Foreperson of Winter Operations – Permanent Seasonal for approximately 16-20 weeks – Competition # TOG2017-016

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The Town of Gander is currently accepting applications for a permanent seasonal Foreperson for winter operations within the Municipal Works and Services Department.  This position supervises employees and co-ordinates departmental activities.  The incumbent is responsible for supervising snow and ice control, effective delivery of public works programs, and organizing repairs to public works infrastructure.

 

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises and schedules Public Works employees including heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and maintenance personnel; Process and authorize leave and bi-weekly time cards; Monitor streets, sidewalks, etc.  to ensure appropriate response to adverse road conditions; Ensure all drainage problems are resolved in an effective and efficient manner; Ensure all street and speed signs are visible and all obstructions are removed; Receive and investigate complaints from the general public and respond in a timely manner with proposed solutions; Initiate and act on safety concerns and exercise sound judgement to ensure safe work practices are adhered to at all times; Identity and schedule repairs to asphalt, gravel shoulders, curbs, and sidewalks; Performs other duties as required; Adhere to  policies and procedures as established by Council;  Effective interpretation of the Collective Agreement;  Participate in the winter on-call rotation and serve as a backup to other supervisors in their absence.

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING REQUIRED:

The ideal candidate should have successfully completed post-secondary training in related field as well as three (3) years’ work experience in a managerial setting.  Extensive work experience with snow clearing in a Municipal Environment may be considered in lieu of the above requirements.  A good understanding of Municipal Policy along with excellent leadership, communications and problem solving skill will be considered an asset.  Other requirement would include a valid Driver’s License in Class 3, 5, 8, and 9 as well as proficiency the use of computers, specifically the MSOffice suite of products. The successful candidate will be required to provide a certificate of conduct, a medical clearance certificate as well as educational certificates prior to employment.

 

SALARY: non-unionized, 40 hours/week – $30.43-$34.77 per hour

 

Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter on or before Wednesday October 25, 2017 to the attention of:

 

Human Resources Supervisor
Town of Gander
100 Elizabeth Drive
Gander, NL, A1V 1G7  Fax: 709-256-2124
Email: tbyrne@gandercanada.com

 

Please note: The Town of Gander appreciates all applicants for their interest, however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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