Mountain National Parks Careers

Municipal Services Manager – EG 06

Type of Employment: Indeterminate, Year-Round
Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit
Work Location:
Lake Louise, AB

Salary: $67,770 to $82,449 per year

Summary of Duties:

  • Manages a water and wastewater program, facilities, services including advanced wastewater treatment, wastewater collection, water treatment, water distribution and disposal;
  • Plans, organizes and manages technical services for asset maintenance and major capital/re-capitalization projects in a Field unit or large geographic site within a Field Unit, where geographic dispersion of assets may vary considerably.
  • Provides in depth technical expertise and advice to the Park/Site or Asset Manager, internal clients, external consultants and stakeholders.

Area of Consideration: Persons residing within Canada

Open to: Parks Canada Agency considers applications from individuals who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status, or work permit.

Quote Selection Process Number: 2014-PKS-LLYK-RM-013

Closing Date: Applications must be received on or before April 22, 2014

Submit your application to:

Your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet all the requirements for the position and must include:

  • your résumé;
  • your cover letter demonstrating clearly how you meet the requirements of the position;
  • indicating your preferred official language for correspondence and assessment;
  • a copy of proof of education/certification.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience factors listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter.

Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application.

Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

General Enquiries:

Darrel Fitzpatrick
Municipal Services Officer
Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit
(403) 522-3623 or


Language Requirement: English Essential

Education: Graduation from an accredited Water and Wastewater Technician Program or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.


  • A minimum of 10 years of experience working in the Water and Wastewater Treatment Industry;
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience managing a water and wastewater utility, including responsibilities such as: managing budgets, supervision of staff, development of yearly operating and capital budgets; preparation and presentation of reports and plans (such as forecasts, work schedules etc.) and provision of advice/ recommendations to management, clients and stakeholders;
  • Experience managing water and wastewater capital projects, including review of preliminary design information and quotes for projects.

*Preference may be given to candidates with relevant experience or applicable provincial certification in Water Treatment and/or Wastewater Treatment*


  • Potable water and wastewater management principles, practices, techniques and processes;
  • Current methods and practices related to project planning and management, including contracting & procurement;
  • Health and safety codes, standards, protocols and regulations as they relate to waste water treatment;


  • Develop/modify standard operating procedures for water/wastewater treatment equipment and processes;
  • Liaise with stakeholders to resolve issues of concerns;
  • Manage human and financial resources;
  • Use various software applications, including Excel, Word, and email applications.

Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes:

  • Makes things happen;
  • Exercises sound judgement;
  • Personally connects with people;
  • Takes responsibility;
  • Demonstrates integrity.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Obtain and maintain Reliability Status security clearance;
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

Operational Requirements:

  • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and personal protective equipment;
  • Willingness to work in variable weather conditions;
  • Willingness to complete First Aid Certification and CPR/AED;
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays.

Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact Suzy Whitty, A/ Human Resources Manager, if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the organization's representative of your need for accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

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