General Foreman

District of Tofino

General Foreman

Regular Full Time Position

DEPARTMENT:  Public Works
COMPETITION CLOSES:  Monday, October 29, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. 

The District of Tofino is seeking a qualified individual to fill the full-time regular position of General Foreman in the Public Works Department.

Reporting to the Manager of Engineering and Public Works, the General Foreman will be responsible for the supervision of Public Works employees, maintaining District facilities and fleet, infrastructure, material purchasing, safety and will work with managers and employees to coordinate operational and maintenance schedules. The General Foreman must demonstrate superior management ability and leadership qualities to provide assistance to the Public Works team. Responsibilities will include providing direction and support to team members in the performance of their duties, as required, to meet service expectations, departmental goals and objectives. Other responsibilities will include the performance of maintenance and technical tasks related to the construction, maintenance and repair of water and wastewaters systems in support of maintenance and construction operations. The General Foreman shall possess a high-level of knowledge for the use of appropriate construction methods, selection of materials, site selection and timelines required for various engineering projects while adhering to budgetary constraints.

A detailed job description outlining the duties and qualifications is available on the District’s website at

Temporary accommodations may be available to the successful applicant in the event of having to relocate to Tofino.

Hours of Work & Salary:
This is a unionized position (CUPE Local 118) based on a 40 hour work week. The starting hourly salary is $38.62, however, the District will consider applicants who meet the minimum requirements but do not have all of the requisite certifications. The salary will be increased as each level of certification is reached in accordance with the Tier scale set below:
  • Tier 1 - $29.95 per hour – meets minimum requirements but not all requisite certifications.
  • Tier 2 - $35.35 per hour – meets Tier 1 requirements and has the following certifications: Water Treatment Level I, Water Distribution Level l and Wastewater Collection Level l.
  • Tier 3 - $38.62 per hour – meets Tier 1 and 2 requirements and has the following certifications: Water Treatment Level Il, Water Distribution Level ll and Wastewater Collection Level ll.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume indicating the position applied for, in confidence, no later than 4:00 p.m. Monday, October 29, 2018, to Ricardo Araya, Manager of Engineering and Public Works by:

Mail: District of Tofino, PO Box 9, Tofino BC, V0R 2Z0
Hand: 121 Third Street, Tofino BC

The District thanks all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: District of Tofino
Location: Tofino, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Engineering, Public Works & Operations, Facilities Maintenance
Posted: October 3, 2018, 3:21 pm
Expires: October 29, 2018, 4:00 pm

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