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Water/Wastewater Operations Supervisor/Lead

Reference number: CAP23J-023462-000018
Selection process number: 2023-PKS-LLYK-EA-004
Parks Canada - Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit - Asset
Lake Louise (Alberta)
$63,720 to $77,523 (under review)

Closing date: 1 March 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Parks Canada Agency considers applications from persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian Citizenship, permanent resident status, or work permit.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site.

Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications, may result in the rejection of your application.

Applications will be screened for interviews, based on the “essential” education, language and experience criteria identified below. Following the interview process, successful candidates who are assessed as having met all the “essential” qualifications outlined below, will be placed in a qualified pool of candidates. Both “essential” and “additional” qualifications will be assessed through the interview process. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification during this interview process.


The Water/Wastewater Operations Supervisor/Lead position is responsible for conducting operations and facility maintenance duties at the water and wastewater facilities located in Lake Louise, AB and Field, BC

Other duties/ responsiblities of this position include (but are not limited to):
• Supervising and overseeing water/wastewater operations, including maintenance and repair;
• Leading data monitoring and analysis/interpretation, technical inspections, equipment and instrumentation calibrations and adjustments, and corrective measures;
• Consulting on/discussing technical plans and strategies for corrective actions;
• Preparing inputs for annual operating and capital plans and budgets; developing work plans and operational schedules;
• Responding to client/stakeholder enquiries/complaints and advising on operations and activities (e.g. service interruptions);
• Overseeing minor project work and contracted services;
• Developing/modifying standard operating procedures for water/wastewater treatment equipment and processes.

Work environment

Be part of an inspiring team. Parks Canada is an international leader in natural and cultural conservation and Canada’s largest provider of natural and historic tourism products and manager of destinations that form the cornerstones of the Canadian tourism industry.

We offer:
• Rewarding work with a comprehensive benefits package (including family health, dental and vision care);
• Learning opportunities that promote individual and organizational excellence;
• A backdrop of the great outdoors for your free time;
• An opportunity to rediscover Canada through nationally protected areas;
• Employment with a well-respected federal organization;
• Dedicated colleagues who work together to share and preserve Canada’s cultural and natural history with people from around the world.

Intent of the process

The results of this process will be used to fill an indeterminate vacancy and may be used in the future to fill permanent or temporary vacancies that may arise at the EG-04 in the Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit, in various locations, with full or part-time hours for various tenures, such as: Seasonal Indeterminate, Term, Acting Assignment or Assignment at level, depending on status of the selected candidate.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter (Maximum 500 words) how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter. Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application. Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information."

Contact information for 3 references.

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

• Graduation from an accredited Water and Wastewater Technician Program or an acceptable combination of education, training, certification and experience.

Degree equivalency

• A minimum of 5 years of experience working in the Water and Wastewater Treatment Industry;
• A minimum of 2 years of experience in a supervisory capacity in a water and wastewater utility, including responsibilities such as: supervision of staff, preparation and presentation of reports and plans (such as forecasts, work schedules etc.) and provision of advice/ recommendations to management and stakeholders.
• The use of various software applications, such as SCADA, Microsoft Word, Excel and Email applications.

*Preference may be given to candidates with relevant experience or applicable provincial certification in Water Distribution and/or Wastewater Treatment*

*Preference may be given to candidates who possess a Class 3 Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement*

*Preference may be given to candidates who possess experience in advanced Wastewater Treatment systems

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Water treatment processes;
• Wastewater treatment processes;
• Water distribution systems;
• Wastewater collection systems;
• Health and safety codes, standards, protocols and regulations as they relate to drinking water supply and waste water treatment.

• Organize resources (time, financial, human, physical, and information) to achieve planned goals;
• Lead a team, and to work both independently and in a team environment.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
• Effectively collect, organize and analyze data;
• Liaise with stakeholders to resolve issues of concern;

Personal Suitability/Leadership Attributes
• Makes things happen;
• Exercises sound judgement;
• Personally connects with people;
• Takes responsibility;
• Demonstrates integrity.

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

Operational Requirements
• Willingness to wear identifier clothing and safety equipment and follow safety procedures;
• Willingness to work in variable weather conditions;
• Willingness to complete First Aid Certification and CPR/AED;
• Willingness to obtain and maintain a Class 3 Driver’s Licence with Air Brake Endorsement;
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays.

Conditions of employment

• Obtain and maintain reliability status;
• Possession and maintenance of a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence;
• Candidate must be capable of working in/with water and wastewater systems and associated machinery.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Parks Canada 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. Parks Canada 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.

Each person is entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

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

Contact information

Keith Parkinson, Technical Services Coord II (Municipal Services Manager) Lake Louise, Yoho, Kootenay Field Unit- Assets
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