Water Quality Coordinator

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  • Post Date: January 30, 2020
Job Description

Department: Capital Works and Services
Status: Permanent
Salary Grade 6: (Min. $68,513.00 – Max. $102,769.00)
Location: Montreal

Core Functions

The Water Quality Coordinator (WQC) is responsible for the implementation and follow-up requirements of the Law Regarding the Quality of Drinking Water. More specifically, this includes liaising with all pertinent internal and external parties to guarantee safe drinking water in Cree communities.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Ensure legislation on drinking water is followed in all Cree communities, which includes water sampling, operator training and certification, operation and maintenance of local installations.
  • Maintain and update a Cree Nation public registry of information on the quality of drinking water and supporting software, including sampling and analysis results.
  • Collaborate with Cree bands to evaluate the risks of drinking water-related incidents, the prevention of such incidents, drinking water emergency response procedures and related matters.
  • Develop, recommend and implement action plans to improve or maintain the quality of drinking water on Category IA lands, in collaboration with the Cree bands and other entities.
  • Provide local governments with specific technical support relating to drinking water projects and related infrastructures.
  • Coordinate with other entities, including the federal and provincial governments, regarding the quality of drinking water.

Interaction/Communication Responsibilities

  • Respond to requests for technical assistance from local government
  • Provide advice, guidance, training and support to communities in relation to the implementation of the Law.
  • Provide up-to-date information on Law follow-up performance to each local direction staff.
  • Liaise with the Environment and Remedial works department, Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay, Federal and Provincial governments regarding the quality of drinking water and the implementation of the Law.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Oversee, coordinate and supervise the work of the Drinking Water Treatment Specialist
  • Oversee the professional consulting firms and the contractors required to execute large-scale Capital Works projects.
  • Coordinate the work of all professional services related to Essential Sanitation on an as-need basis.
  • Provide quarterly reports on the status of Law implementation.
  • Participate in preparing and monitoring the budget for the Water Support Service section of CWS.

Other Responsibilities

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Water Engineering or related field.
  • Valid member of Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec


  • Three years of relevant work experience in water, municipal or civil engineering.
  • Experience in a northern and first nations context.


  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in French.
  • Fluency in verbal Cree is an asset.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent knowledge of Quebec legislation regarding the quality of drinking water.
  • Good knowledge of different water treatment systems.
  • Knowledge of membrane filtration systems operation.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
  • Proven ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
  • Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Proficiency in Control Software products for remote monitoring of water treatment systems

Additional Requirements

  • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.
  • Possess a valid drivers license

The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.

Application Period

From January 28, 2020 to February 14, 2020


Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: CWSD-200106-1

Valerie Mianscum

Recruitment Officer

Email: hr@cngov.ca

Tel.: 819-673-2600