Athabasca County is currently accepting applications for a full-time permanent Public Works Maintenance Foreman. Reporting to the Public Works Manager, this position is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of Athabasca County roadways and related infrastructure.
As a member of the County’s Public Works Team, the Maintenance Foreman plays an integral role in ensuring the County’s roadway infrastructure goals and demands are achieved by providing sound knowledge, information, supervision, and coordination within the Public Works Maintenance framework.
The salary range for this position begins at $88, 649 annually. Athabasca County also offers an excellent benefit package with contributions to the Local Authorities Pension Plan.
This posting will remain open until November 22, 2022, or until a suitable candidate is found.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Supervision, planning, coordinating and organizing of all road maintenance functions.
Assist with records management, budget control and contract supervision.
Provide supervision and in-service training to grader operators, truck drivers, and road maintenance employees operating large equipment.
Prepare cost estimates for grader blades, salt quantities, gravel quantities, etc.
Maintenance investigation and reporting.
In consultation with the Public Works Manager, Construction Coordinator, and Grader Operators, establish priorities for gravelling and maintenance of new and existing roads.
Maintain a daily diary outlining all activities performed and all abnormal conditions encountered, as well as customer requests and complaints.
Provide information to assist in the preparation of contract packages with specification of maintenance projects for tendering to bidders.
Ensure all safe working practices are adhered to in compliance with County Health & Safety program and OH&S legislation.
Conduct investigations and submit reports on accidents and other hazardous conditions discovered in the County road network and promptly attend to all hazardous situations.
Provide information in the preparation of the maintenance portion of Road Construction/Maintenance budget for the County and ensure that all expenditures are allowed for in the budget.
Make recommendations regarding repair, replacement, and purchases of equipment on an annual basis.
Minimum of grade 12 diploma or equivalent
Directly related work experience including infrastructure operations, maintenance, construction, and the safe operation of related tools and equipment
Minimum of 2 years previous supervisory experience
Knowledge of related Provincial legislation and regulations
Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills with the ability to manage change and direct multiple employees
Strong networking and interpersonal skills to interact with management team, subordinates, and members of the public.
Ability to respond to call-outs in emergency situations