Job: Manager, Water and Wastewater Operations/Overall Responsible Opertor

Title Manager, Water and Wastewater Operations/Overall Responsible Opertor
Employer The Corporation of Norfolk County
Application Close Date Monday, June 3, 2019
Location Simcoe, ON
Date Posted May 16, 2019
Job Information



Position: Manager, Water and Wastewater Operations/Overall Responsible Operator

Status: Permanent Full Time

Employee Group: Non-Union

Salary: $78, 744- $98, 431 per annum
$500 per week for performing duties of the Overall Responsible Operator after hours on rotational basis.

Division: Public Works

Department: Environmental Services

Reports to: Director, Environmental Services

Location: Simcoe (Cedar Street)

Posting Period: May 10, 2019- June 3, 2019

How to apply to this position: 

Follow the link below for the application process:

Scope of Position: 

To act as the Overall Responsible Operator, during daily operations and on a rotational basis after hours and respond immediately and effectively to emergency situations and be responsible and accountable for ensuring that corrective actions are made and the appropriate notifications are made as per Ontario Regulation 170/03.

To provide day to day overall management of Norfolk County’s Water and Wastewater Operations in a cost effective and efficient manner while eliminating and minimizing interruptions to services.

Education and Experience:

  • Grade 12 plus three year college program i.e. diploma in Civil or Environmental Technology or at least six years of related education and training as per Ministry requirements (Reg. 128/04)
  • Certified Engineering Technologist or Certified Engineering Technician would be considered an asset.
  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience
  • Provincial Certification: Water Treatment (Level 3), Water Distribution Level 2, and Wastewater Collection Level 2.

Skills and Abilities:                                             

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal for dealings with the public, contractors, provincial inspectors, consultants, media, Council, employees, and the Union.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to build effective relationships where you are required to establish credibility/rapport.
  • Sound technical knowledge and administrative expertise. Ability to understand electrical, SCADA, electronics, flow devices, transmitters.
  • Proven management skills and diverse knowledge in human relations. Understanding of budgets and budgeting as well as working knowledge of Ministry of Labour Laws
  • Proven mechanical aptitude and abilities. Have an understanding in water and wastewater processes and treatment options.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable legislation, eg. Occupational Health and Safety Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, and the Environmental Protection Act.
  • Superior knowledge in MECP standards.
  • Knowledge of Environmental Protection Act in regards to spills and spill reporting requirements.
  • To be able to deal with sensitive matters of urgency with the public with respect to water quality complaints and sanitary sewer concerns.
  • Be proactive in adhering to and promoting Health and Safety practices.

Position Description:

  • Act as Norfolk County’s Overall Responsible Operator (ORO) during daily operations and on a rotational basis, which will require 24/7 availability (with the exception of scheduled vacation, training or sick leave), to provide guidance and direction to water and wastewater operators as required.
  • Respond immediately and effectively to emergency situations and be responsible and accountable for ensuring that corrective actions are made and the appropriate notifications are made as per Ontario Regulation 170/03.
  • Provide day to day management of Norfolk County’s water and wastewater operations.
  • Provide direction and input into capital projects related to water and wastewater infrastructure.
  • Monitor new and proposed regulations and anticipate issues that may impact County services as a result of the changes.
  • Provide direction and guidance to other Norfolk County divisions with regards to operating and capital forecasting and budgeting, which may involve orchestration of operational plans for a 10 year period.
  • Supervise operations / maintenance of Norfolk’s 5 Municipal Drinking Water Systems consisting of water treatment plants and groundwater systems to provide safe and clean drinking water at the most efficient cost.
  • Maintain Water Distribution Systems in 7 communities to ensure the safe and clean distribution of potable water.
  • Maintain Wastewater Collection Systems in five (5) communities to ensure the wastewater collection system provides safe disposal of sewage for the environment and ratepayers
  • To assess and evaluate new equipment for facilities through consultation and evaluation
  • To maintain and operate within budget guidelines to provide cost effective services to the ratepayers.
  • Initiating and managing change in order to minimize problems and promote efficiency among staff. Disseminate information and provide training to employees.
  • To provide a safe and healthy environment for employees, contractors, consultants and the public.
  • To maintain MECP standards to meet public and political expectations. Be aware of all facilities, systems and issues.

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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