Job: Supervisor of Wastewater Services

Title Supervisor of Wastewater Services
Employer The Township of Centre Wellington
Application Close Date Monday, December 16, 2019
Date Posted November 27, 2019
Job Information




The Township of Centre Wellington is a thriving and growing community of 28,000 residents with diverse urban and rural settings. Its close proximity to Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo, diverse economy, active arts community and renowned natural features are among its many lifestyle advantages.

Reporting to the Manager of Environmental Services, the Supervisor of Wastewater Services plans, organizes and manages all aspects of wastewater, stormwater and sewer works including operation, maintenance, repair and emergency response in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and the Township of Centre Wellington standards. The position is responsible for the coordination of operational staff to provide efficient and effective maintenance and operation of the Township’s wastewater and stormwater systems while ensuring compliance with applicable Environmental Compliance Approvals.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:
People Leadership
 Ability to motivate and direct staff through coaching, mentoring, training, leadership and discipline.
 Plan daily, weekly, monthly, annual and emergency response activities.
 Assign tasks, supervising or directing wastewater Operators through clear and purposeful communication and direction.
 Ensure all required resources are available for staff to complete system maintenance and operation.
 Ensure all staff are adequately licensed and competent to perform required duties.
 Responsible for, in a supervisory capacity, staff health and safety.
 Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Compliance and Reporting
 Performing the duties of the Overall Responsible Operator (ORO) for treatment and collection systems as required under Ontario Regulation 129/04, as amended; ensuring compliance of wastewater treatment and collection systems, including monitoring the sewage treatment process, participating in Ministry inspections and overseeing the preparation and submission of the Annual Report, as required by the Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA).
 Accountable for providing action plans and strategies to ensure compliance with applicable regulations (Federal, Provincial, Municipal) such as: Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations, Ontario Water Resources Act, Environmental Compliance Approvals, Occupational Health& Safety, Highway Traffic Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods.
 Gather, assess and submit compliance data and information for monthly, quarterly and annual reporting to governing agencies such as MECP, Conservation Authorities, TSSA etc.
 Communicate with Provincial and Federal governing agencies and others regarding operational compliance.
 Interpret SCADA data and assess trending in order to make qualified decisions and direct operations and maintenance.
 Write and present reports as required for Senior Management.
 Participate and contribute to the implementation of the Wastewater Management System.
 Ensure records are maintained as per the Township records retention requirements and available for inspection.

 Ensure adequate staff coverage.
 Develop daily, weekly and monthly schedules.
 Manage maintenance for vehicles, equipment, and infrastructure through the Township’s work order system.
 Order and ensure the availability of required chemicals, parts, replacement pieces and consumables (oil, grease, lab supplies etc.).
 Contribute information regarding life cycles for equipment, vehicles, tools and infrastructure.
 Contribute information regarding financial requirements for operations and maintenance of wastewater assets and infrastructure.
 Hire, supervise and arrange work for contractors as needed.

 Assess departmental needs and contributes information for budgeting purposes.
 Procure quotes, pricing and estimates for budgeting.
 Evaluate and provide input regarding the purchase of products and/or services, in light of fiscal, legislative and operational constraints.
 Manage fiscal prudence while balancing equipment, process and compliance needs.

Training and Education
 Complete training required by provincial regulations to maintain the wastewater treatment license that is a requirement of the position. Ensure all required licenses and accreditations are kept up to date.

 Develop and maintain professional relationships with consultants, contractors, government agencies and other Township departments.
 Foster positive relationships through public education, facility tours, presentations, etc.
 Troubleshoot and address customer concerns and public inquiries.
 Other duties as assigned by the Managing Director of Infrastructure Services or Manager of Environmental Services.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
 Post-secondary education at a College of Applied Arts and Technology in Environmental Studies or related field.
 Wastewater Treatment Class 4 license or Class 3 license with the willingness to obtain Class 4 within 2 years.
 Wastewater Collection Class 3 license.
 Five (5) years of directly related wastewater and sewage experience including leadership/supervision of employees.
 Knowledge of operations and maintenance related to wastewater infrastructure, including wastewater treatment plants, sewage pumping stations, collection systems and low pressure systems.
 Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of stormwater collection and management systems.
 Knowledge of all wastewater and sewer equipment and materials to ensure safe and effective use.
 Possess and maintain a Class G driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract.
 Strong knowledge of legislation, regulations and policy that governs wastewater and stormwater with an uncompromising emphasis on employee and public health and safety, regulatory compliance and protection of the natural environment.
 Computer literacy, including ability to use Microsoft Office Suite software, SCADA and asset management/work order systems.
 Strong public relations and communication skills.

Annual Salary: $75,870 – $89,327 [Grade 11 – 2019 salary range] (2020 salary range is currently under review)

How to Apply:
Township of Centre Wellington, 1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON N0B 1S0 via email:

Deadline to Apply: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

To learn more about the Centre Wellington community and the requirements for this position, please visit the Township’s web site at and search the Job Opportunities link. Please submit your cover letter and resume in one document in .PDF format and indicate the position title in the subject line of email. The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of current and valid certificate(s) and/or educational qualifications.

Information gathered relative to this position is done so in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for candidate selection. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance. We thank all those that apply; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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