Public Works Superintendent -

about 1 month | Deadline: 25 Sep 2020
This position has expired. Do not apply!

Job Summary

$91,340 Average salary of similar jobs | Check Salary...

Job Description

Issue Date: August 25, 2020
Closing Date: When filled
Job Level: Permanent, Full-Time
Posting #: 2020-007

THE DISTRICT OF STEWART is currently seeking a positive, action-oriented, and self-motivated individual that exhibits public relations capabilities, and is a trusted motivator with leadership skills to foster a productive Public Works team.

Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Public Works Superintendent (PWS) is responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of a range of services in the planning, organization, control and direction of issues related to water, sewer, roads and drainage systems, solid waste collection, snow clearing operations, fleet and heavy equipment management, and maintenance of public infrastructure. Supported by a unionized Public Works Team, the PWS will provide leadership to ensure that the District of Stewart infrastructure is well maintained through effective planning and utilization of resources. The PWS will coordinate with the CAO in order to prioritize the implementation of Capital Works Projects.


  • Valid Class 3 or higher Commercial Driver License is preferred but not a job requirement
  • Experience as a Supervisor or Foreman
  • Basic knowledge of water/wastewater operations
  • Experience operating heavy equipment
  • Ability to use basic computer applications including email, web browsers and word/excel processing software
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks, exercise sound judgement
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

Salary will be dependant on experience and qualifications. The District offers a comprehensive benefit package.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their detailed resume and covering letter in confidence to the District of Stewart to:
Tammy McKeown, Chief Administrative Officer
P.O. Box 460,
Stewart BC V0T 1W0 (705 Brightwell Street)
Or via email to:

When applying please quote Job Posting No. 2020-007

Shortlisted applicants will be asked for three (3) references.

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted

General Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage and direct the daily work of employees in all public works operations
  • Oversee snow removal and scheduling
  • Investigate complaints from public and resolve problems in a satisfactory manner
  • Supervise the operation and maintenance of the public works shop
  • Manage the purchase, repair, and use of department equipment
  • Manage the repair and usage of District buildings
  • Manage the purchase of materials and supplies for department
  • Coordinate and oversee work of independent contractors
  • Represent the District as authorized and directed by the District CAO and Council
  • Perform the general planning and supervision of the repair and maintenance of District facilities.
  • Attend regular District Council meetings and special meetings as directed
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the CAO.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Direct all aspects of building/facilities operations in the District of Stewart including preventative maintenance; repairs and renovations of mechanical; electrical, and plumbing ; energy conservation; masonry; carpentry; security and other building systems; as performed by District employees and/or contractors
  • Assess condition, review equipment specifications, and establish preventative maintenance schedule for all municipal facility systems and equipment.
  • Establish and maintain contracts with various vendors to provide annual/regular service on heating systems, fire suppression systems, carpet/upholstery cleaning, plumbing maintenance, and repairs, etc.
  • Review and approve invoices from vendors and prepare purchase orders for payment
  • Develop and implement work plans to meet department performance goals as directed by the District Council
  • Obtain Authorization from CAO and District Council for yearly capital improvement purchases
  • Maintain a highly professional standard of conduct and communication with staff and members of the public.
  • Keep abreast of current trends in public works management and other industry standards

Responsibilities for Personnel:

  • Organize, direct, and supervise employees in order to achieve high-quality and efficiency in department services and operations
  • Recommend assignment, re-assignment, appointment, promotion, suspension and/or termination of department employees
  • Provide training to municipal staff in daily operation and maintenance of building and grounds as well as basic training on equipment and tools and enforce Occupational Health and Safety rules and regulations
  • Prepare and approve time sheets
  • Review department employee performance on a regular basis
  • Provide positive leadership in order to foster productivity and good employee relations
  • Provide opportunities for employees to obtain job-related training in order to improve knowledge, skills and performance
  • Develop and enforce high standards of safety and work quality
  • Implement and enforce District policies and procedures Budget Responsibilities:
  • Prepare department operating budget under the general direction of the District CAO and Council
  • Administer the department budget as adopted and/or amended
  • Follow appropriate purchasing procedures to ensure that quality goods and services are obtained in a timely manner and at a competitive price

Similar Jobs

Similar Jobs