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Date Posted:
May 10, 2018

Closing Date:
Jun 1, 2018

Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent

Industry:
Other

Wage Comments:
$68,887 - $84,579

Hours per Week:
40

Water Supervisor

Town of The Blue Mountains

Job Description:

The Town of The Blue Mountains is a growing and progressive, four-season community with stunning natural features, including the Niagara Escarpment, Beaver Valley and the Georgian Bay shoreline, and the various recreational activities and experiences they afford. We are seeking to fill the permanent position of Water Supervisor.

 Advantages of The Blue Mountains include excellent quality of life, endless opportunities, the amenities of a complete community and proximity to the Greater Toronto Area, come join us!
 

Position Overview:
• Help the Town achieve higher performance through proactive and innovative management, operations and maintenance of the community’s water infrastructure.

• Responsible for operation and maintenance of the Water Treatment facilities and Water Distribution facilities as required by Town policies and in accordance with Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) Regulations and Certificates of Approval/Licenses/Permits and other relevant legislation.
• Assume “Overall Responsible Operator” role as designated on rotational basis for Class 2 Water Treatment and Class 3 Water Distribution facilities. Act as “Operator in Charge” as required.
• Undertake training and fulfill experience requirements as necessary to maintain Water Treatment and Water Distribution MOECC Certified Operator Licenses including attending courses as directed and passing written exams.
• Report to the Manager of Water and Wastewater Services on a regular basis regarding the status of projects, functions and activities of the water group.
• Direct and monitor activities of the operators and provide recommendations with respect to personnel matters (hiring, performance evaluations, training).
• Ensure that all data, reports and permits required by the Certificates of Approval and MOECC are prepared and issued as required.
• Personally comply with and assume appropriate supervisory responsibility for compliance with all health and safety practices as it relates to the work in accordance with standard operation guidelines and the Occupational Health & Safety Act. Ensures the workplace environment is safe and healthy and that any hazards within areas of responsibilities are addressed.
• Ensure staff has received required training. Demonstrate and instruct on methods/techniques needed to accomplish assigned tasks.
• Assist in the development of divisional policies and programs relating to job duties, safety and operations, etc.
• Assist with preparation of yearly budgets and monitors divisional expenditures to ensure proper allocation of budgeted funds.
 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
• Require 2 years post-secondary education in a related field
• Minimum of 8 years’ experience in water treatment and distribution
• Require Class 2 Water Treatment and Class 3 Water Distribution MOECC Certified Operator Licenses
• Strong interpersonal, communication (both verbal and written), problem solving, decision making, leadership and general management skills.
• Strong computer skills and knowledge including MS Office and HRIS
• Strong project management skills
• Thorough working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Clean Water Act and other related legislation are required to ensure compliant policies and practices.
 

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for operation and maintenance of the Water Treatment facilities and Water Distribution facilities as required by Town policies and in accordance with Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) Regulations and Certificates of Approval/Licenses/Permits and other relevant legislation.
• Assume “Overall Responsible Operator” role as designated on rotational basis for Class 2 Water Treatment and Class 3 Water Distribution facilities. Act as “Operator in Charge” as required.
• Undertake training and fulfill experience requirements as necessary to maintain Water Treatment and Water Distribution MOECC Certified Operator Licenses including attending courses as directed and passing written exams.
• Report to the Manager of Water and Wastewater Services on a regular basis regarding the status of projects, functions and activities of the water group.
• Direct and monitor activities of the operators and provide recommendations with respect to personnel matters (hiring, performance evaluations, training).
• Ensure that all data, reports and permits required by the Certificates of Approval and MOECC  are prepared and issued as required.
• Personally comply with and assume appropriate supervisory responsibility  for compliance with all health and safety practices as it relates to the work in accordance with standard operation guidelines and the Occupational Health & Safety Act. Ensures the workplace environment is safe and healthy and that any hazards within areas of responsibilities are addressed.
• Ensure staff has received required training. Demonstrate and instruct on methods/techniques needed to accomplish assigned tasks.
• Assist in the development of divisional policies and programs relating to job duties, safety and operations, etc.
• Assist with preparation of yearly budgets and monitors divisional expenditures to ensure proper allocation of budgeted funds.
• Act as Project Manager for some Capital projects related to the water treatment and distribution facilities.
• Assist facilities Operators with maintenance duties and Laboratory procedures as necessary.
• Assist in reviewing the design of extensions or modifications to the Water Treatment facilities and Water Distribution facilities including reviewing Engineer’s reports, drawings, specifications cost estimates and inspections of site work performed by staff and/or contractors.
• Ensure that the work of hired contractors is carried out in a manner that meets all health and safety procedures, policies, laws and regulations.
• Receive and take immediate and appropriate action on enquiries/complaints from the public dealing with water related problems.
• Liaise and cooperate with others as required, ensuring effective coordination of activities and projects, including inter-departmental use of human and physical resources.
• Consult with Government Ministries or agencies, utilities or authorities, where their functions affect the policies, practices or procedures of the Water and Wastewater Services Division.
• Liaise with ratepayers and the public in a courteous manner regarding programs, policies and procedures of the division, and to promote a high standard of public relations at all times.
• Assist and oversee the continued maintenance of the processes and procedures that have been established in the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS). Act as Implementation lead for the DWQMS
• Provide strong leadership and guidance to the members of the Water Department.
• Promotes a high standard of customer service to the public as well as to all internal customers.
• Personally comply with all health and safety practices as it relates to the work, standard operating guidelines and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
• Performs other duties as required.

Information for Interested Candidates:
A detailed job description and instructions on how to apply are available on the Town’s website, www.thebluemountains.ca under Local Government – Career Opportunities.
The submission deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday June 1, 2018.

Salary Range: $68, 877.07 - $84, 579.04 (2018 Rate).

Full Time – 1 Position Available

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Personal information provided by the applicants is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

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

Work Site Location:

Thornbury, The Blue Mountains

Education Required:

College

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