Job: District Supervisor – Plant Operations (Water)

Title District Supervisor – Plant Operations (Water)
Employer Region of Durham
Application Close Date Sunday, April 8, 2018
Location Region of Durham
Date Posted March 9, 2018
Job Information


Works Department

District Supervisor – Plant Operations (Water) – REVISED (Regular Full-Time)

Job ID: 9646

Open: Mar 08, 2018 Close: Apr 08, 2018 District Supervisor – Plant Operations (Water)
This position will be located at the Ajax Water Supply Plant.
Reporting to the Superintendent of Plant Operations, this position is responsible and accountable
for the front line supervision of the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of various Water
Treatment, Distribution and Supply Systems in the Region of Durham, ensuring that facility
operations are carried out in an environmentally responsible, safe, and cost effective manner.
The incumbent will:
• Be considered the Overall-Responsible-Operator (ORO) and front line supervisor for the
operations and maintenance of the various Water Supply Systems under the applicable water
• Direct and instruct Chief Maintenance Operators, Maintenance Operators, and administrative
staff, developing schedules and making adjustments as necessary
• Develop and implement contingency plans to deal with emergency breakdowns in order to prevent
or mitigate regulatory non-compliance situations
• Review process data and laboratory results and identify concerns with process then initiate
required adjustments to ensure regulatory compliance
• Prepare, monitor and control the budgets for the area within the purchasing by-laws
• Provide appropriate staffing, training and staff development
• Represent Plant Operations in the design, construction and the commissioning of new and
existing facilities
• Liase with public, politicians, other internal departments, consultants and regulatory bodies
regarding the operation of the plant
• Work in accordance with the provisions of applicable health and safety legislation and all
corporate/departmental policies and procedures related to occupational health and safety safety

The successful applicant will possess:

• A two-year post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent
• Many years in the municipal water industry with extensive recent experience in operations and
maintenance of water treatment and distribution facilities
• Several years of direct supervisory experience
• A Class 3 Water Treatment Certificate or a Class 2 and eligible for a Class 3 (exam passed
and experience/education requirement met) from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate
Change (MOECC) Operator Certification Program; however, preference will be given to applicants with
a Class 4 Water Treatment Certificate. Candidates with a Class 2 or 3 will be required to write,
pass and hold their Class 4 within one or two years depending on their existing level of
• A Class 1 Water Distribution (and Supply) Certificate, or eligible, from the MOECC Operator
Certification Program; however, preference will be given to applicants with a Class 3 Water
Distribution (and Supply) Certificate. Candidates with a Class 1 or 2 will be required to write,
pass and hold their Class 3 within one or two years depending on their existing level of
• Knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety Act and associated Regulations,
Ontario Water Resources Act, Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standard, Environmental Protection

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Job ID: 9646 – District Supervisor – Plant Operations (Water) – REVISED
Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act and all applicable Regulations as well as public
health protection principles and practices
• Knowledge of computerized operating and maintenance management systems, computer assisted and
automated plant operations and various computer operating systems and software applications
• Knowledge of Regional policies and procedures including the Purchasing By-Law
• Superior judgment, decision making and time management abilities as well as problem solving,
conceptual and data analysis skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
• Supervisory skills including teambuilding, conflict resolution, planning and organizational
• A Class G Driver’s Licence and the use of a reliable car
Management & Exempt Salary Grade 7

– Salary: $93,624 to $117,030 per annum
External Application Process
Come find a home where exciting and rewarding careers are balanced with your lifestyle. We thank
all applicants; however, only those being considered will be contacted. Please apply online
( no later than midnight on the closing date indicated on the Job Posting.

The Region of Durham is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free
recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity and you require
accommodation, or if this information is required in an accessible format, please contact us at: and a Consultant will provide appropriate assistance pursuant to the
Region’s Accommodation and Accessibility policies. Please note that resumes should not be sent to

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