Water/Wastewater Plant/Facility Manager


Water/Wastewater Plant/Facility Manager
Location: Riding Mountain National Park of Canada, Wasagaming, MB
Salary: $61,604 to $74,956
Start Date:
Application Deadline: 01/29/2018
Job Information:

Water/Wastewater Plant/Facility Manager

Reference number: CAP18J-013543-000057
Selection process number: 20180116-PKS-RMFU-OC-537


Riding Mountain National Park of Canada (Manitoba), Wasagaming (Manitoba)
EG-05 – Water/Wastewater Plant/Facility Manager
This process is intended to fill one indeterminate full time vacancy.
$61,604 to $74,956 (Wages are currently under review)
For further information on the organization, please visit PARKS CANADA AGENCY


Closing date: 28 January 2018 – 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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Important messages

Applications must be submitted on-line via this site.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-204-848-7210.

Supporting documentation which cannot be attached (such as proof of education and Occupational Certification) is to be sent – quoting the selection process number 20180116-PKS-RMFU-OC-537 via email to RMNP.HR@pc.gc.ca or by fax to 204-848-2596.

Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all individuals who have legal status to work in Canada and does not give preference to Canadian citizens. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Parks Canada is committed to achieving diversity and inclusiveness in its workforce. We encourage members of designated groups to apply and self identify. In support of Parks Canada’s Employment Equity plan, preference may be given to qualified members of visible minority groups.


. your résumé;
. identifying your priority status if applicable;
. indicating your preferred official language for correspondence and assessment;
. Government employees provide your personal record identifier (PRI)
. copies of proof of education and Occupational Certification must be submitted when applying. Please submit these documents by email to rmnp.hr@pc.gc.ca or by fax to 204-848-2596, quoting the Selection process number 20180116-PKS-RMFU-OC-537.

Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.


Manages a water and wastewater program, facilities and services including collection, treatment, distribution and disposal; manages associated systems and infrastructure maintenance; delivers technical and operational advice and consultative services. Plants/facilities managed are level 2 wastewater and level 2 or 3 water treatment.

Work environment

Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Intent of the process

This process is intended to fill one indeterminate full time vacancy.

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


Completion of Grade 12 according to provincial standards

Degree equivalency


At minimum Candidates shall possess valid Provincial Operator Certification in the following categories:
– Water Treatment Level II;
– Water Distribution Level II;
– Wastewater Treatment Level I;
– Wastewater Collection Level II.


– Significant supervisory or management experience in a Class II or higher water treatment facility.
– Experience working in Water Treatment, Distribution, Wastewater Treatment and Collection Systems.
– Experience preparing and implementing operational plans, schedules, budgets, training plans, as well as completing regulatory reports.
– Experience supervising and managing staff in a team environment.

Significant being defined as 3 years minimum.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

– Of water and wastewater treatment plant systems and operations
– Of water distribution and sewage collection systems.
– Of computer programs – Word, Lotus Notes, Excel.
– Of SCADA systems and PLC controllers.
– Of current water and wastewater quality guidelines and regulations.
– Of supervisory responsibilities.
– Of collection processes of water/sewage samples and related laboratory tests.


– To manage the operations of a variety of systems ranging from small water and wastewater systems to Class II or higher water treatment, wastewater treatment, water distribution and sewage collection systems;
– To train, supervise and manage employees;
– To research and prepare reports and budgets;
– To maintain accurate plant records, including operating logs, daily diaries, monthly and annual reports, chemical inventories and data logging duties;
– To perform preventative and corrective maintenance on plant mechanical equipment such as pumping systems, chemical feeders, auxiliary equipment, measuring and control systems;
– To plan and manage small to moderate scale projects.


– Effective interpersonal relationships
– Dependability
– Judgement
– Motivation
– Effective oral and written communication

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


– Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment;
– Be exposed to variable weather conditions;
– Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.

Conditions of employment


– Enhanced reliability check;
– Possess a valid Class 5 Drivers License for the Province of Manitoba
– Maintain Operator certification in Level II or higher Wastewater Treatment, Wastewater Collection, Water Treatment and Water Distribution within the Province of Manitoba;
– Certification in Confined Entry and WHMIS;
– Must be capable of assuming the position of Operator in Charge as required under Provincial Legislation Mandatory Certification Process on an ongoing rotational basis with fellow Operational Staff;
– Work in confined spaces that will require the incumbent to utilize a self-contained breathing apparatus and lifeline supports;
– Must be capable of responding to an alarm scenario within 20 minutes and be on-site within 60 minutes;
– Pre-employment medical.

Other information

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.

• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/

A written exam may be administered.

Interviews will be conducted.

Reference checks will be conducted.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Please note that for this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail. Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.

Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact Natalie Waples, Manager, National Office and Executive Resourcing Unit at ConcoursAPCACompetition@pc.gc.ca if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Preference will be given to any veteran who was honourably released from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after at least three years of service and is not already an indeterminate public servant. This preference applies for five years following release from the CAF.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Chris Hanson, Asset Manager

Shelley Neustater, Human Resources