Public Works Working Foreman

Village of Telkwa

Village of Telkwa
Public Works
Working Foreman - Repost


Nestled on the banks of the world-renowned Bulkley and Telkwa Rivers, this picturesque, historical village borders Tyhee Lake Provincial Park. Surrounded by snow-capped mountain ranges and a myriad of lakes and streams, Telkwa's spectacular natural setting offers extensive outdoor adventure and recreational opportunities. Whether you love to hike into an alpine lake, raft through whitewater rapids, ski down fresh powder slopes or battle the will of large steelhead, Telkwa provides year-round wilderness adventures at your doorstep. We are a Village of approximately 1,500 people, located approximately ten minutes to the east of Smithers, a regional service, recreation and culture hub.

The Village of Telkwa is currently seeking a highly motivated individual with strong leadership, organizational and communication skills for the position of Working Foreman. Reporting directly to the Director of Operations, the successful candidate will be an integral part of the Public Works team and will be responsible for day-to-day operations and maintenance within the Village of Telkwa.

Administrative Duties:
  • Prepare work schedules for Public Works Department
  • Purchasing all supplies and equipment for Public Works within budgetary limits and according to Village of Telkwa purchasing and other policies
  • Cost account coding for all Public Works invoices
  • Assist in preparation of Operating and Capital budgets
  • Prepare and submit a bi-weekly maintenance report and other relevant reports as required
  • Attend Council meetings as requested
  • Ensure that time sheets are kept up to date
  • Assist in the design of small Capital projects
  • Provide advice to the Director of Operations regarding vehicle and equipment, repairs or replacements
  • Assist the Director of Operations in Subdivision Approval
  • Prepare annual inspections and associated reports, e.g. playgrounds, sports fields, bleachers, etc.


Working and/or Supervisory Duties:

  • Supervision of Public Works staff
  • Ensure that Work Safe BC Health & Safety rules, regulations and policies are followed
  • Maintenance, repair and sampling of the wastewater collection and treatment system as per conditions stated in the Provincial Ministry Operating Permit
  • Operate the Level 3 Water Treatment Plant
  • Maintenance, repair and disinfection of the water distribution system and the Water Plant in accordance with the "Drinking Water Protection Act" and any other requirements
  • Maintenance and repair of all streets/roads and parking lots
  • Maintenance and repair of drainage collection systems
  • Maintenance and repair of road infrastructure
  • Installation and repair of all road, parks and Village signage
  • General maintenance and repair of all Village buildings and structures
  • General maintenance of all parks, trails and open green-space areas         
  • Maintenance of all playground equipment, playing fields and ice rinks
  • General maintenance and repair to the cemetery, including preparation of gravesites and placement of headstones      
  • Operation of all maintenance related to vehicles and equipment
  • Ensure repair and maintenance of all Village vehicles and equipment as per manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedules as required
  • Garbage collection and disposal during the year, including the spring cleanup campaign
  • Assist with and co-ordinate Capital works projects
  • Conduct survey work not requiring a BCLS
  • On-call duties as scheduled
  • Other duties that may be assigned from time to time

 Desired Qualifications For Position:
  • Graduate Civil Engineering Technologist
  • Carpentry or Mechanical or Equipment Operator license or several years’ experience
  • Have at least two-years’ experience in Public Works
  • Level I EOCP Water Distribution Certificate
  • Level I EOCP Waste Water Collection Certificate
  • Level III EOCP Water Treatment Certificate
  • Hold a valid B.C. Class 5 Driver's License and an acceptable driver's abstract.
  • Level 1 First Aid Certificate

Abilities Required For This Position:
  • Must have the ability to maintain pleasantly professional and effective relations with the public, even under adverse conditions or circumstances
  • Must possess a high level of communication skills, both orally and in written English
  • Must be physically and mentally capable of performing required duties
  • Must be able to take direction from the Director of Operations and work in a team environment
  • Ability to adhere to a prescribed routine, yet be flexible to adjusting priorities dictated by changes in field conditions
  • Must have excellent time-management skills, with an ability to prioritize responsibilities effectively
  • Ability to meet specified deadlines and work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to complete Level III Water Treatment Plant Certification
  • Ability to work within the Annual Budget
  • Must have proven leadership and people management skills

This is a CUPE Union position and will be subject to Union dues. A detailed job description is available on the Village of Telkwa website www.telkwa.ca. The hourly rate of pay for this position is $34.65 with an attractive benefits package after completion of the required 90 working-day probationary period.

Please submit a resume with at least three references to:

Gordon Davies, A.Sc.T., Director of Operations,
Email: admin@telkwa.ca Fax: (250) 846-9572
The Village Office, at 1415 Hankin Ave., Telkwa, BC
by Friday, July 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm.

The Village of Telkwa thanks all applicants for applying, but only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Organization: Village of Telkwa
Location: Telkwa, BC
Region: North Coast / Nechako
Professional Category(s): Engineering, Public Works & Operations
Posted: June 4, 2019, 12:42 pm
Expires: July 5, 2019, 3:00 pm

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