Safe Water Operations Program (SWOP) Coordinator

environmental services
Location: Municipality of Red Lake, ON
Type: full-time
Posted On: Jun 19, 2014
Closing Date: Dec 19, 2014
Safe Water Operations Program (SWOP) Coordinator
  • Location: Red Lake, Ontario
  • Salary: $60,000 to $90,000 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities 
Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
  • Travel throughout Northern Ontario to First Nation Communities performing assessments, oversight and operational technical support and mentoring within the water / wastewater systems and facilities. 
  • Assist First Nation clients in operating, maintaining and managing community water / wastewater systems and facilities. 
  • Evaluate operations and activities of First Nation water treatment facilities, preparing reports with recommended improvements and modifications 
  • Provide training and mentoring initiatives to First Nation Operators as a means to preparing them for certification and building capacity within the First Nation Communities. 
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports to be submitted to the First Nation, Tribal Council, Health Canada and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) 
  • Provide assistance to Band Administration in managing water and wastewater operating budgets and assist in controlling expenditures 
  • Work within the provisions as outlined within the Provincial Occupational Health & Safety Act and Canada Labor Code regulations in order to maintain a safe work environment within the water / wastewater systems and facilities. 
  • The ability to troubleshoot in emergency situations with the water treatment / distribution systems and facilities either by remote and / or onsite response. 
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications (minimum requirements): 
  • Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent 
  • Class III Water Treatment Certification 
  • Class II Water Distribution Certification 
  • Class II Wastewater Treatment Certification 
  • Class II Wastewater Collection Certification 
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license or equivalent 
NOTE: This position requires travel to remote First Nation communities. This position may require the candidate to work in extreme weather conditions and environments and may involve heavy lifting and working within confined spaces. 
Interested applicants should submit their resume and references to: 
Northern Waterworks Incorporated 
Human Resources Department 
P.O. Box 1160 
Red Lake, ON 
POV 2M0 
phone: (807) 727-2424 
fax: (807) 727-1146