Apply By: Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Posting Closed

The total number of applications is not available because applications were not received online.

We are no longer accepting applications. To obtain information on the status of the competition please contact the organization indicated on the Job Advertisement.

To look for other job opportunities that match your skills and experience go to Job Search. You may also subscribe to our Job Alert service to receive emails when new jobs open up that match your determined search criteria.

Thank you for your interest in the Ontario Public Service.


Ontario Clean Water Agency
Northwestern Region
Dryden, Kenora, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
5A011 - Technical05
$65,401.00 - $94,239.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Do you want to be part of a team providing safe and reliable drinking water to thousands of Ontarians each day?

Become a water and wastewater professional today!

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 use your skills to support growth and development in First Nations Communities in the water/wastewater industry across Northwestern Ontario. Mentoring operators who run day to day operation of their facilities; you will be responsible for assessing facility needs, providing guidance on provincial regulatory requirements and industry standards, overseeing commissioning of new facilities and training operators, assisting in the development of standard operating procedures, facility emergency plans, maintenance plans, routine round checklists. In support of local First Nation initiatives, this position requires someone capable of working in a fast paced environment with a drive for operational excellence.

This position can be based in any one of the following locations; Thunder Bay, Dryden, Kenora, Sioux Lookout or Red Lake

How do I qualify?

What we are looking for:

• Class 2 certification in Water Treatment, Class 1 Wastewater Treatment
• May consider lesser qualified candidates as underfill - minimum OIT as specified in O.Reg. 128/04 of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
• Must be available to be on-call after regular working hours.
• Extensive travel within the area.


• Sound technical knowledge of the theories, principles and practices related to the operations, maintenance and administration of water treatment and distribution systems.
• Technical knowledge and practical experience in water treatment, pumping stations, pumps and related equipment, maintenance and repairs.
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of environmental health and safety legislation, regulations, procedures and guidelines including the Safe Drinking Water Act, Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Regulations 180/03, 128/03 and 169/03, Occupational Health and Safety Act, National Fire Prevention Association Standards 291, Traffic Management Section 7 of the Highway Traffic Act as well as other statues to monitor program delivery and ensure compliance.
• Position requires an understanding of SCADA system and alarms monitoring, knowledge and understanding of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Emergency Management System (EMS) and requirements of Water Quality Sampling.
• Working knowledge of the water and wastewater industry.
• Experience/knowledge of a skilled trade; coordination and control of operating resources.

Skills and Ability include:

• Good Problem solving, planning, project management, financial, analytical and research skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in dealing with staff, clients, senior management and other levels of government.
• Sound computer skills, leadership and supervisory skills.
• Ability to work cooperatively with staff to ensure that all operational and maintenance requirements are addressed and support the Senior Operations Manager in negotiating changes or adjustments as process requirements change.
• Ability to review and revise facility maintenance procedures, identify key critical equipment at each facility, ensure traffic protection planning is followed, complete chamber inspection reports, ensure that hydrant maintenance program is complete, coordinate shut-downs and other distribution process deviations, conduct meter readings, perform maintenance duties as required.
• Ability to provide training to facility operations and maintenance staff.

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.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, Thunder Bay, North Region or Dryden, North Region or Kenora, North Region or Sioux Lookout, North Region or Red Lake, North Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Posted on:
Thursday, July 5, 2018
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual will be provided in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English only on both the English and French versions of the website.

Les annonces d'emploi pour les postes désignés bilingues sont publiées en anglais et en français sur le site Web. Les annonces pour les postes qui ne sont pas désignés bilingues ne sont pas traduites et elles figurent en anglais seulement, tant dans la version française que dans la version anglaise du site.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Note: The only website where you can apply on-line for positions with the Ontario Public Service is

You must enable JavaScript in your browser to access full functionality on the OPS Careers website.

Vous devez activer JavaScript dans votre navigateur pour avoir accès à toutes les fonctionnalités du site Carrières dans la FPO.

Ontario Logo / Logo de l'Ontario
This site is maintained by the Government of Ontario
Ce site est mis à jour par le gouvernement de l'Ontario

Privacy | Important Notices
Confidentialité | Avis importants

© Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2007
© Imprimeur de la Reine pour l'Ontario, 2007