Director of Public Works

District of Stewart

District of Stewart
Director of Public Works

If you are looking for a beautiful destination with fishing, wildlife, hiking, snowmobiling and breathtaking scenery, Stewart welcomes you! Situated across from Alaska's Misty Fiords National Park and at the end of the Portland Canal, Stewart, BC is a unique border town attracting tourists from every corner of the world. Its remote location offers the serenity of peaceful seclusion, while with the surrounding mountains, nearby lakes, ocean access and activities for all seasons, Stewart is a gateway to adventure!

Stewart is rich with history and those who visit, often wish they could stay. The current population is about 400, but with two mines set to go into production, we are at the precipice of another boom era. Located in the “Golden Triangle” the economy of Stewart is supported by a varied range of industries including mining and mine exploration, logging, and tourism. Boasting a deep-water ice-free harbour – including two port facilities – it is destined to become a major west coast port for distribution of ore, logs and other commodities.

As the District anticipates a surge of activity in the region, the Director of Public Works (DPW), in a management role, will be responsible for the planning, organization, direction and integration of the District’s public works, utilities and facilities. The DPW will provide expert professional assistance to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in areas including, municipal water, sewer collection, wastewater collection, street, building and landscape maintenance. Other responsibilities will include policy development, program planning, fiscal management, administration, and operational direction of the District’s public works functions.

Additional roles of this position will be to develop, coordinate, and oversees delivery of the District’s Occupational Health & Safety program including policy, procedures, training and records management; arranges for or performs Certificate of Recognition (COR) audits and will also affect bylaw enforcement up to adjudication.

The DPW will be responsible for accomplishing department objectives and goals within guidelines established by the District Council and CAO.

This position requires a technically strong individual who can communicate effectively with employees, residents, customers and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will also possess demonstrated leadership skills in effective service delivery by keeping a balance between social, economic and environmental considerations.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package and relocation assistance will be provided as required. Applications: Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter of application and a resume in confidence prior to 4:00 p.m. on March 6, 2020 quoting “Director of Public Works” (shortlisted applicants will be asked for three (3) references) to:

Tammy McKeown, Chief Administrative Officer
PO Box 460, Stewart, BC V0T 1W0 (705 Brightwell Street)
Or via email to:

For job description and qualifications listing, please see the District website:

We thank all applicants, but only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.

Organization: District of Stewart
Location: Stewart, BC
Region: North Coast / Nechako
Professional Category(s): Public Works & Operations
Posted: February 13, 2020, 11:57 am
Expires: March 6, 2020, 4:00 pm

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