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Process & Compliance Technician

Eastern Region
Division Operations, Eastern Region, Ontario
Locations 3126 Highway 2 East, Prescott, ON K0E1T0
Job Term 1 Permanent
Job Code Environmental Officer 3 (61504)
Salary $1,289.12 - $1,534.12 per week (plus pay for water/wastewater certification)
Posting Status OPEN
File No. OCWA-117-24-ER
Job ID 215918
Job Closing June 25, 2024


The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) believes in Our Communities, Our Environment and Our People. As a trusted partner to municipalities, First Nations communities, businesses, governments and institutions across Ontario, we provide our clients with total solutions in water and wastewater. We are dedicated to working closely with our clients to help them build healthy sustainable communities and organizations and provide safe and reliable drinking water to thousands of Ontarians each day.

Join our team as compliance professional with OCWA

In this role, you will implement programs to support environmental compliance, process control programs, and health
and safety requirements for water and wastewater treatment processes within the Eastern Region.

  • Flexible learning and development opportunities.
  • Opportunities for career advancement and specialization with the largest provider of water and wastewater services in Ontario.
  • You will be eligible for additional pay for certification, should you be successful in completing and maintaining facility water/wastewater operator’s licenses.
  • Work with the partner of choice for more communities than any other water and wastewater service organization in Ontario for over 30 years.
  • Work with an organization committed to innovation and advanced technology.
  • A defined benefit pension plan; Comprehensive Health Plan; Life and Disability Insurance.
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits including for adoptive parents.
  • Mandatory
    • Class 3 certification in Water Treatment, Class 3 in Wastewater Treatment.
    • May consider lesser qualified candidates as under-fill – minimum Operator-in-Training (OIT), as specified in O.Reg.128/04 of the Safe Drinking Water Act and O.Reg. 129/04 of the Ontario Water Resources Act.
    • Post-secondary education in an environmental discipline or field knowledge.
    • Valid Class G driver’s license.
    • Must be available after regular working hours for emergency situations or on-call as scheduled.
    • Expectation of travel throughout the Cluster.
    • If you are not certified, please review this link to find out how to become certified:
  • Knowledge
    • Sound knowledge of water and wastewater treatment operations.
    • Extensive knowledge in environmental compliance, health and safety requirements and the processes related to water and wastewater treatment.
    • Good knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other relevant regulatory and legislative acts, codes, policies, guidelines and procedures related to workplace safety.
    • Good knowledge of environmental compliance including relevant regulatory and legislative acts, codes, policies, guidelines and procedures related environmental compliance and the impact on the operation of the water and wastewater treatment systems.
    • Good knowledge and understanding is required to apply, interpret, implement and maintain programs based on legislated requirements and various internal operational processes.
    • Excellent knowledge of computers, operating programs and systems.
  • Skills and Ability include
    • Analytical, problem-solving, planning and scheduling skills to inspect, operate and monitor processes and equipment. Make process control adjustments; resolve operating issues.
    • Demonstrate analytical skills to analyze data, monitor local performance against legal requirements and corporate goals, and resolve compliance issues.
    • Evaluative skills to evaluate compliance and quality status of water and/or wastewater treatment facilities.
    • Auditing and inspection skills to conduct internal audits, respond to findings, participate in inspections and make recommendations to assigned facilities.
    • Excellent oral and presentation skills to provide technical compliance advice to a variety of internal and external contacts in addition to facilitating in-house training to operations staff.
    • Excellent written skills with an ability to prepare written technical letters, reports, procedures which will include photos, charts and graphs.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and knowledge of database functions and maintenance programs.
    • Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
    • Effective time management skills with the ability to prioritize and take initiative.
    • Strong attention to detail.
  • OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

    We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

    We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

    Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service. We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

  1. You must apply by e-mail and the job competition quoted in the subject line.
  2. You must show how you meet what we are looking for clearly, completely and concisely; we rely on the information you provide to us.
  3. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  4. Send application/resume with covering letter (PDF format preferred) saved using the JOB ID and First Last Name.

Send application/resume with covering letter (PDF format preferred) saved as “Job ID – First Last Name” to:
Ontario Clean Water Agency
Hiring Manager: Vanessa Greatrix, Manager, Safety, Process and Compliance
Attention: Kelly Klein-Swormink


Ontario Clean Water Agency is an inclusive employer.
We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code
The Ontario Clean Water Agency is an agency of the Province of Ontario, reporting to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. In 2023, OCWA staff treated water and wastewater, and provided other technical services for 318 clients in the province including 169 municipalities, 16 First Nations, 108 commercial and industrial clients and 25 government and institutional clients. Municipal clients range in size from populations as large as 1.5 million in the Region of Peel to as small as 2,400 in Moose Factory. This broad scope of experience ensures OCWA has the expertise to solve any issues that may arise, in any size or type of treatment process in the province. Our Agency has grown its municipal client base every year over the past 30 years is proof of this value. We continue to focus on our people and strategies to attract and retain competent staff.
Note: Thank you for your interest, we will contact you only if we choose you for further screening or an interview.