Water Quality Supervisor

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Water Quality Supervisor

The City of Penticton is in search of highly passionate and motivated applicants for the position of Water Quality Supervisor. The Water Quality Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of the operation and maintenance of the City’s water treatment facility which is a dual source chemical treatment plant, with source water from Okanagan Lake and Penticton Creek. The incumbent will also be responsible for operations and maintenance of the utilities reservoirs and pump stations.

Duties include:

  • Performing general and technical assignments in researching, analyzing, monitoring, and reporting within the department.
  • Developing and implementing department goals, objectives and priorities.
  • Developing department policy, procedures and guidelines.
  • Development of annual, five and ten year budgets.
  • Organizing the approach and response to demands and needs for construction, repair and maintenance of the City’s water treatment systems, equipment and facilities.
  • Analyzing federal, provincial and local regulations and ensures regulatory compliance.
  • Point of contact with Interior Health Authority regarding all water quality issues within the City.
  • Liaising with the Okanagan Basin Water Board.
  • Ensuring compliance with City safety policies, rules, regulations, bylaws and policies.
  • Investigating and responding to citizen complaints
  • Coordinating efforts with other City departments, professional organizations, and outside agencies on water treatment projects and programs.
  • Supervision of Water Treatment Plant employees, including training, employee development and daily work assignments. Includes staff and self development, preparation and communication of work schedules

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Diploma and/or Bachelors degree in Environmental Science or related field.
  • Level IV certification in Water Treatment in the Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP).
  • Seven (7) years’ experience in a municipal water treatment plant environment with a minimum of three (3) years in a leadership/supervisory role.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience working in a public sector environment with unionized and non-unionized employees considered an asset.
  • Previous experience operating and maintaining a chemical water treatment plant.
  • Experience operating a dual water source treatment plant would be considered an asset.
  • Experience treating a highly coloured water source would be considered an asset.
  • Thorough understanding of all legislation, standards, and best practices pertaining to water treatment operations.
  • Knowledge of all equipment and processes used in water treatment operations.
  • Must be familiar with health, safety, and environmental standards.
  • Ability to empower people and use innovative approaches in situations involving rapid change, shifting priorities, and/or simultaneous demands.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to assess situations from a business perspective.
  • Strong team player with a collaborative style.
  • Strong organizational, project management, and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, employees, leaders, industry contacts and other external contacts.
  • Proficient with various software applications, including Microsoft Office and CMMS.
  • Sound, practical judgment using independent decision making.
  • A valid Class Five (5) BC Driver’s Licence.

Working for the City of Penticton means we live where others come for their vacation. Our home offers the best beaches, cycling trails, parks, recreation facilities and mountain escapes, not to mention all the shopping and amenities a vibrant community needs.

Why join us? You are looking for a career that makes a difference. We champion an innovative, thriving, sustainable community through visionary leadership, partnerships and service excellence.

This exempt position offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits and pension package. If you are seeking a challenging opportunity and possess the above mentioned qualifications, we would love to hear from you! We welcome your resume and cover letter prior to 4:00pm April 30, 2018 to:
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PLEASE QUOTE COMPETITION NO: 18-30E



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