Employment

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TOWN OF TROCHU

Director of Operations

Under the general direction of the CAO, the Director of Operations manages public works staff, recreation facilities, water and sewer, solid waste management services, roads, fleet maintenance, recycling, sidewalks, storm sewers and drainage and provides administrative support and assistance to the CAO and council. This position is considered a working supervisory position; however the successful candidate is expected to contribute labour as required to ensure the timely and efficient completion of all assigned duties.

Under the general direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Operations will have the responsibility for the following functions:

  • Public works
  • Water treatment and distribution
  • Waste water collection and treatment
  • Solid waste management and recycling.
  • Land development and improvement
  • Parks and Recreation facilities, green spaces and playing fields
  • Cemetery
  • Infrastructure
  • Equipment
  • Effective deployment and supervision of staff
  • Capital Purchasing
  • Management of Contracts for Construction and Maintenance
  • Project Management
  • Provide recommendations, support documentation, and assistance to the Chief Administrative Officer and the Council.
  • Working with Community Groups on assigned projects
  • Working with Other Communities in regard to joint projects and purchases and sharing information and ideas.
  • This is a working supervisory position and therefore the position also entails some labour to ensure the timely and efficient completion of all assigned duties.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage public works, water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, solid waste management and land development by:

  • Complying with all policies, rules and regulations of the municipality and the federal and provincial governments
  • Assist in the preparation of annual Operating and Capital budgets
  • Approving and monitoring expenditures against the budget on a monthly basis as well as ensuring that purchase orders are properly completed
  • Assist in preparation and updating of annual Capital Plan
  • Participating in the development of the Town’s Strategic Plan
  • Maximizing revenues and ensuring the cost-effectiveness of operations
  • Developing, reviewing and recommending updates to policies in those areas under the control of this position
  • Liaising with all departments, committees and boards
  • Reporting directly to, and receiving direction from, the Chief Administrative Officer
  • Managing construction and maintenance projects
  • Monitoring and providing input into residential and industrial development planning
  • Implementing preventative maintenance schedules and overseeing ongoing maintenance
  • Investigating and introducing new and/or different approaches to the duties under your responsibility
  • Forecasting short and long term facility upgrades, replacement and expansions
  • Soliciting feedback from facility users and responding effectively to any concerns raised
  • Meeting with the public and handling routine inquiries
  • Overseeing that all tasks and projects performed by employees are carried out within Occupational Health and Safety and the Risk Management Committee’s standards which ensures proper due diligence
  • Being required to assume on-call duties on a rotational basi

Administer contracts for construction, maintenance and programs delivery in these areas by:

  • Assist in the preparation of specifications, tender documents and proposal requests
  • Managing the tendering process and the award of tenders
  • Monitoring contractors performance
  • Approving the payment of contracts, progress payments and final payments
  • Providing recommendations on cost over runs
  • Making recommendations on the termination of contracts, levying of penalties and forfeiture of deposits
  • Becoming a member or liaison to various committees
  • Developing the policies and procedures for the application of the program
  • Liaising with the Town’s Planning and Community Services department
  • Liaising with the Town’s Financial and Administration Services department
  • Ensuring the necessary documentation is completed in a timely manner

Supervise subordinate staff by:

  • Organizing, recruiting, selecting, training and developing appropriate staff
  • Assigning work, establishing performance standards and monitoring employee performance
  • Recommending discipline of subordinate staff including termination to the Chief Administrative Officer
  • Modeling and ensuring that the staff practice quality customer service
  • Resolving employee complaints and responding their grievances

Provide administrative support and assistance to the Chief Administrative Officer and the Council by:

  • Completing special assignments as directed by the Chief Administrative Officer
  • Attending meetings during and after regular office hours as required
  • Researching and preparing comprehensive reports for the Chief Administrative Officer, Mayor and the elected officials
  • Staying current on legislation and its impact on the Town’s operations
  • Representing the Town on various committees and at various meetings
  • Identifying trends and evaluating their impact on existing areas and facilities

Pursue joint projects and purchases and sharing information and ideas with other municipalities by:

  • Participating in meetings and discussions with other communities in Kneehill County.
  • Participating in regional meetings and discussions.
  • Working on proposals for shared equipment, resources and staff.

Labour that may be required:

  • Snow/Ice/Sand/Salt from sidewalks and streets
  • Trees-Pruning and Downing
  • Maintenance of machinery/vehicles/infrastructure/equipment
  • Water main breaks
  • Sewer back-ups
  • Sewer maintenance
  • Water testing
  • Transfer site supervision and maintenance
  • Meter reading, installation and maintenance
  • Take care of pubic lands-mowing, landscaping
  • Plumbing, electrical, mechanical and HVAC maintenance as required
  • Hydrant flushing
  • Operation of vehicles / heavy equipment
  • Other tasks as required or directed by the Chief Administrative Officer

JOB SPECIFICATIONS: 

KNOWLEDGE:

To be effective in the performance of the position described above, an individual would require the following:

  • Considerable knowledge of municipal construction, maintenance and ongoing operations
  • Considerable knowledge in the operation and maintenance of normal public works equipment
  • Considerable knowledge of all legislation that might apply to municipal operations
  • Some knowledge of the Municipal Government Act and its regulations
  • Some knowledge of financial management
  • A general knowledge of human resource management and leadership

SKILLS:

  • Physically fit with the ability to withstand normal working conditions
  • Ability to effectively organize work and to establish priorities
  • Ability to follow written and oral direction effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain a high degree of public confidence and public relations
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment and treatment plant equipment
  • Demonstrated skill in leadership and effective direct supervision
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills are essential
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing are required
  • Planning, scheduling and coordinating skills are critical to position
  • Effective negotiating skills are required
  • Ability to develop and deliver quality customer service is required
  • Ability to effectively solve problems often in a creative manner
  • Ability to effectively represent the interests of the municipality
  • Ability to compose routine and sometimes technical documents
  • Proficiency with computer systems and applications
  • Punctuality

SUPERVISION OF EMPLOYEES:

Ability to work with existing staff to build a team based on the skills, knowledge and talents of the present staff and new hires.

  • Shall not have the authority to hire staff unless authorized to do so by the Chief Administrative Officer or through the approved budget process.
  • Shall not have the authority to discipline or fire staff unless approved procedure is followed and the Chief Administrative Officer authorizes this matter.

EDUCATION:

The skills listed above will likely have been gained through a minimum of five (5) years directly related experience in progressively more responsible positions. Additional formal education may be substituted for up to two (2) years of experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

EXPERIENCE:

  • The knowledge required to adequately perform the duties of this position will have been gained through completion of a grade 12 education. Water and Wastewater certification would be looked upon as an asset and will be a requirement if employed by the Town of Trochu. Additional training in human resource management, facility management and/or general administration would also be beneficial. The successful candidate will be required to have computer skills and training.   Following commencement of duties, the Director may be required to take further training related to the responsibilities of this position.
  • Level 1 Water Treatment License – may be required
  • Level 1 Water Distribution License – may be required
  • Level 1 Wastewater Collections License – may be required
  • Level 1 Wastewater Treatment License – may be required
  • Airbrake Endorsement Certificate
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Motor Vehicles Operators License
  • Drivers Abstract
  • Vulnerable Sector Check

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume to The Town of Trochu P.O. Box 340 Trochu, AB T0M 2C0 or cao@town.trochu.ab.ca

Will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

TOWN OF TROCHU

 Public Works Position

Under the general direction of the Director of Operations and Public Works Coordinator, the Public Works Position assists in the operation and maintenance of public works, recreation and waste management operations. Work may involve manual labour or monitoring duties. Employees will receive daily instruction or may be given responsibility over specific tasks or projects.

Under the general direction of the Director of Operations & Public Works Coordinator, the Public Works Position will perform the following tasks:

  • Undertake manual labour
  • Assist with facility maintenance (Arena, Pool, Splash Park, Cemetery, Arboretum, Town Public Works Shops, Town Office)
  • Snow/Ice/Sand/Salt from sidewalks and streets
  • Mowing & Landscaping – parks and recreation facilities, green spaces and playing fields
  • Use a variety of hand tools
  • Operate small equipment
  • Assist with minor repairs (equipment, water & sewer repairs etc.)
  • May need to provide assistance at the Transfer Station
  • May be required to perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • May be required to help with water treatment and distribution
  • May be required to help with waste water collection and treatment
  • Working with Community Groups on assigned projects
  • Meeting & dealing with the public and handling routine inquiries
  • Being required to assume on-call duties on a rotational basis
  • Completing special assignments as directed by Director of Operations and/or Public Works Coordinator
  • Trees-Pruning and Downing
  • Meter reading, installation and maintenance
  • Plumbing, electrical, mechanical and HVAC maintenance as required
  • Hydrant flushing

Job Specifications

KNOWLEDGE:

To be effective in the performance of the position described above, an individual would require the following:

  • A minimum of Grade 12 education
  • Hold a valid class 5 driver’s license
  • Knowledge in the operation and maintenance of normal public works equipment

SKILLS:

  • Physically fit with the ability to withstand normal working conditions
  • Ability to effectively organize work and to establish priorities
  • Ability to follow written and oral direction effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain a high degree of public confidence and public relations
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing are required
  • Ability to deliver quality customer service is required
  • Ability to effectively represent the interests of the municipality
  • Punctuality

EDUCATION:

The knowledge required to adequately perform the duties of this position will have been gained through completion of a grade 12 education. Water and Wastewater certification would be looked upon as an asset. Following commencement of duties, the Public Works Position may be required to take further training related to the responsibilities of this position.

DESIRED SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Motor Vehicles Operators License
  • Airbrake Endorsement Certificate
  • Drivers Abstract
  • Vulnerability Check

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume to The Town of Trochu P.O. Box 340 Trochu, AB T0M 2C0 or cao@town.trochu.ab.ca

Will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.