Located in southeastern New Brunswick, the Town of Champdoré is a new local government created on January 1, 2023 as a result of local governance reform that includes the Village of Saint-Antoine, the local service district of Sainte-Marie, the local service district of Saint-Paul, the local service district of Grand Saint-Antoine, part of the local service district of Wellington (McKees Mills) and part of the local service district of Harcourt. This new bilingual municipality of approximately 5100 citizens provides a number of services, including the management of the drinking water system and sanitary and storm sewer systems, public safety services, public works services, solid waste management and sports, recreation and cultural services.
The Director of Municipal Operations and Public Safety is responsible for the management of public works staff, roads, recreation, water and sewer infrastructure, as well as the role of Emergency Measures Coordinator and Fire Department Manager. The successful candidate will report to the Chief Administrative Officer in accordance with the guidelines and policies of the municipal council.
The Director of Municipal Operations and Public Safety will be responsible for
· Supervising public works employees and ensuring the smooth operation of the department;
· Ensuring that the municipal road network is maintained in good order and is safe;
· Ensure the proper operation of the sanitary sewer system, the drinking water system and the storm sewer system with the support of the public works employees;
· Ensure that municipal buildings are in good condition and safe;
· Develop, with the Chief Administrative Officer, a long-term plan for the maintenance and replacement of municipal infrastructure (asset management);
· Report regularly to the municipal council on the operation of the Public Works Department;
· Be able to assist the employees of the public works department in the execution of their tasks (manual and non-manual) as required;
· Establish, review and enforce policies, by-laws and procedures with the support of the fire chiefs and Chief Administrative Officer to ensure the effectiveness of the fire departments and to meet and maintain the required provincial and national standards;
· Contribute to the preparation of the annual fire department budget;
· Provide periodic fire service reports to the municipal council in collaboration with the fire chiefs;
· Manage the maintenance and repair of infrastructure, vehicles and equipment of the service;
· Develop, manage and execute prevention programs and awareness campaigns to inform and educate the public on fire safety measures;
· Participate in the development and implementation of the municipality's emergency measures plan;
· Manage the emergency measures committee and centre;
· Submit the files to the by-law enforcement officers and conduct follow-ups in collaboration with the Chief Administrative Officer.
He or she must also perform any other duties as assigned by his or her supervisor.
The applicant must have a post-secondary degree in a field related to the environment, public safety, engineering or any other related field. Equivalency in education and experience may be considered. Experience or training in public works, municipal management, fire department management and/or emergency management would be considered an asset. Certification as a water and/or wastewater system operator would be considered an asset. The Director of Municipal Operations and Public Safety will need to acquire Level 1 certification as a Water and Wastewater Operator as required by the Department of Environment and Local Government.
The successful candidate will also have the following skills:
· Oral and written communication in both official languages;
· Ability to work with current technological tools and computer software (Microsoft Office);
· Experience in supervising employees;
· Courtesy with the public and good teamwork skills;
· Ability to problem solve, make informed decisions and determine the impact of decisions;
· Budget management;
· Possession of a class 3 or 5 driver's license with air brake classification would be considered an asset;
· Willingness to take any training deemed relevant to the position (e.g., fire department, emergency measures, air break, general first aid and CPR, etc.)
Work With Us
Length of Employment: Full-time permanent position
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday with the possibility of working evenings and weekends in the event of an emergency)
Salary: $ 55,000 to $ 75,000 (depending on training and experience)
Deadline: February 8, 2023 at 4 pm
Nomination: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the address below.
Town of Champdoré
Tina Bitcon, Chief Administrative Officer and Clerk
4556 Principale Street, Suite 300
Saint-Antoine, NB E4V 1R3
Telephone: (506) 525-4020
Fax: (506) 525-4027
The Town of Champdoré thanks all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.