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Source Control Inspector - Sewer & Drainage Operations


Openings 1
Division City Of Regina
Location Name
City of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA
Date Posted May 02, 2019
Profession General Labour
Experience Level(s) Not Specified
Desired Employment Status Permanent, Full Time
Education Level(s) High School
Job ID job-3859
Hourly rate
Rate per annum
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Position Summary

This job position belongs to General Labourer occupation group.  Please ensure you create or submit a resume associated with the General Labourer occupation skills matrix.

Under the direct or general supervision of the Source Control Coordinator, this position performs a variety of technical duties in support of the City of Regina’s Source Control Program. This role assists in inspections of wastewater pre-treatment devices, reviews records and monitors operations of various premises and sites in the City of Regina for compliance with the City’s related bylaws. This role will review records and monitor operations for compliance and determine infractions and respond to discharges that compromise the environment and the City’s infrastructure. Role will also promote and provide education to business owners on best management practices encompassing the proper requirements for the disposal of fats, oils and grease and other contaminants that could enter the sewer systems. Incumbent will comply with all regulations, policies and procedures for effective and safe program operation. The Source Control Inspector is a position of trust.

Typical duties include: 

  • Inspect, investigate and interpret various bylaws and apply the processes for progressive bylaw enforcement in a respectful manner through the promotion of voluntary compliance and excellent customer service.
  • Monitor, identify and evaluate infrastructure assets and services for operational performance, community safety and compliance with corporate policies and procedures. Inspect and assess infrastructure such as manholes, catch basins and house connections for functionality and condition and appropriately document and communicate findings.
  • Operate closed circuit TV inspection equipment (video and recording systems), keeping digital records and inputting condition assessments of sewer piping infrastructure.
  • Perform work as instructed including inspection, investigation, compliance instructing, reporting, documentation and record keeping components.
  • Interpret and communicate specifications, drawings, diagrams, manuals, work orders and city policies and standards.
  • Communicate effectively, diffuse hostility, determine personal and public risk and take appropriate action.
  • Maintain professional working relationships with fellow workers, supervisors, general public, contractors, vendors and various business owners.
  • Provide and maintain written and electronic reports/documentation as required.
  • Follow all rules and regulations as set out in the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act, City of Regina Occupational Health and Safety Manual and National Safety Code.
  • Perform related work as required. 

Candidates will be screened on the following criteria:

*** To be considered for this position you must clearly identify your qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities and where you obtained them in your application/resume. ***

  • Typically, Grade Twelve (12) or General Education Development (GED) equivalency.
  • Typically the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are obtained through a minimum of 4000 hours experience as a semi-skilled labourer or acting skilled labourer in sewer and drainage operations and maintenance. Credit will be given to those who have taken courses in source control, wastewater treatment and wastewater collection.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen, understand and respond to public and internal inquiries/concerns both verbally and in written form, in an acceptable, sensitive, positive and respectful manner.
  • Conversant knowledge, ability and experience in the cleaning, maintenance, operation and inspection of surface drainage infrastructure, sewer mains, sewer connections, lift stations and other sewer assets.
  • Demonstrated skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships and a respectful work environment with superiors, subordinates, co-workers, business owners, contractors, vendors and the general public.
  • Sound knowledge of the techniques used by industry in the operation, maintenance and repair of sewers.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen, understand and respond to public and internal inquiries/concerns in an acceptable and respectful manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimal supervision while following both verbal and written instructions.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform heavy work of a physical nature on a daily basis over sustained periods and inclement conditions. Good eyesight and manual dexterity would be an asset.
  • Ability to train other employees as required.
  • Ability to take courses and training as provided by the City of Regina to improve employee’s abilities and move towards operating equipment or supervision as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to use hand tools and equipment to perform work meeting quality and productivity requirements.
  • Intermediate computer skills including familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access).
  • Must have or work to obtain Level 1 Wastewater Collection certification requirement within the first year of employment.

Working/Other Conditions:

  • This work is performed in an environment that involves conducting inspections in kitchens and buildings, and other businesses that contain dust, dirt, unknown hazards, chemicals, harsh odours, grease/oil pollution, fumes and extremely hot surfaces. On occasion the Inspector may be exposed to raw sewage which is considered a health hazard. The Inspector will have to work in all weather conditions and may be exposed to verbal and/or physical abuse from external contacts.
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 License with the capability to upgrade to a Class 1 License with an air endorsement if required.
  • Must be able to work and enter into very tight confined and restricted spaces such as manholes, catch basins, crawl spaces, closets, etc.
  • Must be able and willing to obtain the necessary permits and certifications to operate sewer and drainage operation equipment within 90 days.
  • Must be able and willing to perform work of a physical nature in field environments and inclement conditions.
  • Must be physically fit to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position and have the ability to lift and carry weights up to 45kg on a daily basis.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain training/certification in Confined Space Entry including Fall Arrest, WHMIS, First Aid, CPR and Customer Service Training.
  • May be required to work shift work and/or irregular hours. May be requested to respond to callouts and emergencies as required.
  • Must provide a clear criminal record check.
  • Hepatitis A and B inoculations are recommended.

*Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.
*Note: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide proof of acquired education.
*Note: In accordance with the City of Regina’s Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires that the successful candidate provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.

Division: Citizen Services
Department: Water, Waste, and Environmental Services
Salary Grade: CUPE Local 21 – 2E
$24.99 - $27.82/Hour (2018 rates)

The City of Regina values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from all qualified Employment Equity candidates.

Applications are being accepted until May 25, 2019

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