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Position: Regulations Inspector (Septic)
Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Location: Manotick, Greater Ottawa, Ontario

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is the lead intermunicipal agency working to address river-related environmental issues and concerns within the Rideau Valley watershed. Thanks to our many partners, the scope of our environmental protection work includes planning, source water protection, tackling flooding and erosion problems and researching water movement and use in the valley. We help people maintain healthy shorelines, provide advice on development-related issues and report to municipalities, agencies and the public about watershed conditions and trends. We also provide public access to natural waterfront areas, deliver community-based stewardship programs, reduce water pollution and protect fish and wildlife habitat.

Regulations Inspector (Septic)

Full-Time 2 Year Contract (September 2022 – September 2024)

$65,587 to $78,459 annual salary (plus benefits)

This position will work out of the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority’s main office located near Carleton Place. Candidates should ensure they have reliable transportation prior to applying.

The Regulations Inspector (Septic) ensures compliance with the Ontario Building Code and other regulations concerning septic applications. This is done by completing onsite septic inspections, evaluating applications and investigating and evaluating complaints. The Regulations Inspector (Septic) also evaluates section 28 applications, provides technical advice and assistance to committees, creates ad hoc reports and issues enforcement orders when necessary.

As the ideal candidate, you are familiar with the Ontario Building Code and are certified or are eligible to be certified as a Part 8 inspector. Additionally, you hold or are eligible to become a certified Risk Management Inspector under Part IV of the Clean Water Act. You have at least two years of relevant experience and hold a college diploma or degree in environmental science, engineering technology or a related field. You are able to interpret technical plans and documents as well as work independently and set priorities. You are comfortable working with the public and collaborating with coworkers. Additionally, you are able to work indoors and outdoors sometimes in poor weather and in potentially hazardous environments.

If you have a strong commitment to championing protection of the environment and the safeguarding of land and water resources, please send your resume and covering letter via email, no later than 4:00 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2022, to:


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Human Resources
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
P.O. Box 599, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5
Fax: (613) 692-0831

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The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome all applications; however we will contact only those candidates selected for consideration.

We are committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you are selected for an interview and you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


Classification: Band 5
Date of Issue: July 2022


Under general direction, ensures compliance with Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code, Part IV of the Clean Water Act as well as other regulations. May deliver courses and maintain the equipment and structure of the Ontario Rural Wastewater Centre.


  1. Inspects sewage system installations to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code. Evaluates and approves applications for sewage system permits. Evaluates and approves applications for alterations or additions to sewage systems.
  2. Evaluates Section 28 applications when a septic system is proposed in the regulated area.
  3. Performs inspections and monitors development activity to ensure compliance with regulations, codes, permits and authorizations. Investigates and evaluates complaints. Has the authority to issue an “Order to Comply” and “Stop Work Order” under the Ontario Building Code Act.
  4. As a technical expert, provides advice, assistance, information and guidance to clients, sometimes in controversial situations.
  5. Prepares routine and ad hoc technical reports and statements.
  6. When compliance issues cannot be resolved, may be required to present evidence at local appeal hearings, before Provincial tribunals or in Provincial Offences Court.
  7. Conducts inspections through site visits to ensure compliance with Part IV policies
  8. Issues enforcement orders where compliance with the policies is not met
  9. Makes presentations to the Executive Committee (Hearing Board) for applications that do not meet policy.
  10. May deliver training through the Ontario Rural Wastewater Centre (ORWC) and maintain ORWC equipment and structure.
  11. Maintains compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations.
  12. Keeps informed on new technology, regulations and legislation.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Work takes place both indoors and outdoors, and occasionally in disagreeable circumstances and surroundings.
  • Exposed to hazardous conditions (i.e. septic tank gases)
  • Daily travel throughout Ottawa and occasionally throughout the Mississippi and Rideau Valley watersheds.
  • Working hours may vary and overtime may occasionally be required. Fast-paced with regular deadlines and constantly changing priorities.


  • Diploma or degree in environmental science, engineering technology or other closely related field
  • Two or more years of relevant experience
  • Eligible to become certified for Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code within a reasonable time from date of hire.
  • Eligible to become a certified Risk Management Inspector under Part IV of the Clean Water Act within a reasonable time from date of hire.
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to set own priorities;
  • Able to work independently in a team environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to negotiate and diffuse potentially confrontational situations;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English;
  • Conversational French considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret technical plans, drawings and maps;
  • Proficient in computer applications, especially MS-Word, Excel and Access;
  • Physically capable of navigating difficult terrain and site conditions and operating a motor vehicle in similar conditions;
  • Valid Class G or better Driver’s license and a good driving record;
  • Strong commitment to championing protection of the environment and the safeguarding of land and water resources.


To meet health and safety standards and regulations, the incumbent must be trained and/or evaluated.

  • First Day Orientation
  • Annual Orientation
  • RVCA Drivers Test
  • Boater’s Course
  • Standard First Aid, CPR and Marine First Aid
  • Hepatitis Vaccination Recommended

To help identify other health and safety training requirements, tick off job activities that occur on a regular or irregular basis.

  • Operates an RVCA vehicle
  • Operates a motorized boat.
  • Works around water.
  • Exposed to hazardous materials.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 26 2022    ID: 65203