Local recruitment: Operational and Maintenance Lead

Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA)

Elmvale, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

Organization: Ontario Clean Water Agency

Division: Operations, Georgian Highlands Region, Ontario

City: Elmvale

Job Term: 1 Temporary

Job Code: 95504 – Operational (BU) OST 15


$1,106.57 – $1,372.35 Per Week* (plus pay for water/wastewater certification)
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.Understanding the job ad – definitions

Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 193923

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The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) believes in Our Communities, Our Environment and Our People. As a trusted partner to municipalities, First Nations communities, businesses, governments and institutions across Ontario, we provide our clients with total solutions in water and wastewater. We are dedicated to working closely with our clients to help them build healthy sustainable communities and organizations and provide safe and reliable drinking water to thousands of Ontarians each day.

Join our team as a water/wastewater professional with OCWA

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will plan, coordinate, administer and oversee operational and maintenance activities, including compliance with operational agreements in accordance with all relevant legislation, acts and regulations. Provide team leadership to operational and maintenance staff.

How do I qualify?


  • Class 3 certification in Water Treatment and Class 3 certification Wastewater Treatment.
  • May consider lesser qualified candidates as underfill – minimum Class 1 licensing (water) and Class 1 (wastewater) as specified in O.Reg. 128/04 of the Safe Drinking Water Act and O.Reg. 129/04 of the Ontario Water Resources Act.
  • Ability to obtain the highest certification level of the hub within a prescribed timeframe.
  • Trades license as a Millwright and/or applicable skilled trade would be preferred.
  • Valid Class G driver’s license.
  • Must be available to be on-call after regular working hours.
  • Required to travel within the Region as required.
  • Ability to respond to alarms within a reasonable amount of time.
  • Ability to act as Operator-in-Charge and make operational decisions to ensure that regulatory requirements are met.
  • Act as Overall Responsible Operator as required, or back up ORO.


  • Good technical knowledge of the theories, principles and practices related to the operation, maintenance and administration of water processes and related equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of environmental health and safety legislation, regulations, procedures and guidelines including the Safe Drinking Water Act, Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Regulations 180/03, 128/03 169/03, and 170/3, Occupational Health and Safety Act, National Fire Prevention Association Standards 291, Traffic Management Section 7 of the Highway Traffic Act as well as other statues to monitor program delivery and ensure compliance.
  • Working knowledge and experience with the Drinking Water Quality Management System.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising staff to train, direct and assign work activities.
  • Ability to complete documentation that ensures adherence to the applicable acts and regulations.
  • Ensure optimization of resources, staffing and financial, to effectively maintain the continuity of operations and maintenance services programs, as well assessing potential environmental impacts or health and safety concerns.
  • Actively participate OCWA’s health and safety policies and philosophies, ensuring the safety and well-being of your coworkers.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Good interpersonal skills are required to effectively communicate with Agency staff, clients, other levels of government and the public.

Other Essential Skills

  • Good planning, financial and analytical skills to manage and plan multiple projects & assess project priorities.
    Ability to optimize and implement changes to processes to improve facilities operations.

What’s in it for you?

  • Flexible learning and development opportunities
  • Opportunities for career advancement and specialization with the largest provider of water and wastewater services in Ontario
  • You will be eligible for additional pay for certification, should you be successful in completing and maintaining facility water/wastewater operator’s licenses
  • Work with the partner of choice for more communities than any other water and wastewater service organization in Ontario for over 25 years
  • Work with an organization committed to innovation and advanced technology
  • A defined benefit pension plan; Comprehensive Health Plan; Life and Disability Insurance
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits including for adoptive parents

Additional Information:

Address: 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 1128 Flos Rd 10, Elmvale, Central Region

Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees UnionUnderstanding the job ad – definitions

Schedule: 4

Category: Environment

Posted on: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Note: T-AQ-193923/23

How to apply:

  1. You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Be sure to quote the Job ID number for this position.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

Send application to: 
resume with covering letter (PDF format preferred) saved as JOB ID 193923 – First Last Name to:
Hiring Manager: John Duckett

Collection of Information

Your personal information is being collected and will be used to determine your qualifications for employment with the Ontario Public Service, and for recruitment modernization initiatives. OPS Careers is an authorized common service in accordance with s. 6 of the Ministry of Government Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25 and this collection of personal information is necessary to the proper administration of OPS Careers.Please do not provide more personal information than what is asked of you. For example, do not include your social insurance number, photograph, or banking information, etc. with your application. We strongly encourage you not to provide us with information beyond that which is requested in the job posting.If you have any questions about the collection, use, disclosure, or retention of your personal information, please contact us.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual will be provided in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English only on both the English and French versions of the website.

Les annonces d’emploi pour les postes dĂ©signĂ©s bilingues sont publiĂ©es en anglais et en français sur le site Web. Les annonces pour les postes qui ne sont pas dĂ©signĂ©s bilingues ne sont pas traduites et elles figurent en anglais seulement, tant dans la version française que dans la version anglaise du site.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Note: The only website where you can apply on-line for positions with the Ontario Public Service is http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca




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