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Manager of Operational Services

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
Town of High River
Job Description : 

Town of High River invites applications for a Permanent, Full-time Manager of Operational Services.

At the Town of High River, people come first. We are looking for a Manager of Operational Services to 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 values an environment which creates lasting relationships with our residents and businesses.

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 and Excellence (ACE). 

The Role

We are seeking strong leader who focuses on providing service excellence to the community and internal customers. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the culture of the division and positively contribute to the organization’s culture and strategic priorities. The Manager will act as a coach to the team, providing proactive leadership and supervision to technical supervisors that assist with the oversight of the divisional areas such as: Roads, Recycling, Solid Waste, Utilities, Fleets, Facilities, Water, Sanitary Sewer, Storm Water Management and Flood Mitigation.This role works with a high degree of independence in an environment that requires ongoing proactivity and initiative to ensure that all areas of the division are responsive and aligned to community needs.

To prepare for this position, you have post-secondary education in a related field such as engineering, project management, leadership, or a related trade. You have a minimum of five (5) years experience in supervisory/management roles, including 10 years in progressively more responsible roles. Knowledge within a public sector or an equivalent environment will help you transition you into this role. Additionally, your highly developed interpersonal, leadership, conflict resolution, problem-solving and decision-making skills will align well with your technical experience and knowledge.

Closing Date: 
June 30, 2021
Application Return: 

To explore this career opportunity, please visit our website at www.highriver.ca, click on Careers and apply through our online application process. Town has engaged Talentera Inc. to support with the recruitment of this role. The competition will remain open until June 30, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. A first review of applications will be completed on June 15, 2021. Questions or inquiries can be emailed to opportunities@highriver.ca.

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