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Public Works Operator I - Town of Blackfalds

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Reports to: Public Works Foreman
Direct Reports: None

The Town of Blackfalds is accepting applications for a full-time Public Works Operator I with strong mechanical skills and problem-solving abilities. 

The Public Works Operator plays a crucial role in maintaining essential infrastructure and services within municipalities. The Public Works Operator I is an entry-level experienced operator position where general labor functions are combined with the operation of light to heavy-duty fleet vehicles, mechanized tools, and equipment, as well as the operation of heavy equipment utilized for the maintenance of road and sidewalk systems, water distribution systems, wastewater, and stormwater collection systems.  

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the maintenance and repair practices applicable to municipal water, sanitary sewer, stormwater and road infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices associated with repair and maintenance on all public works municipal infrastructure.
  • Ability and skill required to complete Field Level Hazard Assessments and Hazard Assessments as needed to conduct assigned work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public and co-workers to ensure a safe and productive work environment.
  • Competency with computers in the areas of word processing, timesheet, work order entry and e-mail.
  • Ability to carry out heavy physical labour.
  • Comfortable working independently or as part of a team.

Position Requirements:

  • Assists in the repair and maintenance of all Town related infrastructure assets: roadways, sidewalks, water mains, hydrants, water valves, sanitary sewer mains, and storm water mains systems.
  • Assists in the serving and maintenance of fleet and fire hydrants according to established schedules.
  • Assists in the repair and maintenance of the Town’s roadways, sidewalks, curbs and gutters including asphalt patching, crack filling and concrete pouring.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces like manholes and wet wells in a sewer environment with probability of odour, methane and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) exposure.
  • Review, respond and close-out service requests and work orders within the Town’s work order program.
  • Operations and maintenance related to solid waste programs.
  • Paints traffic markings including parking lines, crosswalks, and curbs.
  • Installs and repairs street signage as required.
  • Performs minor repairs on tools and equipment to ensure that they are in working order; may also need to assist with fleet and equipment repairs and preventative maintenance duties.
  • Operates motorized equipment including light to heavy duty equipment as outlined in the Equipment Operator Training Policy and Procedure in the performance of Public Works functions.
  • Maintains the cleanliness and appearance of municipal equipment, vehicles, and Public Works facilities.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) years experience with municipal public works operations
  • Understanding of Occupational Health & Safety Act, Code & Regulations as it relates to municipal public works operations
  • Must be willing and able to obtain safety and operational certifications

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be a minimum 18 years of age
  • RCMP Criminal Record Check
  • Valid Class 3 with Q Endorsement Driver’s License with current Drivers Abstract
  • First Aid/CPR
  • WHMIS
  • Confined space

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments, will include extreme weather conditions and medium physical lifting requirements up to 100 pounds.
  • Employees are required to stand, walk, sit, work from heights, climb, stoop, kneel, and crouch.

Work Environment:

  • Internal – Daily contact with Public Works and Community Services personnel to share information and complete operational tasks.
  • External – Daily contact and communication with suppliers, contractors, government agencies, and with the public.

Conclusion: This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. This position description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope, the general nature and level of work expected to be performed.

The hours of work are 80 hours every 2 weeks. The hours of work are eighty (80) hours every two (2) weeks.  This position includes a weekend shift working 10 days on 4 days off rotation during winter months, which involves working at minimum one weekend per month. 

The starting hourly wage for Public Work Operator I is $29.19 / hour as per the CUPE Local 417 Collective Agreement 2022 - 2024.

Posting Closes: June 4, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m.

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Health and Safety Advisor, MD of Greenview

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Department: Corporate Services - Human Resources
Location: Grande Cache, Alberta
Status: Accepting applications until a suitable candidate is found

Located in Northwest Alberta, the Municipal District of Greenview is a vast and diverse area rich in oil and gas, fertile farmland, tourist destinations and mixed wood forests. As the third-largest rural municipality in Alberta, Greenview boasts diversity in economic activities and an extraordinary landscape. Greenview’s economy is strengthened by its diversity, a talented workforce and an entrepreneurial spirit that is second to none. Our residents experience adventure right in their backyards with lakes, rivers, Rocky Mountain peaks and vast prairie offering a year-round outdoor playground for all ages.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources, the Health & Safety Advisor provides necessary support and coordination for Greenview’s health & safety programs.

MAJOR:

  • Advise on compliance and interpretation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation, Code, and any other relevant legislation.
  • Assist and support fellow Health & Safety Advisors in all aspects of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
  • Facilitate the safety management system and ensure compliance.
  • Maintain internal database for all safety documents and records.
  • Assist in maintaining Certificate of Recognition (COR) through Maintenance and COR audits.
  • Develop, implement, and revise hazard assessments, safe job procedures, policies, written reports, and recommendations.
  • Attend Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) meetings and advise committee members with recommendations and action items.
  • Ensure new hire orientations and training is completed and all required documentation is inspected and collected accurately. This includes scheduling required training and competency verification, if required.
  • Assist in monthly safety meetings/bulletins.
  • Participate in incident investigations to determine root cause, casual factors, and preventative measures/corrective actions where necessary.
  • Formulate corrective actions to identify risks and hazards to workers health and safety.
  • Assist in emergency response and evacuation plans and ensure emergency preparedness measures at all work locations are implemented and reviewed.
  • Coordinate Greenview’s PPE program, including ordering inventory as required.
  • Maintain Safety Filing System, both electronic and hard copy filing.
  • Provide support to maintain and update emergency contact list in HRIS.
  • Perform field visits & inspections.
  • Monitor and assist with WCB claims.

MINOR:

  • Continuously analyze and provide recommendations for improvements with regards to tracking and reporting procedures for safety data.
  • Complete additional Health & Safety projects as required and assigned by the Manager, Human Resources.
  • Support other Health and Safety Advisors and HR Department as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • Occupational Health & Safety Certificate preferred or willingness to obtain.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Occupational Health and Safety in a related field preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations.
  • Class 5 driver’s license

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Ability to handle sensitive personal information with strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to interact well with, and respond to inquiries from Management, and employees.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.
  • Superior problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work well within a team.
  • Must be flexible as the nature of work is subject to change.
  • Ability to interpret, implement and adhere to organizational policies and procedures.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT:

  • Extensive use of telephone and computer.
  • Travel to various Greenview locations as required; use and operation of vehicle.
  • Long periods of sitting.
  • Some light lifting.
  • Normal working day consists of 7.5 hours; however occasional overtime or weekend work may be required.

HEALTH & SAFETY:

All employees of the Municipal District are governed by and must be compliant with the Municipal District Occupational Health and Safety Policy.

  • Ensures all operations are conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with Municipal District Policies and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.
  • Ensure proper ergonomic requirements are met and good ergonomic procedures are practiced.
  • Required to wear correct Personal Protective Equipment as per safe job procedures or job locations.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required for the position.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates may submit cover letter (stating the position you are applying to) and resume in one of the following ways:

  • By E-mail:
  • By Confidential Fax:
    • 780-524-3981
  • Mail or Drop Off:
    • Municipal District of Greenview No. 16
    • 4806 – 36 Ave., Box 1079
    • Valleyview, Alberta T0H 3N0

While we truly appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Health and Safety Administrator, City of Camrose

Reporting to the General Manager of Corporate Services, the Health and Safety Administrator is a proactive team player responsible for the overall management of the City of Camrose Safety Management Program.

FUNCTIONS/DUTIES (but not limited to):

  • Develop, implement, administer and maintain the City of Camrose Safety Management Program and monitor compliance with all relevant legislation including the development of all policies and procedures applicable to the Health and Safety Program.
  • Monitor the Incident Report System. Analyse safety statistics including near misses and all lost time incidents.
  • Liaise and manage any active claims with Workers Compensation Board (WCB) and any Return to Work claims.
  • Ensure proper documentation processes are set up where necessary such as training, testing and competency of all staff.
  • Provide oversight to the retraining/recertification requirements system.
  • Develop materials to facilitate the employee orientation process in regards to Health and Safety.
  • Audit to ensure Contractor compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act, (OHSA) Regulation and Code and Alberta Environment standards and guidelines, including hazardous material abatement services for the City.
  • Coordinate and implement the required internal and external audits (COR/AMHSA).
  • Provides guidance and direction to all areas of the organization with respect to health and safety.
  • Lead and train members of the internal Health and Safety Committees as required.
  • Work in conjunction with General Manager of Corporate Services in developing short and long term Health & Safety plans.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary certificate/diploma/degree in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Minimum of three (3) years health and safety experience. Previous municipal experience considered an asset.
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or working towards.
  • Demonstrated ability in the creation of a Health and Safety Program through the development of overall structure and applicable policies and procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills with the proven ability to work well with individuals at all levels of an organization.
  • Knowledge of PIR/COR programs requirements in OHSA, principles and practices involved in training personnel.
  • Alberta Class 5 driver’s license and valid First Aid/CPR certificate.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Suite, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to manage multiple demands at once.
  • Current AMHSA Peer Auditor Status considered an asset.

HOURS OF WORK: The hours of work for this position are generally 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ANNUAL SALARY: The City of Camrose offers competitive salary, attractive benefits and a positive work environment. The starting salary for this position will be established based on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

APPLICATIONS: Individuals interested in this position are invited to submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail or to the address below. The competition will remain open until the successful candidate has been found. Interviews will be conducted throughout the process. If applying by e-mail, please ensure job position is included in subject line. We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

CONTACT:

  • City of Camrose - Attention: General Manager, Corporate Services
  • Mailing Address: 5204 – 50 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 0S8
  • P: 780.672.4426 | F: 780.672.2469 | E: [email protected] | W: www.camrose.ca

Updated: May 24, 2024