with the intention of overseeing implementation.
  • Attending committee, staff, public, and/or council meetings when required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the SAO.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent;
  • Post-Secondary degree, diploma, and/or certificate in a field related to Public Works management, municipal administration, or a related field; or training in a field such as Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic or other trade is required; further education is an asset;
  • Computer skills including use of email, word processing, and spreadsheets; experience in maintenance management software such as MMOS is a strong asset.
  • Experience in overseeing or managing public works operations, fleet management, maintenance operations, equipment maintenance facilities, or similar experience;
  • Experience in assessing and improving public works operations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including experience managing or supervising staff;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and in a remote location.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; communication in Inuktitut is an asset;
  • Class 5 driver’s license; class 3 with airbrakes endorsement and/or Heavy Equipment Operator training is an asset.

Working Conditions and Position Details

  • The Hamlet of Arviat is the municipal government responsible for the administration of municipal services for the community of Arviat, Nunavut. Arviat is one of the largest communities in Nunavut with approximately 3,000 people, located on the western shores of Hudson Bay about halfway between Rankin Inlet, NU and Churchill, MB. The Hamlet’s mandate is to provide municipal services to the population, including public works (road maintenance, garbage pickup, water/sewage services, etc.), health & wellness programming, economic development activities, and recreational facilities and programming for Arviat residents. Arviat is a remote, fly-in only community with an arctic climate. For more information visit www.arviat.ca.
  • This is a management position, outside of the Hamlet of Arviat collective agreement. The successful candidate will form part of the management team for the Hamlet.
  • The standard working hours for this position are 8:00am to noon and 1:00pm – 5:00pm from Monday to Friday (40.0 hours per week).
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required, as the maintenance operation programming schedules dictate. Hamlet of Arviat equipment is active seven days a week, 365 days a year.
  • As a management position, some overtime will be expected.
  • The Hamlet of Arviat will provide and/or subsidize housing and provide relocation assistance for the successful candidate, to be negotiated as required.
  • Compensation package will be negotiated with the successful candidate, and will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and education, and inline with the compensation packages of other Hamlet of Arviat management positions.
  • This is a one-year term contract position, with the possibility of extension upon mutual agreement.
  • As this position is located in a remote community, the Hamlet of Arviat is open to negotiating a rotational work schedule with the successful candidate.

If you are interested:

  • Submit your resume to SAO Steve England at sao@arviat.ca.
  • For questions, including a full job description, please contact SAO Steve England at 867-857-2841 ex 1001 or sao@arviat.ca.

This job posting is open to the public.
This is a 1-year term position with a strong possibility of extension.
This position is open until filled.

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Job Type:
Management / Administration

Organization:
Town of Crossfield

The Town of Crossfield is currently seeking a dynamic, experienced leader to fulfill the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Taking direction from town council, the CAO is responsible for the overall operation and delivery of municipal services for the Town of Crossfield, including leading, planning, and managing operations and programs for the municipality. The CAO will have proven, excellent knowledge of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and extensive municipal experience.

The successful candidate will employ proven leadership abilities, strategic and creative thinking, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills to ensure the continuous development and forward-movement of new and existing municipal services. The CAO will be capable of creating an effective organizational structure and excels at providing efficient customer service, promoting teamwork, quality and cost-effective municipal services and adaptability for future change.

The Town of Crossfield is a warm welcoming community located 10 minutes North of Airdrie and 25 minutes north of Calgary along the QE2. The 2022 municipal population is estimated to be 3,700. Crossfield is on the cusp of having the potential to grow exponentially within the next
few years and requires a leader that can plan and manage growth.

Education:

The ideal candidate possesses a post-secondary education in Business, Management, Economics, Planning, Engineering or Public Administration with 10-15 years of progressive management experience. Other post-secondary education will be considered based on
candidate’s municipal experience.

Certified Local Government Managers (CLGM) designation and or national Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) is preferred.

Experience:

The ideal candidate will be experienced in the following:

  • Extensive municipal experience in a director level or higher (CAO)
  • Ability to manage Crossfield’s anticipated growth
  • 10 years of progressive management experience within a multi-dimensional service organization
  • Proven, strong ability to liaise effectively with Council, other elected officials, residents, developers, community groups, and other levels of government, with effective communication, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Strategic long-term planning, financial and budget skills
  • A thorough understanding of the financial and budgeting process for municipalities.
  • Analytical and transparent ability in preparing reports and compiling information for Council, together with a good knowledge of and proficiency in all related information technology
  • A robust working knowledge of the MGA is required, with the ability to guide Council and the Staff on the MGA
  • A thorough understanding and experience in economic development and planning.
  • Project management
  • Ability to leverage resources listen to diverse viewpoints and be open to new ideas
  • An honest trustworthy individual able to build strong relationships and has high ethics, integrity, respect, and accountability, upholding the public interest
  • A proven ability to provide leadership, and to adapt and integrate complex planning policy and program initiatives.
  • Proven ability to provide overall leadership for the planning, development, recreation and management of a variety of municipal services and to provide well-researched guidance to Council and staff.
  • Proven experience in strategic planning, organizational development and achieving results in building team relations and an ability to lead, coach and motivate staff and achieve positive results.
  • Strong focus on quality of life and recreational services.
  • The ability to see municipal services from a regional perspective and to develop and foster shared services and partnerships with other municipalities.
  • The ability to develop a presence in the community and collaborate with other community partners, industry, and government in attracting and fostering economic development.
  • Proven experience in maintaining credible and authentic relationships with external stakeholder groups including community leaders, citizens and businesses.
  • Ability to plan and manage the implementation of program activities, analyze and solve issues and make effective decisions.

Assets: Strong financial and business background, excels in municipal planning.

Additional Requirements: RCMP Criminal Record Check, Valid Driver’s Abstract

Chosen candidates for an interview may be asked to submit a presentation or assignment to prove skills.

Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, and a detailed resume outlining their experience.

Application Return: Only email applications will be accepted at mayorharris@crossfieldalberta.com Please reply in confidence by Friday, March 31, 2023, 4:30 pm.

Remuneration will be commensurate with your experience, knowledge, and abilities. A comprehensive benefits package is also provided. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Important Dates:

Closing Date: Friday, March 31, 2023, 4:30 pm If a suitable candidate is not found, the competition will be extended.

Anticipated start date for new CAO: August 1, 2023.

Director of Operations

Job Level: Permanent/Full Time Posting # 2023-001
Salary – $89,500 – $103,500

THE DISTRICT OF STEWART is seeking a positive, action-oriented, and self-motivated individual that exhibits public relations capabilities, and is a trusted motivator with leadership skills to foster a productive Operations/Public Works team.

Stewart is located in northwest British Columbia, at the head of the Portland Canal, and is 3 km from Hyder, Alaska. Stewart’s economic base is mining, forestry, and tourism. Visitors & residents alike enjoy seasonal recreation including boating, fishing, hiking, heliskiing, snowmobiling, and exploring the many glaciers accessible by road— including the Salmon Glacier, the 5th largest glacier in Canada accessible by road.

LEAD AND MOTIVATE IN PUBLIC WORKS

Job Summary:
Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director of Operations is responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of a range of services in the planning, organization, control and direction of issues related to water, sewer, roads and drainage systems, solid waste collection, snow clearing operations, fleet and heavy equipment management, and maintenance of public infrastructure. Supported by a unionized Public Works Team, you will provide leadership to ensure that the District’s infrastructure is well maintained through effective planning and utilization of resources. You will coordinate with the CAO in order to prioritize the implementation of Capital Works Projects. This position may be filled either as regular full-time or on contract.

Where is the Job?
With a population of 500, the District of Stewart is a deep-sea port on BC’s beautiful northern coast. During the summer, Stewart is a major tourist draw with its closeness to Alaska and road access to a major glacier – the Salmon. You’ll enjoy recreational opportunities year-round with fishing down the Portland Canal, and first-class snowmobiling and heli-skiing on the adjacent mountains. Major industry in the area includes mining, logging, and port operations. 

What You’ll Do:
You will be a role model of respectful and responsible communications for your team, and you’ll make sure that all decisions and actions comply with legislation, policies, and procedures. You will manage the department’s operating budget and work collaboratively with various vendors. You will ensure the proper maintenance of municipal facilities, systems, and equipment; and you can be available for emergencies when needed. On a day-to-day basis, you’ll oversee a wide variety of tasks that include running the maintenance shop and yard, operating heavy and light equipment, managing the fleet, and handling physical labour. Under your leadership, the Public Works crew will carry out duties in:

  • Water treatment and distribution
  • Sewer treatment and collection
  • Culvert and ditch maintenance
  • Road, sidewalk, and ditch maintenance
  • Snow and ice control
  • Public inquiries and requests

What You’ll Get in Return:

  • An outstanding team that values diversity and teamwork.
  • An annual wage of $89,500 – $103,500 depending upon qualifications and experience.
  • A comprehensive benefits package; and
  • Assistance with relocation for those considering a move from outside the District.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Valid Class 3 or higher Commercial Driver’s License is preferred but not a job requirement.
  • Experience as a Supervisor or Foreperson.
  • Basic knowledge of water/wastewater operations.
  • Experience operating heavy equipment.
  • Ability to use basic computer applications including email, web browsers and word/excel processing software.
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks, exercise sound judgement; and
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

What to do Next:

Send your resume and cover letter to Todd Francis, Chief Administrative Officer, at cao@districtofstewart.com. Applications will be accepted until filled.

Applications: Qualified candidates are invited to submit their detailed resume and covering letter in confidence to the District of Stewart to:

Todd Francis, CAO
P.O. Box 460,
705 Brightwell Street
Stewart BC V0T 1W0

Or via email to: cao@districtofstewart.com

When applying please quote Job Posting No. 2022-014 | Shortlisted applicants will be asked for three (3) references.

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS ~ JOB DESCRIPTION

General Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage and direct the daily work of employees in all public works operations.
  • Oversee snow removal and scheduling.
  • Investigate complaints from the public and resolve problems in a satisfactory manner.
  • Supervise the operation and maintenance of the public works shop.
  • Manage the purchase, repair, and use of department equipment.
  • Manage the repair and usage of District buildings.
  • Manage the purchase of materials and supplies for the department.
  • Coordinate and oversee the work of independent contractors.
  • Represent the District as authorized and directed by the District CAO and Council.
  • Perform the general planning and supervision of the repair and maintenance of District facilities.
  • Attend regular District Council meetings and special meetings as directed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the CAO including but not limited to Asset Management and Capital Planning.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Direct all aspects of building/facilities operations in the District of Stewart including preventative maintenance; repairs and renovations of mechanical; electrical, and plumbing; energy conservation; masonry; carpentry; security and other building systems as performed by District employees and/or contractors.
  • Assess condition, review equipment specifications, and establish preventative maintenance schedule for all municipal facility systems and equipment.
  • Establish and maintain contracts with various vendors to provide annual/regular service on heating systems, fire suppression systems, carpet/upholstery cleaning, plumbing maintenance, and repairs, etc.
  • Review and approve invoices from vendors and prepare purchase orders for payment
  • Develop and implement work plans to meet department performance goals as directed by the District Council.
  • Obtain Authorization from CAO and District Council for yearly capital improvement purchases.
  • Maintain a highly professional standard of conduct and communication with staff and members of the public.
  • Keep abreast of current trends in public works management and other industry standards.

Responsibilities for Personnel:

  • Organize, direct, and supervise employees in order to achieve high quality and efficiency in department services and operations.
  • Recommend assignment, re-assignment, appointment, promotion, suspension and/or termination of department employees.
  • Provide training to municipal staff in daily operation and maintenance of building and grounds as well as basic training on equipment and tools and enforce Occupational Health and Safety rules and regulations.
  • Prepare and approve time sheets.
  • Review department employee performance on a regular basis.
  • Provide positive leadership in order to foster productivity and good employee relations
  • Provide opportunities for employees to obtain job-related training in order to improve knowledge, skills, and performance.
  • Develop and enforce high standards of safety and work quality
  • Implement and enforce District policies and procedures.

Budget Responsibilities:

  • Prepare department operating budget under the general direction of the District CAO and Council.
  • Administer the department budget as adopted and/or amended.
  • Follow appropriate purchasing procedures to ensure that quality goods and services are obtained in a timely manner and at a competitive price.

Notice: This position description has been prepared to assist in defining job responsibilities.

It is not intended to be a complete list of job duties, responsibilities, and/or essential functions, nor does it limit or modify the right of the District to assign, direct and control the work of employees under its supervision.

The District retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to, or delete from any part of this document as it deems, in its judgment, to be proper.

Development Engineering Technologist

DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST
THE OKANAGAN LIFESTYLE IS CALLING!

West Kelowna is an emerging city where opportunity awaits in the spectacular Okanagan Valley. Captivating lakes and mountains, orchards, and vineyards provide countless recreational opportunities. Find your life balance here and grow your career with us. Live and work in a place that Maclean’s Magazine has named one of the best places to live in Canada. Spend weekends wine tasting, picking fresh locally grown produce, mountain biking through stately pine forests, or swimming or kayaking in beautiful Okanagan Lake. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, numerous employee wellness incentives, an earned time off program, and professional development opportunities. West Kelowna is calling! We love it here and we are certain you will too!

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
The Development Engineering Technologist provides technical review and assessment on multifaceted land use applications such as subdivision, OCP and zoning bylaw amendments, development permits, and building permits. Responds to requests for information or technical assistance from consulting firms, land developers, or external agencies related to the subdivision or development of land. The successful candidate will demonstrate good knowledge of engineering design, strong customer service skills, and the ability to communicate established policies and procedures with tact, discretion, and a thorough understanding of the City’s Bylaws.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A member of, or eligibility for full membership in, the Applied Science Technologist and Technicians Association of BC as an AScT or CTech
  • A minimum of 3 years of design and inspection experience in the field of Municipal Engineering
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel), Auto CAD, GIS Systems, etc.
  • Good knowledge of technical terms and high attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude, and exercise tact and diplomacy to maintain good internal/external working relationships
  • Strong customer services skills and the ability to communicate established policies and procedures with tact and discretion
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Good organizational skills, with the ability to plan and prioritize effectively

Information for Applicants: The City of West Kelowna has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and continued employment. Candidates who can establish that they cannot be fully vaccinated for a valid reason related to a protected ground under the British Columbia Human Rights Code may request an exemption.

*Applications are accepted online at www.westkelownacity.ca/jobs. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Applicants will need to upload their cover letter, resume, and driver’s abstract when applying.

Competition No. 22-61E
Full Time – Permanent | 35 hrs/wk | $41.33/hr
Benefits | Municipal Pension Plan | Earned Time Off Program

Park Operations Supervisor

What is the CRD?

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is the regional government for 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands, serving more than 432,000 people.

Our administrative boundaries span the Traditional Territories of many First Nations, all of whom have a long standing relationship with the land and waters from time immemorial that continues to this day.

We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. In our commitment to bring differing perspectives to our workplace, and to deliver the best possible service to our customers, we encourage and welcome applications from all people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and lived experiences.

Park Operations Supervisor
Parks & Environmental Services – Regional Parks

Competition Number: 22/323
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Hours of Work: 80 hours bi-weekly
Rate of Pay: $44.43 to $50.34 per hour (2023 rates)
Review of applications begins: Open to filled
Job Summary
Under the general direction of the Manager, Park Operations, the Park Operations Supervisor is a senior level supervisory position which plans, schedules, directs, and oversees the efficient maintenance, repair and construction of trails and facilities in a complex network of parks and protected areas.

This position requires a clear criminal record check. The applicant/incumbent will be required to undergo a criminal record check in order to work in this position and to report to their supervisor if any criminal charges are laid against them that may be related to their employment in this position.

Qualifications
  • Degree in park management, outdoor recreation, geography, planning, natural resource management, environmental studies, biology or related field plus 5 years’ experience, 3 of which must be in a supervisor role or;
  • Diploma from a Community College in park management, resource management, outdoor recreation or related field plus 8 years’ experience, 3 of which must have been in a supervisor role and;
  • Must possess a valid BC Driver’s Licence.
Applications
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit www.crd.bc.ca and submit your application on our careers page.

We welcome all qualified applicants to apply and may consider a combination of experience, education and/or training where possible.

NOTE: For the health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities we serve, the CRD requires verification of your COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of employment.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
People working in this role can expect to be responsible for performing the following duties. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and other related duties similar in scope and complexity may be performed.
  • Provides leadership, supervision and direction and detailed project management and planning of Regional Park initiatives and projects.
  • Directly responsible for project management, project planning, and project direction including resource allocation, project timelines and priorities, and scheduling activities related to park operations.
  • Directs and supervises the staff and resources required to carry out the maintenance and development requirements for trails and facilities.
  • Prepares, drafts, reviews and makes recommendations on annual operating plans and annual infrastructure fund projects.
  • Liaises with and coordinates with Visitor Services & Community Development staff, Planning, Resource Management & Development staff, other Operations Supervisors, Team Lead, Park Technician as well as other CRD Service areas.
  • Provides leadership, direction and guidance to Operations field staff, and contributes to the Park Services’ team to meet the objectives identified in the Regional Parks Strategic Plan.
  • Develops standards, specifications and Best Management Practices for park operations.
  • Provides project reports, presentations, briefing notes and project summaries as required.
  • Manages and updates regional park assets utilizing the Regional Parks Asset Management Program.
  • Plans, organizes, prioritizes and assigns duties to ensure projects and maintenance activities are completed on time and to a high standard.
  • Ensures all work is performed according to WorkSafe BC regulations, CRD policies and CRD Parks’ policies and guidelines. Reports unsafe work activities or conditions to the manager and takes appropriate remedial action immediately.
  • Directs and supervises the implementation of preventative maintenance schedules and relevant budgets.
  • Oversees budget expenditures for Operations accounts and ensures expenditures are appropriate and within established limits.
  • Monitors and reports expenditures relative to assigned plans and budgets and orders/purchasing of materials and supplies.
  • Administers contract tenders in accordance with CRD policies and procedures.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of the Regional Parks Service Plan, Annual Budget, Annual Report, specific to assigned responsibilities; assists with the development of operational objectives and long range plans.
  • Maintains accurate records related to work activities and operations.
  • Hires, directs and supervises contract services and ensures quality standards are achieved.
  • Regulates park use permits, ensuring compliance, and advises park visitors on relevant bylaws, regulations and park matters.
  • Prepares annual work plans for Operations staff in consultation with the Manager, Park Services.
  • Recruits and orients staff.
  • Completes annual and other performance reviews for Operations staff.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
To be successful at the CRD, candidates should have a shared understanding of our Cultural Traits and Statement of Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Additionally, ideal candidates would possess the following role specific knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Provides supervisory expertise to ensure activities are carried out in accordance with regulations, policies, procedures and standards.
  • Advanced project management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and cohesively in a team environment with managers, other supervisors and staff, and ability to deal successfully with interpersonal issues.
  • Ability to interpret comprehensive technical reports and specifications.
  • Advanced knowledge of regulations and legislation including WorkSafe BC, Collective agreements; Federal, Provincial and Municipal environmental legislation; CRD policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of, GPS and map interpretation; Four wheel drive vehicles and small engine equipment; Application and limitations of heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use various computer word processing, spreadsheet and project scheduling programs, asset management programs and databases (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Access, MS Project, SAP, and GIS).
  • Must be physically fit and able to perform a variety of heavy manual outdoor works in all types of weather conditions.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
  • Knowledge of regional parks and trails in the CRD and the Regional Parks Strategic Plan.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of park management and operation functions and park and natural area protection concepts and theory.
  • Extensive experience related to Parks’ operations including health and safety, fire management, bylaw and enforcement, fleet and equipment planning and management, signs, emergency response and building and grounds maintenance.
  • Ability to solve operational issues, set priorities and organize a diverse and heavy workload.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Ability to facilitate and conduct highly effective meetings and make effective presentations.

Building Inspector

The City of Quinte West invites applications for the following full-time position:

Building Inspector
Planning and Development Services

The Building Inspector is responsible for site inspections, examining and recommending for approval, or rejection, applications for building permits based on plans and specifications submitted in compliance with the Ontario Building Code Act, the Ontario Building Code and referenced standards, within a geographic area or on an assigned project basis.  The Building Inspector is also responsible for the enforcement of the Property Standards, Cross Connection, Back Flow Prevention and Sign By-laws within a geographic area or on an assigned basis.

Senior Building Inspectors have the following additional responsibilities:

In the absence of the Chief Building Official, the Senior Building Inspector is responsible for making decisions regarding submissions under the aforementioned Provincial Statutes and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The position will:

  • Be responsible for receiving, reviewing and recommending for approval, building, demolition, on-site septic, sign and plumbing permits ensuring compliance with applicable law.
  • Participate as required regarding consultation with architects, engineers and property owners and contractors regarding proposed development in the municipality.
  • Conduct field inspections to ensure that all permits comply with the Ontario Building Code and Ontario Building Code Act.
  • Prepare detailed inspection reports on each project.
  • Assist the Chief Building Official with the preparation and submission of reports to the Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments on permit and By-law activity to enable all levels of government to monitor development activity.
  • Assist the Chief Building Official with the preparation and submission of reports to the Planning and other City departments on the suitability of proposed building site to support development, including on-site septic systems.
  • Assist with maintaining records and files relative to the Building, Plumbing, On-site Septic and Cross Connection and Back Flow Prevention and Property Standards functions.
  • Maintain continuous visual checks for unauthorized work; illegal infractions against By-laws and contravention to regulations and report on the same.
  • Prepare correspondence and carry out inspections for dealing with infractions against Ontario Building Code and Ontario Building Code Act, the Property Standards By-law, Sign By-law, Cross Connection and Back Flow Prevention By-law and take corrective action in accordance with the Code and By-laws as required.
  • Assist with the preparation of evidence for court cases and act as a witness as required, particularly, act as a key witness on behalf of the City in court cases involving interpretation of Ontario Building Code and Ontario Building Code Act, Property Standards By-law, Sign By-law, Cross Connection and Back Flow Prevention By-law.
  • Conduct field inspections to ensure compliance with site plan and subdivision agreements.

Senior Building Inspectors have the following additional responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for receiving, reviewing and recommending for approval, building, demolition and plumbing permits ensuring compliance with applicable law.
  • In the absence of the Chief Building Official, be responsible for receiving, reviewing, approving and issuing building, demolition and plumbing permits.
  • Conduct field inspections to ensure that all new structures comply to the Ontario Building Code and Ontario Building Code Act.
  • Assist the Chief Building Official with the development of policies, procedures, standards and specifications related to the inspection function.

Note:  Above duties are representative of a typical position and are not to be construed as all-inclusive.

Contacts:

The position will have direct contact with:

Internal:

External:

The Chief Building Official, Deputy Building Official, Director of Planning and Development, Building Inspectors and other City Staff.

The general public, Provincial and Federal government staff and agencies, developers, contractors, property owners, Engineers and Architects.

Education/Specialized Training/Skills:

The position will require:

  • Three (3) year college Diploma in Architecture, Engineering Technology or Building Sciences or a related field.
  • Certified Building Code Official designation.
  • Certification and registration in the following Provincial categories of qualifications:
a)    House b)    Small Buildings
c)    Large Buildings d)    Complex Buildings
e)    Building Structural f)      HVAC – House
g)    Building – Services h)    Plumbing – House
i)      Plumbing – All Buildings j)      Fire Protection
k)    Legal – General l)      On-Site Septic
  • Thorough knowledge of the Ontario Building Code Act, the Ontario Building Code and referenced standards, Provincial Offences Act and related legislation.
  • Qualification maintenance as required by Ontario Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code.
  • Training in Ontario Municipal Law Enforcement and Ontario Property Standards.
  • Ability to conduct investigative inquires under potentially sensitive situations.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong personal organizational capabilities.
  • Thorough knowledge of construction materials and techniques.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence with a clean driver’s abstract.

Work Experience:

Building inspectors require a minimum of five (5) years related experience.

Senior Building Inspectors require a minimum of seven (7) years related experience.

Decision Making:

Decisions pertain to recommending approval or rejection of building, plumbing, sign, on-site septic and/or demolition permits to the Chief Building Official and/or the Senior Building Inspector.  On site approval or rejection of construction based on the Ontario Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code and referenced standards, with complex or questionable situations referred to the Chief Building Official.  Final legal decisions regarding legal action are made in consultation with the Chief Building Official.

Senior Building Inspectors have the following additional responsibilities:

Decisions pertaining to approval or rejection of building, plumbing, sign, on-site septic and/or demolition permits in the absence of the Chief Building Official.  On-site approval or rejection of construction based on the Ontario Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code and referenced standards, with complex or questionable situations referred to the Chief Building Official.  Final legal decisions regarding legal actions are made in consultation with the Chief Building Official.

Supervision:

Building Inspectors do not provide supervision of staff.

Senior Building Inspectors have the following additional responsibilities:

Senior Building Inspectors provide supervision of subordinates only when required during the absence of the Chief Building Official.

Work Environment:

  • Work in an office environment.
  • Regular outside work is required.

Remuneration:

Applicants holding all 13 certifications listed below will be deemed Senior Building Inspectors and will be paid at Grade 10 of the 2022 C.U.P.E. Salary Grid Band ($39.08-$40.69).

Applicants holding some, but not all 13 certifications will be deemed Building Inspectors and will be paid Grade 9 of the 2022 C.U.P.E. Salary Grid Band ($35.84 – $37.32) until such time as they obtain all 13 certifications as follows:

  1. House
  2. Plumbing – House
  3. HVAC – House
  4. On-Site Septic
  5. General Legal
  6. Small Buildings
  7. Large Buildings
8. Complex Building
9. Fire Protection
10. Building Structural
11. Detection, Lighting and Power
12. Building Services
13. Plumbing All Building

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online with their resume. They may also visit the City of Quinte West website at www.quintewest.ca for more information. This job will remain posted until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used to determine eligibility for potential employment.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the City of Quinte West is pleased to accommodate individual needs of applicants with disabilities within the recruitment process. Please call 613-392-2841 x1106 or email hr@quintewest.ca if you require an accommodation to ensure your participation in the recruitment and selection process.

Director of Operations

Mackenzie County is currently inviting applications for the Director of Operations position. The primary location for this position will be in La Crete, however the individual may be required to work in other areas of the municipality as per operational requirements. This is a full-time out of scope position with a 40 hour work week (8 hours per day) Monday to Friday.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring continuity standards for road maintenance and construction;
  • Prepare and monitor departmental and project budgets;
  • Oversee the activities of the operations department (County-wide), including all road, sidewalk and airport maintenance;
  • Develop and recommend short and long term plans for the operations department;
  • Develop collaborative approaches regarding issues and challenges;
  • Prepare presentations for elected officials, staff and stakeholders;
  • Prepare and review committee and council reports, Request for Proposals/Quotes;
  • Prepare contract proposals and tender documents in conjunction with the Director of Finance;
  • Monitors the work and performance of contractors, consultants and department staff;
  • Oversee the progress of assigned projects;
  • Provides mentorship, coaching, offers conflict resolution skills and able to handle difficult or sensitive situations regarding staff, taxpayers, stakeholders and politicians.
  • Other duties as required.

Requirements for this position are:

  • Training leading to the Certification as an Engineering Technologist is an asset;
  • Experience with municipal infrastructure, operations and maintenance;
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs;
  • Knowledge of the Highway Traffic Act, Municipal Government Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, and other relevant legislation;
  • Effective management, leadership and communication skills
  • Commitment to customer service excellence;
  • Understanding of low German is an asset;
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license;
  • Evidence of successfully passing a police Criminal Record Check;

Salary Range: $120,407.57 – $144,362.70 per annum. Mackenzie County offers a Comprehensive Benefit Package.

Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please forward all resumes and applications to:

Sarah Martens, Human Resources Coordinator
Mackenzie County
Box 640, Fort Vermilion, AB T0H 1N0
Phone: 780.927.3718
Fax: 780.927.4266
Email: hr@mackenziecounty.com

Chief Building Official / By-Law Enforcement Officer

The Township of South Algonquin is seeking to hire a Chief Building Official / By-Law Enforcement Officer.

The CBO/ By-Law Enforcement Officer contributes to the safety and well being of the residents and visitors to the Township through the administration and enforcement of the Ontario Building Code Act, Ontario Building Code and other relevant legislation and regulations, and works collaboratively with the Planning & Building Administrator. This is a full-time (40hours/week) non-unionized position with Benefits and OMERS.

The preferred candidate will have Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in building and septic inspections and By-Law enforcement in a Municipal environment and possess a Certified Building Code Official (CBCO) designation. Successful completion of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing courses: Small Buildings, Plumbing All Buildings, Building Services, Building Structural, Complex Buildings, CBO Legal and Part 8 On-Site Sewage.

A full job description is available at southalgonquin.ca. Qualified candidates are invited to send their resumes by June 10th,2022 to the attention of Bryan Martin, CAO, 7 Third Avenue, P.O. Box 217 Whitney, K0J 2M0 or by e-mail to clerk@southalgonquin.ca

Salary is currently under review

We thank all applicants who respond to this advertisement. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection Act for the purpose of candidate selection. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive barrier-free recruitment and selection processes.