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Supervisor, Public Works - Roads - Full Time / À Temps Plein

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The City of Kingston

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Industry Sector: Other / Autre

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We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishi

Job Listing #18306

Supervisor, Public Works - Roads • Full Time / À Temps Plein

Date Posted: 24 May 2023

Application Deadline: 14 Jun 2023

Location: Kingston and Surrounding Area

Category: Other / Autre

Hours Per Week: 40

Pay Rate: Salary / Salaire OVER 55,001

Language Requirements: English / Anglais

Job Description:

Opening Statement
We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members LGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary
The Supervisor, Public Works, provides leadership and guidance to unionized employees and is responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of Public Works maintenance operations including but not limited to, winter control, asphalt, concrete, drainage maintenance, and general road maintenance.

This position is responsible for the prioritization of work assignments, condition assessments, site inspections, asset management, contract administration and financial management tasks.


Manage, organize, and resolve unexpected factors and conditions such as workforce issues, equipment breakdown, weather conditions, etc

Plan and coordinate operational work, utilizing available resources to meet operational service levels, service requests and public safety

Implement initiatives to mitigate services requests and develop operational efficiencies

Supervise work crews performing field assignments throughout the city and:
• Provide training, mentoring, monitoring and feedback
• Monitor quality, quantity, and completion of work according to plan and schedule
• Communicate and inform staff of changes in legislation and internal policy/practices and address concerns
• Ensure work is completed safely and in compliance with OH&SA and City Policies and Procedures
• Manage contracts to meet operational tasks
• Ensure staff accountability

Assess and resolve Public Works related concerns from property owners, residents, businesses, other city departments and divisions

Site visit investigation and customer interaction to determine course of action and resolution on customer service requests

Track and document communication and resolutions for any/all service requests and identify reoccurring operational inefficiencies

Assist in the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of capital and operating project budgets

Managing daily job costing (timecards, equipment utilization and material purchases)

Administer all aspects of procurement for equipment and services, including procurement documents, contracts, and payment certificates

Oversee asset management collection and mapping requirements for Public Works operations

Interpret technical specifications, surveys, and asset condition assessment to interpret data and create work plans

Assist in the development and enforcement of policies to optimize infrastructure life cycle and achieve competent, efficient and effective delivery of services, including but not limited to; Occupational Health & Safety, Highway Traffic Act, Environmental Protection Act, etc

Other duties as assigned

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
Intermediate computer skills with MS Office and have a strong knowledge of other applicable software such as, financial management programs, AVL/GPS Systems, asset management, software, and Customer Service software

Knowledge of related acts and legislation including the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act, CSA, related environmental legislation as well as WHMIS training knowledge

Knowledge of technical specifications - Ontario Provincial Standard Specifications (OPSS) and Ontario Traffic Manuals (OTM)

Knowledge of Municipal Act and Ministry of Transportation – CVOR

Strong leadership and team building skills, with the ability to prioritize, mentor and manage a team

Strong organizational skills and effective problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritize work in a demanding environment

Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence others

Ability to work all required shifts including weekends, overtime, on-call and outside of regular business hours

Must possess and maintain a valid class “G” driver’s licence with a satisfactory driver’s abstract

Valid class “DZ” driver’s licence or ability to obtain within one year of hire, with a satisfactory driver’s abstract an asset

Required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check

Closing Statement
Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Qualifications, Competencies

Diploma in engineering, applied science, business, or related field

Supervisory experience working in operations, such as roads & sidewalks, traffic signage, parks and sports fields, and horticulture

Supervisory experience in a unionized environment an asset

Experience with asset management field inspections and condition assessment an asset

Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) or P. Eng. designation preferred

Certified Road Supervisor designation preferred

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork

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