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Current employment opportunities

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Heavy Equipment Operator, closing August 23, 2017

The City of Kawartha Lakes is seeking an individual to fill the full time position of:

 

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

 

Job# 17-122

Internal/External Posting

CUPE 855 Outside

$20.15 to $24.48

 

Reports to: Supervisor, Public Works

Hours of Work: Normal working hours are 40 hours per week. Availability for additional hours required, specifically in the winter season.

Work Location: East Area, Public Works with travel throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes in accordance with job requirements, work locations may vary

 

Job Description:

  • Assist in day to day maintenance and compliance operations on City roads in an effective, efficient, safe and environmentally responsible manner
  • Understand City and Provincial road standards and monitor compliance, reporting anomalies to Supervisor and maintain necessary records
  • Provide winter control maintenance, road maintenance, sign maintenance, storm drain and ditch maintenance under the direction of the Area Supervisor
  • Provide traffic control duties; install and maintain traffic control infrastructure as per plans approved by Supervisor
  • Safe, competent and efficient operation of departmental equipment as part of regular road maintenance program including using a single, tandem or tri-axel snow plow with plow and wing, tandem truck, grader, front end loader, street sweeper, tractor, tractor mounted brushing unit, backhoe, boom truck, mower, chainsaw, tree trimmer, and string trimmer and other equipment as required.
  • Snow plowing and sanding operations and snow removal as needed, roads and/or sidewalks
  • General labour and maintenance duties including, but not limited to: tree and brush cutting, road and sign maintenance, gravel and cold patching operations, road applications (calcium chloride), guardrail or sidewalk repair, shop maintenance, general vehicle and equipment maintenance
  • Provide roadside maintenance including litter, pickup of dead animals and other debris
  • Provide assistance to the public and provide general information in regards to roads maintenance issues
  • Keep daily time sheets, equipment log sheets, and hours of work log sheets for supervisor review and approval
  • Follow prescribed health and safety procedures including wearing personal protective equipment
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

Skills/Education Required:

  • Secondary School Diploma
  • Minimum three years of related progressive experience, competently and safely operating a backhoe, grader and loader to perform all of the duties required of a Heavy Equipment Operator in and around the road system operations, preferably in a municipal environment
  • Must have a minimum one full winter control season driving experience operating a tandem, single or tri-axle plow truck with wing and sander, must be current, i.e. within the last five years; over any specified road type
  • Ability to read and understand current legislation as it pertains to the Hours of Work legislation, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act, Minimum Maintenance Standards, City policies , Operational Guidelines, and other legislation and laws as applicable
  • Ability to operate small hand tools and equipment, (i.e. chainsaw, weed eater)
  • Knowledge of road maintenance and repairs, both hard top and gravel
  • First Aid and CPR Certification, WHMIS training
  • Must have legible and accurate writing ability
  • Ability to work independently or as an effective member of a team
  • Effective oral communication and strong interpersonal skills to deal with members of the public, council and all levels of staff
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative consistently with commitment to quality improvement, sharing process improvement initiatives with management
  • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to prioritize assigned workloads and meet deadlines
  • Basic skill Level with microcomputers and related software
  • Possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class D Driver's Licence with Z endorsement and acceptable driving record

 

Applicants must be prepared for skill testing.

 

Interested applicants are invited to apply in confidence no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 23, 2017 to:

 

Human Resources Officer

City of Kawartha Lakes

Box 9000, 28 Francis Street

Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8

Send resume and cover letter by E-mail

 

Please quote position and job number on your submission. 

 

We appreciate the interest of all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

Date posted: August 11, 2017

Area Supervisor, Parks and Recreation, closing August 25, 2017

Area Supervisor, Parks and Recreation

Lindsay, Ontario

Located on the Trent Severn Waterway in central Ontario, the City of Kawartha Lakes offers a unique mix of urban, rural and waterfront living to its growing population of 75,000. The City is a progressive, forward-thinking community with a positive business environment and a thriving artistic community. Recognized as a prime tourist area for its year-round leisure opportunities, Kawartha Lakes is rich in culture and heritage, a strong agricultural community, and abundant in all the amenities being sought by residents and visitors alike.

 

Job Description: Reporting to the Manager of Parks, Recreation and Culture, the Area Supervisor is responsible for the operation of parks, arenas, community halls and other recreational facilities within their portfolio for the City of Kawartha Lakes in accordance with corporate policy and objectives. This position is responsible for operation and maintenance of these public facilities and services, ensuring a high quality of customer service and satisfaction, legislative and health and safety compliance. On a day to day basis, you will schedule and supervise preventative maintenance work, prepare and monitor budgets and service contracts for the various parks and facilities including purchases, develop long/short term plans including operational and capital budget forecasts, provide recommendations relating to new and existing corporate policy, hire, train and supervise staff and administer the terms of the Collective Agreements, and respond to staff and user enquiries. To achieve this, you will be working independently and in concert with other Area Supervisors, professional associations, Committees, the public and fellow staff. Your work will enable the City of Kawartha Lakes to provide and ensure safe and enjoyable recreational experiences by its residents and visitors to the area.

 

Requirements and Qualifications: You will be a motivated, community-minded Parks and Recreation professional, with well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and sustain positive working relationships. You will have completed a post-secondary education in Recreation or Sports Administration or related and will have a minimum of five years of related experience, preferably in a municipal environment. You will have a strong understanding of all aspects of recreational facilities, maintenance and operations, risk management, life cycle analysis and revenue generation. You will have demonstrated strong skills in verbal communication, time management, the ability to contribute and build a healthy work environment and excellence in customer service. The position requires travel throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes to attend various facilities or meetings and to provide supervision; some overtime or early/late meetings will be required.

 

Salary: $76,581 to $89,589

 

How to Apply: Applications may be submitted by email no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 25, 2017 quoting Job #17-120 to:

 

City of Kawartha Lakes

P.O. Box 9000

Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8

 

Send resume and cover letter by E-mail

 

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

Arena Maintenance, closing August 24, 2017

The City of Kawartha Lakes is seeking an individual to fulfill the seasonal part time positions of:

 

Arena Maintenance

 

Job # 17-111

Internal/External Posting

CUPE 855 Outside

 

Junior Arena Maintenance $12.05 to $13.09

Senior Arena Maintenance $15.18 to $16.22

 

Reports to Area Supervisor

 

Locations: South Area includes Little Britain, Oakwood, Manvers, Ops, Emily/Omemee

North Area includes Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, Woodville, Norland

 

Please indicate your desired work location on your application.

 

Duration: Approximately September to March

 

Hours of work: Up to 24 hours per week, including evenings and weekends

 

Job Description:

  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of community centres and arenas
  • Clean washrooms and building
  • Assist in the collection of facility revenue
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

Junior Arena Maintenance

Perform all of the essential duties as above

 

Senior Arena Maintenance

Perform all of the essential duties as above but also is responsible for ice resurfacing and maintenance

 

Skills/Education Required:

  • Previous experience in arenas/ice operations or willingness and ability to learn (Senior positions)
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Experience with preventive maintenance of various types of equipment preferred
  • Excellent customer service, effective oral communication and strong interpersonal skills to deal with members of the public and staff
  • First Aid and CPR preferred
  • Possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class G Driver's Licence (Senior positions)
  • Upon a conditional offer of employment, a Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Search, will be required

 

Applicants must be prepared for skills testing.

 

Interested applicants are invited to apply in confidence by 4:00 pm on August 24, 2017 to:

 

Human Resources Officer

City of Kawartha Lakes

Box 9000, 28 Francis Street

Lindsay, ON, K9V 5R8

 

Send cover letter and resume by E-mail

 

Please quote position title and job number on your submission.

 

We appreciate the interest of all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

 

Date posted: August 10, 2017

 

Assistant Aquatics Coordinator, closing August 21, 2017

The City of Kawartha Lakes is seeking an individual to fulfill the full-time positions of:

Assistant Aquatics Coordinator

Job # 17-115

Internal/External Posting

CUPE 855 Inside

$23.54 to $28.70

 

Reports to: Aquatics Coordinator

 

Job Description:

  • Monitor budgets for aquatic facilities
  • Complete preliminary payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable functions
  • Assist with training, directing, scheduling and delegating operation activities, ensuring productivity, quality of work, safety and efficiency as required by the Supervisor or Team Leader
  • Implement master facility schedules and day to day revision of schedules to optimize efficiency and meet community needs
  • Refer and provide research for potential new programs and partnerships in the area of Aquatics
  • Provide facilitation/resource services to current and potential users
  • Respond to complaints and inquiries as requested; interpret and support current policy and procedures
  • Provide direction to aquatic staff through on deck instruction and guarding
  • Perform guarding and instruction as required
  • Conduct advanced aquatic courses for staff and public
  • In consultation with the Aquatics Coordinator:
    • Provide aquatic facility staff training re: health regulations and safety, workplace procedures and quality programming
    • Ensure facilities are in compliance with all legislation and guidelines governing the use of public pools
    • Coordinate the promotion of aquatic programs and maintain up to date knowledge of all programs and aquatic facilities within the City
    • Compile aquatic facilities contributions to seasonal promotional brochure
    • Purchase supplies and equipment for aquatic facilities in an efficient and cost effective manner
  • Travel between two primary work locations and occasional travel to other locations is required to fulfill the job duties of the position
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

Skills/Education Required:

  • Post-secondary diploma in Recreation or a related field
  • Minimum three years of related progressive experience, preferably in a municipal environment
  • Current Red Cross and Lifesaving qualifications to instruct, guard and teach advanced aquatic courses
  • Pool operator's certificate or willing to obtain within a reasonable timeframe
  • Experience in a Municipal Aquatic environment, including experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Demonstrated experience with all aspects of Aquatic programming including instructional, recreational, and leadership programming
  • Demonstrated understanding of all aspects of aquatic facilities including maintenance, operation of a Class A pool, legislation, risk management and revenue generation
  • Self motivated with a demonstrated ability to function independently and in teamwork situations
  • Excellent leadership, administration, interpersonal and communication skills with a proven focus on customer service, complemented by superb organization, team building and multi tasking skills
  • Demonstrated professional and ethical responsibility to protect privacy, use confidential information appropriately, treat sensitive situations with appropriate degree of tact and discretion
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative consistently with commitment to quality improvement, sharing process improvement initiatives with management
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and abide by municipal policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, the internet, and any other related software
  • Upon a conditional offer of employment, a Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Search will be required

 

Applicants must be prepared for skills testing.

 

Interested applicants are invited to apply in confidence by 4:00 p.m. on August 21, 2017 to:

 

Human Resources Officer

City of Kawartha Lakes

Box 9000, 28 Francis Street

Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8

 

Send resume and cover letter by E-mail

 

Please quote position title and job number on your submission.

 

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

Date posted:  August 9, 2017

Plant Operator, Water, closing August 23, 2017

The City of Kawartha Lakes is seeking an individual to fill the full-time position of:

Plant Operator

Job #17-118

Internal/External Posting

CUPE 855 Outside

$24.48 to $28.07

Note: Employees will be placed on the grid based on the licence which they possess to the maximum class required by the plant in which they are working.

 

Reports to: Supervisor, Overall Responsible Operator

Hours of Work: Normal working hours are 40 hours per week

Shifts: Ability to respond to rotational on-call/stand-by shifts, seven days per week; and as operations may require

Work Location: Distribution and Collection. Travel throughout the City will be required, work location may vary.

 

Job Description:

  • Assist in ensuring water distribution infrastructure, wastewater collection infrastructure and water and/or wastewater treatment systems, including leachate systems, are operated in compliance with all applicable legislation
  • Perform repairs, installations, replacements and maintenance of water distribution infrastructure including but not limited to water shutoffs, fire hydrants, water main tapping, valves, water meters and water mains
  • Inspect water shutoffs, commissioning of new water mains and service connections
  • Ensure water distribution water quality performing flushing, sampling, analysis, and response to customer enquiries
  • Inspect, construct, operate and maintain wastewater service laterals and wastewater collection mains, performing preventative maintenance and emergency response to flush, thaw, or unblock as required
  • Efficient and effective operation, maintenance, monitoring and process control duties for water and wastewater treatment facilities as assigned in compliance with all legislation
  • Inspect, service, and repair components of water and wastewater treatment equipment including, but not limited to, chemical pumps, valves, water intakes, wastewater outlets, filters, UV treatment systems, mechanical pumps
  • Monitor and analyze trends, alarms and events at all water and wastewater treatment facilities as assigned, reporting observations to the Supervisor as required
  • Respond to and investigate enquiries, complaints and concerns related to water quality, wastewater backup, water leaks, etc. in a timely and professional manner
  • Respond to and investigate service leaks and other water related issues within private dwellings
  • Assist with facility inspection and compliance administration duties to meet all applicable legislation as may be required from time to time
  • Communicate all matters on a daily basis to the Supervisor and must maintain accurate records of operations and maintenance in compliance with industry regulations
  • Comply with all City of Kawartha Lakes policies and procedures, applicable legislation and regulations, and safe work practices
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

Skills/Education Required:

  • Post-secondary diploma in Environmental Studies or a related field 
  • Minimum three years as an operator in the operation of water treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection systems
  • Possess and maintain valid certifications: Class III Water Distribution & Supply; Class III Wastewater Collection; Class IV Water Treatment; and willingness to upgrade
  • Current certification in Confined Space Entry, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, First Aid/ CPR and Traffic Control Training preferred
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations, including but not limited to, the Safe Drinking Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Environmental Protection Act, Clean Water Act, and Occupational Health and Safety Act is required
  • Experience using SCADA/PLC systems and data entry is required
  • Entry Level Drinking Water Certification an asset; Water Quality Analyst certification an asset
  • Ability to read and interpret water and wastewater construction plans and specifications
  • Demonstrated professional and ethical responsibility to protect privacy, use confidential information appropriately, treat sensitive situations with appropriate degree of tact and discretion
  • Demonstrated customer service skills at a level to develop and to maintain cooperative/collaborative working relationships both within and outside the organization
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines, and the ability to deal with multiple demands
  • Excellent written communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative consistently with commitment to quality improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and abide by municipal policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, the internet, and any other related software
  • Possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class G Driver's Licence, with acceptable driving record; valid DZ Driver's Licence required for positions in Distribution/Collection

 

Applicants must be prepared for skills testing.

 

Interested applicants are invited to apply in confidence by 4:00 p.m. on August 23, 2017 to:

 

Human Resources Officer

City of Kawartha Lakes

Box 9000, 28 Francis Street

Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8

 

Send resume and cover letter by E-mail

 

Please quote position title and job number on your submission.

 

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

 

Date Posted: August 9, 2017

Lifeguards and Instructor Guards, closing August 29, 2017

The City of Kawartha Lakes is seeking individuals to fill the part time positions of:

Lifeguards and Instructor Guards

Job # 17-114

Internal/External Posting

CUPE 855 Inside

Lifeguards $12.05 to $13.09 per hour

Instructor Guards $12.57 to $13.87 per hour

 

Reports to: Aquatics Coordinator

Locations: Lindsay Recreation Complex and Forbert Memorial Pool, Bobcaygeon

Hours of Work: Hours per week range from 4 to 24 hours depending on availability, qualification and program registration; day, afternoon or evening and weekend hours available for instructing and guarding

 

Position Start date October 2017

 

Job Description

  • Assist in ensuring that the facility is properly maintained
  • Keep records of every aspect of the pool's operation and maintenance
  • Maintain constant surveillance of patrons in the facility
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

Lifeguard

 

Perform all of the duties as above including lifesaving activities; act immediately and appropriately for the safety of patrons in the event of an emergency

 

Instructor Guard

 

Perform all the duties as above including teaching quality swimming programs and providing excellent customer service

 

Skills/Education Required:

  • Lifeguards - Current National Lifesaving Service Certification
  • Instructor Guards - Current Red Cross Instructor, Lifesaving Instructor Qualification and National Lifesaving Service Certification
  • Both positions - Current Standard First Aid and CPR qualifications
  • Upon a conditional offer of employment, a Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Search, will be required

 

Interested applicants are invited to apply in confidence by 4:00 p.m. on August 29, 2017 to:

 

Human Resources Officer

City of Kawartha Lakes

Box 9000, 28 Francis Street

Lindsay, ON, K9V 5R8

 

Send resume and cover letter by E-mail

 

 

Please quote position title, job number and work location on your submission.

 

We appreciate the interest of all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

 

Date Posted: August 8, 2017

Seasonal Equipment Operator, closing October 31, 2017

The City of Kawartha Lakes is seeking individuals to fulfill the seasonal position of:

Seasonal Equipment Operator

Job # 17-051

Up to seven positions

Internal/External Posting

CUPE 855 Outside

$18.86 to $22.85

 

Reports to: Supervisor, Public Works

Duration: October/November 2017 up to March/April 2018

Hours of Work: Normal working hours are forty hours per week. Availability for additional hours required in the winter season

Work Location: East and West Area, Public Works with travel throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes in accordance with job requirements, work locations may vary

 

Job Description

  • Assist in day to day maintenance and compliance operations on City roads in an effective, efficient, safe and environmentally responsible manner
  • Understand City and Provincial road standards and monitor compliance; reporting anomalies to Supervisor and maintain necessary records
  • Provide winter control maintenance, road maintenance, sign maintenance, storm drain and ditch maintenance under the direction of the Area Supervisor
  • Provide traffic control duties; install and maintain traffic control infrastructure as per plans approved by Supervisor
  • Safe, competent and efficient operation of departmental equipment as part of regular road maintenance program including using a single, tandem or triaxel snow plow with plow and wing, tandem truck, front end loader, street sweeper, tractor, tractor mounted brushing unit boom truck, mower, chainsaw, tree trimmer, string trimmer and other equipment as required
  • Snow plowing and sanding operations and snow removal as needed (roads and/or sidewalks)
  • General labour and maintenance duties including, but not limited to: tree and brush cutting, road and sign maintenance, gravel and cold patching operations, road applications (calcium chloride), guardrail or sidewalk repair, shop maintenance, general vehicle and equipment maintenance
  • Provide roadside maintenance including litter, pickup of dead animals and other debris
  • Provide assistance to the public and provide general information in regards to roads maintenance issues
  • Keep daily time sheets, equipment log sheets, hours of work log sheets for Supervisor review and approval
  • Follow prescribed health and safety procedures including wearing personal protective equipment
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

Skills/Education Required:

  • Secondary School Diploma
  • Minimum one year of related equipment operation experience, preferably in a municipal environment
  • Must have a minimum one full winter control season driving experience operating a tandem, single or tri-axle plow truck with wing and sander, must be current, within the last five years; over any specified road type
  • Ability to read and understand current legislation as it pertains to the Hours of Work legislation, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act, Minimum Maintenance Standards, City policies, Operational Guidelines, and other legislation and laws as applicable
  • Knowledge and ability to safely and competently operate loaders, tractors and other equipment 
  • Ability to operate small hand tools and equipment, (i.e. chainsaw, weed eater)
  • Knowledge of road maintenance and repairs, both hard top and gravel
  • First Aid/CPR Certification, WHMIS training
  • Must have legible and accurate writing ability
  • Ability to work independently or as an effective member of a team
  • Effective oral communication and strong interpersonal skills to deal with members of the public, council and all levels of staff
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative consistently with commitment to quality improvement, sharing process improvement initiatives with management
  • Demonstrated time-management skills with the ability to prioritize assigned workloads and meet deadlines
  • Basic skill level with microcomputers and related software
  • Possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class D Driver's Licence with Z endorsement and acceptable driving record
  • Upon a conditional offer of employment, a Criminal Record Check will be required

 

Applicants must be prepared for skill testing.

 

Interested applicants are invited to apply in confidence no later than 4:00 p.m. on the date(s) set out below to:

 

Human Resources Officer

City of Kawartha Lakes

Box 9000, 28 Francis Street

Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8

 

Send resume and cover letter by E-mail

 

Please quote position and job number on your submission.

 

Applications received by 4:00 p.m. April 6, 2017 will be considered during the initial recruit process. Applications received after 4:00 p.m. April 6, 2017 will be retained on file to October 31, 2017, to be considered in subsequent recruit processes, as necessary.

 

We appreciate the interest of all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

 

Date posted:  March 27, 2017

 

Labourer, closing date: October 31, 2017

 

The City of Kawartha Lakes is seeking individuals to fulfill the seasonal position of:

Labourer

Job # 17-052

Up to seven positions

(Internal/External Posting)

CUPE 855 Outside

$16.36 to $19.74

 

Reports to: Supervisor, Public Works

 

Duration: October/November 2017 up to March/April 2018

 

Hours of Work: Normal working hours are 40 hours per week. Availability for additional hours required in the winter season

 

Work Location: East and West Area, Public Works with travel throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes in accordance with job requirements, work locations may vary

 

Job Description

  • Operates winter maintenance equipment safely and competently: trackless sidewalk plows, loaders, backhoes
  • Plows, sands/salts and performs snow removal operations on City sidewalks, lots and premises
  • General labour and maintenance duties may include, but are not limited to: tree and brush cutting, road and sidewalk sign maintenance, patching operations, guardrail or sidewalk repair; shop maintenance, general vehicle and equipment maintenance
  • Follow prescribed health and safety procedures including wearing personal protective equipment
  • Accurate daily record keeping
  • Other similar duties as assigned

 

Skills/Education Required

  • Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum one full winter control season experience, preferably in a municipal environment, safely and competently operating trackless (or similar) sidewalk plows, loaders and backhoes
  • Ability to operate small hand tools and equipment (i.e. shovel, chainsaw, weed eater)
  • Ability to read and understand current legislation as it pertains to Hours of Work, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, City policies and operational guidelines
  • Trained and competent in safe work practices and WHMIS
  • Must have accurate and legible writing ability
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team
  • Excellent customer service skills with ability to deal tactfully and politely with the public
  • Knowledge of road and sidewalk repair and maintenance an asset
  • Must possess and maintain and valid Ontario Cass G driver's licence, with acceptable driving record
  • Upon conditional offer of employment a Criminal Record Check will be required

 

Applicants must be prepared for skill testing.

 

Interested applicants are invited to apply in confidence no later than 4:00 p.m. on the dates set out below to:

Human Resources Officer

City of Kawartha Lakes

P.O. Box 9000, 28 Francis Street

Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8

 

 Send your resume and cover letter by E-mail

 

Please quote position and job number on your submission.

 

Applications received by 4:00 p.m. April 6, 2017 will be considered during the initial recruit process. Applications received after 4:00 p.m. April 6, 2017 will be retained on file to October 31, 2017, to be considered in subsequent recruit processes, as necessary.

 

We appreciate the interest of all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

 

Date posted: March 27, 2017

City Clerk, closing date: August 24, 2017

The City of Kawartha Lakes is seeking individuals to fulfill the position of:

 

City Clerk

PH170970

 

Located on the Trent Severn Waterway in central Ontario, the City of Kawartha Lakes offers a unique mix of urban, rural and waterfront living to its growing population of 72,000. The City is a progressive, forward-thinking community with a positive business environment and a thriving artistic community. Recognized as a prime tourist area for its year-round leisure opportunities, Kawartha Lakes is rich in culture and heritage, a strong agricultural community, and abundant in all the amenities being sought by residents and visitors alike.

The City of Kawartha Lakes is looking for a superb team leader, negotiator and relationship builder to become its new City Clerk. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will provide effective leadership and direction in the planning, coordination and management of the Clerks division. Your in-depth knowledge of parliamentary procedures, procedural by-laws and relevant legislation, including the Municipal Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Elections Act, will enable you to fulfill expertly the statutory office of the Municipal City Clerk, pursuant to the Municipal Act and other legislation, as applicable to a single-tier municipality.

As City Clerk, in this substantive portfolio, you will be the "keeper" of procedure and protocol, offering advice and guidance in these areas to City Council, the Mayor, all committee chairs, and staff, in addition to providing policy and by-law recommendations to Council and the CAO, and acting as corporate secretary to Council and the administration, and as the Corporate Signing Authority. You will maintain the City's electronic records, shaping the City's accessibility and managing the initiative.  You will research and write reports on business relating to legislative responsibilities, interpretation of legislation, meeting scheduling, procedural issues and policy revisions, regularly review and implement legislation changes applicable to the municipality, and provide oversight and advice in municipal law enforcement and licensing.

Vital Statistics, supervision of the records management function, liaison between Council and the public, implementation of public accessibility programs, and drafting of City by-laws, policies, agreements and forms will all fall within the scope of your mandate, which will also encompass all responsibilities inherent in managing a diverse complement of full-time staff.

Your qualifications will include a degree in Business, Political Science, Public Administration or a related field, with at least 7 years' related progressive experience, preferably in a municipal environment. In addition, you are a Certified Accredited Ontario Municipal Clerk (AOMC), or willing to obtain designation within a reasonable timeframe, and have completed the Municipal Administration Program offered through the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO). A Certified Municipal Officer (CMO) designation and a Municipal Law Program certificate will be considered assets.

This is an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate your conflict resolution skills, political savvy, and ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times while complying with all applicable privacy legislation and local policies and procedures. You're adept at developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships both within and outside the organization, dealing effectively with members of the public, staff, Council and senior government, as well as prioritizing workloads and meeting deadlines while contributing to, and building upon, a positive and healthy work environment.

The role of City Clerk calls for a highly detail-oriented individual with demonstrate initiative and a commitment to accuracy and quality improvement, someone who shares process improvement initiatives with management. A Criminal Record Check will be required upon a conditional offer of employment.

 

Interested applicants are invited to apply in confidence by August 24, 2017 to:

 

Phelpsgroup

401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

Phone: 416-364-6229

Send your resume and cover letter by e-mail

Please quote PH170970 in your application.

 

Download a printable PDF version of this posting.

 

The City of Kawartha Lakes is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Date posted: July 27, 2017

Internal

Equipment Operator, closing August 28, 2017

The City of Kawartha Lakes is seeking an individual to fulfill the full-time position of:

 

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

 

Job# 17-121

Internal Posting

CUPE 855 Outside

$19.15 to $23.19

 

Reports to: Supervisor, Public Works

Hours of Work: Normal working hours are forty hours per week. Availability for additional hours required, specifically in the winter season.

Work Location: West A, Public Works with travel throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes in accordance with job requirements, work locations may vary

 

Job Description:

  • Assist in day to day maintenance and compliance operations on City roads in an effective, efficient, safe and environmentally responsible manner
  • Understand City and Provincial road standards and monitor compliance; reporting anomalies to Supervisor and maintain necessary records
  • Provide winter control maintenance, road maintenance, sign maintenance, storm drain and ditch maintenance under the direction of the Area Supervisor
  • Provide traffic control duties; install and maintain traffic control infrastructure as per plans approved by Supervisor
  • Safe, competent and efficient operation of departmental equipment as part of regular road maintenance program including using a single, tandem or tri-axel snow plow with plow and wing, tandem truck, front end loader, street sweeper, tractor, tractor mounted brushing unit boom truck, mower, chainsaw, tree trimmer, string trimmer and other equipment as required
  • Snow plowing and sanding operations and snow removal as needed, roads and/or sidewalks
  • General labour and maintenance duties including, but not limited to: tree and brush cutting, road and sign maintenance, gravel and cold patching operations, road applications (calcium chloride), guardrail or sidewalk repair, shop maintenance, general vehicle and equipment maintenance
  • Provide roadside maintenance including litter, pickup of dead animals and other debris
  • Provide assistance to the public and provide general information in regards to roads maintenance issues
  • Keep daily time sheets, equipment log sheets, hours of work log sheets for Supervisor review and approval
  • Follow prescribed health and safety procedures including wearing personal protective equipment
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Skills/Education Required:

  • Secondary School Diploma
  • Minimum one year of related experience, preferably in a municipal environment
  • Must have a minimum one full winter control season driving experience operating a tandem, single or tri-axle plow truck with wing and sander, must be current, i.e. within the last five years, over any specified road type
  • Ability to read and understand current legislation as it pertains to the Hours of Work legislation, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act, Minimum Maintenance Standards, City policies, Operational Guidelines, and other legislation and laws as applicable
  • Knowledge and ability to safely and competently operate loaders, tractors and other equipment
  • Ability to operate small hand tools and equipment, i.e. chainsaw, weed eater
  • Knowledge of road maintenance and repairs, both hard top and gravel
  • First Aid and CPR Certification, WHMIS training
  • Must have legible and accurate writing ability
  • Ability to work independently or as an effective member of a team
  • Effective oral communication and strong interpersonal skills to deal with members of the public, council and all levels of staff
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative consistently with commitment to quality improvement, sharing process improvement initiatives with management
  • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to prioritize assigned workloads and meet deadlines
  • Basic skill level with microcomputers and related software
  • Possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class D Driver's Licence with Z endorsement and acceptable driving record

 

Applicants must be prepared for skill testing.

 

Interested applicants are invited to apply in confidence no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 28, 2017 to:

 

Human Resources Officer

City of Kawartha Lakes

Box 9000, 28 Francis Street

Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8

 

Send cover letter and resume by Email

 

 

Please quote position and job number on your submission. 

 

We appreciate the interest of all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

 

Date posted: August 17, 2017

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