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Wastewater Systems Operator

Groups: 
Community and Government Services
Community: 
Rankin Inlet
Reference number: 
14-504095
Type of employment: 
Indeterminate
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Salary: 
$82,368.00 per annum, 40 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$18,517.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
29 September 2017

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Utilidor Systems Manager, the Wastewater Systems Operator maintains proper sewer flows, temperature and pressures at the Rankin Inlet Sewage Plant, Johnston Cove and Nuvuk Lift Station, and Sewer Pipelines. Tests and monitors emergency power to lift stations and wastewater plant. This position has primary responsibilities for the Wastewater Collection System during regular and off duty hours.

The Wastewater System Operator has the primary responsibility for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet’s wastewater collection and treatment infrastructure while ensuring environmental compliance of the wastewater effluent.  Any major wastewater infrastructure breaks in hamlet system need to be repaired immediately to prevent sewer mains from freezing and possible damage to surrounding buildings.  Failure to monitor the system and complete repairs in a timely basis could cause a serious health risk or disruption of services to the community of Rankin Inlet.

Must be a self-starter who can set priorities and foresee implications for delays to completing repair; must demonstrate mechanical aptitude and ability; good oral and writing skills with proficiency in math and science; ability to diagnose and troubleshoot problems; ability to follow instructions and work within GN guidelines; possession of a valid Class 5 Driver’s License and within 1 year, successfully obtain a Class 3 license with air brake endorsement; and the successful candidate must achieve current vaccination in Hepatitis A & B, and tetanus within the first three months of employment.

To be invited for an interview, the incumbent must hold a current certification for Wastewater Collections II or Wastewater Treatment Level II or Journeyman Plumber with current Wastewater Collections I or Wastewater Treatment Level I or Journeyman Plumber with a willingness to achieve either Wastewater discipline level within 12 months of being awarded the job.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

 

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact: 
Department of Finance (Rankin Inlet)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 460, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-8065
Toll free: 1-800-933-3072
Fax: (867) 645-8097
Email: KivalliqHR@gov.nu.ca
www.gov.nu.ca/finance