Job: Water & Waste Water Technologist

Title Water & Waste Water Technologist
Employer Haldimand County
Application Close Date Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Location Haldimand County
Date Posted August 10, 2017
Job Information

Haldimand County



POSTING #: CUPE-2017-23


Posting Period: August 8 – August 22, 2017


EMPLOYEE GROUP: CUPE Local 4700 (Haldimand)


POSITION STATUS: Permanent Full-Time


Hours worked per week: 40


POSITION: Water & Waste Water Technologist


Grade: 9


Hourly Wage Range: $29.289 – $33.906 (January 2017)


DEPARTMENT / DIVISION: Public Works, / Water & Waste Water Operations





Reporting to the Supervisor, W&WW Compliance, the incumbent will:

  • undertake a variety of tasks to ensure compliance with all relevant By-laws, Acts, Regulations and requirements related to water, waste water and storm water,
  • assist the Supervisor in the development, administration, management of various contracts and agreements relating to the operations and maintenance of water and wastewater systems to ensure agreed-to objectives are achieved,
  • liaise with the Supervisor, W&WW and with W&WW operations staff on day-to-day matters related to the County’s water distribution, wastewater collection and storm water diversion systems including the provision of technical support and skills enhancement,
  • provide technical support to contracted operations, W&WW staff and management to identify and prioritize facility needs and operational requirements and to achieve targeted system and treatment facility performance goals



  • High School Grade 12 graduation plus an additional programme of over two and up to three years, or equivalent (for example, Civil Engineering or Environmental Technology)


  • over four years, up to and including five years of relevant work experience in a related area and orientation, training & adjustment on the job itself


OR equivalent to that combination.


Must hold the professional designation as a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) issued by OACETT (Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) or be eligible for that designation.


Water and Waste Water Operator-In-Training (or higher) certification would be an asset.



  • Good understanding of municipal government, its operations and services.
  • Solid understanding of policies and legislation relative to responsibilities.
  • Sound, current technical knowledge relative to accountabilities (municipal water and wastewater treatment processes, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems and urban stormwater collection systems)
  • Proven research, analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills to enable the assessment of issues / situations, develop options and make informed, consensus based decisions necessary to ensure compliance with relevant Acts and Regulations
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relations with others including County staff, contracted staff, peers within other organizations, consultants, agencies / organizations and the public and to effectively resolve complaints / disputes / issues as they arise
  • Communication skills (listening, writing, verbal) to provide clear direction to those impacted by, involved with, or working within the County water and wastewater systems; to ensure good understanding of processes, work requirements, work guidelines to encourage and sustain consensus building to make informed decisions and to encourage a positive work environment
  • Time Management / organization skills to identify priorities, re-arrange work if required to meet identified deadlines
  • Presentation Skills to provide on-site training and guidance to co-workers, contractors and others
  • Valid Ontario Drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle.


Computer Expertise:

Level 4 – The incumbent must possess a combination of intermediate and advanced computer skills scored at 65% or higher for Outlook and at least one of Word / Excel / PowerPoint to ensure their

  • proven ability to use desktop or department / division specific software packages on their own or combine information from different software packages to get the desired result
  • solid understanding of the software to enable the incumbent to know the best tool to do the job efficiently.
  • knowledge to utilize software to develop quality reports, professional looking presentations, publications and/or to develop complex spreadsheets for analysis or presentation of data (including use of formulae)




Include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitor, collect, and interpret results of various samplings and tests and conduct data analysis of regulatory / operational requirements for the water and wastewater systems, to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements, protect public health, ensure environmental protection and meet system optimization targets
  • Identify infrastructure limitations and formulate recommendations for minor repairs or major facility upgrades all reflecting better use / optimization of the infrastructure
  • Work with the County and contracted operational staff to support the development, creation and modification of Standard Operating Procedures necessary for efficient / effective daily operational changes
  • Work with other County departments, to prioritize and assist in the development of the water and wastewater 10 year capital infrastructure improvement plan
  • Provide technical assistance to contract and County operations staff and other municipalities in dealing with advanced water and wastewater treatment issues or concepts
  • Conduct studies and projects at water and wastewater treatment facilities, the findings of which will directly impact facility operations and/or proposed capital work
  • Facilitate MOE inspections and ensure compliance with orders, recommendations, etc.
  • Plans, organizes, schedules and co-ordinates work for county and contracted operations staff and contractors
  • Provides advice, guidance, instruction and direction to:
  • Water & Wastewater Project Technologist related to developers proposing new subdivisions or developments with respect to Bylaws and W&WW Division standards and procedures;
  • County Operations staff or contractors conducting new and / or advanced work.
  • Develop work methods, procedures, standards or training for others specific to existing and new projects required for optimization programs of the water and wastewater systems
  • Responsible to interpret Acts, By-Laws and Regulations (Public Utilities Act, Environmental Protection Act, MISA, etc.) and liaise with operations staff, managers, water and wastewater users, Provincial Ministries, other County Departments / Divisions and local municipal agencies;
  • Undertake various administrative tasks relative to work and projects undertaken such as, but not limited to:
  • maintain filing system for plans, records and projects
  • answer servicing inquiries and complaints from the public, contractors, consultants or internal personnel
  • control, authorize and issue water and sewer connection permits
  • develop, update, compile, analyse and input statistical information for water and waste water,
  • provide technical support for bulk water systems,
  • investigate and provide resolution to complaints from the public, Contractors, County W&WW operational staff and other County Departments
  • install and / or supervise the installation of samplers and prepare samples for analysis;
  • perform field work including special studies jointly with operations staff, surveying, etc.
  • develop, implement and enforce water and sewer use By-Laws including the inspection and assessment of various commercial and industrial establishments for compliance.


All Haldimand County employees are expected to:

  • work safely and respect others in the work place
  • maintain confidentiality
  • work within policies and procedures determined by Haldimand County and / or legislation relative to the function

Those who are interested in applying for this position must submit a resume and covering letter as appropriate in confidence to Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. on the last day of this posting.  Only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.



As per current Legislation, if it is determined that those employees with priority placement status are suitable for this job, before a selection decision has been made, this competition may be cancelled.

Human Resources Division, Cayuga Administration Building,

45 Munsee Street North – P.O. Box 400 – Cayuga, Ontario  N0A lE0

Fax: (905) 772-3541 OR  E-Mail:

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