Job Opportunities

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONAL SERVICES                                                                         

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director will be responsible for the direction and oversight of, and the delivery of services within, the Town’s operations, public works, building maintenance, fleet/assets and utilities sub-departments. With three dynamic direct reports to assist in the fulfillment of the mandate of the department, the Director will be involved with a diversity of initiatives, including: policy development, service analysis, benchmarking, budgeting, technical reports, business planning, presentations before Council; media relations as it pertains to departmental matters; coaching; and, safety.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Prepares annual and long-range operational budgets for the Operations Department.
  • Monitors and controls Departmental spending to ensure effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds, within the approved budget.
  • Identifies efficiencies and pilot projects, policies and initiatives intended to encourage efficiency.
  • Prepares reports and makes presentations to Town Council on Operational related matters.
  • Identifies competency gaps for Operations staff and recommends appropriate training and development.
  • Responsible for implementing industry best practices throughout all aspects of the department.
  • Liaises with all other Town Departments to co-ordinate service delivery and to ensure that appropriate standards of service are met.
  • Operational resiliency.
  • Ensures that all water and sewer utilities operations meet federal and provincial legislation and standards for environmental practices.
  • Prepares policies and procedures for the Department, with input from Operations staff.
  • Directs the coordination of public works incentives, including, by way of example, incentives for the installation of backflow preventer valves; service connection replacements; and the removal of weeping tile and sump pump connections from sanitary mains to storm sewers.
  • Serve as Operations Section chief under the Town’ Incident Command System, working closely with the Director of Emergency Management on emergency preparedness.
  • Responsible for the analysis of utility rates and service delivery and efficiency.
  • Procurement of fleet, machinery and equipment.
  • Administrative duties within the Operations / Public Works Department and carrying out various human resource initiatives, including training, hiring, performance evaluation.
  • Liaise with Director of Infrastructure & Engineering on capital life-cycle planning, project management and conceptual design.


  • Minimum four (4) year bachelor’s degree in business management, engineering or a related field. Preference will be given to those with evidence of continued education and advancement.
  • Seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressively more responsible levels of management experience in a municipal setting or related field.
  • Member in good standing with APEGGA or certification from the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists as an Engineering Technologist in the Civil Technology discipline.
  • Adaptable to changing priorities and procedures.
  • Self-motivated, strong analytical skills and detail-oriented.
  • Progressive supervisory experience.
  • Effective presentation and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, strategic, planning and implementation skills.
  • Understanding of the industry and area of service.
  • Able to create realistic schedules and meet deadlines under stress and interruptions.
  • Ability to assign and delegate work, problem solve, answer questions and evaluate results of performance.
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe products and e-mail.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD.

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Apply to submitting your cover letter and resume. For more information regarding this exciting opportunity please contact Mollie Habke at This job opportunity will remain opened until a suitable candidate is found.




Reporting to the Community Services Manager, the Community Services Coordinator will be heavily involved with community engagement and event planning responsibilities, which require a high level of interaction with the public.  As a result, frequent meetings and some evening obligations are required.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of community engagement events focused on identifying community needs related to all aspects of Coaldale’s citizenry.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of analytical initiatives focused on measuring the effectiveness of programs and events the Town offers.
  • Handle facility rentals, bookings, class registrations, facility walk-throughs, invoicing and payments as needed or required.
  • Assist in the organization of department recreation and culture programs.
  • Plan departmental events including the Christmas Family Skate, Summer Games, and volunteer appreciation banquet.
  • Act as a tourist information liaison when required.
  • Work with Community Services Manager and Communications Coordinator to create promotional and marketing campaigns for Town initiatives and Town facilities.
  • Develop ways to engage local commerce in the functions and events in which the department is involved.


  • A minimum of a post-secondary diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience within a Community Services setting.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Strong presentation, oral and written communication skills.
  • Approachable attitude, excellent interpersonal skills as well as the ability to mediate and problem solve.
  • Flexible, resourceful and able to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Ability to identify areas for improvement and take initiative to implement appropriate changes.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license.

Salary: AUPE Class Level 10: $52,708 – $60,723

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Apply to submitting your cover letter and resume. This job opportunity will remain opened until a suitable candidate is found.




Late August 2017 to April 2018

(up to 30 hours/week)

 Reporting to the Recreation Foreman the seasonal Recreation Labourers are responsible for maintaining recreational and other municipal facilities to ensure clean and safe facilities are available. Shift work is required for these positions. Hours will average 12 – 20 hours per week and will not exceed 30 hours per week.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Maintain and secure all Town recreational facilities on a daily basis
  • Cleaning and general maintenance of recreational facilities
  • Assisting with the installation, maintenance and removal of ice
  • Monitor and maintain the arena schedule as provided by the Community Services Department
  • Maintain proper communication channel protocol with Lead Hand and Foreman if incidents arise


  • High School diploma or G.E.D.
  • Physically capable to perform job requirements (i.e. lifting heavy equipment and tools)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Knowledge of heavy equipment operation
  • Ability to communicate effectively with public and staff
  • Arena Operator 1 or 2 certification is an asset

 Salary: AUPE: Starting at $18.91 per hour.

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Apply to submitting your cover letter, resume and references. This posting will remain open until suitable candidates are found.

 Why work at the Town of Coaldale:

  • Competitive salary
  • Full benefits package (health, dental, vision)
  • RRSP contribution
  • Great working environment

About the Town of Coaldale:

The Town of Coaldale is responsible for delivering a wide range of core municipal services to community residents.  It is our mission to ensure that Coaldale continues to be a preferred place to live, work and play.   For more information, visit our website at

Applicants to be interviewed for the above positions will be contacted within three weeks of the competition closing date. Applicants not contacted are thanked for their interest and encouraged to apply for future positions advertised by the Town.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.