Assistant Drainage Superintendent

agricultural environmental services
Location: Town of Lakeshore, ON
Type: full-time
Posted On: Feb 24, 2020
Closing Date: Mar 2, 2020
Lakeshore Employment
Town of Lakeshore
has an Career Opportunity for an
Assistant Drainage Superintendent
The Town of Lakeshore has an employment opportunity for an Assistant Drainage Superintendent. Reporting to the Drainage Superintendent the Assistant Drainage Superintendent will be responsible for assisting in the administration of various matters carried out under the Drainage Act and to assist departmental staff in drainage-related matters.
  • 3 year Community College Diploma in Civil Technology or Agriculture or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a municipal environment or related field
  • Successful completion of the Municipal Drainage Superintendents Course through the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Thorough knowledge of the Drainage Act and Tile Drainage Act.
  • Competence in surveying and construction project administration.
  • Strong organization, management, communication and public relations skills are also required.
Major Responsibilities:
  • Provide response to general public requests for information in accordance with the Drainage Act and established procedures.
  • Meet with ratepayers and undertake application/petition review for all drainage related matters.
  • Liaise with contractors in the maintenance and repair of municipal drainage works as assigned by the Drainage Superintendent in accordance with the Drainage Act and Council established procedures.
  • Assist in the preparation of tenders for maintenance and capital works carried out under the Act and to ensure the successful completion of these works.
  • Complete onsite inspections during construction of drainage projects.
  • Investigate and respond to Municipal drain complaints.
  • Act as a liaison between the Engineer and ratepayers and assist in the resolution of complaints and appeals. May be required to testify at Drainage Tribunal/Referee Hearings.
  • Liaise with the Public Works Department regarding road drainage issues and pump maintenance/operation.
  • Ensure compliance with legislation such as Federal Fisheries Act, Conservation Authorities Regulations, DFO, etc.
  • Provide direction to ratepayers under the Tile Drainage Act including loan application, construction inspection and completion certification.
  • Provide assistance to departmental staff in relation to drainage-related matters.
  • Assist as requested in the formulation of departmental policy, work methods and procedures.
  • Attendant Drainage Board meetings and prepare minutes of meeting.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Decision Making, Mental Effort and Judgement:
  • Work is performed under the general direction of the Drainage Superintendent. Access is available to the municipality’s established policies and procedures, OMAFRA staff, and to provincial legislation for reference as required.
  • Works within established guidelines, policies, procedures, directives and legislation.
Physical Activity & Dexterity
  • Sitting, standing, bending, walking
Accountability, Safety of Others, & Leadership
  • Provides assistance and guidance to contractors and public in areas related to drainage
Interpersonal skill to liaise with management and the public in a friendly and co-operative manner.
  • Drainage Superintendent, Director of Engineering & Infrastructure Services, Manager of Public Works, Manager of Engineering Services, Supervisor of Public Works
  • Public, contractors, engineers, OMAFRA
Working Conditions:
  • Works within an office environment but sometimes exposed to inclement weather.
  • Some travel may be required.
Control over Work Schedule
  • Office hours being 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (35 hours per week)
  • Work is subject to deadlines and may be required to work overtime to handle workload.
  • Overtime as specified in the Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 702.4
This position is being posted under the provisions of the Collective Agreement between C.U.P.E. Local 702.4 and the Town of Lakeshore. Qualified applicants interested in the position are to visit our website at to view the full job description of the position and to submit your application. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2020 at 8:30 am.
While we appreciate all applications, we acknowledge only those applicants invited for an interview. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for the purpose of determining eligibility for this competition. The Town of Lakeshore is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations under the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) will be provided upon request.