Current Postings

City of Williams Lake

Community Services Facility Manager

Competition 24-012
Williams Lake offers a unique combination of breathtaking natural scenery and urban living.

A regional centre with all major amenities and an affordable range of residential opportunities from modern subdivisions and townhouses to large rural properties, Williams Lake is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family.
Williams Lake has year-round opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. In the winter, the Cariboo offers snowmobiling opportunities and excellent cross-country ski trails, as well as snowshoeing and ice fishing. We are also a short drive to excellent downhill ski hills. Williams Lake truly is the Shangri-La of mountain biking, boasting the largest bike park in British Columbia’s interior. The lake city is a great base for hiking, camping, four-wheeling, waterskiing, swimming, and sport fishing as well. Explore our many trails and take advantage of our beautiful parks, including the Nature Center, trails and walking bridge at Scout Island. Our indoor recreation facilities are top-notch, and recent upgrades to the Cariboo Memorial Recreational Complex include a water slide and training lanes, as well as a lazy river and beautiful fitness centre, in addition to two ice rinks.
Williams Lake’s downtown core offers a wide variety of shopping, dining and service opportunities. We have vibrant arts community, music scene and theatre company, and are proud to host a variety of arts and culture activities throughout the year.
From the world-famous Williams Lake Stampede to weekly summer concerts and farmers markets to an impressive variety of recreation opportunities, Williams Lake offers excitement, relaxation, and a strong sense of community and belonging. We hope you will join us!
OPERATIONS:  Community Services Department
HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 hours per week
Monday to Friday inclusive and attendance at meetings as required.
POSITION: Management (Union Exempt)
The Community Services Facility Manager is a management position which involves a wide range of responsibilities with managing assigned recreation facilities. This position will be responsible for setting departmental priorities, delegating work assignments, supervising and scheduling departmental staff. This management position is responsible for administrative, supervisory, and technical work in planning, coordinating and directing all facility maintenance (electrical, mechanical, structural, security, envelope, interior, etc.) operations in the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex and surrounding recreation facilities. The Facility Manager also works directly with departmental coordinators in the areas of capital projects for recreation infrastructures in accordance with organizational and facility goals, objectives, budgets, policies, and procedures.
The Community Services Facility Manager will prepare budgets, monitor, and analyze costs, as well as be responsible for building lifecycle planning and the development and implementation of preventative maintenance programs for building systems.
 The Community Services Facility Manager shall be responsible to the Director of Community Services.
Supervises the overall operation and maintenance of all assigned recreation facilities to ensure compliance with regulations and in accordance with proactive maintenance and general building and equipment life cycling; schedules regular and preventative facility maintenance programs.
Develops short- and long-range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
Prepares budget in consultation with the Director, Finance Department and CRD; administers and manages the budget for all areas of responsibility and monitors and controls expenditures; maintains all designated recreation facilities and equipment within the budget allotment; ensures purchases are made in compliance with organizational purchasing policies.
Assists as required, with the establishment, review and modification of the departments capital budgets, goals and objectives as relating to areas of responsibility; implements activities to further approved annual goals and objectives.
Provides input for designing, implementing, and monitoring of assigned facilities, programs, and services to ensure that the needs of the patrons are being met within the available resources.
Participates in the research and development of departmental policies and procedures consistent with good management practices to best utilize resources.
Executes organizational, departmental and facility rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; ensures that the City is compliant with all related policies, procedures, regulations, and legislative requirements.
Liaises with both the department coordinators to coordinate program and special event needs with the recreation facilities and equipment maintenance requirements.
Supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow.
Coaches and manages employees within the terms of the Collective Agreement and in consultation with the Director of Community Services and Director of Human Resources
Conducts safety inspections and accident investigations to determine compliance with regulations or inspection directives of WorkSafe BC in accordance with the Collective Agreement.
Ensures the safety and security of staff, facilities, equipment, and the public, and takes immediate corrective action to remedy unsafe and/or insecure situations as may arise from time to time.
Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of customer service and other operating procedures and makes recommendations to the Director of Community Services relating to departmental operations.
Monitors emerging trends and needs, provides technical and professional advice; prepares a variety of studies, reports related information for decision making purposes.
Develops recommendations and drafts policy proposals in consultation with the Director of Community Services.
Assist the Director of Community Services in developing and maintaining agreements with community partners such as, but not limited to, Leasehold agreements for Stampede Park user groups; Joint Facility Use Agreement with CRD, TRU, and School District 27; Mountain Bike Park Maintenance agreement, etc.
Makes presentations as required to City Council and the CRD Board of Directors.
Works flexible and varied hours, as may be necessary, to meet the requirements of the position.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
  • Communication – clearly conveys and receives messages to meet needs of all; involving listening, interpreting, formulating and delivering verbal, non-verbal, written, and/or electronic messages.
  • Teamwork – works co-operatively and productively with others to achieve results.
  • Problem Solving and Judgment – Assesses options and implications in order to identify solutions.
  • Results Oriented – knows what results are important, focuses resources to achieve those in alignment with the goals of the organization.
  • Adaptability – shows personal willingness and ability to effectively work in and adapt to change.
  • Health & Safety – Demonstrates and leads by example by actively participating in Health & Safety. (Promotes health and safety and take a preventative approach to reducing the risk of workplace incidents and illness while continuously improving our safety culture).
  • Post secondary education completed from a recognized technical school, college or university with courses completed in Business Administration, Contract Management, Facility Management/Maintenance and Operations, Project Management, or related field or equivalent experience and education may be considered.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in facility management/maintenance including three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a unionized environment.
  • A red sealed certification in a recognized trade, (electrical / millwright / gas / plumbing).
  • Shall possess certificates in pool operation and arena operation from recognized associations (ie. Provincial Refrigeration Operator’s Certificate, BCRPA Pool Operator Level II Certificate, etc.)
  • Preferred 4th Class Power Engineer certification or equivalent.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Effective leadership skills, with a strong focus on mentoring and motivation of employees.
  • Ability to delegate, set expectations and monitor progress of all direct reports.
  • Considerable knowledge of the functions and operations of building systems, HVAC, direct digital controls systems (DDC), pool maintenance, ammonia refrigeration plants, plumbing, security systems, elevators, roofing, janitorial, energy efficiency and electrical equipment and services.
  • Experience with budget preparation and management.
  • Experience with preparing, maintaining, and presenting a variety of work-related records and reports.
  • Demonstrated understanding of facilities maintenance theories and principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle a complex and varied workload, often under pressure, in a flexible manner.
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Working knowledge of related legislation and regulations; ability to exercise sound judgement in the interpretation and application of related regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to work positively as a team player and maintain effective working relationships with staff, politicians and other agencies and recreation interest/user groups.
  • Excellent customer service skills; ability to present a neat appearance and to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
The salary range will be $85,000 to $95,000 commensurate with experience and education.  It will include a comprehensive benefits package as well as a compressed work week schedule if desired. The City of Williams Lake is dedicated to continuation of Professional Development and is supportive of Employee Wellness initiatives.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter outlining qualifications, experience, copies of applicable certifications, and letters of reference no later than 4:00 pm, March 1, 2024 to the attention of Ashley Williston, Director of Human Resources, City of Williams Lake, 450 Mart Street, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1N3 - Fax (250) 392-8484, or email
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, thank you.