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Amended - Director, Asset and Maintenance Management

Ontario Clean Water Agency
South Peel Region
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
M1108A - Prog Planning & Evaluation08
$90,348.00 - $136,530.00 Per Year
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AMENDMENT: Closing date extended to November 14, 2022, qualifications changes

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 and provide safe and reliable drinking water to thousands of Ontarians each day.

Join the management team at the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) in an exciting opportunity to lead and inspire a dynamic team in the provision of safe, client oriented, and valuable water and wastewater management services in the province of Ontario.

In this role, you will oversee and manage the planning, development, evaluation and implementation of strategic asset and maintenance management frameworks. Lead and direct stakeholder relations, consultations, engagement and facilitation and to oversee partnership and consensus building in developing, promoting and delivering programs that support ministry strategies and goals.

You will provide expertise and advice to ministry senior management and staff on program development and implementation options, recommendations, risks and issues management strategies.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, in this role you will:
• Provide direction and project management oversight to the development of asset and maintenance management program strategy and framework to support the delivery of key Agencypolicy and regulatory mandate in water and Wastewater.
• Provide advice and program planning and management expertise to senior management on asset and maintenance management program directions and risk analysis that impact the achievement of Agency program commitments.
  • Oversee the design and establishment of program review models, evaluation processes and methodologies that are consistent with government standards, best practices and modern data stewardship, ensures accountability and excellence in regulatory products and processes and promote data integrity.
  • Lead projects to research, analyze and develop business change management options/proposals and strategies to maximize the effectiveness of programs and service delivery.
  • Develop and direct critical relationships, sustainability and revitalization strategies to coordinate program delivery and program review processes; facilitate consultations; and address program delivery issues.
  • Oversee the monitoring, analysis and research of trends and complex issues in relevant areas, provides advice and recommendations and participates in the development and implementation of policy directions and business strategies.
  • Lead the development and implementation of communication strategies and products to promote the program, mitigate identified risks, manage critical and emerging issues and ensure stakeholders are kept informed of the new programs to support the implementation.
  • Manage the analysis, prioritization and response to all issues and the preparation of formal replies, issue/briefing notes, comprehensive reports, consultation/discussion papers, Cabinet Submissions/Cabinet papers, public statements, and strategic communications.
  • Lead and represent the Agency in negotiations related to partnership and contractual agreements with stakeholders, e.g. transfer payment; manages and coordinates activities related to negotiations, design and risk assessment to ensure policies adhere with ministry strategic objectives, and agreements in accordance with financial accountability and compliance mechanisms;

    • How do I qualify?


      • Excellent working knowledge of Asset and Maintenance Management, including; asset lifecycle management, work and maintenance management, inventory management, requirements management, and negotiation and facilitation.
      • Excellent technical knowledge of strategic corporate directions, computerized maintenance management systems, data mapping and reporting, annual business planning, and ministry service delivery models.
    • Knowledge of human resources theories, principles, policies and collective agreements to develop organizational capacity which includes succession planning, talent management, organization and job design and labour relations management.
    • Knowledge of project management principles and methodologies to oversee and guide the overall delivery of mandates and strategies.
    • Good understanding of resource management and business process and change management principles, practices, processes and techniques.

      • Leadership and Operational Management Skills:

        • Ability to exercise managerial and strategic leadership accountability and authority in the areas of organizational design, recruitment and retention, talent management, labour relations and compensation related matters.
        • Skills and experience in developing and overseeing strategic plans, business process maps, policy and program initiatives.
        • Demonstrated skills in developing, building and leading organizational capacity through inclusive, positive, and values-based leadership.

        Relationship Management, Advisory, and Communication Skills:

        • Demonstrated relationship management and consultation skills to develop and nurture key stakeholder linkages and partnerships which are critical to effective program development and delivery.
        • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to provide strategic advice and program proposals, briefs, and recommendations to senior management and executives on operational policy/ program area plans, proposals and issues resolution.
        • Ability to exercise independence and judgment in the development of program/service plans including delivery/implementation to meet strategic business objectives and priorities and in the provision of advice and recommendations to Senior Management.

        Analytical Thinking and Project Management skills:

        • Strong analytical skills to conceptualize long term strategic and resources planning needs to meet program mandates, and anticipates, assesses, plans and leads the design and evaluation of programs.
        • Knowledge of project management principles and methodologies to oversee and guide the overall delivery of regional mandates and strategies.

        Additional Information:

        • 1 English Permanent, 920 East Ave, Mississauga, Central Region
        Compensation Group:
        Management Compensation Plan
        Management and General
        Posted on:
        Monday, October 24, 2022
        • T-AQ-189539/22

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