Career Opportunities

Town of Foam Lake – Assistant Public Works Foreman

The Town of Foam Lake is a vibrant, progressive, family-friendly community with a proud history and an exciting future. Foam Lake is located on Highway 16 just 90km west of Yorkton. This community has a population of just over 1,100 and amenities that appeal to a variety of lifestyles including healthcare, education, recreation, and community facilities.

Foam Lake’s Town Council is currently seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Public Works Assistant Foreman.

Position Summary:

The Public Works Assistant Foreman:

  • reports directly to the Public Works Foreman;
  • assists the Public Works Foreman with the effective planning, development, administration, management and operation of the Town’s transportation, water and sewer services, in accordance with related legislation, policies and regulations.

Core Competencies:

Leadership

  • Demonstrates a take-charge attitude in order to achieve results
  • Handles conflict effectively and remains calm under pressure

Management Skills

  • Has a proven record of being able to direct and evaluate the people and activities of the municipality
  • Seeks out, appreciates, and acknowledges input from others

Organization

  • Evaluates tasks and focuses on priorities to ensure consistent delivery of services
  • Considers long-term planning in operational decisions

Strong Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Works collaboratively with others and is sensitive to the diverse needs of the community
  • Possesses the ability to communicate professionally, respectfully, knowledgeably, and tactfully

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the Public Works Foreman in the direction for all Public Works functions; transportation, water and sewer services;
  2. Participate in the development and implementation of operational planning as well as policies, procedures, goals and objectives;
  3. Participate in the long-term planning, including updating of infrastructure and equipment;
  4. Participate in the developing of the annual Public Works operating and capital budgets.

Education and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate is a proven leader, with relevant education and/or senior management experience;
  • Hold a Water Treatment Class II or higher certification and Wastewater Collection Level I, or be willing to obtain certification as soon as possible upon commencement of employment;
  • A minimum of 3 years Public Works experience, preferably in a management role.

Compensation:

  • Hourly wage between $27.52 and $33.52, dependent on qualifications and experience, as per The Wage Negotiation and Rates Policy #2021-001)
  • Attractive health and fitness benefits, as well as an Earned Days Off program option
  • Further details will be discussed in a personal interview

Interested?

Please submit your resume and cover letter addressed to the Town of Foam Lake, c/o Hiring Committee to careers@foamlake.com. Position to commence as soon as possible. Only those selected for interviews will be notified.