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Job Description

Water Distribution Operator

Future Vacancies

Internal/External Job Posting

Job Posting #: 2022-48



The City of Owen Sound is seeking motivated individuals to fill future vacancies for Water Distribution Operators. These are permanent full-time unionized positions. The principal function of the position is to provide safe drinking water by proper operation and maintenance of the water distribution system. The Operator is accountable to the Water Distribution Superintendent and receives daily direction and instructions from the Water Distribution System Lead Hand.



The successful candidate will have a College Diploma or a combination of Grade 12 Secondary and demonstrated work experience. A Ministry of the Environment Water Distribution Certification is required. Previous work experience in municipal water distribution system is required.

Skills / Competencies Required:

  • Valid DZ Driver’s License
  • Knowledge of equipment, methods, tools, and materials used in the operation and maintenance of water distribution systems
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, contractors, other City employees, and the general public.
  • Must be able to interpret work orders, specifications, standards, and instructions, and interpret plan/profile drawings, sketches, and diagrams.
  • Knowledge of underground utilities and construction techniques.
  • Knowledge of the Owen Sound Water Distribution System is an asset.
  • Basic knowledge and ability relating to computer systems and software, including GIS.
  • Knowledge of OSHA especially related to confined space standards.
  • Internal Candidates must have proven attendance record and satisfactory performance record with the City.


The wage rate for this position depends on the level of certification obtained as follows:



Water & Wastewater Division


Labourer/Operator in Training


Cert.Level I 90%


Cert.Level II 100%


Cert.Level III 102.5%


Cert.Level IV 105%



Please note the City is currently undergoing a Corporate-Wide Service Level Review, therefore potential reporting alignment or the duties and accountabilities are subject to modification.



To explore this opportunity further, we invite applicants to forward their resume and cover letter to:


Human Resources Manager

City of Owen Sound

E-mail: hrjobposting@owensound.ca


The City of Owen Sound is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, valuing and respecting diversity. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians Disabilities Act, in all aspects of the hiring process, upon request. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will only be used for candidate selection.

How to Apply

By Email: hrjobposting@owensound.ca

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