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Coordinator, Water Well Management Program

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Environmental Sciences and Standards Division - Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
6A008 - ProgPlanEval06
$74,877.00 - $110,338.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Job

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to participate in the delivery of the Provincial Water Well Management Program for the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks? The Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch is seeking an enthusiastic, knowledgeable individual to provide technical expertise and guidance for the administration of this program.

The Ministry

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is the lead ministry responsible for restoring, protecting, and enhancing the environment to ensure public health and environmental quality. The ministry sets clear policies, standards, rules, and regulations to protect the environment and encourage conservation activities. Along with monitoring the environment and enforcing these rules, the ministry looks for innovative approaches to complement legislation and regulations.

The Branch

Develops and operates province-wide environmental monitoring and modelling programs to track the state-of-the-environment, including air, water, and land conditions, as well as undertaking short and medium-term, issue and area-specific monitoring to support ministry policy and program decision-making and public transparency. Manages data required to be reported to the ministry under regulation or other legal instrument, taking in information from the regulated communities and transforming it into usable products for other ministry areas.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
Competitive compensation and benefits
• Flexible work arrangements
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Coordinate the provincial Water Well Management Program, including participating on technical teams related to ongoing initiatives (e.g. geothermal, source water protection, climate change) as required
• Provide technical advice on well construction to internal and external stakeholders
• Review and approve or deny water well contractor and technician licensing to ensure compliance with legislation and answer questions from regulated professionals.
• Provide technical input for legislation/regulations and update program requirements pertaining to wells in Ontario

How do I qualify?


• You must be a registered member of Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.

Technical Knowledge:

• You have, or can quickly gain knowledge of statutes and regulations governing water wells and well construction, maintenance and abandonment in Ontario.
• You have, or can quickly gain knowledge of policies and procedures for groundwater management, source water/drinking water protection, and private wastewater servicing policies.
• To help ensure well contractors construct and install wells to legal standards that keep drinking water supplies safe, you can provide expert technical advice and knowledge to support Water Well Management Program requirements (e.g. well contamination/interference; well construction techniques and materials including drilling, boring, augering, jetting, driving, of water supply wells and non-water supply test holes; emerging technology; well maintenance requirements; well abandonment techniques; well pump installation; ground water quality, etc.)

Consultation, Facilitation and Negotiation Skills:

• You have advisory and consultation skills to advise and explain legislation, regulations, compliance requirements to applicants, license holders and well owners.
• You have facilitation skills and the ability to develop and deliver training programs, consult with external stakeholders and act as expert witness for the Crown.

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills:

• You can analyze data to determine compliance and evaluate reasonable and probable grounds.
• You can review allegations and complaints of non-compliance to determine violations and enforcement action.
• You can conceptualize and analyze potential defenses against ministry enforcement and prosecution.
• You can investigate incomplete, false and, misleading information and advise on proper and corrective action to ensure compliance.

Communication Skills:

• You have oral and written communication skills to inform and advise applicants of the legislated and regulatory requirements for licensing and well owners of their obligations.
• You can deliver training and respond to inquiries from stakeholders, clients and the media.
• You have can use standard office software to prepare documentation and to oversee the electronic processing of applications.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 125 Resources Rd, Etobicoke, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • W-ET-183594/22

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