Job: Supervisor of Water & Wastewater Operations

Title Supervisor of Water & Wastewater Operations
Application Close Date Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Date Posted August 10, 2017
Job Information


Position: Supervisor of Water & Wastewater Operations

Status: Permanent Full Time

Employee Group: Non-Union

Salary: $75,686 – $94,609 per annum (under review)

Department: Public Works and Environmental Services

Division: Environmental Services

Reports To: Manager, Environmental Services

Location: Simcoe

Posting Period:  August 10, 2017 – August 30, 2017

Scope of Position:

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


  • Post-Secondary education, University or Community College in related discipline; i.e. Water and Wastewater, Environmental, Civil or related field of study.
  • Professional Engineer, Certified Engineering Technologist or Certified Engineering Technician is required (or the ability to obtain within 6 months from date of hire.)
  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience
  • Provincial Certification: Water Treatment (Level 3), Water Distribution Level 2, and Wastewater Collection Level 2 would be considered an asset.


  • Provide day to day supervision 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 & healthy environment for employees, contractors, consultants and the public.
  • To maintain MOECC standards to meet public and political expectations. Be aware of all facilities, systems and issues.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal for dealings with the public, contractors, provincial inspectors, consultants, media, Council, employees, and the Union.
  • Good 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 & Safety Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, and the Environment Protection Act.
  • Good knowledge in MOECC 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.

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.

Resumes must be submitted through email, mail, fax, courier, or in person to Human Resources & Staff Development by 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the posting.

Human Resources & Staff Development– 185 Robinson Street, Suite 300, Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6 – Phone: (519) 426-5870 – Fax: 519-427-5902– Email:

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

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

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