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Roads Lead Hand

Job Type: 
Maintenance / Trades
Town of High River
Job Description : 

Town of High River invites applications for a Permanent, Full-time Roads Lead Hand.

At the Town of High River, people come first. We are looking for a Roads Lead Hand to join our organization and contribute to our culture focused on accountability, connection, and excellence.

The Community

High River provides the warmth and familiarity of a small town, featuring countless outdoor trails and parks that await your next adventure. Our downtown offers a variety of unique stores and businesses who take pride in fostering connection in our community. High River is a people-first community where families put down roots for generations. Nestled within Foothills County with the Rocky Mountains framing the view to your west, our community of 14,000 is rooted in people and promotes an environment to help you build lasting relationships.

The Organization

Through the dedication and passion of our 150 employees, we deliver important services to the community. Our purpose, or why we do what we do, is because we want to make a difference in our community now and for generations to come (our ‘why’). To achieve this, we inspire and respect one another, we can be counted on, we are better together, and we dare to be different (our ‘how’).

We’ve embarked on a workplace culture journey that has enhanced our commitment to people; both our employees and the community we serve. We have identified three pillars to achieve our workplace culture: Accountable, Connected, Excellence (ACE). 

The Role

This position is responsible for assisting the Roads and Solid Waste Supervisor with the administrative and leadership needs pertaining to the Roads section. This position will be responsible for overseeing the day to day field operations and maintenance of the roads infrastructure. The Lead Hand is a hands-on position who works with the crews in the field providing mentorship and oversight. This position will provide coverage in the absence of the Supervisor.

To be successful you will have a grade 12 education or equivalent with three (3) years municipal roads experience; preferably with one (1) year supervisory experience. In addition, you will have five (5) years experience operating heavy equipment. In addition you will have a valid Class 3Q Alberta driver’s license. You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of the practices, procedures and principles used in all aspects of asphalt roadways, municipal concrete program, overland drainage, sign installation, traffic control devices, street sweeping, and snow and ice control.

$34.72 to $37.56 per hour

Closing Date: 
November 25, 2019
Application Return: 

To explore this career opportunity, or to find additional information, please visit our website at www.highriver.ca, click on Careers. To submit your application, please email your cover letter and resume to  opportunities@highriver.ca no later than November 25, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted