Compliance Coordinator - CLOSES: November 12, 2021

Couch Crescent, Quinte West, ON K8V, Canada Req #118
October 19, 2021
The City of Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte. We are located directly along the Highway 401 corridor approximately 1.5 hours east of Toronto and 2.5 hours west of Ottawa.  Over 43,000 people make Quinte West home.
Quinte West’s natural setting, with its attractive scenic backdrop of rolling hills, rich farmland and clean waterways, creates a healthy environment for working, living, and raising a family. Safe, well-planned neighbourhoods and plenty of recreational activities make Quinte West the ideal place to visit or call “home”.




Compliance Coordinator




Public Works and Environmental Services


Water/Wastewater Services


Reports to:

Manager of Water/Wastewater Services


Water and Wastewater Services

Water and Wastewater Services is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all the municipal water and wastewater facilities, including water treatment plants, the water distribution systems, water pumping stations, water towers, water meters, sewage treatment plants, sewage collection systems, and sewage pumping stations.


Purpose and Scope:


The Compliance Coordinator will assist the Manager of Water/Wastewater Services with a wide variety of technical and administrative work to ensure regulatory compliance of water and wastewater operations.  In addition, the Compliance Coordinator will assist the Superintendents and operations staff in staying current with environmental requirements as they pertain to City-owned water and wastewater systems while ensuring and maintaining legislated compliance in the water and sewer division with a focus on quality customer service.  The Compliance Coordinator will assume the day-to-day supervisory and administrative responsibilities of the Manager of Water/Wastewater Services as assigned.


Duties and Responsibilities:


The position will:

  • Have a thorough understanding of the environmental legislation governing the facilities in order to act as a resource person to operations staff.
  • Stay current with changes to the legislation including Environmental Compliance Approvals, Drinking Water Permits and Licensing.
  • Prepares applications for Drinking Water Licence and Environmental Compliance Approval amendments,
  • Complete all periodic reporting to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) under applicable legislation and Best Management Practices.
  • Identify and draft amendments to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and operations manuals that are made necessary by these changes in a timely fashion for the approval of the Manager after input from the Overall Responsible Operators (ORO) and Operators In Charge (OIC) where appropriate.
  • Ensure periodic review of operations manuals as required under the legislation and assist in their review and update with operations staff.
  • Ensure that all monitoring and sampling is carried out on time and that laboratory results are conveyed to the appropriate staff and recorded and filed in accordance with the legislative requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with current relevant regulations and policies.
  • Provide technical and administrative support.
  • Assist operations staff with any reports required/requested by the Ministry through inspection report action items or reportable events including ensuring that any follow-up items are addressed.
  • Review periodically logbooks to assist operations staff in meeting the requirements of Ontario Regulation 128/04 and 129/04.
  • Bring compliance issues to the attention of the Manager and appropriate operations staff as identified and assist in dealing with them.
  • Act as a liaison with Ministry of Environment staff on requests for information and as a general contact person.
  • Assist the Manager and operations staff in identifying training opportunities to meet the training requirements in the legislation and assist the Manager in keeping a record of training taken by staff to meet these documentation requirements noted in the legislation.
  • Prepare annual reports that are required under the legislation for the adoption and approval of the Manager and Director.
  • Ensure that the public information requirements of the legislation are met and that the required information is available to the public in the form and location called for in the legislation.
  • Attend Committee meetings or its’ Sub-Committee meetings as required and participate in MECP or Industry working groups to ensure the City is current with industry trends.
  • Be available after regular business hours to support the on-call operator in charge as the ORO and respond to emergencies as required – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Perform such other duties necessary and assigned to maintain the continuity of functions under the incumbent’s jurisdiction.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to learning and overall professional development.
  • Follow all guidelines for employees and employers as legislated under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, other applicable legislation, best practices, City policies and procedures where applicable.


Note:  Above duties are representative of a typical position and are not to be construed as all-inclusive.




The position will have direct contact with:



Manager of Water/Wastewater Services, Director of Public Works and Environmental Services, other City Department staff, Council members, Committees of Council where required



General Public, Federal and Provincial Government staff and Agencies, Consultants where appropriate, Contractors, Media, etc.



Education/Specialized Training/Skills:

The position will require:

  • A minimum of a three (3) year College Diploma in Environmental Technology or a related field.
  • Valid Class III Operator’s Licence for Water and Wastewater Treatment facilities.
  • A valid Ontario Driver’s Licence with a clean driver’s abstract.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations i.e. Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Safe Water Drinking Act (SWDA), Sustainable Water and Sewer Act.
  • Proven interpersonal skills.
  • Proven time management skills and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills, sound technical and administrative skills.
  • Excellent supervisory and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of water and wastewater treatment systems in a municipal environment.
  • Strong computer skills including Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Dayforce (or other similar software programs), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software (or other similar software programs), email and internet.  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong and effective analytical, strategic, critical thinking and problem solving abilities.


Work Experience:


A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the field of water treatment and wastewater treatment systems is required.


Nice to have:


Although not required, the following would be considered an asset to the position.

  • Experience in a supervisory position.
  • Previous municipal experience.


Decision Making:


The position is responsible for ensuring compliance with environmental legislation as set out above and conveying to the Manager and appropriate staff, any action required to ensure that legislative requirements are met.





When assigned in the absence of the Manager of Water/Wastewater Services, this position will assume the day-to-day supervisory and administrative requirements of the Manager’s position.  Otherwise, this position has no direct supervisory responsibility but does play a role in the training and guidance of new staff on performing department tasks and procedures and with existing staff when new technology, policies or tasks are introduced.


Work Environment:

  • Attend day or evening Committee meetings as required.
  • Work in an office environment and outside environment as required.

Personal information and any supporting material are collected and administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). We thank all applicants who apply but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


The City of Quinte West is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please contact the Human Resources Department at 613-392-2841 ext. 1106 or to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.


Applicants will be required to consent to the completion of a criminal reference check and the completion of a driver’s abstract, if deemed a requirement of the position. Applicants must also provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to the Human Resources Department on or before their first date of employment. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $90,970.20
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