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Division:   Compliance
Location:   2085 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, ON
Job Term:   1 Permanent
Job Code:   Environmental Officer 5 (EO5)
Salary:   $1,574.47 – $1,922.67 per week
Posting Status:   OPEN
File No:   OCWA-200-22-COMP
Job ID:  




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.


In this role you will:

  • Lead projects and multi-disciplinary project teams involved in the development/revision, planning, audit/evaluation and implementation and continual improvement of OCWA’s Quality & Environmental Management System (QEMS) programs, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and manage the development of compliance programs and strategic compliance initiatives for the QEMS, including analyzing legislation, regulations, policies, best practices, water/wastewater operational issues and risks.
  • Provide advice/support for the local implementation of corporate objectives and standards for the QEMS
  • Monitor and review applicable environmental legislation; prepare guidance material for Operations Division and develop/advise on/enhance tools to support understanding of regulatory requirements
  • Liaise with applicable regulators on environmental compliance matters
  • Provide direct support to OCWA-operated municipal drinking water systems subject to the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS)
  • Assist with the design and delivery of internal compliance and operational training programs; facilitate workshops and training sessions.
  • Maintain and update OCWA’s Internal Audit program to ensure the continual improvement of OCWA’s QEMS at all levels of the organization; participate in/conduct internal compliance and conformance audits.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the QEMS at corporate, regional hub and facility levels, identifying the need for corrective action and taking appropriate action to ensure timely achievement of deliverables.


What’s in it for you?

  • Flexible learning and development opportunities.
  • Opportunities for career advancement and specialization with the largest provider of water and wastewater services in Ontario.
  • Work with the partner of choice for more communities than any other water and wastewater service organization in Ontario for over 25 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.


What we are looking for:


  • Extensive working knowledge of the theories, principles, processes and practices of environmental management, particularly related to drinking water and wastewater management.
  • Ability to apply knowledge to make recommendations regarding development/revision of viable drinking water/wastewater policies.
  • Extensive knowledge of environmental and public health legislation, associated regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of Environmental Management Systems.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of environmental and occupational health sciences, water and wastewater industry processes.
  • Evaluation skills in reviewing content of submissions to regulatory authorities to provide guidance in terms of accuracy, completeness and adherence to Ministry policy/regulation/objective.
  • Good comprehension of scientific and technical information.
  • Knowledge of computer software; Microsoft Office, MS Excel

Skills and Ability include

  • Superior analytical and judgment skills to interpret and apply scientific and technical data, environmental legislation, regulation, guidelines, and policies where data is inconclusive, regulatory requirements and policies are not always clear, and precedents may not exist to develop compliance strategies.
  • Excellent communication skills to both raise awareness and provide guidance on environmental compliance issues, prepare memos, reports, and contribute to other technical reports with respect to compliance and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC).
  • Excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work effectively with a diverse client group and build partnerships.


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.


How to Apply:

  1. You must apply by e-mail and quote the job competition 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.
Send application/resume with covering letter (PDF format preferred) saved as JOB ID – First Last Name to:
Ontario Clean Water Agency
Hiring Manager: Angela Storey
Email:  astorey@ocwa.com
Posting Date: August 5, 2022
Closing Date: August 18, 2022

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.   As the largest provider of water and wastewater services in Canada, we manage over 800 facilities from small well systems and lagoons to large water and wastewater treatment plants. Consider this opportunity if you are a motivated, team oriented individual seeking a career in the water and wastewater industry.

Note:  Thank you for your interest, we will contact you only if we choose you for further screening or an interview.

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