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Ontario Clean Water Agency
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
61509 - Environmental Officer 5
$1,468.56 - $1,793.31 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Do you want to be part of a team providing safe and reliable clean water services to thousands of Ontarians each day?

Become a QEMS Coordinator with the OCWA today!

If you are an experienced, motivated and team-oriented individual, consider this exciting opportunity to join OCWA's Corporate Compliance team to lead and manage projects related to the development, implementation and continual improvement of the Agency's Quality & Environmental Management System (QEMS) and related policies and programs.

What's in it for you?
• Flexible learning and development opportunities.
• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization with the largest provider of water and wastewater services in Ontario.
• Work with the partner of choice for more communities than any other water and wastewater service organization in Ontario for over 20 years.
• Work with an organization committed to innovation and advanced technology.
• A defined benefit pension plan.
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits including for adoptive parents.
• Comprehensive Health Plan.
• Life and Disability Insurance.

Who We Are
The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) believes in Our Communities, Our Environment and Our People. As a trusted partner to municipalities, First Nations communities, businesses, governments and institutions across Ontario, we provide our clients with total solutions in water and wastewater. We are dedicated to working closely with our clients to help them build healthy sustainable communities and organizations.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will:

• Lead projects and multi-disciplinary project teams involved in the development/revision, planning, audit/evaluation and implementation and continual improvement of QEMS programs, policies and procedures.
• Coordinate and manage the development of compliance programs and strategic compliance initiatives for the QEMS, including analyzing legislation, regulations, policies, best practices, water/wastewater operational issues and risks.
• Provide advice/support for the local implementation of corporate objectives and standards for the QEMS
• Monitor and review applicable environmental legislation; prepare guidance material for Operations Division and develop/advise on/enhance tools to support understanding of regulatory requirements
• Liaise with applicable regulators on environmental compliance matters
• Provide direct support to OCWA-operated municipal drinking water systems subject to the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS)
• Assist with the design and delivery of internal compliance and operational training programs; facilitate workshops and training sessions.
• Maintain and update OCWA's Internal Audit program to ensure the continual improvement of OCWA's QEMS at all levels of the organization; participating in/conducting internal compliance and conformance audits.
• Monitor the effectiveness of the QEMS at corporate, regional hub and facility levels, identifying the need for corrective action and taking appropriate action to ensure timely achievement of deliverables.
• Maintain compliance-related databases.

How do I qualify?

Job Requirements

• Extensive working knowledge of the theories, principles, processes and practices of environmental management, particularly related to drinking water and wastewater management.
• Ability to apply knowledge to make recommendations regarding development/revision of viable drinking water/wastewater policies.
• Extensive knowledge of environmental and public health legislation, associated regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Working knowledge of Environmental Management Systems.
• Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of environmental and occupational health sciences, water and wastewater industry processes.
• Evaluation skills in reviewing content of submissions to regulatory authorities to provide guidance in terms of accuracy, completeness and adherence to Ministry policy/regulation/objective.
• Good comprehension of scientific and technical information.

Interpersonal, Communication and Analytical Skills

• Superior analytical and judgment skills to interpret scientific and technical data, legislation, regulation, guidelines, and policies where data is inconclusive, regulatory requirements and policies are not always clear, and precedents may not exist to develop compliance strategies.
• Excellent communication skills to both raise awareness and provide guidance on environmental compliance issues, prepare memos, reports, and contribute to other technical reports with respect to compliance and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC).
• Excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work effectively with a diverse client group and build partnerships.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 920 East Ave, Mississauga, Central Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Monday, June 12, 2017
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, June 26, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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