The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto. Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life - all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.
Resumes are being accepted for the position of Risk Management Official within the Engineering Services Department of Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment. Reporting to the General Manager/City Engineer, the successful applicant will provide leadership, supervision and guidance in accordance with the provisions of the Source Water Protection Plan.
Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph’s Corporate Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the successful candidate will assist in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Occasional evening work would be required to attend meetings.
•Provide leadership, supervision and direction to the City’s Drinking Water Source Protection Program
•Implement and enforce the City’s Source Water Protection Policies and Risk Management Plans
•Ensure compliance with Part IV of the Clean Water Act
•Interact with other City departments for review of development approvals, building permits and land use planning including complete applications
•Manage the inspection of sites for compliance with Source Water Protection Policies and approved Risk Management Plans
•Assist in the development of Risk Management Plans
•Develop and manage the implementation of the Source Water Protection By-law
•Develop and manage the implementation of the Source Water Protection Plan and related education, outreach and incentives programs
•Develop, manage and track the Source Water Protection Program budget
•Manage the City Source Water Protection Policies in accordance with Clean Water Act requirements, City strategic priorities and departmental work plans
•Prepare annual reports for Council and the Source Water Protection Authority regarding the development, implementation and outcomes of the City’s Source Water Protection program
•Appear as an expert witness at the Ontario Municipal Board, Environmental Tribunals or related hearings
•Make presentations to council and related committees
•Perform other related duties as assigned
•Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a Bachelors of Applied Science in Civil Engineering or Bachelors Degree in Environmental Geoscience and extensive knowledge and experience in municipal groundwater supply systems, providing engineering, geoscience or related technical guidance. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
•Must be registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) or a Professional Geoscientist (P. Geo.) in the Province of Ontario
•Must possess or have the ability to obtain the designation of Risk Management Official through training offered by the Ministry of the Environment
•Must have a valid G driver’s licence (or equivalent licence) with a good driving record and access to a reliable vehicle
•Familiarity with the Clean Water Act Regulations and general drinking water Source Protection Practices
•Experience in municipal engineering software applications such as On Point, Amanda and MS Access
•Excellent oral, written communication and customer service skills with the ability to resolve customer inquiries in an effective manner
•Ability to analyze problems, identify alternatives and make recommendations to implement improvements
•Ability to work effectively in both team situations and be a self starter able to work with minimal supervision
•Intermediate skills in Windows based computer programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
•Strong organizational skills and project management skills with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
•A satisfactory Police Record Check would be required at time of offer.
•Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act
SALARY: $88,097.51 - $110,121.88
Applications must be received online by January 30, 2013. Please note you will be required to complete a short online questionnaire specific to this position as part of the application process. To apply for this position click on the “Apply for this Job” icon, instructions will follow.
Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment.
We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.