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 The Public Works Foreman plans and directs the operation of the Public Works Department as it pertains to roads, sidewalks, street drainage, curb and gutter maintenance, as well as associated construction activities. The Public Works Foreman positions will ensure collaboration for the winter months as it pertains to snow removal. The Foreman is responsible for providing supervision, leadership and direction to staff within the Department. The Foreman will ensure that all operations and maintenance are conducted in a respectful and responsible way, ensuring that all decisions and actions comply with the relevant legislation, policies and procedures.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Coordinate, advise and direct staff as it pertains to the maintenance and construction of roads, sidewalks, curbs and gutter, and cemetery operations.
  • Manage small projects, coordinate engineering consultants in provision of required services.  Inspect the work of major contractors and/or their agents.
  • Joint responsibility of Public Works Foremen to provide the Town’s snow fighting and snow removal efforts.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual and long range operational and capital budgets for the Department in accordance with approved guidelines and assist in the development of cost projections for necessary capital projects.
  • Responsible for employee safety and training with regard to equipment and work sites.
  • Monitor and control Public Works expenditures to ensure the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds is maintained within the approved budget.
  • Responsible for the daily supervision, direction and guidance to public works staff, while working in unison with other departments.
  • Provide leadership to employees by setting an example of professionalism and demonstrate a strong work ethic.
  • Maintain and update records such as daily reports, checklist and procedure manuals
  • Ability to develop and build systems and preventative maintenance programs that support the effectiveness of the Public Works Department
  • Respond to public enquiries and complaints in an appropriate manner according to approved policies.
  • Recommend to the Operations Supervisor equipment replacement and maintenance programs.
  • Assist in the recruitment, hiring and promotion of employees.
  • Recommend staff training programs to the Operations Supervisor.
  • Assist in the preparation of policies and procedures for the Department.
  • Provide advice on planning matters as required by the Operations Supervisor.
  • Provide “On-Call” services to the Town.


  • A post-secondary degree in a related field, plus five (5) years’ experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ supervisory experience
  • Valid Class 3 driver’s license with Q endorsement
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills (written and verbal) as well as accurate attention to detail
  • Exercises considerable independent judgement and action while prioritizing and completing tasks
  • Proven abilities to build positive working relations and a safe work environment for employees
  • Knowledge with standard business software (Microsoft Office, Bellamy)

 Salary: AUPE Level 14: $33.15 to $38.18 per hour.

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Apply to submitting your cover letter and resume. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is 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.