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: corporate@grandforks.ca

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.

Administrative Assistant 1 (CASUAL)

The City of Grand Forks has an opening for the position of Casual Administrative Assistant 1.

This position is for 7.5 hours per day on a casual, day by day, “as required basis”.

Benefits:

This is a Union position, subject to all Sections of the C.U.P.E. Local 4728 Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Wage rate for this position as per the Collective Agreement is $32.32/hour.

 

CLOSING DATE – 4:00 PM – Friday, August 28, 2020

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank-you for your interest.

Resumes, along with references, may be e-mailed, faxed, mailed or dropped off to:

City of Grand Forks
Box 220, 7217 – 4th Street, Grand Forks, B.C.  V0H 1H0
Fax (250) 442-8000
Attention: Juliette Rhodes, Chief Financial Officer

Email to:   jobs@grandforks.ca          Subject Line:  Casual Administrative Assistant 1

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I

 SUMMARY:

Under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer and the immediate direction of the Senior Accountant, the Administrative Assistant I is responsible for receiving the public, processing payments, document processing, updating records, opening and closing office procedures, and the operation of all office equipment.

The Administrative Assistant I will assist the Senior Accountant, Revenue and Payments Clerk as requested.

The Administrative Assistant I is an entry level position with the expectation that within one year the Administrative Assistant I will be able to perform all aspects of the duties and responsibilities assigned, and will advance to be trained as Administrative Assistant II.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The duties of an Administrative Assistant I will include but not be limited to:

  1. Answering telephone and in-person inquiries.
  2. Performing daily collections, reconciliations and analysis of monies, cheques, notes and other forms of exchange, and depositing same in designated financial institutions.
  3. Performing a variety of clerical and filing work, maintaining files, distribution of internal mail and preparation of outgoing mail and photocopying.
  4. Receiving applications and applicable fees.
  5. Updating City records as requested.
  6. Taking minutes at department meetings, requiring a high degree of accuracy.
  7. Opening and closing office procedures.
  8. Handling the office equipment, including operation and maintenance.
  9. Completing all month-end and year-end activities and reports associated with the duties of the position.
  10. Business licence invoicing and related duties.
  11. Processing home banking and online payments.
  12. Processing utility and property tax uploads (pre-authorized payments).
  13. Preparing purchase orders as required.
  14. Balancing petty cash and preparing cheque requisitions.
  15. Maintaining office supplies inventory, including the yearly paper supply.
  16. Other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Graduation
  • Completion of 1st level accounting in a recognized accounting program and related work experience
  • Completion of Office Administration Program or similar course of studies
  • Minimum two years of experience in office procedures
  • Proficient in computer applications
  • Familiar with financial spreadsheet and database use
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High degree of tact in meeting, dealing and cooperating with internal and external clients
  • Willing and able to perform new tasks or change how a task is done in an advanced technological workplace

Job Posting – Sr. Energy Specialist

Position Title:         Sr. Energy Specialist
Department:            Building Inspections
Position Type:        Two-Year Term, Exempt

The City of Grand Forks is seeking an individual for the position of Sr. Energy Specialist.  This is a full-time two-year term position, and offers a competitive salary and full range of benefits.

The Sr. Energy Specialist position is funded through Fortis BC’s Climate Action Partners program.  Reporting to the Manager of Building Inspections, the Sr. Energy Specialist will work with City staff in assessing the condition of homes acquired under Grand Forks’ Flood Mitigation and Resilience program, developing individual plans for these buildings to maximize energy efficiency, helping identify and coordinate funding through FortisBC Conservation & Energy Management programs and other sources, and providing capacity support for the implementation of the energy efficiency measures.

Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, in addition to at least one of the following degrees or certifications:

  • Registered professional engineer
  • Sustainable Energy Management credentials
  • Registered EnerGuide Energy Advisor qualified to undertake assessments of existing Part 9 buildings
  • Extensive experience with assessing, specifying and managing building energy retrofits

See the complete job description with education, skills, and experience requirements.

Using the subject line “Sr. Energy Specialist”, please submit your resume and cover letter, in confidence, to David Bruce, Manager of Building Inspections, City of Grand Forks, 7217-4th Street (PO Box 220), Grand Forks, BC, V0H 1H0, or by e-mail: corporate@grandforks.ca

Cover letters and detailed resumes, including references, will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Friday, September 18, 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.