Employer City of St. Thomas
Application Close Date Friday, September 27, 2019
Location St. Thomas
Date Posted September 4, 2019
Job Information

The Corporation of the City of St. Thomas –
Environmental Services Department has a position for an:

(Temporary, Full-Time – Up to 13 Months)
Pollution Control Plant

Job Posting #99-09-19


This non-union position, under the general supervision of the Manager of Pollution Control, carries out a wastewater and industrial waste monitoring program, collecting samples and performing analytical duties related to wastewater treatment and industrial waste discharges to Municipal sewers. Monitors and enforces wastewater discharge by-laws. Coordinates the spill response, backflow prevention and fertilizer utilization on land /solids disposal programs.


Conducts and/or ensures the carrying out of sampling of treated wastewater and industrial waste discharges.

Conducts and/or ensures the carrying out of analytical testing, including laboratory analytical testing on samples in accordance with standard procedures and departmental policies and practices.

Records and maintains records of analytical results reporting variances to the Manager of Pollution Control.

Monitors wastewater and industrial waste discharges for compliance with applicable City By-Laws and provincial/federal requirements.

Interprets By-Laws in accordance with direction and policy, advises of contraventions verbally and/or in writing. Gathers evidence and provides reports in the manner and form prescribed. Lays information and charges regarding By-Law infractions; enforces waste discharge By-Laws.

Reports to the Manager of Pollution Control in the manner and form prescribed, regarding non-compliances, recommending legal action.

Represents the Corporation at relevant legal proceedings, giving evidence in support of charges as required.

Liaises with Community and Civic Inspection Agencies on procedures relative to the enforcement of Waste Discharge By-Laws.

Maintains administrative and statistical records relative to By-Law enforcement and ensures the timely completion of reports.

Liaises with local industries relative to applicable By-Laws and ancillary programs such as the Industrial Waste Management Program, advising the Manager of Pollution Control of any unusual problems. Acts as the backflow prevention coordinator, liaising with local industries relative to the Plumbing Code and back flow prevention.

Participates in Pollution Control Plant functions such as administration of the work manager system, utilization of Lystegro fertilizer on farmland, farmland availability and solids disposal to landfill and the maintenance of relevant records, as required.

Ensures that laboratory instrumentation is regularly calibrated and maintained in good operating condition.

Coordinates the City of St. Thomas Spills Program in accordance with Provincial Legislation.

Assists with the procurement, coordination, and management of Capital Projects for Pollution Control.

Performs other such related duties as may be assigned.

This position must take responsibility for personal health and safety insofar as he or she is able under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations. A worker must:

• Work in compliance with the provisions of the Act, the regulations and City policies.
• Must use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that the City requires to be used or worn
• Report to his or her supervisor the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which the worker is aware and which may endanger himself, herself or another worker
• Report to his or her supervisor any contravention of the Act, the regulations or the existence of any hazard of which he or she knows.

This position shall not:
• Remove or make ineffective any protective device required by regulations or by the City, without providing an adequate temporary protective device and when the need for removing or making ineffective the protective device has ceased, the protective device shall be replaced immediately
• Use or operate any equipment, machine, device or thing or work in a manner that may endanger himself, herself or any other worker
• Engage in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct.

Minimum Post Secondary School Diploma in Environmental Technology or related field plus three (3) years related work experience or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. C.E.T. designation is an asset. Must be capable of obtaining samples and performing precise, accurate chemical analysis on a wide range of environmental samples associated with the treatment of wastewater and industrial waste discharges. Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and have working knowledge of the Ontario Health and Safety Regulations for construction projects and industrial establishments. Able to work independently, and possess project/time/records management organizational, analytical, problem solving, research and presentation skills. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of staff, contractors, consultants and regulatory officials. Possess proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and various software. Must be familiar with the plumbing code; specifically backflow prevention.

May be required to work outside and beyond the normal hours of work. The use of a privately owned vehicle may be required when City vehicles are not available. Must possess a valid class “G” Ontario Driver’s Licence.

Remuneration Range: $36.64 – $45.82 per hour working 40 hours per week.

How to Apply: Go to – Employment, Employment Opportunities. Go to Posting Title: ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR (TEMPORARY, FULL-TIME) Click the ‘Apply Now’ button. You will need to create a Login.
** You can ONLY upload one document.
Please upload your cover letter and resume as one document (i.e. pdf, word).
Note: You will be required to answer Qualification questions during the application process.

Applications must be received no later than Friday September 27, 2019.

Although we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Personal information for this position is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 2001, as amended.

Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.


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