This posting is for 1 Permanent, Full-time position
Reporting to the Director, this key leadership position is responsible for coordinating staff involved in the fleet management, inspection, repair, maintenance and disposal of a diverse fleet. This position is working collaboratively with diverse user groups within a variety of departments to ensure reliable fleet is available for service delivery during all seasons. The position must strategically manage this through inclement weather, emergencies, competing department priorities and at targeted budgeted costs. Proven effective leadership is a necessary for the success of this role.
Responsible for two fleet maintenance shops with a staff of over 30 to ensure centralized fleet maintenance activities achieve the highest level of reliability and the lowest amount of downtime for Strathcona County
Develop and oversee all fleet inspections, maintenance and repair programs through two Shop Supervisors to achieve preventative maintenance objectives
Oversee and approve expenditures relating to annual maintenance and repair budgets for both shop locations, with a combined value of $7 million
Analyze fleet usage trends to forecast and recommend rebuild and refurbish strategies for all fleet
Assist the Director with the creation of the Annual Operations Budgets for both shop locations
Responsible to manage and develop strong teams, which are made up of technical, administrative and supervisory positions, including:
working within a unionized environment interpreting the collective bargaining agreement
providing opportunities for employee development, engagement and understanding of the overall direction of the branch, department and organization
leading and supporting a culture that focuses on integrity, respect, safety, fairness and cooperation
Stewardship duties of the Fleet Management System for the purpose of using software to assist with the fleet management and maintenance programs, including training staff on the system, and developing and analyzing reports from the program to assist with the management of fleet assets
Ensure department compliance to legislated programs relating to the centralized fleet and shop operations
As a member of the department leadership team support strategic planning for the department and the development of business plans
Support all municipal departments during emergent and after-hours situation by participating in department 24-hour, 365 day on call rotation
Skills and Abilities
Excellent leadership skills and an ability to tactfully navigate, prioritize and manage complex and diverse operational and workforce issues
Ability to influence decisions, approaches and directions at senior levels and balance conflicting perspectives
Strong managerial and human resources skills to provide direction, train, coach, and motivate supervisory, technical and administrative staff
Ability to establish relationships with stakeholders at all levels of a complex, interdisciplinary organization in order to inform and affect position change and to be able to build respect, credibility and trust
Strong strategic and critical thinking ability, with effective analysis and problem-solving skills
Extensive knowledge and experience in fleet maintenance and repair at a senior level to ensure accurate, timely and efficient programs are developed, measured and successfully executed
Post-secondary degree in business or a related discipline along with at least ten years directly related experience, including a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience managing employees and functions, preferably in a unionized or municipal sector
Post-secondary diploma supplemented with leadership certificate(s) or professional designation(s)may be considered in lieu of degree
Licensed Journeyman Technician in a related discipline
Advanced knowledge of Oracle and Fleet Management System
Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Collective Bargaining Agreements and managing unionized technical staff
Conditions of Employment
Submission of Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s licence and submission of a 5-year Driver’s Abstract with less than 7 demerits
Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered.
Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials as noted in the resume.
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.
Competition #221-2022-EXT-FLT closes April 26, 2022
Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.
Candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter along with their resume.