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Director of Transportation & Infrastructure

Job Type: 
Municipal District of Lesser Slave River
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Job Description : 

Picture yourself reflecting on your accomplishments as the surf washes the sand from your feet as you walk Devonshire Beach… Lesser Slave River has an abundance of natural beauty and man-made opportunity to offer anyone with an open mind and an adventurous spirit. Across our organization, municipal employees enjoy rewarding careers, close-knit communities, true work-life balance, and an unparalleled back yard. In Lesser Slave River you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

The Municipal District of Lesser Slave River is currently seeking a Director of Transportation & Infrastructure to progressively manage and coordinate all planning, construction, maintenance and repair of municipal roads and vertical infrastructure. This critical role will develop innovative ideas and approaches to improve transportation and vertical infrastructure to support alignment with the Municipality’s strategic goals. The successful candidate will report to the Chief Administrative Officer and work as part of a team that makes recommendations on key strategic directions.

This role is intended to have a forward focus. The Director will participate in setting the future directions of the Municipal District by providing the CAO with strategies and recommendations with respect to core service levels, sustainability, construction initiatives, project management, new developments, and contract administration. The Director will be called upon to present briefs and recommendations to the CAO and to Council.

The ideal candidate will possess a post-secondary education in Management, Administration, or Civil Engineering and have at least 10 years supervisory or management experience, preferably in a local government setting. Consideration may be given to candidates who have an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a strong background in road construction practices, vertical infrastructure, and applicable provincial and federal legislation. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, public, and elected officials is essential.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefit package, a variety of developmental opportunities, as well as the opportunity to make a real difference within a growing and dynamic organization.

Closing Date: 
June 17, 2019
Application Return: 

Interested applicants should forward their cover letter and resume in confidence, on or before 4:30 pm Monday, June 17, 2019. We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information visit www.mdlsr.ca. 

Municipal District of Lesser Slave River no.124
Box 722 Slave Lake, Alberta T0G 2A0