Job: Director, Environmental Services

Title Director, Environmental Services
Employer Norfolk County
Application Close Date Friday, January 17, 2020
Location Norfolk County
Date Posted January 3, 2020
Job Information


Position: Director, Environmental Services

Status: Temporary Full Time (date of hire up to one year)

Employee Group: Non-Union

Salary: $100,366 – $125,458 per annum

Division: Public Works

Department: Environmental Services

Reports To: General Manager, Public Works

Location: Delhi

Posting Period: December 20, 2019 – January 17, 2020

How to Apply:

Follow the link below for the application process:

Basic Function:

To provide leadership, motivation and guidance to the division and ensure the effective use of human, financial and material resources within the operations of the Waste Management and Water and Wastewater sections comprising the department.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering plus three (3) years related management experience


  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology plus five (5) years related management experience or equivalent.


  • Must be Professional Engineer and a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario


  • Must be a Certified Engineering Technologist and a member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of heavy equipment and their application – garbage packers, recycling trucks, balers, compactors, construction equipment such as dump trucks, trench boxes, dozers, backhoes, loaders, cranes, high pressure flusher units, etc.
  • Knowledge of operational equipment – automatic scales and computerized invoice processors, water and wastewater treatment processing equipment and instrumentation.
  • Construction methods and techniques.
  • Environmental Protection Regulations.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Business and technical knowledge relating to Waste Management, Water and Wastewater.
  • Provincial and Federal Regulations and Acts relating to Waste Management, Water and Wastewater.
  • Understanding of County By-Laws and Codes, Public Relations, Management and Human Relations, Computer applications and good Communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Water distribution systems and Wastewater collection systems.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Computer expertise in corporate standard software (Microsoft Office) and department specific software to data search and entry and to create and modify word processed documents
  • Must be aware of safe work practices as they relate to job responsibilities and work environment, and have the basic understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Position Description:

  • To inspire, motivate and focus Environmental Services Department staff to accomplish the Departmental and Strategic Corporate Goals.
    • To provide leadership, motivation and guidance to the Department.
    • To provide discipline when required.
    • To provide consultative advice and information to staff and contracted parties.
    • To ensure corporate goals are achieved.
    • To provide guidance and coordinate implementation of a Department communication plan.
    • To develop operation strategies in alignment with the Corporate strategy.
  • Develop and manage a team to provide efficient and effective quality services.
  • To ensure the effective use of human, financial and material resources within the operations of the Waste Management and Water and wastewater sections.
  • To provide overall supervision to staff and contract administration.
  • To ensure policy and procedures are adhered to and standards met.
  • To ensure efficient, effective and economical service.
  • To resolve personnel issues and contract disputes as they arise.
  • To establish Departmental priorities.
  • To set standards.
  • To establish policies.
  • To make site visits.
  • To review contracts.
  • To measure progress.
  • To research past precedents.
  • To develop plans.
  • To maintain system and facility integrity.
  • To ensure continued supply of safe, clean potable water.
  • To provide water for firefighting.
  • To provide effective, efficient and economical collection and processing of recycling.
  • To provide efficient, effective and economical collection and disposal of garbage.
  • To maximize revenue from the processing and selling of recyclables.
  • To clarify contracts and resolve contract disputes.
  • To ensure consistency in service delivery
  • To effectively manage and safeguard the financial and material assets under the division’s responsibility.
  • To optimize service deliveries.
  • To maintain an affordable program of upgrades.
  • To minimize fluctuations in rates and service costs.
  • To keep staff abreast of new developments in operations and systems.
  • To ensure staff continue to meet standards and regulations.
  • Request, review and approve operational budgets.
  • Oversee contractors (water/waste water/MRF/garbage/recycling collection)
  • Provision of status updates to fulfill Provincial legislated requirements to Council.
  • To communicate and liase with the Public to instill awareness, confidence and satisfaction in the provision of the Department’s services.
    • To project a strong image for public confidence.
    • To provide Public education
    • To ensure public confidence.
    • To ensure public are familiar with and effectively use services.
    • To mediate and resolve Public issues and concerns with respect to services provided while maintaining Public confidence).
    • To provide public awareness and information regarding existing and new services.
  • To ensure compliance to minimize the Corporation’s liability and exposure to risk with respect to the Department’s services.
  • To maintain compliance to external regulatory authority’s regulations.
  • To maintain a healthy and safe work environment for employees and the public.
  • To avoid downtime, disrupted service and non-compliance to regulations.
  • To ensure that staff are compliant with respect to regulated training.
  • To have current and in-depth knowledge of all processes, policies, regulations and practices related to the Department.
    • Current in-depth knowledge of water and waste water treatment processes, chemicals, and best achievable technology
    • Strong knowledge of current Provincial and Federal Regulations and Acts relating to Waste Management, Water and Wastewater
    • Strong knowledge of current Health and Safety regulations and practices

The Corporation of Norfolk County is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Successful applicants are required to provide the Employer with a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector where required and verification of education.

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those to be interviewed will be contacted.


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