General Foreman

Job Information
Author eocanada
Date November 1, 2018
Type Full Time
Company District of Tofino
Salary Negotiable - Per Hour
Location Vancouver, BC
Category Business / Management
Contact Information
  • Don’t miss this opportunity to use your public works experience in a challenging role!
  • Enjoy a competitive salary with a great host of above average benefits!
  • Live, work, and play in a family-friendly town on beautiful Vancouver Island!

About the District of Tofino

Situated on the remote west coast of Vancouver Island, within the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, the District of Tofino is a modern growing community of approximately 2,000 people and is currently experiencing a period of rapid development and tourism.

Nestled in the heart of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Tofino is a prime destination for year-round surfing, beach time, exploring the outdoors through a number of guided activities and seeking inspiration from the wild. With a celebrated food culture that reaches beyond the size of the village, there are the distinctly West Coast restaurants, cabins and galleries dotting our salt-bathed streets. The District of Tofino offers the best of small town living coupled with all of life’s necessary conveniences.

Your New Role

Reporting to the Manager of Engineering and Public Works, you will be responsible for the supervision of Public Works employees, maintaining District facilities and fleet, infrastructure, material purchasing, safety and will work with managers and employees to coordinate operational and maintenance schedules.

More specifically, you will provide direction and support to team members in the performance of their duties, as required, to meet service expectations, departmental goals and objectives. You will also coordinate small infrastructure repairs and upgrades and liaise with consultants and contractors on capital projects.

To qualify for this role, you will have a diploma from a technical school, be certified with the WHMIS and have a minimum of 5 years full-time experience within a Municipal Operations Department or related works and services environment. Our ideal candidate will also have a minimum of three years full-time experience as a Foreman, directly supervising and leading a team of employees. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to interpret and evaluate data relevant to the operation and implementation of any necessary operational changes, resolve conflict and deal tactfully with the public, staff, elected officials, outside agencies and businesses and effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization, including Council.

You will also possess extremely strong leadership skills, decision-making skills, the ability to react to any emergency situations in a competent manner, knowledge of modern water and wastewater treatment principles, practices, methods and procedures, the ability to operate and maintain a variety of water and wastewater treatment plant equipment and a high level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning.

Please note, this role will require you to be on-call on a rotational basis.

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication on the job, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive hourly salary, and a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Above average medical, dental, and vision benefits package
  • Municipal pension plan
  • Short/Long term disability insurance
  • Life insurance

At The District of Tofino, we value the happiness of our team and host numerous social events over the year including a Christmas party, charity fundraisers, and Social Committee events.

This is a unique opportunity to join a team of a thriving and growing city, at an exciting time. Furthermore, you will enjoy being part of a working environment that promotes personal and professional growth in an atmosphere of trust, respect, and collaboration.

If you are looking for a role where no two days are the same, and where you can make a real difference to The District of Tofino, then this is the role for you. Apply today!


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