Manager of Operations – Transportation – Township of South Stormont

20 June 2023

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Township of South Stormont

Manager of Operations – Transportation
 

Department:             
Public Works Department

Type:                          
Permanent, Full-Time (Non-Union)

Hours of Work:          
40 Hour work week, Monday to Friday with occasional evenings/weekends

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 7, 2023 at 12:00 pm

If you’re looking for a workplace that values teamwork, dedication, and growth, the Township of South Stormont is the place for you. Our employees are passionate about making a difference in our community, and we work together to provide professional and high-quality services. We’re excited about improving processes, welcoming diversity, and encouraging new ideas and perspectives. With a supportive team and a positive work atmosphere, we encourage employees to build their skills through training and development. Additionally, we value work-life balance and offer flexibility to support our employees’ needs. Join a team that cares about your success and well-being.
The Township of South Stormont is a diverse mix of rural and small urban communities in Eastern Ontario. Home to approximately 14,000 residents, the Township’s unique history and location on the shores of the St. Lawrence Seaway offers a host of activities and lifestyle opportunities.

Reporting to the Director of Public Works and working collaboratively with the Leadership Team, the Manager of Operations – Transportation oversees the delivery of roads and transportation related activities of the Township. These activities include but are not limited to the responsibility for managing the operations, maintenance and capital projects of the municipal road network and all right-of-way (ROW) assets including roads, bridges, signage, traffic controls, sidewalks and streetlights. The Manager will be responsible for addressing public enquiries, concerns and service requests in a timely and efficient manner for all areas of responsibility to ensure a high level of resident satisfaction.
The Township of South Stormont’s Public Works Department consists of a total of 17 full-time employees. The Department operates out of the Municipal Garage and the Township Office and manages an annual budget greater then $10 million and utilities budget over $5 million. Our region is also experiencing an increase in residential and commercial development projects. The Manager will assist with evaluating projects as to their impacts upon, and/or the municipal capacity to deliver transportation services.

Education, Experience, and other Requirements:

  • Completion of a three (3) year diploma in Engineering Technology, or a related field from an accredited educational institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certified Engineering Technician (C.E.T.) designation from the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), and/or licenced Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) from Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is considered an asset.
  • Certified Road Supervisor (CRS) designation preferred or willing to obtain.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation including the Municipal Act, Highway Traffic Act, Provincial Minimum Maintenance Standards, etc.
  • Valid Class ‘G’ driver’s license in good standing; Class ‘DZ’ driver’s license in good standing would be considered an asset.
  • Commitment to continuing education and professional development; willing to attend conferences, courses and seminars as required.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in the development and implementation of municipal operations and maintenance programs related to core municipal infrastructure (e.g. roads, bridges, culverts).
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of progressive supervisory/management experience, preferably in a municipal or public sector environment.
  • Experience preparing, analyzing and administering capital and operating budgets.
  • Experience working with customer service software and computerized maintenance management software (e.g. work order software) is considered an asset.

Skills & Attributes Sought:

  • Thorough working knowledge of municipal operational services including: winter maintenance programs, pavement management, gravel road maintenance, all right-of-way (ROW) assets including roads, bridges, signage, traffic controls, sidewalks, forestry and arboricultural practices.
  • Knowledge and understanding of best practices in construction and maintenance techniques.
  • Formal leadership and coaching/mentoring training considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, Minimum Maintenance Standards O.Reg. 239/03, Highway Traffic Act, Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR), Technical Standards and Safety Act, Environmental Protection Act, and Pesticides Act.
  • Sound judgment and excellent decision-making skills;
  • Innovative, inclusive and transparent leader; motivates, develops, empowers and engages others.
  • Superior public relations skills to deal courteously and effectively with all levels of staff and government, elected officials, local boards/commissions, community groups and organizations, the general public and the development community.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and analytical skills as well as an effective presentation style and method.
  • Well organized, flexible and able to deal with multiple priorities; organizes own time effectively, prioritizes and delegates appropriately, prepares in advance and sets realistic timeframes; ensures all activities and resources are used efficiently and effectively, and monitors progress toward operational or strategic objectives; ability to prioritize workload, considers competing interests, and adapts readily to rapidly changing demands, circumstances, and unrelenting deadlines.
  • Comfortable with new ideas and has the curiosity to seek new opportunities and implement change; collaborative decision maker focused on practical, timely solutions; self-assured and confident; drives towards results while constantly problem-solving; learns quickly; recognizes and adapts to evolving conditions; translates knowledge and ideas into action and tangible and measurable outcomes.
  • Delegates effectively and ensures individual and team accountability; uses proper judgment and makes decisions and takes actions to resolve issues.
  • Positively influences others; encourages, inspires and supports others to deliver; has the ability to understand how individuals at all levels operate and how best to use that understanding to achieve objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to and/or appreciate all levels of stakeholders with multiple and sometimes competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated team building and relationship management skills and a proven ability to work across departments and with stakeholders; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the public, Staff and the Leadership Team.

Compensation and Benefits:
The Township of South Stormont strives to be an employer of choice for strong talent dedicated to serving our community, and offer the following:

  • Flexible work schedules to support and nurture work-life balance;
  • Competitive wages, the 2023 salary range for this position is $88,370 – $107,552;
  • Enrolment in Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS);
  • Comprehensive Health and Benefits Program;
  • Substantial internal and external training and development opportunities;
  • Compassionate and caring organization that promotes and embraces a culture of health, safety and wellness;
  • Strong commitment to providing and maintaining a psychologically safe workplace that is respectful, inclusive, and where all individuals are valued; and
  • Paid vacation days.

Application Process
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter online, please visit the Careers page of our website at www.southstormont.ca/careers.

Application Deadline: July 7, 2023 at 12:00 pm. Selected applicants will be subject to an interview process and skill testing to determine eligibility.
The Township of South Stormont is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace that is welcoming, inclusive, and barrier-free. Accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and applicable legislation are available throughout all stages of the recruitment process. For accommodation during the application process, applicants are asked to make their needs known via email at jobs@southstormont.ca. Personal information collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used to assess eligibility for potential employment. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to Human Resources.