Director, Water & Wastewater Operations

As the Director of Water & Wastewater Operations, you will have overall responsibility for planning, operation, compliance, renewal and maintenance of all District owned and operated water and wastewater systems and facilities and for ensuring strict adherence with all legislation and regulations pertaining to the treatment, supply and distribution of municipal water and the collection and treatment of wastewater.

Through your team of over 50 staff, you will ensure the provision of safe and reliable water services to the Muskoka Region. Our Operations consist of 9 drinking water systems, 8 wastewater treatment facilities and 9 septage lagoons spanning throughout Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Bala, Port Carling, MacTier, Port Severn, Port Sydney and Baysville. We are also responsible for the operation of multiple pumping stations, storage facilities, water mains, sewers and fire hydrants. This is a diverse and complex operation responsible for an operating expenditures budget of $29.7M and a net levy budget of $12.6M.

We are proud of, and dedicated to, the quality of water that we distribute through the region.

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What you will bring to us
You must have the passion and desire to lead a diverse team of individuals toward the common good.
With your educational training and credentials as a Professional Engineer, CET or Class 4 Water Certificate and Wastewater License, you are a seasoned professional with at least 7 to 10 years of experience managing staff. You possess the ability to drive change and have a track record of successfully leading continuous improvement processes. Well developed organizational and communication skills are essential as is your knowledge of related computer and management information systems. Here is your opportunity to advance the District’s mission “to manage the legacy of a healthy Muskoka…”


What We Offer
The District offers a competitive salary package, including a comprehensive health and dental benefits plan, and enrollment in the OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) pension plan. We foster a professional, friendly and supportive team atmosphere and continuously strive to provide a working environment where the best people want to work. We have a strong focus on health & wellness, as well as community involvement – the people who work at the District are passionate about the community that they live in! The District is committed to creating and promoting diversity, accessibility and inclusion in the workplace.

The Annualized Salary range for this management position is: $ 112,441 – $132,385


Why the District of Muskoka?
Muskoka is a great place to live and play! We are a four-season municipality that offers a balance between family life and work. We are built around supportive and caring communities that are always growing, with wonderful schools and facilities. This is where you will find some of Canada’s most beautiful lakes, majestic forests and stunning Canadian Shield cliffs. Muskoka is interspersed with rich natural heritage, vibrant towns, villages and growing urban centres.

Our mission is “to manage the legacy of a healthy Muskoka by protecting the natural environment, driving a vibrant economy and enhancing the inclusiveness of our caring community”.

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How to Apply
If you have the necessary skills, experience and qualifications, and can support our Vision and Values of RISE (Respect and Integrity, Innovative Leadership, Synergy and Experiences),
please review the “How to Apply” instructions on our Website and then submit your application:

POSTING CLOSING DATE: June 7, 2021 @ 12:00 NOON

The District Municipality of Muskoka is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and LGBTQ+ persons.
Our organization is committed to providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and we are compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  If you require disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please advise the Human Resources department as soon as possible. Accommodation may be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Any questions regarding this posting should be directed to the Human Resources