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Careers in Water & Wastewater

The handling of water and wastewater is an increasingly important profession in today's environment-conscious society. Water and Wastewater Operators serve their community by providing a safe drinking water supply and reliable sanitation services. It is a stable career, with positions available in communities of all sizes.

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Postings are non-refundable.

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Level II or Level III Wastewater Treatment Utility Operator
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Alberta
Closing: 03/21/24
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Reporting to the Manager of Utilities, the Wastewater Treatment Operator plays a crucial role in the operation and maintenance of the Southshore Wastewater Treatment Facility.

The Wastewater Treatment Operator Level III is responsible for the efficient day-to-day operations of the Southshore Wastewater Treatment Facility to ensure the effective treatment of wastewater in accordance with regulatory requirements, incorporating best practices. Your responsibilities will include monitoring and maintaining equipment, performing tests and analyses, and ensuring compliance with environmental regulations.

This is a fulltime position with a Monday to Friday schedule.

Position Responsibilities:
• Performs the operator duties outlined in the most current Alberta Parks and Environment Approval for the Southshore Wastewater Treatment Facility.
• Collects daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly samples and performs laboratory testing procedures as set forth by Alberta Environment and Parks.
• Understands and controls the plant operating parameters to achieve or exceed the Wastewater Treatment Plant operating permit requirements, including the operation of solids removal screens, dissolved air flotation solids separation or other treatment methods, tertiary filtration, and water disinfection.
• Assists in the establishment and of updates to the regular operation and maintenance procedures and carries out the operation and maintenance of all pumps, motors, electrical equipment, flow measuring, metering or regulating equipment.
• Performs preventative maintenance inspections and procedures on all wastewater related facilities and equipment and maintains records of such inspections.
• Maintains as required, daily, monthly, and annual records of the wastewater utility in a neat and legible manner.
• Submits reports, where applicable, to the appropriate provincial and federal authorities on a specified schedule to meet regulations and/or comply with permit requirements.
• Participates and takes the lead in training junior-level operators or other Utilities department employees.
• Coordinates, provides instruction and direction and maintains the quality of work of contractors, junior-level operators or other Utilities Department employees when they have been assigned to work on specific projects or in performing regular maintenance activities at the Southshore Wastewater Treatment Facility.
• Coordinates any third-party sampling.
• Willing to work overtime when required.
• Performs other related duties and assists Utilities Department in the construction, repair and maintenance of public infrastructure as required.

Qualifications:
• Level III Wastewater Certification or able to obtain within a year of employment or Level II with appropriate length of experience
• Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License – Required
• Mechanical knowledge and aptitude– Required
• Minimum two years’ experience with wastewater treatment membrane systems within a mechanical treatment facility. – Required

Salary Range: dependent on qualifications/license and experience.

Please submit your application to Recruitment@mdlsr.ca referencing “Competition # UO3-2023” in the subject line.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Executive Director
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Saskatchewan
Closing:  
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Position: Executive Director

Full time contract

1.           PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Executive Director (E.D.) assists the Board of Directors in its responsibility for the governance of the association and manages the day-to-day operations. Day-to-day duties may include processing annual memberships, registrations for the annual golf tournament and conference, membership inquiries, data entry, records management, financial bookkeeping, and more.

 

2.           KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Board of Directors in its responsibilities for the governance of the association – establishing vision, mission, objectives, and policies for the operation of the organization.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the association.
  • Participate in policy development and strategic planning in the growth of the association.
  • Oversee the management of the association and its staff and volunteers.
  • Coordinate and provide leadership to all the committees, volunteers, and staff.
  • Participate actively in the fundraising and the financial management of the association.
  • Maintain the SWWA website and social media and identify other opportunities to promote our association.
  • Ensure events are properly marketed and branding standards are upheld.
  • Manage flow of content from association to digital platforms
  • Bring new innovative ideas which continue to improve our association for our members.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of the annual conference.
  • Participate in networking and industry relation activities on behalf of the association.
  • Act as an advocate for the association and its programs in the industry.
  • Work with key stakeholders.

 

3.           STRATEGIC PLANNING AND OPERATIONAL LEADERSHIP

  • Participate in the creation of a vision, mission and objectives.
  • Play a lead role in developing a strategic and operational plan.
  • Develop programs and services that work towards the vision, mission and objectives and within policy.
  • Set clear results-oriented goals with realistic and measurable outcomes.
  • Support board committees, task forces and other committees, as needed.

 

4.           QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-secondary education; Business degree/cert.
  • 7 years experience, in a leadership role, with a non-profit association
  • Experience in strategic analysis and marketing
  • Experience in the water and wastewater industry
  • Extensive knowledge of the Water Security Operator Certification Program
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong financial management skills
  • Experience with Facebook, LinkedIn, and social media platforms
  • Experience with MS Office (all apps), Google, and QuickBooks

 

5.           SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND, ABILITIES

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in managing and leading a diverse group of staff and volunteers in a not-for-profit environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, communication skills and positive attitude.
  • Excellent reputation as a leader in their profession and/or industry;
  • Experience in leading not for profit organizations through positive change and transition.
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively at all levels, applying mature judgment and exercising tact, discretion and diplomacy with others.
  • Ability to balance long-term objectives and activities with day-to-day operations and pressures.
  • Tenacity to deal with confidential and highly sensitive issues and interact with people at all levels within the association, including members and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of provincial and federal legislation affecting non profits.

 

6.           HOW TO APPLY

  1. Your application will be received in confidence at board@swwa.ca.
  2. Please submit your cover letter, resume, salary expectation and 3 references to the email above.
  3. You will receive an email stating your application has been submitted.
  4. The position will remain open until filled.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Senior Technologist, Special Services, Operations & Engineering Division, Saskatchewan
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Saskatchewan
Closing: 03/01/24
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Job Title: Senior Technologist, Special Services
Job Competition: SW-05-2024
Location: anywhere SaskWater operates in Saskatchewan
Salary: $32.03 to $40.03 per hour (Pay Grade 8)


Immerse yourself in a team committed to creating trusted and sustainable water solutions for a vibrant Saskatchewan. A team backed by a corporation with over 60 years of experience providing water and wastewater services. That’s a lot of knowledge.

But there’s more.

SaskWater offers an attractive benefits package including employer-funded
health, dental and vision benefits, pension, and disability insurance, plus vacation leave, earned days off, and paid family leave and sick leave. At SaskWater you can take advantage of extras such as flexible work options, a tuition reimbursement program, employee family assistance plans, maternity leave top-up and more. H2Wh0a!!

Now that’s refreshing! Apply today!

SaskWater is looking for an experienced and certified water professional to join the Special
Services team within the Operations division. This position requires significant travel, where you will be working approximately 70% of the time in SaskWater facilities around the province. Working a set 8 days on, 6 days off shift, you will work in SaskWater owned and operated water treatment plants, distribution systems and wastewater facilities across the province. In addition, you will deliver the corporate meter program, and perform backflow prevention testing, underwater inspections using a remote operated vehicle, and leak detections services as well as undertaking other technology support activities.

To qualify, you will have a two-year technical diploma; preference will be given to candidates with a Water Resources Engineering Technology diploma. Certification as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T.) or Certified Technician (C.Tech.) is required to be obtained. In accordance with the Operator Certification Board requirements, or existing industry reciprocity agreements, certification at the appropriate levels in Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Treatment are required to be obtained.

In addition to the above qualifications, the job requires 4 years of progressively more responsible experience in the following areas:
• Working knowledge of water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and
wastewater treatment processes; and regional system operation and maintenance
procedures including pipeline, pump, and valve repair.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, outside
agencies and the public and develop and maintain a positive corporate climate.

Special Requirements: The position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Record Check and Drug and Alcohol test. You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. A valid Saskatchewan driver’s license is required. 

Application Deadline is February 29, 2024

To Apply:
Please indicate the job competition number and where you learned of this opportunity and send a resume and cover letter to SaskWater - Human Resources at hr@saskwater.com.

SaskWater offers competitive wages and an attractive benefits package. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
SaskWater values workplace diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive and respectful workplace.

Technologist 2, Regional Systems, District Operations, Operations & Engineering Division, Kindersley
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Saskatchewan
Closing: 03/04/24
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Job Title: Technologist 2, Regional Systems
Job Competition: SW-39-2023
Location: Kindersley
Salary: $29.44 to $36.81 (Pay Grade 7)

Immerse yourself in a team committed to creating trusted and sustainable water solutions for a vibrant Saskatchewan. A team backed by a corporation with over 60 years of experience providing water and wastewater services. That’s a lot of knowledge.

But there’s more.

SaskWater offers an attractive benefits package including employer-funded
health, dental and vision benefits, pension, and disability insurance, plus vacation leave, earned days off, and paid family leave and sick leave. At SaskWater you can take advantage of extras such as flexible work options, a tuition reimbursement program, employee family assistance plans, maternity leave top-up and more. H2Wh0a!!

Now that’s refreshing! Apply today!

As the Technologist 2, Regional Systems, you will perform operation and maintenance work, laboratory and field testing, meter reading and prepares required operational, maintenance, regulatory and status reports within an assigned regional water and wastewater system. The regional water and wastewater system may include SaskWater or customer owned water treatment, wastewater treatment, water distribution/transmission and wastewater collection systems.

To qualify, you will have a two-year technical diploma; a Water Resources Engineering
Technology diploma is preferred. Eligibility for certification as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T.) or Certified Technician (C.Tech) is required. A Valid Class 5 Driver’s License is required.

Certification at the appropriate levels in Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater
Collection and Wastewater Treatment is required to be obtained in accordance with the Operator Certification Board requirements or existing industry reciprocity agreements.
In addition to the above qualifications, the job requires 1.5 years of progressively more
responsible experience in the following areas:
• Working knowledge of water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and
wastewater treatment operation, maintenance and troubleshooting processes and
procedures.

Special Requirements: The position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Record Check and Drug and Alcohol test. You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. A valid Saskatchewan driver’s license is required.

Application Deadline is March 4, 2024

To Apply: 
Please indicate the job competition number and where you learned of this opportunity and send a resume and cover letter to SaskWater - Human Resources at hr@saskwater.com.

SaskWater offers competitive wages and an attractive benefits package. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
SaskWater values workplace diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive and respectful workplace.