Distribution and Collection Maintenance Officer EX22-891

Posting date: July 26, 2022

Job Title: Distribution and Collection Maintenance Officer

Number of Vacancies: 1

Posting number: EX22-891

Status: Permanent position

Should there be no fully qualified candidate for this position, a less qualified candidate who can be expected to meet the required qualifications within a reasonable period may be considered for this position as a training/development opportunity.

Hours of Work: 70 hours bi-weekly

Shift Work Required: No

Range of Pay: $2,926.70 to $3,444.70 bi-weekly
(Training Opportunity range of pay is $2,665.60 to $3,136.70 bi-weekly. The successful candidate will be paid at the reduced range until the minimum qualifications have been met.)

Start date: To follow selection process

Initial Reporting Location: Frobisher Depot
Eligible to Work from Home: No

Section: Linear Infrastructure Technical Support Services
Division: Linear Infrastructure Services
Department: Growth and Infrastructure

Main Function:  The position is responsible to the Manager of Linear Infrastructure Technical Support Services for the effective and efficient corrective and preventive maintenance of all water distribution and wastewater collection facilities in support of quality customer service outcomes and the business plan for this section.

Duties:  Under the general direction of the Manager of Linear Infrastructure Technical Support Services with day-to-day operational direction of the Manager of Distribution & Collection Operations. 

  1. Responsible for planning and coordinating maintenance activities and staff in the Distribution and Collection Section ensuring effective and efficient maintenance in compliance with all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal legislation. 
  2. Responsible to review incoming work requests, prioritize maintenance action requirements, and schedule work backlog according to best industry practices and CGS condition based maintenance plan.
  3. Assist, advise, and liaise with section management to develop, review, and update procedures for compliance related operating and maintenance activities.
  4. Assure CMMS software data files are complete and current by gathering equipment and associated maintenance information and developing standard codes for equipment, stores, and task assignments and utilize computer and data entry device systems.
  5. Where and when applicable, report compliance breaches and issue written warnings/disciplinary notices to personnel who are found to be not performing duties in compliance with policies/procedures and legislated requirements.
  6. Control and monitor inventory of spare parts and equipment by procuring, ordering, issuing, adjusting, and receiving stores. 
  7. Keep abreast of legislative and regulatory updates and liaise regularly with special purpose bodies and regulatory authorities; DFO, MECP, MOL, MOH.
  8. Prepare operating and maintenance records and regulatory documents for inspection in compliance with legislated requirements.
  9. Conduct on site inspections, study and audit of infrastructure facility inventory and maintenance work items, and where necessary, coordinate with consultants and qualified personnel to analyze and prepare reports on the root cause of equipment failure and other findings.
  10. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.
  11. Perform other related duties as required.


Education and Training:

Successful completion of a Community College Diploma in a related field.

MECP certification in water distribution and wastewater collection is considered an asset.

Industry specific courses/seminars relating to process equipment maintenance is considered an asset.

Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) is considered an asset.


At least three (3) years of related experience in a Water/Wastewater systems operations and maintenance environment, including a minimum of one (1) year supervisory experience.

Knowledge of:

Applicable Federal, Provincial legislation and related regulations including Municipal By-Laws and “best practices” within in area of responsibility.

Abilities to:

Understand and meet the needs of customers.

Communicate effectively and possess interpersonal relations skills.

Ability to interact with provincial representatives and outside agencies.

Develop and implement operating procedures with the objective establishing quality outcomes vis-a-vis compliance standards.

Create and respond appropriately to a continuous learning environment.

Balance conflicting demands from stakeholders.

Manage conflict; mediate disputes; assist in reaching consensus.

Respond quickly to emerging opportunities or risks.

Share power horizontally and vertically.

Provide a stabilizing influence within the water and wastewater facilities.

Demonstrate research, analytical, and problem solving skills.

Demonstrate skills related to microcomputer software and administrative systems (e.g., files maintenance, word processing spreadsheet applications, presentations, information input and retrieval, and maintenance management systems).

Personal Suitability:

Mental and physical fitness to perform essential job functions.


Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.

French verbal skills highly desirable; written skills an asset.


May require the use of a personal or CGS vehicle on CGS business. Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver’s licence, have an acceptable driving record, and personal insurance coverage.

Leadership Competencies: Tactical Coordination and Direction- Non Supervisory (I)


Competency Definition


Level Definition

Shaping the Future


Take a creative approach to problems or issues, “think outside the box”, go beyond the conventional, and explore creative uses of resources.


Proposes innovative ideas

Judgment and Decision Making

Make sound decisions involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk.


Assimilates and interprets data to make competing decisions

Delivering Business Results


Work and communicate collaboratively within City of Greater Sudbury to create alignment within and across teams and groups.


Collaborates beyond one’s area

Customer/Citizen Focus

The desire to work closely with internal and external customers to meet and exceed their expectations.


Addresses underlying customer/stakeholder needs

Impact & Influence

Persuade, convince, influence or gain the commitment of others to get them to accept a point of view, adopt a specific direction, commit to an idea, or take a course of action.


Adapts actions or words to persuade

Organizational Awareness

Learn and understand the key relationships, diverse interest groups and power bases within one’s own and other organizations.


Understands and uses formal structures/networks

Planning, Coordination & Execution

Plan and coordinate work to achieve desired results on a consistent basis.


Coordinates activities involving others within one’s team

Enhancing Personal Effectiveness

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Continuously develop and enhance one’s own and others’ personal and professional skills, knowledge and abilities.


Models a learning orientation


Adapt and work effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups.


Applies rules flexibly

Interpersonal Communication

Communicate effectively by reflecting on verbal and non-verbal behaviour, being attuned to the needs, perspectives and sensitivities of others and acting with them in mind.


Effectively uses empathy

Managerial Courage/Integrity

Acting with integrity, ensuring one’s actions are consistent with City of Greater Sudbury’s values and expectations.


Is publicly candid with the team, acting with integrity consistent with one’s beliefs

Leadership Presence

Develop and maintain a sense of presence and emotional maturity and have an inner confidence that one can succeed and overcome obstacles.


Demonstrates personal courage


For more information on leadership competencies, please see our Leadership Competency Dictionary.

How to Apply:

Résumés quoting EX22-891 are invited and will be received by the City of Greater Sudbury’s Human Resources and Organizational Development Division, by e-mail at hrjobs@greatersudbury.ca or fax at 705-688-3979, for the above noted position until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.  Any application received after this deadline will not be considered.

For further instructions on how to apply to this position, please visit our How to Apply section.

All City of Greater Sudbury employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's mandatory Vaccination Policy. Please do not submit your proof of vaccination with your resume. This information will only be required if you are selected as the candidate of choice.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process you must advise the Hiring Manager.

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The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment,  and are happy to hire qualified (including education credential) applicants from anywhere. In order to hire a candidate one must be legally entitled to work in Canada, with legally entitled being defined as having all of the necessary paperwork processed, approved and responded to, by way of a work permit being issued and received.  Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.