Careers

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.

Each job posting is posted for 30 days unless otherwise specified. Posts can be renewed for $50.00 if done prior to the closing date by contacting the SWWA office.

If you wish to cancel a posting that was sent in that has not yet been posted - Please put CANCEL POSTING in the subject, 

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All job postings sent in to the SWWA office must include the following:

  • Email to send applications
  • Word document of job posting description including the following:
    • Application due date
    • Closing date
    • Contact name
    • Application form completed and ready for processing

Please note: The SWWA office does not send a proof of the job post prior to posting. All information sent in to the SWWA office with the job post should be checked for accuracy prior to submission.

Payment is due prior to the job being posted and we only accept Visa or MasterCard payments.

The SWWA office is open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm. Postings received outside of office hours will be posted during the next business day.

Depending on how busy the SWWA office is the posting may take up to 48 hours to post!

Job Posts

$75.00     $3.75GST            Total $78.75
(Cost is for one posting, does not include multiple postings within one job and is the cost for all groups in Saskatchewan who have current memberships, those without a SWWA member as part of their organization will be charged the $200.00 plus GST rate)

Job Posts Outside Saskatchewan Fee:

$200.00   $10.00 GST          Total $210.00
(Cost is for one posting, does not include multiple postings within one job and is the cost for all groups outside of Saskatchewan and is the cost for all postings that are outside of Saskatchewan.)

Operator Certification

Operator certification in Saskatchewan is handled by the Saskatchewan Operator Certification Board, for more information regarding operator certification contact the OCB office directly by email: saskocb@gmail.com, by phone (306)789-3430 or by visiting the OCB website

PUBLIC WORKS MANAGER

TOWN OF WILKIE

PUBLIC WORKS MANAGER

 The Town of Wilkie is located in West Central Saskatchewan, population 1219, invites applications for the full time position of Public Works Manager.

Position Summary:   Is responsible for the planning and organizing of the delivery of services provided by the Public Works Department, prepares annual budget, supervision of staff and manages projects.  Detailed job description is available upon request.

Qualifications:

  • Team player, highly motivated, energetic and capable of working with minimal supervision.
  • Proven organizational, communication and analytical skills.
  • Water & Wastewater I Certification would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of municipal infrastructure including but not limited to streets, water & sewer mains and storm sewers.
  • Operation of municipal equipment.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Closing Date:   Until position is filled.

 The Town of Wilkie offers a competitive salary and health benefit package.  Submit resume with cover letter stating expected salary to:

Town of Wilkie

Box 580, Wilkie, SK   S0K 4W0

Attention:  Lana Gerein, Administrator

Fax: (306) 843-3151, Email: wilkie.administrator@sasktel.net

www.townofwilkie.com

The Town of Wilkie thanks all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Village of Montmartre seeks full-time PUBLIC WORKS FOREMAN

This is both a management and working foreman position with on-call required. Is responsible for the overall supervision, organization, and coordination of Public Works and Utility Systems.  Work with Village Administrator, the Village Foreman is expected to operate within approved policies, programs, and budgets.

Qualifications:

  • Level 1 Water Treatment & Distribution and Wastewater certification or willingness to achieve.
  • Experience in public works department an asset.
  • Valid Driver’s License, Class 5 minimum.
  • Knowledge of OH&S regulations.
  • Willingness to obtain Power Mobile Equipment Operator Certification and safety courses.
  • Experience running heavy equipment and mechanical skills to repair and maintain equipment.
  • Management, planning, supervising, evaluating and coaching skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive public relations.
  • Grade 12 or GED equivalent.
  • Knowledge of computers and various software.
  • Provide a clear Criminal Record Check. 

Specific Responsibilities:

Duties include but are not limited to the coordination and overall operations of:

  • Water and Wastewater operations with compliance and reporting as set out by senior levels of government.
  • Water Treatment Plant and duties related to treatment of water including regular testing.
  • Maintenance and operation of the municipality’s infrastructure, buildings and equipment.
  • Road maintenance and drainage issues.
  • Supervising and directing staff.

The Village of Montmartre offers a benefit package and a wage that is negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications.

Closing Date: The position will remain open until filled.

Submit resume with references to:

Village of Montmartre
PO Box 146
Montmartre, SK   S0G 3M0

Email: rm126@sasktel.net

Class 4 Water Pollution Control Facility Operator

City of Portage La Prairie

Class 4 Water Pollution Control Facility Operator

Posting # 2021-12

 

 

Under the direction of the Water Pollution Control Facility Supervisor, the operator ensures the safe and effective monitoring and operation of the wastewater treatment processes and equipment and acts as Operator in Charge as required. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  The City of Portage la Prairie is a Class IV facility and a Class 4 Certificate in Wastewater Treatment is required, in addition to a Class 2 Certificate in Wastewater Collections.  Each level of certification requires a specific exam, level of education, operating experience and DRC time. The successful candidate must hold and maintain a Class 5 Province of Manitoba driver’s license.  This position requires operators to work at heights and in confined spaces.

 

Criteria needed to obtain a Class 4 Certificate in Wastewater Treatment:

* Grade 12

* 4 years post-secondary education in a science related field

* 4 years operating experience with 2 year of DRC time (Direct responsible charge)

* Passed all certification exams (Class 1 to Class 4)

 

Applicants with a minimum 2 years post-secondary education or 90 CEU in a related field may be considered on an under-fill basis.  Required Certifications to be obtained within specific time frame as per the guidelines outlined in the collective agreement.

 

For more information on the requirements needed to achieve a Province of MB Class 4 Certification please visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/eal/certification/info_cert.pdf

 

HOURS OF WORK: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, 1 hour for lunch, Monday to Friday.  Required to work one weekend per month and be on standby one week a month. (Shifts may be changed due to operational requirements). Employees on standby duties are required to carry a pager must be able to report to work within thirty minutes period.

 

SALARY: The rate of pay for this position ranges from $26.13 to $35.60 per hour dependant on education, experience and qualifications. 

             

Please forward applications attention to the Human Resources Office, City of Portage la Prairie, 97 Saskatchewan Ave East, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0L8, FAX (204) 239-1532.

Email Address: hr@city-plap.com.           Website: www.city-plap.com

 

The selection committee intends to review applications as early as Friday June 3, 2022; however, applications may continue to be accepted until the right candidate is found.

 

We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

The Town of Shaunavon welcomes applications from qualified, motivated individuals to fill a full-time position as the DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS.

The Town of Shaunavon is a vibrant and picturesque community with a population of 1784 people nestled in the Southwest corner of Saskatchewan, one hour southwest of The City of Swift Current, just down Highway 13 (Red Coat Trail) from Scotty the T-Rex in Eastend and just a two-hour drive to Medicine Hat. We are proud to be a regional hub for this corner of the province – offering a comfortable and active lifestyle to our residents and a multitude of amenities for our visitors.

Shaunavon's residents enjoy top-notch recreation and cultural facilities and activities all year round. This is a community where neighbours become friends and where friends unite to build a community in which we can all share. We are proud of our past and excited about the potential of our

future. Come and experience Shaunavon - Where the West is Still Wild.

The Director of Operations is an out-of-scope position with the Town of Shaunavon. Under the direct supervision of the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Operations will be responsible for the planning, organization, direction, and general management of the Operations department (Public Works, Parks and Facilities), including all assets, facilities, and the oversight of external engineering and applicable service contracts.  The Director of Operations must be an excellent leader who can discover the most efficient ways to run the Operations department and needs to be a team player who is good at dealing with the public, well organized and able to multi-task.

The Director of Operations is responsible for the Town of Shaunavon’s Operations department’s success; and will work closely with the Assistant Director of Operations to lead a team of dedicated employees to accomplish your departmental objectives and goals within provincial legislation and guidelines established by Town Council.

The Town of Shaunavon offers a competitive salary and has a comprehensive benefits package available and a pension plan is in place.

Visit the Town of Shaunavon’s website: www.shaunavon.com for more details on the Town of Shaunavon and the complete job description, including the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Please forward a cover letter and resume (including at least two work-related references) to:

Tara Fritz at shaunavon3@sasktel.net,  or by mailing to Box 820, Shaunavon, SK, S0N 2M0, or by dropping off at the Town office in a sealed envelope to the attention of the CAO and marked “confidential”.  This opportunity will remain open until filled.

 

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

Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent

This leadership role provides guidance and ensures regulatory compliance to maintain the reliable treatment of wastewater.

Our ideal candidate

  • Has thorough knowledge in leadership, planning, scheduling, coordinating and quality assurance in wastewater treatment plant operations & maintenance.
  • Has experience in business planning, operating & capital budgeting, & monitoring & reporting.
  • Has working knowledge of industry & City regulations, acts, & approvals.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills and have demonstrated your ability to develop effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a systematic approach and independent judgement to make sound decisions and recommendations.

Qualifications

  • Possess Alberta Level IV Wastewater Treatment Certification.
  • Seven (7) years operating experience in a large municipal treatment facility including four (4) years experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Valid Class 3 with air Alberta Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
  • An equivalent combination of management approved training and experience may be considered.
  • This position has been identified as Safety Sensitive and requires the completion of a satisfactory pre-employment drug screens

Apply at: medicinehat.ca/brightideas

The deadline to apply is July 13, 2022.

 

Water and Wastewater Treatment Operator Environmental Services Department Competition Number 2022-27

The City of Yorkton is looking for a driven, motivated individual who is willing to grow amongst our team, and reinforce our values. As a Water and Wastewater Treatment Operator with the City of Yorkton you’ll join a collaborative team ensuring quality water is delivered to the community, and clean, treated wastewater is returned to the local environment. You’ll contribute to the success of our operation by performing preventative maintenance, quality assurance, and providing effective solutions to challenging scenarios. Reporting to the Waterworks Managers; you’ll find yourself engaged in dynamic environments allowing for a multitude of learning opportunities indoors and out.

Duties & Responsibilities

 

 

              

 

  • Responsible for the frontline control of various treatment processes. This includes, but is not limited to; sample collection, testing, and data interpretation along with the monitoring, analysis, and quality assurance of water, wastewater, and other process streams.
  • Responsible for maintaining the Water Treatment Plant, Wastewater Treatment Plant, and associated appurtenances. This includes, but is not limited to; pump, blower, and motor servicing, equipment calibration, and tank entry, cleaning, and servicing.
  • Responsible for the collection, interpretation, and keeping of various types of records and data.
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Experience

 
  • The successful candidate must be comfortable working non-standard hours. This includes, but is not limited to; rotational weekends, evening and overnight standby, and emergency call-out response.

 

 

  • Experience in the fields of Water and Wastewater Treatment is considered an asset.
  • Experience relating to power engineering and boiler operation is considered an asset.
  • Experience with computers and various software packages including; but, not limited to Microsoft Office and SCADA software.
  • Consideration may be given toward qualified experience in a relevant trade or industry. These would include; but are not limited to; engineering, mining, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, gas fitting, etc.
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Qualifications

 
  • Preference will be given to candidates who possess certification in the fields of Water and Wastewater Treatment.

  

 

Uncertified Operator: - $23.63

  • Minimum of Grade 12 or Equivalency as determined by Saskatchewan Ministry of Education.
    • A diploma in Civil Engineering, Water Science Technology, or equivalent is preferred. Consideration may be given toward science, technology, or technician programs of a similar nature.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan driver’s license.
  • Must possess and maintain R.C.M.P. security clearance.
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid Saskatchewan Fireman’s Boiler Certificate within 18 months of hire.
  • Must obtain and maintain valid SCBA, First Aid, CPR, SCOT/WHMIS, Air Brakes, OH&S levels 1 & 2, SCSA, Confined Space, and H2S Alive certificates.

Operator Class I: - $24.83

  • Must possess and maintain all requirements for an Uncertified Operator with all certificates valid.
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid Class 1 Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate as determined by the Saskatchewan Operator Certification Board within 18 months of hire.

Operator Class II: - $26.69

  • Must possess and maintain all requirements for an Operator Class I with all certificates valid.
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid Class 2 Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate as determined by the Saskatchewan Operator Certification Board.

Operator Class III: - $31.52

  • Must possess and maintain all requirements for an Operator Class II with all certificates valid.
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid Class 3 Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate as determined by the Saskatchewan Operator Certification Board.
  • Must demonstrate proven ability to act in Direct Responsible Charge (DRC).

Operator Class IV: - $37.14

  • Must possess and maintain all requirements for an Operator Class III with all certificates valid.
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid Class 3 Water Treatment and 4 Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate as determined by the Saskatchewan Operator Certification Board.
  • Must demonstrate proven ability to act in Direct Responsible Charge (DRC).

 

Interested applicants are invited to apply online at www.yorkton.ca.

 

This competition closes Thursday, Jul 7, 2022