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Interested in pursuing a career in municipal government, leisure services, or public works? Have a passion for community service? Then check in often with our website and CivicInfo for the latest career opportunities with the District of Houston!

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Corporate Officer

Job Description
This competition is now closed. We thank all applicants for submitting resumes, and will be contacting those selected for an interview shortly.

Manager of Engineering & Operations

Job Description
Term: Permanent Full Time (Exempt)
Closing date: March 2, 2018 @ 5:00 P.M.
Classification: Exempt - Senior Staff

The District of Houston is seeking a dynamic individual with a proven combination of management and technical skills, energy and creativity to join the District’s Senior Management Team as the Manager of Engineering & Operations. This full time exempt position offers an excellent opportunity for those interested in a challenging and rewarding career in local government.

Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Manager of Engineering & Operations is responsible for the overall management of the Engineering and Operations functions of the District. The successful candidate will be a key member of the Senior Management Team responsible for providing effective and efficient delivery of engineering and public works services to the community. The successful candidate will ensure that the policies, programs and other directions of Council as directed by the Chief Administrative Officer are implemented and will advise the Chief Administrative Officer about the operations of the District of Houston.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for coordinating, managing and monitoring the field operations of the Public Works, Water & Wastewater, and Parks crews. The incumbent will also provide direct technical support to these crews as needed, and ensure that staff possess the necessary qualifications to succeed in their respective roles, while striving to improve productivity and efficiency in the District’s operations.

The successful candidate will also ensure the proper operation and maintenance of the District’s infrastructure. As the District’s chief project manager for all infrastructure and engineering projects, the successful candidate will also be responsible for preparing business case proposals for municipal projects, obtaining estimates for projects, administering contracts and the procurement process, and managing projects through all phases.

The successful candidate will possess the necessary skill set to provide preliminary layout, survey and GIS services using ArcMap, AutoCAD Civil 3D and survey data collection and processing.

The District offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications possessed by the successful applicant. This position will also be eligible for benefits under the Municipal Pension Plan and District of Houston Senior Staff Policy.

Interested applicants are asked to apply by no later than December 29, 2017 at 5:00pm with a letter of interest, resume, references and copies of any relevant certificates, diplomas, letters of recommendation and other materials which provide background on previous employment history and any qualifications you may possess. Applications are to be directed to:

Gerald Pinchbeck, Chief Administrative Officer
District of Houston
PO Box 370 | 3367 12th Street
Houston, BC | V0J 1Z0
P: 250-845-2238
F: 250-845-3429

A full description of the position, including the job description and desired qualifications, experience, skills and training is available online here. Applicants are advised that select aspects of the job description are being reviewed by the District of Houston for suitability.

District of Houston policy requires any potential employee to provide a driver’s abstract and to carry out a criminal record search, the results of which are to be provided to the District, prior to employment being confirmed. All employees who are designated as municipal officers will be required to file a confidential financial disclosure report with the Corporate Officer following confirmation of their employment.

Required Knowledge, Abilities, Education, Training
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in civil engineering design, inspection of infrastructure and capital works projects with thorough knowledge of methods, material and construction practices and project management.
  • Knowledge of Provincial Legislation related to water, sewer and solid waste.
  • Ability to prepare and interpret comprehensive technical reports, plans, legal/contract tender documents, statutes, standards and bylaws.
  • Exceptional computer skills. Previous experience with Microsoft Office and technical applications; ArcMap, AutoCAD, survey data collection and processing will be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory and conflict management/dispute resolution skills and experience in managing employees in a unionized public works environment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate tactfully, efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of the department and to develop and implement strategic and tactical plans to ensure the department's effectiveness.
  • Ability to develop operating and capital budgets and oversee department expenditures.
  • Civil Engineering Technologist Diploma (minimum acceptable education qualification)
  • Municipal infrastructure experience with a demonstrated record of related technical knowledge, skills and ability.
  • Minimum of five years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in a local government environment.
  • Applicants demonstrating excellence in project management, supervision of employees, public relations, and time management will be given preference over other candidates.
  • Previous management experience in local government operations (public works, water/wastewater, parks, capital works) is considered an asset.

Casual Lifeguards

The Houston Leisure Facility has a standing opening for Casual Lifeguards - inquire today about position availability!

In order to qualify, you must have certification from the National Lifesaving Society, a CPR "C" Certificate, and First Aid Level 1 training. Previous experience as a Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor certification are preferable, but not necessary for the position.

Interested persons should direct all applications including a cover letter, resume and proof of qualifications to:

Tasha Kelly, Manager of Leisure Services
PO Box 370 | Houston, BC | V0J 1Z0
3400 14th Street
P: 250-845-7420
F: 250-845-7434

Don't have your Lifeguarding Certificates? Find out what you need to be a lifeguard online at the National Lifesaving Society's website and at the Canadian Red Cross' website.
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