DETAILS OF FUNCTION:
APPENDIX A - PUBLIC WORKS
DETAILS OF FUNCTION:
Develop, implement and communicate goals, objectives, budgets and priorities for the Public Works functions of the municipality.
Responsible for overseeing day-to-day, seasonal and annual planning, procurement, operations and maintenance activities of Public Works.
Responsible for coordinating and collaborating with all municipal departments to ensure effective and efficient operations.
Develops, maintains and reports on the $10 million dollar operating budget providing monthly updates on operations and advises CAO on all budgetary and scheduling matters that may impact the municipal budget.
Supervise Field Operations Supervisor who oversees construction and district grader operations.
Supervise the Project Supervisor who oversees the projects, graveling, crushing and road maintenance (oiling and patching) operations and winter snow plowing operations.
Supervise the Shop Foreman who oversees the municipal maintenance and welding and parts functions of the municipal shop.
Ensure the efficient and effective organization and operation of each of the crews and employees within the Public Works Department.
Coordinate with the Director of Infrastructure, who is be responsible for planning and supervision of the construction and rehabilitation of transportation (including bridges), water and waste water infrastructure within the M.D. of Taber undertaken by external
Ensure that the M.D. of Taber meets all provincial and federal regulations, acts, statutes pertaining to scope of work as Public Works Director.
Operate and maintain existing gravel pits. Coordinate with Director of Infrastructure, who is responsible for sitting new gravel pits and ensuring registration of new gravel sources. The DPW will assist the DOI in preparing gravel pit reclamation plans as part of gravel pit registrations. DPW and DOI will monitor use of gravel from private gravel pits and ensure royalty payments are made in accordance with municipal policy.
Attends meetings as required pertaining to public works operations.
Prepare budget recommendations for operational and capital requirements for the Public Works Department for each budget year.
Reviews and assists in the preparation of engineering plans and work project plans and prepares and submits reports
Participate in the municipal safety program including attendance at safety meetings as required and promotion of the importance and practice of safety in the work place.
Keep informed of new methods and equipment which will assist in the efficient operations of the public works department.
Will ensure efficient operations are carried out by all functions of the Public Works department.
Ensure work proceeds within necessary budget guidelines and with appropriate approvals.
Assist the Municipal Administrator, Director of Infrastructure and Municipal Council in short and long term planning and recommend improvements to municipal infrastructure.
Contribute to the maintenance of the positive public image of the M.D. of Taber and the Public Works Department by ensuring effective and timely responses to inquiries and complaints received from residents.
Provide technical expertise to Public Works employees with respect to the maintenance and operation of municipal infrastructure.
Execute approved operational and capital projects within necessary time frames and approved budget guidelines.
Ensuring roads and traffic control devices are properly installed and maintained.
Monitor MD road allowances and recommend to Council when road bans should be implemented to prevent damage to municipal infrastructure.
Act as the contact person for the public regarding issuing special permits for heavy loads on MD roads.
Supervise and direct the Safety Coordinator for the purpose of maintaining a safe workplace within the M.D. of Taber and to ensure the municipality maintains it’s COR certification.
Implement all Council policies and decision as directed by Municipal Administrator.
Demonstrate advanced human resources ability in recruiting, retaining, disciplining and managing municipal staff.
Supervise, hire, evaluate, dismiss and discipline Public Works staff in accordance with municipal policy and demonstrable good judgment.
Attend events and meetings as scheduled and as required during or after hours.
Other duties that may be assigned.
APPENDIX B - UTILITIES
DETAILS OF FUNCTION:
Undertake and/or delegate and supervise the following functions related to Utilities.
Inspect, evaluate and approve all pipeline, telephone, power, gas, and other utility installations through, over or under municipal road allowances or within municipally owned property.
Maintain a good public relations link with all pipeline and utility companies, provincial government departments, and the general public.
Prepare and maintain agreements covering utility and pipeline crossings of municipal road allowances.
Maintain a filing system of all utility installations including an up-to-date system of as-built drawings for utilities within the MD.
Provide research and information on acts, regulations, and MD policies pertaining to utilities to other MD employees, utility and oil companies, and the general public.
Investigate and report on pipeline and utility damage and major incidents.
Provide safety education and information to other MD employees on the safety aspects of construction around underground pipelines and other utility installations.
Inspect actual pipeline crossings.
Inspection of well site approaches to evaluate as to drainage, line of sight, and set back requirements.
Inspect and evaluate public utilities as per letters of request.
Record and file records - manual updates, well site records and work related correspondence.
Act as a resource person to the MD administrative staff and perform duties as delegated in order to ensure the efficient operation of the organization.
Participate as needed within Municipal Disaster events