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District of Sechelt

Job Posting – Competition No. 2019-07

Wastewater Chief Operator

Permanent Full Time

Nature of the Position

In 2015, the District of Sechelt commissioned one of the most innovative and advanced LEED certified wastewater treatment plants in Canada – The Sechelt Water Resource Centre.  This is a state of the art, tertiary level, membrane filtration, wastewater treatment plant rated as a Class IV facility. 

The District of Sechelt is seeking an individual to join our team as our Wastewater Chief Operator. Life in Sechelt boasts a temperate West Coast climate, access to beautiful and varied land and marine environments, a wide range of community amenities and activities and a vibrant cultural scene. Residents enjoy outstanding “small town” quality of life with access to services both locally and via easy ferry access to BC’s Lower Mainland.

The District of Sechelt is seeking an individual to join our team as our Wastewater Chief Operator. This position is responsible for the day-to-day wastewater treatment operations, ensuring the facility meets all of its performance requirements safely and efficiently.  This position works closely with the technical support team from the technology supplier – Veolia Water Solutions Canada to refine the treatment operations.

Essential Competencies
Applicants must have completed Grade 12 (or equivalent); BC EOCP Wastewater Treatment Operator Level IV, or Level III with the experience and ability to reach Level IV within one year (or inter-provincial equivalent); BC EOCP certification in wastewater collection (or inter-provincial equivalent); a minimum of two years Direct Responsible Charge at a class III or higher wastewater treatment facility; hold a valid Class 5 Drivers License (or inter-provincial equivalent); and live within 30 minutes driving time of the Sechelt Water Resource Centre.

Applicants must have confined space training, workplace hazardous materials information system training and transportation of dangerous goods training; thorough knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations, SCADA systems, laboratory equipment, testing standards and methods; be proficient with spreadsheets, data manipulation and interpretation; and demonstrate analytical thinking, strong communication, team building and leadership skills.

Applicants must be competent in word processing and technical report writing; demonstrate a professional and positive work attitude; have excellent interpersonal skills, a strong commitment to service and the ability to work both independently and as a team member. Applicants must also have the ability to react to and manage emergencies and exert, sustain and repeat physical and mental actions necessary to complete tasks and work under conditions requiring strength, endurance and attention in all types of weather.  

Preferred Competencies
Post-secondary education in water and/or wastewater technology is preferred.   

Working Conditions
This is a permanent full time unionized position within the BCGEU and is open to all applicants.  Salary for this position is currently under review. Hours of work are 37.5 hours per week. Flexibility to respond to callouts on evenings and weekends is required.

Applications
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to:

Breanne Ostrosky, Human Resources Manager
Send by email to: hr@sechelt.ca

Closing Date: This job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified

Location: Sechelt, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Sewer & Wastewater
Posted: April 9, 2019, 12:17 pm
Expires: May 10, 2019, 4:30 pm