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Supervisor, Environmental Services

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Division: Seniors Services
Job # SS 17-7

Job Description:

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has an opening for a permanent full-time Supervisor, Environmental Services, with our Seniors Services division. NOTE: This position requires a Career Profile application form (found in our job ad under municipal jobs at and resume.

Essential Responsibilities:

(please see our job ad under municipal jobs at for full details)

  • Monitor operations visually and through the use of building management information systems and taking corrective action as required
  • Monitor equipment to ensure safety regulations are met, equipment is property functioning, and employees are properly trained and/or upgraded as required
  • Maintain an awareness of current materials and equipment; provide for environmental improvements and technology advancement to improve service provision
  • Responsible for the preparation and adherence to all budgets; review, purchase and maintain inventory for all operating expenses and capital equipment
  • Direct a team responsible for daily activities of the laundry and housekeeping; staff includes full-time, part-time and call-inUNIFOR unionized staff
  • Direct staff in the provision of all laundry services and linen supply services, personal clothing and garment marking
  • Is responsible for the Home's emergency preparedness program development, implementation and evaluation, including exercise design.
  • Manages maintenance department in absence of Supervisor of Maintenance
  • Maintain standards for safety and sanitation in accordance with Ministry of Health and Long Term Care standards and other legislative acts and guidelines for a health care facility
Essential Qualifications:

(please see our job ad under municipal jobs at for full details)

  • College diploma or University degree (preferably in an environmental science, or management studies preferably related to management in the health care sector), plus six to ten years of related experience; or a combination of related education and experience
  • Two to five years supervisory experience is required; supervisory experience in a large health care institutional setting and/or long term care home is preferred
  • Basic Emergency Management certificate from Emergency Management Ontario is essential
  • Certificate or diploma from a recognized college or university in Emergency Management is an asset
  • Previous experience working in housekeeping and laundry departments required
  • Considerable experience in the operation of environmental systems including housekeeping and laundry services
  • In depth knowledge of the operation of a large laundry and linen service and production costing
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation, Fire Code, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Standards, Public Health, etc.
  • Knowledge of government legislation in the areas of long term care, and health and safety and relevant regulations
  • Demonstrated experience working in a unionized environment; knowledge of collective agreements, labour relations, investigations, discipline, etc.
  • Experience using building management information systems software programs

Hours of Work: This position works weekdays, with occasional evenings and weekends, and on call after hours and on weekends

Compensation: This permanent full-time position has an annual wage range of $68,765 to $77,756 (based on grade 9 of the 2016 non-union full-time compensation plan) plus benefits following the successful completion of a 90 day probationary period. Participation in the OMERS pension plan is mandatory.


Candidates interested in the above position are asked to submit a Career Profile application form, (found in our job ad under municipal jobs at ) and resume to the address below. Please do not include a cover letter, or copies of transcripts, licenses, certificates, etc.

Applications must be received before 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Attn. Cathy J. E. Hoffman, MPA, CHRL
Chief Human Resource Officer
315 King Street West
P.O. Box 640
Chatham ON  N7M 5K8
Fax:  519.436.3237

Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998 or

Supervisor, Environmental Services Chatham-Kent Ontario

Expiry Date: 2017-02-21
Date Posted: 2017-02-07
Province: Ontario
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