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Director of Public Works

Job Type: 
Cypress County
Job Description : 

Cypress County is a rural municipality in the southeast corner of Alberta. The majority of the County’s 1.3 million hectares are utilized for agricultural purposes, including high intensity irrigated cropping. Oil and gas activities plus the Canadian Forces Base Suffield are other major components of the area’s economy.

The County’s 7,600 residents live on farms, acreage subdivisions and in 10 small urban communities. Cypress County promotes a relaxed rural lifestyle and a safe community for families. Along with the City of Medicine Hat, CFB Suffield and Cypress Hills Provincial Park, this area is a great place to live and work.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Public Works is a member of the senior management team. Working with the CAO and other Directors you will help to ensure the consistent application of Council’s goals and objectives.

You will be leading a group of professionals responsible for transportation, solid waste management, water and sewer utilities and the vehicle and equipment program. You bring exemplary leadership and strong relationship skills. You have a successful track record in progressive management roles and are able to adaptive to the ever-changing needs of the community.

You have post-secondary education in Civil Engineering or a related field of study along with a minimum of seven years of related and progressive management experience in a municipal public works setting. You have a high degree of personal initiative, integrity and professionalism.  You utilize your leadership skills to coach, mentor and motivate staff. You enjoy project management and have worked with a variety of stakeholders to ensure projects are accomplished on time and within budget. You have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills and are committed to continuous improvement.

Cypress County offers a highly attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefits, participation in the Local Authorities Pension Plan, in addition to supporting learning and development opportunities. This full-time, permanent position entails a 37.50 hour work week. To learn more about what Cypress County has to offer please visit our website, www.cypress.ab.ca         

Closing Date: 
July 8, 2019
Application Return: 

If this opportunity interests you, please forward your resume and cover letter no later than:

 4:30 pm on, Monday, July 8, 2019 to competitions@cypress.ab.ca                                                                                                                                                        

Cypress County would like to thank all applicants for their interest and time.