The RM of Meadow Lake (www.rmofmeadowlake.com) is located south of the beautiful Meadow Lake Provincial Park in the northwestern arable portion of Saskatchewan. With a population of just over 2,500 residents, the Rural Municipality (RM) includes the Hamlet of South Waterhen Lake, and encompasses but does not administer, the City of Meadow Lake, Village of Dorintosh, Greig Lake, as well as several First Nation reserves (including Eagle Lake 165C, Flying Dust First Nation No. 105, Meadow Lake 105A, Thunderchild First Nation 115D, and Waterhen 130). The RM prides itself in being home to several industrial sites such as the Meadow Lake OSB Mill, NorSask Forest Products, the Meadow Lake Mechanical Pulp Mill, as well as numerous small businesses including farming and ranching.
Reporting to the CAO, the Manager of Public Works is responsible to ensure quality municipal services are provided to the residents and property owners of the RM of Meadow Lake in an efficient and effective manner. The Manager will oversee a department budget of approximately $4M and provide overall leadership and direction to 17 FT public works staff in a unionized environment. The Manager will plan, organize, direct and evaluate the activities and personnel involved in maintaining, repairing and assist in constructing the municipal road infrastructure and supporting facilities and equipment.
The successful candidate will possess the following, or an acceptable combination:
A relevant combination of education and experience is required.
Solid leadership skills with the capability to lead, inspire, motivate, and mentor staff.
Proven municipal experience in all aspects of gravel and paved road maintenance and construction.
Proven ability to communicate, and work effectively with, people from all walks of life and backgrounds including: staff, internal and external stakeholders, contractors and consultants, Provincial government departments, as well as the general public.
Familiarity with local, provincial, and federal government and regulatory legislation.
A valid Class 1A Operator’s License is required.
A solid working knowledge of OH&S Safety Standards and Practices, as well as the ability and desire to implement and enforce them.
A competitive salary, a comprehensive municipal benefits package, and MEPP (Municipal Employees’ Pension Plan) is available. Specifics will be discussed in further conversations.
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