Water Wastewater Manager - ORO

Location: Scugog, ON

  • Use your water and wastewater experience to support the development of our community
  • Receive a competitive hourly wage along with an excellent benefits package
  • Don't miss this chance to make a true difference to the vibrant community of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

About the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation is a strong, vibrant, and progressive Indigenous community that is approximately 1.5 hours drive from the heart of Toronto.  Located nearby to the rural community of Port Perry, MSIFN has the benefits of small town life while having a close proximity to urban areas. As part of the Anishinabek Nation and signatories to the Williams Treaties and other pre confederation treaties, MSIFN is extremely proud of our Indigenous culture and long history of protecting our Aboriginal and Treaty rights. As owners of the Great Blue Heron Casino and creators of the Noozhoo Nokiiyan Economic Development Limited Partnership, MSIFN has an entrepreneurial spirit and expectation for excellence. We encourage team members to be professional, flexible, dynamic, team players, who have a self-starting attitude and a respect for all employees in a workplace. While working within clear lines of authority, MSIFN requires someone who can bring out the best in those who surround them. We are a busy First Nation, with many capital projects and opportunities ahead.  The community and workplace is led by an elected Council of 3 (a Chief and two Councillors) and a Senior Management Team led by the First Nation Manager and including Managers from Operations, Finance, Human Resources and Health and Social Services. We value the hard work of our entire workforce and support them with a culture of collaboration and respect. 

Our water/wastewater and maintenance systems comprise of a Class 3 water plant,  a 1100 cubic meters elevated reservoir, and 6.5 km of water mains that were commissioned in June 2020. The wastewater system is currently being expanded and the new expansion system will see the installation of an expanded equalization tank, 6 km of sanitary sewers, 3 km of force main, and 4 new pumping stations. These new expansions are expected to start construction in Fall 2020.

For more information about our vibrant community please visit our homepage by clicking here.   

Make a Difference Within Our Community

Currently, the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) is looking for a Water Wastewater Manager - ORO to join our community and work with our team in Scugog, ON on a full-time basis. Where possible these roles will work remotely during the current pandemic. The hours of these roles are Monday to Thursday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 1 pm though some flexibility will be required to work evening and weekends as well as to accommodate peak periods and workloads as per the "Hours of Work and Overtime" policies. An on-call rotation may also be possible. 

Working at varying levels of responsibility, both of these roles will see you supporting the management and implementation of the work and the achievement of the objectives for the Water and Wastewater operations at MSIFN. This will require you to ensure compliance with both legislation and MSIFN policies and protection of public health and safety, meeting or exceeding Provincial Water and Wastewater Standards, achieving Drinking Water Quality Management Standards (DWQMS) as per Ontario municipalities within 3 years, achieving a similar Quality Management Standard for Wastewater Operations within 3 years, and assuming full operations of the wastewater plant and collection system within a 3 fiscal year period. 

As the Water/Wastewater Manager - ORO you will be responsible for several business units including Water Operations, Wastewater Operations, and Water/Wastewater Maintenance Operations. You will have 1 direct report, the Water/Wastewater Supervisor, and 6 indirect reports who will report into the Water/Wastewater Supervisor. For a comprehensive position description of this role please click here.

While no two days in this exciting and fast-paced role will ever be the same, your more typical responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the water, wastewater, and maintenance systems and well as their expansion. 
  • Providing direct Management and senior leadership to the Water Wastewater Team at MSIFN as well as facilitating a team environment.
  • Building the water wastewater team to assume full operations of the water and wastewater systems within a 3 year period. 
  • Leading the MSIFN in compliance with legislation and regulations as well as MSIFN policies, protection, public health, and safety. 
  • Working to enhance policies and procedures on a continuous improvement basis while ensuring operational and capital initiatives incorporate MSIFN's vision and values. 
  • Participating in MSIFN initiatives and representing the water/wastewater department at various forums as required.  

More About You

In order to qualify for the Water Wastewater Manager - ORO role, you will need 5 - 7 years of experience in the water and wastewater field with 3 - 5 years of experience in a management position.  college diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or equivalent is mandatory, as well as a possession of a CET designation.  An Ontario Level 3 certificate for Water Treatment and a Level 1 certificate for Water Supply and Distribution, a Level 2 certificate for Wastewater Treatment and a Level 1 certificate for Wastewater Collection are required.  You will also need a G level driver's license in good standing. General knowledge of SCADA is considered an asset for these roles. 

Our ideal candidate for this role, will have a working knowledge of the practice, operation, and maintenance of First Nations drinking water and wastewater infrastructure as well as First Nations and local government functions and responsibilities in regards to equipment operations and maintenance procedures. In addition, it is essential that you have strong leadership and stakeholder management skills with the ability to manage, supervise, and provide support to staff. Your excellent communication skills in both written and verbal form as well as your organizational skills and timekeeping abilities will ensure your success as you work towards competing deadlines.    

Above all, you'll join us with a passion for water wastewater excellence combined with sound decision-making skills, and the ability to motivate your staff.

Do you want to make a lasting difference to a vibrant First Nation community? Here’s your chance!

About the Benefits

In recognition for your hard work and dedication, you can look forward to a competitive hourly wage based on education and experience You'll also be entitled to the following excellent package:

  • Access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) along with life, AD&D, health, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Short and long-term disability. 
  • Employer pension matching scheme of 5%, voluntary contributions can be increased by a further 8%.
  • 2 weeks of vacation that increases to 5 weeks of vacation with your length of service. 
  • An additional 2 weeks of vacation during the office shut down over the holidays.
  • Managers are entitled to Lieu time for hours worked beyond 35 hours per week. 
  • 13 statutory holidays throughout the year. 
  • Bereavement leave of up to 5 scheduled business days for immediate family and up to 3 days for extended family in the unfortunate event of a death of a family member.
  • Access to the Wellness Motivational Benefit of up to $500 twice in a lifetime for attempts at Healthy Lifestyle changes. 
  • A commitment to a policy of compensation which is internally and externally competitive and equitable. Though no pay progression is automatic, pay progression will be reviewed in line with professional development, previous work experience, seniority, cost of living, and market trends as outlined within the compensation policy.

This is your chance to be part of a dynamic and growing community where you will have the opportunity to implement processes and make your mark for the better of all.   

If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!

Please note that a criminal record check (CPIC/VSS) acceptable to the position is required upon conditional offer. Expenses for CPIC/VSS are reimbursed after orientation.

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