Assistant Public Works Manager

City of Dawson Creek

Assistant Public Works Manager (Exempt)

Permanent Full-Time
Internal Posting No. 2019-33

Development Services

June 7, 2019

4:30 pm, June 20, 2019


40 hours per week

The City of Dawson Creek invites applications for the position of Assistant Public Works Manager. This permanent full-time position reports to the Public Works Manager and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Public Works department which includes all of the City’s linear infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, parking lots, water, sewer, drainage, shop, cemeteries, stores management, fleet, street signs, traffic lights, etc).

The Assistant Public Works Manager will be responsible for leading and supervising departmental staff who maintain City underground works. The position is responsible for the oversight of all underground utilities including storm sewers, water mains, water distribution systems, water meters, sanitary sewers, hydrants, valves, curb boxes, and culverts. The Assistant Public Works Manager will work with senior department staff to maintain accurate records, prioritize and delegate work, and develop and monitor annual department operational and capital budgets. Safety supervision and compliance, and responsibility for staff certification, development and training are also key roles of this position.

As a preferred candidate, you will have a certificate, degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in an applied science (technologist or technician), a Public Works Inspector diploma or equivalent, and EOCP certification in water distribution and sewer collection, plus two years supervisory experience, preferably in a unionized and local government setting. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills will be important to aid cooperation with staff, contractors, and the public. Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills will also be considered assets.

A complete job description is available upon request.

Candidates should submit a résumé marked with the job posting name and number to Elisa Valentin at by emailing a pdf or word document to, with the job posting name and number in the subject line, no later than 4:30 pm on the closing date referenced above.

The City of Dawson Creek is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities whenever reasonably possible during the selection and employment process. You must be legally entitled to work for any employer in Canada to be eligible for this position. By applying for this position, you are giving permission for the City to contact your previous employers and references.

Organization: City of Dawson Creek
Location: Dawson Creek, BC
Region: Peace River
Professional Category(s): Public Works & Operations
Posted: June 6, 2019, 10:58 am
Expires: June 20, 2019, 4:30 pm

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