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Supervisor, Source Water Protection job in Oakville

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Organization:  Regional Municipality of Halton
Job Category:  Water and Sewers
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  Canada
State/Province:  Ontario
City:  Oakville
Post Code:  L6M 3L1
Salary and Benefits:  $76,973 - $96,215


Public Works


Water Services-Water Planning


Supervisor, Source Water Protection


$76,973 - $96,215 (Pay Grade 8)


Applicants will be considered for interviews based on the information provided in their application to the Region of Halton including a current resume and cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

This position is being offered on a full-time basis working 35 hours per week.

Preferred Background:

Reporting to the Manager of Water Planning, this position requires a University Degree in Environmental Geoscience or Geological, Environmental or Water Resources Engineering in combination with an active Professional Geoscientist (P. Geo) or Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation. The successful applicant will possess a minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience managing ground and/or lake-based water supplies, providing hydrogeological technical guidance, preferably in a municipal environment. Must have a demonstrated ability to manage/supervise staff as well as a variety of stakeholders. Working knowledge of municipal drinking water threat identification, watershed vulnerable areas, and threat mitigation practices to protect the quality and quantity of source water supplies in support of the Clean Water Act, Planning Act, Greenbelt Act, Building Code Act and other applicable legislation. Successful candidate must have or attain provincial certification for Risk Management Official (Part IV) and Section 88 Property Entry. Excellent verbal/written communication, negotiation, problem solving and project management skills are required to interface with affected landowners, Councillors, local/neighbouring municipalities, review agencies, industry and non-government environmental associations. Computer knowledge of FEFLOW,MODFLOW,MS-Access, ArcView, SAP and MS-Office software is an asset. An equivalent combination of education and experience or the ability to attain the required designations will be considered.

Working Conditions:

Travel may be required between locations within Halton Region, incumbent must supply own transportation. The successful applicant will be required to possess and maintain a valid class ‘G’ driver’s license.


Provides municipal guidance to Source Protection Committees/Ministry of the Environment regarding the development of locally driven Source Protection Plans to mitigate significant municipal drinking water quality and/or quantity threats.Responsible for the management of the area’s human resources through the use of effective recruitment, performance management, staff development, and succession planning principles. This includes providing guidance and direction by way of performance objectives and developmental opportunities.Manages the implementation and continuous improvement of the Region’s source water protection program; including performing the statutory duties of the Risk Management Official prescribed under Part IV of the Clean Water Act and annual monitoring / reporting to respective Source Protection Authorities.Negotiates risk management plans with affected business owners and residents to mitigate significant drinking water threat activities, as prescribed under the applicable Source Protection Plans.Provides coordination with Regional departments, local/neighboring municipalities, Conservation Authorities and Ministry of the Environment regarding Source Protection Plan requirements.Reviews development applications to ensure compliance with Source Protection policies, the Regional Official Plan and other related requirements.Creates and maintains a data management framework for drinking water threats and policy implementation.Accountable for leading the development of the Source Water Protection work plans and associated operating budgets ensuring the needs of the team and legislative requirements are met.Implements, reviews and updates Halton Region’s Aquifer Management Plan, Salt Management Strategy and Well Decommissioning Program as required.Performs other duties as required.


June 6, 2013

Posting Expiry:

June 27, 2013

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