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  • 13 Aug 2020 3:51 PM | Iva Last

    Supervisor, Water Treatment Operations

    Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

    About Us

    The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (which includes Fort McMurray and nine other communities) is a key economic growth engine for both the province of Alberta and for Canada. Ranking among the largest municipalities in North America, by area, the Municipality is a vibrant, diverse and progressive community nestled amid the boreal forest and breathtaking northern lights.

    As an Employer, we value our people, working together, accountability and integrity. We thrive on innovative ideas that offer our employees exciting and unparalleled opportunities for professional development and growth. From new graduates to seasoned professionals, from adventure seekers to those seeking to raise their family, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is a dynamic place to work, live and play. 

    About the Opportunity

    The Supervisor, Water Treatment Operations is responsible for providing guidance and support in all areas of water treatment operations. Primary responsibilities of this position include:

    Employee Development:Performs supervisory tasks for assigned team members. Works with team to plan and balance workload. Ensures that the team is managed fairly and consistently and that work processes are followed and coordinated to guarantee service levels. Mentors, coaches, and provides support to staff. Assists in recruitment and training of staff.

    Research and Implementation: Participates in the continuous research, development, improvement, and implementation of effective departmental strategies, tools, and guidelines based on the Municipality’s best practices. Analyzes the effectiveness of departmental programs and makes suggestions for further improvement. Provides input on department business plans, initiatives, and budget to ensure continuous achievement of department goals.

    Operational Guidance: Maintains communication with external agencies involved in water treatment operations and prepares reports for submission to Federal and Provincial regulatory agencies, Health Centers, and First Nations. Identifies and recommends changes to

    communication strategies affecting water treatment. Ensures all required special reports are prepared and issued in a timely manner in accordance with applicable legislation. Responsible for the operations of all Water Treatment, truck fill and Pump house facilities. Maintains service levels, professional working environment, and written procedures. Administers resources within limits determined by Manager, Water Treatment. Procures services and consumables required by operations. Sets tone for operational unit. Interacts with and supports the maintenance team. Ensures plants are operated and maintained according to relevant legislation and standards. Ensures standards are strictly followed to guarantee compliance with environmental and public safety requirements.

    About You

    We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate:

    • The ability to empower people and inspire a team to work together in achieving departmental goals and priorities;
    • Proven and demonstrated commitment to safe work practices;
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that fosters a respectful and inclusive work environmental;
    • Practical organizational skills and the ability to maintain effective leadership in a dynamic and busy environment;
    • Proven customer focus with demonstrated ability to build effective relationships with internal customers, external providers, and industry contacts;
    • Thorough understanding of all legislation, standards, and best practices pertaining to water treatment operations;
    • Proficient in various software applications;
    • Sound, practical judgment using independent decision making; and
    • Knowledge of all equipment and processes used in water treatment operations.

    Required Education:

    Water Treatment Level III.  Water Treatment Level IV must be obtained within 18 months of filling the position.  Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment and collection certification is considered an asset.   Trades certificate is considered an asset.

    Required Experience:

    Seven (7) years of experience in a municipal water treatment environment with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in a supervisory role.  Experience working in a public sector environment with unionized and non-unionized employees considered an asset.

    For those interested in applying to this position, please forward your resume to the attention of JoAnn Beliveau, Senior Partner with the David Aplin Group at jbeliveau@aplin.com.


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