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The Town of Yarmouth recognizes our employees as our greatest resource in our organization.  We are committed to the investment in our people.  We seek candidates with knowledge and expertise in their field as well as individuals with a collaborative approach to working with others.  We offer diverse career opportunities with competitive salary and benefits packages. 

All employment opportunities within the Town of Yarmouth will be posted here as they become available.    

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

This position will include work activities associated with the operation of a class II wastewater treatment plant with anaerobic digestion and a chlorination/de-chlorination.  This treatment plan is a continuous operation, treating wastewater from the Town of Yarmouth and surrounding community.


  • Completion of a 2 year technical program related to Water Treatment
  • Completion of Operator - in - Training Water Treatment Certificate
  • Demonstrated mechanical ability
  • Must be physically fit in order to open and close valves, climb and descent ladder, lift heavy loads
  • Possess a valid driver's license

*Consideration may be given to those applicants who have at least 2 years practical experience as a Power Engineer, Plumber, or a trade/technical training considered directly related to the activities of the position, or are a recent graduate of a recognized program but lacking years of experience and certification


  • Operation, monitoring, maintenance and repairs of all related mechanical, electrical, HVAC, SCADA, chemical feed systems, and associated lift stations
  • Utilizing and employing standard best practices of waste water treatment theory and technology during daily operations
  • Conduct daily operational activities as required to ensure waste water effluent quality meets municipal and regulatory requirements
  • Conduct a daily complete plant inspection, including all Supervisory control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) information
  • Record information during plant inspection from flow meters, chemical metering equipment, gauges, status monitors, equipment status, etc., on standard check lists
  • Report problems found, or areas needing attention, to the Chief Operator
  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment according to best standards of practice, and using manufacturer's manuals for recommended procedures as required, when problems are found
  • Conduct daily quality analyses on wastewater influent/effluent as per the operating permit and as necessary to monitor treatment status, and adjust operations as required
  • Conduct regular calibrations of chemical feed equipment to verify feed rates are at target set points
  • Conduct regular calibrations of all inline instrumentation to verify accuracy of key quality indicating parameters
  • Adjust chemical dosages as require to attain treatment targets
  • Determine and maintain proper wet well levels and associated pump flow rates to meet target detention times
  • Daily operational requirements will include conducting troubleshooting activities as necessary to ensure proper efficient equipment function
  • Collect representative waste water samples both in plant and at various key points including final effluent to monitor treatment efficiency
  • Check the associated lift stations daily and report problems found to the Chief Operator
  • Ensure daily treatment activities are conducted to meet operational targets and that treated waste water is meeting quality targets as set by the Chief Operator
  • Maintain all required records and logs such as influent/effluent flow rates, operational activities, monitoring and adjustment, equipment maintenance and lift station status
  • Conduct routine preventative maintenance on plant equipment including mechanical and electrical work, cleaning, lubricating and replacing equipment parts
  • Regularly conduct routine building and grounds maintenance as needed, including snow plowing, building cleaning, etc.
  • Meet with outside contractors as necessary to allow supervised access and to provide information when required
  • Regularly ascertain and report, required repair parts and tools as needed
  • Must be available for and will to worker overtime as required
  • Regularly make proper and effective decisions following plant protocols and standard practices of waste water treatment
  • Operate computer control systems effectively to conduct necessary daily operational activities, adjustments, and monitoring as required
  • Conduct maintenance and/or repair activities in confined spaces as required and directed
  • Conduct maintenance and/or repairs as required on various hazardous chemicals delivery/storage systems while using facility personal safety equipment and protocols
  • Comply with all Occupational Health and Safety Program, legislation and regulations.

Salary and benefits as per collective agreement with CUPE 2530.

To apply please forward your resume, coverletter and copies of certificatons to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications must be recieved by 4:30pm on May 22rd, 2019.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Town Planner

The Planner is responsible for the development and amendment of planning documents that will guide and regulate development activities in the Town of Yarmouth.  He/she will communicate with members of the public, the Planning Advisory Committee and Council regarding recommendations and identify how land use policy may affect the overall direction of growth and development in the Town.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Planning or a related field
  • Experience as a Planner
  • Well developed interpersonal and public relations skills.  This includes the ability to facilitate, negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Ability to interpret planning and development legislation and regulations within the Municipal Government Act
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite Software
  • Experience with mapping and utilizing GIS and graphic software
  • Ability to perform under high pressure in a deadline oriented environment and manage multiple projects
  • Eligibility to become a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners
  • Possess a valid driver's license


  • Prepare and present reports and recommendations for CAO, Council, Planning Advisory Committee and other committees on a wide range of planning and development matters.
  • Negotiate the terms of development agreements and site plan applications with prospective developers and prepare draft agreements for discussion and consideration by the Planning Advisory Committee and Council.
  • Manage the processing and administration of planning applications, including development agreements, and amendments to the Municipal Planning Strategy, Land Use By-Law, and Subdivision By-Law.  This includes coordinating the public participation programs, organizing public information meetings, public hearings, etc.
  • Ensures planning documents are regularly updated and kept current.
  • Undertake and coordinate special research projects on planning and development matters/issues.
  • Address public, realtor, developer, and Council inquiries regarding planning and development issues and provide assistance as necessary. This position also deals with escalating issues regarding planning activities with members of the public and developers.
  • Provide assistance to other Departments in relation to by-law or policy interpretations, various projects and policy initiatives.
  • Review policies and comments on provincial consultation documents pertaining to planning related issues.
  • Prepare Request for Proposals pertaining to planning activities.
  • Attend seminars, conferences, course and training sessions which relate to planning and development activities.
  • Work with the management team on issues that cross technical or departmental boundaries.
  • Provide key messages for initiatives of the Department, to be utilized by the Communications Coordinator and the Mayor.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the CAO.


This is a 1 year term position with the possibility of renewal.

To apply please forward a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however. only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood


Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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