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.



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.



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


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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