Water Wastewater Supervisor - 6 Month Contract

Job No: WWWS
Location: Scugog, ON

  • Use your water and wastewater experience to support the development of our community
  • Receive a competitive hourly wage 
  • 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. 

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Make a Difference Within Our Community

Currently, the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) is looking for a Water Wastewater Supervisor to join our community and work with our team in Scugog, ON on a 6-month contract with the possibility of permanent employment.  The hours of these roles are Monday to Thursday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 1 pm.  Must be available to attend evening meetings and/or work overtime to accommodate peak periods and workloads per the "Hours of Work and Overtime" policies. A daily on-call rotation pay will be applied.  

Under the direction of the Water/Wastewater Manager, the Water/Wastewater Supervisor will be the Operator in Charge (OIC) supporting the management and implementation of the work and the achievement of the objectives for the Water and Wastewater operations at MSIFN, which includes compliance with legislation and MSIFN policies and protection of public health and safety; meeting or exceeding Provincial Water and Wastewater Standards; achieving Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (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. This position is responsible for the direct supervision of 6 Water/Wastewater Operators in the following business units: Water Operations, Wastewater Operations and Water/Wastewater Maintenance Operations.

  • As the OIC, oversee the water, wastewater and maintenance systems comprised of a Class 3 water plant, a 1100 cubic meter elevated reservoir and 6.5 kms of watermains commissioned in June 2020. The wastewater system is currently being expanded. The current wastewater plant is a Class 2 plant. The new expanded system will see the installation of an expanded equalization tank, 6 kms of sanitary sewers, 3 kms of force main and 4 new pumping stations. 
  • Provide direct supervision and leadership to Water/Wastewater Operators and Trainees at MSIFN, facilitating a team environment that shall focus on providing operation/optimization of existing systems support, long range planning/system design and engineering expertise.
  • Assist the Water/Wastewater Manager to build the water and wastewater team to assume full operation of the water and wastewater systems in a 3 year period.
  • Lead the MSIFN in compliance with legislation, regulations and MSIFN policies and protection of public health and safety.
  • Assist with the enhancement of policies and procedures on a continuous improvement basis to ensure operational and capital initiatives incorporate MSIFN’s vision and values.
  • Participate in MSIFN initiatives and represent the Water/Wastewater Department at various forums as directed by the Water/Wastewater Manager.
  • Provide backup to the Water/Wastewater Manager and Water/Wastewater Operators when necessary

More About You

In order to qualify for the Water Wastewater Supervisor role, you will need 5 - 7 years of experience in the water and wastewater field with 3 - 5 years of experience in a supervisory position.  college diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or equivalent is mandatory, as well as a possession of a CET designation

An Ontario Level 2 certificate for Water Treatment and a Level 1 certificate for Water Supply and Distribution, a Level 1 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.
  • Good judgement, problem-solving and interpersonal skills in dealing with problems relating to the day to day operations.
  • Good organization skills and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient with Safe Drinking Water Act, Health and Safety, WSIB and other related legislation.
  • Working knowledge and practice of the operation and maintenance of First Nations drinking water and wastewater infrastructure; safety related legislation/regulations/guidelines; First Nations and local government functions/responsibilities and equipment operations and maintenance procedures.
  • General Knowledge of SCADA is considered an asset to the position.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office - Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and work order/work management systems.
  • Discretion and good judgement when handling confidential/sensitive information and communicating with individuals regarding controversial matters; sensitivity and ability to maintain security of files.
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail and record keeping skills.
  • Advanced leadership and supervisory skills.

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 supervisory skills in order to 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 of your hard work and dedication, you can look forward to a competitive hourly wage based on education and experience.  You will also be entitled to the following:

  • Access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) 
  • 14 statutory holidays throughout the year. 
  • Daily standby pay when On-Call

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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