Director of Operations

Fort Macleod, AB T0L0Z0

Posted: 12/05/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Management, Professional and Business Services Job Number: TW892686921 Pay Rate: $90000-112000 / year

Job Description

Select People Solutions is pleased to be working with the Town of Fort Macleod in their search for a Director of Operations. This person will oversee all functional service areas, including roads, water distribution, wastewater systems, equipment/facility maintenance, and planning development. If you have a background in Engineering and experience with municipalities with a strong ability to achieve through the people you lead, we want to hear from you!
What’s in it for You?
  • Benefits 
  • Wellness program
  • Strong economic growth 
Compensation & Hours: 
  • The rate of pay will be $90-$120K
  • This will be a full-time and permanent position
  • Must reside or be willing to relocate within 50kms of Fort Macleod
Position Summary: 
  • Directing and supporting Facilities, Plants, Public Works Foremen
  • Creating job descriptions/manuals for all Operational Service positions 
  • In consultation with Department Foremen, evaluate, promote, train, and discipline staff in Operational Services positions
  • Overseeing maintenance, safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of operational services, ensuring legal requirements are always met
  • Evaluating facilities, equipment, & maintenance programs and suggesting improvements, repairs, deletions, or acquisitions to the Town Council   
  • Developing and monitoring approved budgets
  • Building, implementing, and maintaining the Health & Safety Program
  • Reporting on and recommending changes to policies or bylaws 
  • Keeping up to date with trends and legislated requirements 
  • Serving as a Technical Advisor to Town Council, management, staff, and the public 
  • Fostering positive relationships with government agencies and professional organizations 
  • Utilizing data from research, evaluations, and consultations with Foremen, CAO, and Town Council, formulate plans to meet current and future needs of the community
  • Managing projects and initiatives across divisions to ensure projects remain aligned with division goals and objectives
Required Qualifications: 
  • Post-secondary education 
  • 5 – 7 years of proven management experience in a unionized environment; familiarity with collective agreements, bargaining, and negotiations   
  • 5+ years experience working in municipal government as a public works foreman, operations superintendent, or other applicable role
  • Working knowledge of government legislation, bylaws, regulations, and policies
  • Flexibility while working with a variety of departments and deadlines
  • Capable of lifting 50lbs (equipment/supplies) and using PPE when required
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines and frequent interruptions 
  • Diplomatic demeanor when interacting with customers, employees, contractors, developers, and government representatives 
  • Respect for and commitment to confidentiality 
Bonus Points For: 
  • Degree in civil engineering
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