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Job Posting – Public Works Manager

Position Title: Public Works Manager
Department: Public Works and Utilities
Position Type: Full Time Term, Exempt

The City of Grand Forks is seeking an individual for the position of Public Works Manager.  This position is full-time and offers a competitive salary and full range of benefits.

The Public Works Manager is a senior management team member, reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer and working closely with the Utilities Manager.  This individual will be a proactive visionary, highly professional with proven leadership skills and ability to adapt and lead change using superior interpersonal skills along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.  The Public Works Manager will oversee a staff of approximately 9 employees working within the Roads, Parks, Cemetery, Airport, Facilities, and Fleet Maintenance departments.

The position will be responsible for not only the daily operations of the department, but also for preventative and long-term infrastructure planning, including financial and capital.  Further, the position will be responsible for determining priorities, ensuring operational requirements are met, engaging stakeholders, preparing annual budgets, and working effectively with other City staff and contractors.

The preferred candidate will possess the following education and competencies:

  • Two-year diploma in a related field or equivalent education.
  • A minimum of 5 years management experience in a municipal or regional government setting, preferably the day-to-day operations of public works infrastructure.

The City of Grand Forks is currently a pioneer in flood recovery and flood mitigation initiatives, with over $50m being invested in the community over the next 5 years through a partnership with the Federal and Provincial Governments.  If you are looking for a new and innovative opportunity, or for a chance to be a trailblazer in local government in BC, send us your resume.

Using the subject line “Public Works Manager”, please submit your resume and cover letter, in confidence, to Duncan Redfearn, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Grand Forks, 7217-4th Street (PO Box 220), Grand Forks, BC, V0H 1H0, or by e-mail:

Cover letters and detailed resumes, including references, will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Monday, October 5, 2020.

The City of Grand Forks appreciates the interest and effort of all applicants in applying for this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.