Public Works Foreman

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  • Oyen

Town of Oyen

PUBLIC WORKS ASSISTANT FOREMAN

Main Purpose of the Job:

The primary purpose of the position is to facilitate the delivery of public works and water and sewer services to the Town of Oyen.  The position performs a wide variety of duties, including but not limited to: installation, maintenance and repair or upgrade of all municipal infrastructure, including roadways, sidewalks, water and sewer lines, water distribution system, wastewater system, airport, and signage.

Reports to:

Reports directly to the Public Works Foreman (or in their absence the CAO).

Duties and Responsibilities:

Job duties and responsibilities of the Public Works Assistant Foreman are:

1.    In the absence of the Public Works Foreman, will be responsible for ensuring the following duties are carried out related to the daily operation of the Public Works department including but not limited to the following:

  • Ensuring all Public Works Staff are trained on all equipment
  • Ensuring all Public Works staff are trained on operational requirements for water and wastewater operations
  • Ensure all staff are trained in and follow all environmental regulations, safety requirements, and town policies
  • Supervision and coordination of Public Works Staff
  • Completion of all required documentation for Water Distribution System and Wastewater System in a timely manner
  • Liaison with Town Office to communicate departmental requirements/activities
  • Assistance in the planning and budgeting processes
  • Ensuring the safety of all work sites

2.    Must have working knowledge of public works infrastructure design, construction, material and techniques

3.    Assist with operation and maintenance of water distribution system

4.    Assist with operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facility

5.    Take samples and perform any tests as stipulated by Alberta Environment

6.    Report testing results to Alberta Environment daily as well as keep records for daily, monthly, and yearly report sheets

7.    Handle and transport dangerous chemicals daily requiring the use of appropriate protective equipment not limited to but including SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus)

8.    Installs, tests, inspects, replaces, repairs, maintains, and reads water meters

9.    Locates and repairs leaks in water distribution and wastewater collections mains, services, pumps, valves, and related faculties and appurtenances

10.    Respond to emergency situations as required

11.    Maintenance of a network of roads to acceptable standards of public safety

12.    Sets forms and finishes concrete for sidewalks, curbs, gutters, wheelchair ramps, etc.

13.    Operate heavy power-driven equipment in the construction and maintenance of public works projects such as town streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, water distribution systems, storm drains, and sewer system

14.    Performs heavy manual labor duties as required including but not limited to shoveling and spreading gravel, sand, asphalt and other materials on streets, assisting with paving and patching streets, laying pipes for sewer and storm drains; cleaning and maintaining and repairing water mains, lines and lift stations

15.    Repair traffic signs; fabricate and install new street signs; paint curbs and traffic markings; and aids in traffic control through work areas, including setting up barricades, warning signs, and cones as required

16.    The operation and maintenance of Town owned equipment (various trucks, grader, loader, backhoe, street sweeper, lawn care equipment, hand and power tools, measuring devices, meter and safety gear) to acceptable standards of public safety

17.    Seasonal duties as assigned by the Public Works Foreman including but not limited to tree trimming, grass cutting, snow plowing, and general town cleanup

18.    Maintain, repair or replace fire hydrants as necessary in order to meet fire protection needs as well as keeping them clear of accumulated snow to allow immediate access.

19.    Perform general building and grounds maintenance work as requested; maintains clean and orderly work areas

20.    Perform weed abatement duties related to public works projects and operations

21.    Maintain airport runways, taxi lights, and other special faculties and equipment

22.    Assists in stocking and maintaining supply inventory

23.    Maintains routine records of work performed and materials used

24.    Assist with the supervision of summer labor programs

25.    Keep abreast of new practices, techniques, and innovative methods pertaining to utilities operations and development

26.    Ensure that safety standards under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Pursuant regulations are adhered to, including protective equipment and clothing.  This will require a good working knowledge of the Act and Regulations.  All duties are to be performed within Municipal Policies and procedures and WHIMS guidelines.

27.    Responsible for carrying out the mission of the Town and the department and adherence to the Town’s and departmental organizational values

28.    Supervises the summer labor programs

29.    Keep abreast of new practices, techniques, and innovative methods pertaining to utilities operations and development

30.    Responsible for carrying out the mission of the Town and the department and adherence to the Town’s and departmental organizational values

Qualifications:

1.    Must have:

  1. Grade 12 or equivalency
  2. Valid Alberta Class 5 Drivers Licence

2.    Must have or be willing to obtain within 12 months of hiring:

  1. Canadian Water/Wastewater Operator Level I Certificate
  2. Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certificate
  3. Valid First Aid / CPR Certification
  4. Airbrake certificate
  5. Confined Space Training
  6. WHMIS
  7. Ground Disturbance
  8. Pesticide Handling Training
  9. H2S Training

3.    Proficiency using a computer and the necessary programming is required.

4.    Must have working knowledge of public works infrastructure design, construction, material and techniques

5.    Must possess excellent customer service skills and the ability to act as an ambassador to the community

6.    Must work collaboratively with all other Town employees.

7.    Must be highly motivated

8.    Organized, efficient, creative and capable of implementing multiple tasks simultaneously

9.    Skilled in analyzing a situation, assessing alternative solutions and recommending an effective course of action

10.    Must have a working knowledge of applicable laws, codes and permit requirements that govern public works operations and maintenance activities

11.    Requires ability to work safely outdoors in ALL weather conditions

12.    Must possess the ability to stand, climb, work, walk and drive for extended periods throughout the day

13.    To work on slippery or uneven surfaces and in confined spaces

14.    To lift, carry and put away parcels weighing up to 50 pounds

15.    Proven ability to operate equipment including but not limited to: street sweeper, trucks, tractors, graders, loaders, back-hoe, and leak-detection equipment

16.    Proven ability in the construction, repair, operation and maintenance of water distribution, sewage collection, roads and drainage systems

Working Conditions:

Customary hours of work shall be Monday- Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. For emergencies starting and finishing times may vary. In addition, rotational weekend duties are required to perform water and wastewater operations and maintenance duties. The position is exposed to extremes of temperatures, rain, snow, mud, dust, odour, raw sewage and equipment vibrations.

Physical Requirements: 

The physical requirements of this job include but are not limited to:

  • Perform heavy manual labour for extended periods lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects
  • Ability to stand, climb, work, walk and drive for extended periods throughout the day
  • Requires considerable climbing off and on equipment
  • Safety precautions are required to reduce the risk of injury from working with raw sewage, toxic and dangerous gases, open tanks, electrical equipment, chemicals, confined spaces, heights, unsanitary or slippery conditions

CLOSING DATE: Friday, October 21, 2022
Please forward resumes to: cao@oyen.ca

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to CAO@oyen.ca