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Roads and Drainage Superintendent

Job Type: 
Maintenance / Trades
City of Port Alberni
Job Description : 


A vibrant waterfront community at the heart of Vancouver Island on the picturesque West Coast, the City of Port Alberni is situated along the head of the Alberni Inlet, a long narrow arm of the ocean stretching inland from Barkley Sound. Home to a population of over 18,000, Port Alberni exhibits an affordable and inclusive community lifestyle and celebrates a robust and diverse blend of natural, historical, cultural, and geographic resources.

Port Alberni is committed to creating a safe and healthy community and is dedicated to providing accessible facilities and operational services to all residents, in keeping with its vision of a strong and diverse community that supports small businesses, agriculture, tourism, and family life.

To learn more, please visit both the City of Port Alberni website www.portalberni.ca as well as www.chooseportalberni.ca.


With recent retirements, the City is currently in the process of establishing a new leadership team in its Public Works department. A number of exciting changes have been implemented to reflect current municipal structures and practices, and the City is now looking to find the right candidates for the Public Works Superintendent roles. We are looking for dynamic and collaborative leaders who are experienced in the services provided by Public Works and are looking to be part of a professional, dedicated and innovative team. It’s an exciting time to join the City of Port Alberni as the Public Works department works to further the asset management and strategic priorities of the organization.


The Roads and Drainage Superintendent supervises, directly and through subordinates, the work of crews engaged in the repair, maintenance, construction and servicing of streets, roads, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and drainage channels, bridges, cemetery; and in street cleaning, snow removal, weed control, gravel pit operations, traffic signs and lane marking. In addition, the Superintendent, in conjunction with the other Public Works Superintendents, coordinates priorities and operationalizes plans for all Public Works activities. The Superintendent exercises a considerable degree of independent judgment and action on all technical aspects of the work.


The Roads and Drainage Superintendent is a strong leader who has considerable experience working in a municipal setting and is interested in being part of an exciting team. The ideal candidate will have completed post-secondary education in a related field, as well as have 10 years’ experience in a municipal works setting, including considerable demonstrated supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.


  • Valid BC Class 5 driver’s license
Closing Date: 
May 10, 2021
Application Return: 

For additional information, including a full opportunity profile, please visit www.portalberni.ca/employment-opportunities 

Please note that there is a residency requirement for this position.

Qualified candidates may apply by forwarding a resume and cover letter by 4:30 pm on May 10, 2021:

Krista Bodin, Manager of Human Resources