Director of Operations

Job Level: Permanent/Full Time Posting # 2023-001
Salary – $89,500 – $103,500

THE DISTRICT OF STEWART is seeking a positive, action-oriented, and self-motivated individual that exhibits public relations capabilities, and is a trusted motivator with leadership skills to foster a productive Operations/Public Works team.

Stewart is located in northwest British Columbia, at the head of the Portland Canal, and is 3 km from Hyder, Alaska. Stewart’s economic base is mining, forestry, and tourism. Visitors & residents alike enjoy seasonal recreation including boating, fishing, hiking, heliskiing, snowmobiling, and exploring the many glaciers accessible by road— including the Salmon Glacier, the 5th largest glacier in Canada accessible by road.


Job Summary:
Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director of Operations is responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of a range of services in the planning, organization, control and direction of issues related to water, sewer, roads and drainage systems, solid waste collection, snow clearing operations, fleet and heavy equipment management, and maintenance of public infrastructure. Supported by a unionized Public Works Team, you will provide leadership to ensure that the District’s infrastructure is well maintained through effective planning and utilization of resources. You will coordinate with the CAO in order to prioritize the implementation of Capital Works Projects. This position may be filled either as regular full-time or on contract.

Where is the Job?
With a population of 500, the District of Stewart is a deep-sea port on BC’s beautiful northern coast. During the summer, Stewart is a major tourist draw with its closeness to Alaska and road access to a major glacier – the Salmon. You’ll enjoy recreational opportunities year-round with fishing down the Portland Canal, and first-class snowmobiling and heli-skiing on the adjacent mountains. Major industry in the area includes mining, logging, and port operations. 

What You’ll Do:
You will be a role model of respectful and responsible communications for your team, and you’ll make sure that all decisions and actions comply with legislation, policies, and procedures. You will manage the department’s operating budget and work collaboratively with various vendors. You will ensure the proper maintenance of municipal facilities, systems, and equipment; and you can be available for emergencies when needed. On a day-to-day basis, you’ll oversee a wide variety of tasks that include running the maintenance shop and yard, operating heavy and light equipment, managing the fleet, and handling physical labour. Under your leadership, the Public Works crew will carry out duties in:

  • Water treatment and distribution
  • Sewer treatment and collection
  • Culvert and ditch maintenance
  • Road, sidewalk, and ditch maintenance
  • Snow and ice control
  • Public inquiries and requests

What You’ll Get in Return:

  • An outstanding team that values diversity and teamwork.
  • An annual wage of $89,500 – $103,500 depending upon qualifications and experience.
  • A comprehensive benefits package; and
  • Assistance with relocation for those considering a move from outside the District.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Valid Class 3 or higher Commercial Driver’s License is preferred but not a job requirement.
  • Experience as a Supervisor or Foreperson.
  • Basic knowledge of water/wastewater operations.
  • Experience operating heavy equipment.
  • Ability to use basic computer applications including email, web browsers and word/excel processing software.
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks, exercise sound judgement; and
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

What to do Next:

Send your resume and cover letter to Todd Francis, Chief Administrative Officer, at Applications will be accepted until filled.

Applications: Qualified candidates are invited to submit their detailed resume and covering letter in confidence to the District of Stewart to:

Todd Francis, CAO
P.O. Box 460,
705 Brightwell Street
Stewart BC V0T 1W0

Or via email to:

When applying please quote Job Posting No. 2022-014 | Shortlisted applicants will be asked for three (3) references.

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


General Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage and direct the daily work of employees in all public works operations.
  • Oversee snow removal and scheduling.
  • Investigate complaints from the public and resolve problems in a satisfactory manner.
  • Supervise the operation and maintenance of the public works shop.
  • Manage the purchase, repair, and use of department equipment.
  • Manage the repair and usage of District buildings.
  • Manage the purchase of materials and supplies for the department.
  • Coordinate and oversee the work of independent contractors.
  • Represent the District as authorized and directed by the District CAO and Council.
  • Perform the general planning and supervision of the repair and maintenance of District facilities.
  • Attend regular District Council meetings and special meetings as directed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the CAO including but not limited to Asset Management and Capital Planning.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Direct all aspects of building/facilities operations in the District of Stewart including preventative maintenance; repairs and renovations of mechanical; electrical, and plumbing; energy conservation; masonry; carpentry; security and other building systems as performed by District employees and/or contractors.
  • Assess condition, review equipment specifications, and establish preventative maintenance schedule for all municipal facility systems and equipment.
  • Establish and maintain contracts with various vendors to provide annual/regular service on heating systems, fire suppression systems, carpet/upholstery cleaning, plumbing maintenance, and repairs, etc.
  • Review and approve invoices from vendors and prepare purchase orders for payment
  • Develop and implement work plans to meet department performance goals as directed by the District Council.
  • Obtain Authorization from CAO and District Council for yearly capital improvement purchases.
  • Maintain a highly professional standard of conduct and communication with staff and members of the public.
  • Keep abreast of current trends in public works management and other industry standards.

Responsibilities for Personnel:

  • Organize, direct, and supervise employees in order to achieve high quality and efficiency in department services and operations.
  • Recommend assignment, re-assignment, appointment, promotion, suspension and/or termination of department employees.
  • Provide training to municipal staff in daily operation and maintenance of building and grounds as well as basic training on equipment and tools and enforce Occupational Health and Safety rules and regulations.
  • Prepare and approve time sheets.
  • Review department employee performance on a regular basis.
  • Provide positive leadership in order to foster productivity and good employee relations
  • Provide opportunities for employees to obtain job-related training in order to improve knowledge, skills, and performance.
  • Develop and enforce high standards of safety and work quality
  • Implement and enforce District policies and procedures.

Budget Responsibilities:

  • Prepare department operating budget under the general direction of the District CAO and Council.
  • Administer the department budget as adopted and/or amended.
  • Follow appropriate purchasing procedures to ensure that quality goods and services are obtained in a timely manner and at a competitive price.

Notice: This position description has been prepared to assist in defining job responsibilities.

It is not intended to be a complete list of job duties, responsibilities, and/or essential functions, nor does it limit or modify the right of the District to assign, direct and control the work of employees under its supervision.

The District retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to, or delete from any part of this document as it deems, in its judgment, to be proper.

Development Engineering Technologist


West Kelowna is an emerging city where opportunity awaits in the spectacular Okanagan Valley. Captivating lakes and mountains, orchards, and vineyards provide countless recreational opportunities. Find your life balance here and grow your career with us. Live and work in a place that Maclean’s Magazine has named one of the best places to live in Canada. Spend weekends wine tasting, picking fresh locally grown produce, mountain biking through stately pine forests, or swimming or kayaking in beautiful Okanagan Lake. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, numerous employee wellness incentives, an earned time off program, and professional development opportunities. West Kelowna is calling! We love it here and we are certain you will too!

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
The Development Engineering Technologist provides technical review and assessment on multifaceted land use applications such as subdivision, OCP and zoning bylaw amendments, development permits, and building permits. Responds to requests for information or technical assistance from consulting firms, land developers, or external agencies related to the subdivision or development of land. The successful candidate will demonstrate good knowledge of engineering design, strong customer service skills, and the ability to communicate established policies and procedures with tact, discretion, and a thorough understanding of the City’s Bylaws.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A member of, or eligibility for full membership in, the Applied Science Technologist and Technicians Association of BC as an AScT or CTech
  • A minimum of 3 years of design and inspection experience in the field of Municipal Engineering
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel), Auto CAD, GIS Systems, etc.
  • Good knowledge of technical terms and high attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude, and exercise tact and diplomacy to maintain good internal/external working relationships
  • Strong customer services skills and the ability to communicate established policies and procedures with tact and discretion
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Good organizational skills, with the ability to plan and prioritize effectively

Information for Applicants: The City of West Kelowna has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and continued employment. Candidates who can establish that they cannot be fully vaccinated for a valid reason related to a protected ground under the British Columbia Human Rights Code may request an exemption.

*Applications are accepted online at We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Applicants will need to upload their cover letter, resume, and driver’s abstract when applying.

Competition No. 22-61E
Full Time – Permanent | 35 hrs/wk | $41.33/hr
Benefits | Municipal Pension Plan | Earned Time Off Program

Park Operations Supervisor

What is the CRD?

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is the regional government for 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands, serving more than 432,000 people.

Our administrative boundaries span the Traditional Territories of many First Nations, all of whom have a long standing relationship with the land and waters from time immemorial that continues to this day.

We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. In our commitment to bring differing perspectives to our workplace, and to deliver the best possible service to our customers, we encourage and welcome applications from all people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and lived experiences.

Park Operations Supervisor
Parks & Environmental Services – Regional Parks

Competition Number: 22/323
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Hours of Work: 80 hours bi-weekly
Rate of Pay: $44.43 to $50.34 per hour (2023 rates)
Review of applications begins: Open to filled
Job Summary
Under the general direction of the Manager, Park Operations, the Park Operations Supervisor is a senior level supervisory position which plans, schedules, directs, and oversees the efficient maintenance, repair and construction of trails and facilities in a complex network of parks and protected areas.

This position requires a clear criminal record check. The applicant/incumbent will be required to undergo a criminal record check in order to work in this position and to report to their supervisor if any criminal charges are laid against them that may be related to their employment in this position.

  • Degree in park management, outdoor recreation, geography, planning, natural resource management, environmental studies, biology or related field plus 5 years’ experience, 3 of which must be in a supervisor role or;
  • Diploma from a Community College in park management, resource management, outdoor recreation or related field plus 8 years’ experience, 3 of which must have been in a supervisor role and;
  • Must possess a valid BC Driver’s Licence.
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit and submit your application on our careers page.

We welcome all qualified applicants to apply and may consider a combination of experience, education and/or training where possible.

NOTE: For the health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities we serve, the CRD requires verification of your COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of employment.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
People working in this role can expect to be responsible for performing the following duties. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and other related duties similar in scope and complexity may be performed.
  • Provides leadership, supervision and direction and detailed project management and planning of Regional Park initiatives and projects.
  • Directly responsible for project management, project planning, and project direction including resource allocation, project timelines and priorities, and scheduling activities related to park operations.
  • Directs and supervises the staff and resources required to carry out the maintenance and development requirements for trails and facilities.
  • Prepares, drafts, reviews and makes recommendations on annual operating plans and annual infrastructure fund projects.
  • Liaises with and coordinates with Visitor Services & Community Development staff, Planning, Resource Management & Development staff, other Operations Supervisors, Team Lead, Park Technician as well as other CRD Service areas.
  • Provides leadership, direction and guidance to Operations field staff, and contributes to the Park Services’ team to meet the objectives identified in the Regional Parks Strategic Plan.
  • Develops standards, specifications and Best Management Practices for park operations.
  • Provides project reports, presentations, briefing notes and project summaries as required.
  • Manages and updates regional park assets utilizing the Regional Parks Asset Management Program.
  • Plans, organizes, prioritizes and assigns duties to ensure projects and maintenance activities are completed on time and to a high standard.
  • Ensures all work is performed according to WorkSafe BC regulations, CRD policies and CRD Parks’ policies and guidelines. Reports unsafe work activities or conditions to the manager and takes appropriate remedial action immediately.
  • Directs and supervises the implementation of preventative maintenance schedules and relevant budgets.
  • Oversees budget expenditures for Operations accounts and ensures expenditures are appropriate and within established limits.
  • Monitors and reports expenditures relative to assigned plans and budgets and orders/purchasing of materials and supplies.
  • Administers contract tenders in accordance with CRD policies and procedures.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of the Regional Parks Service Plan, Annual Budget, Annual Report, specific to assigned responsibilities; assists with the development of operational objectives and long range plans.
  • Maintains accurate records related to work activities and operations.
  • Hires, directs and supervises contract services and ensures quality standards are achieved.
  • Regulates park use permits, ensuring compliance, and advises park visitors on relevant bylaws, regulations and park matters.
  • Prepares annual work plans for Operations staff in consultation with the Manager, Park Services.
  • Recruits and orients staff.
  • Completes annual and other performance reviews for Operations staff.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
To be successful at the CRD, candidates should have a shared understanding of our Cultural Traits and Statement of Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Additionally, ideal candidates would possess the following role specific knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Provides supervisory expertise to ensure activities are carried out in accordance with regulations, policies, procedures and standards.
  • Advanced project management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and cohesively in a team environment with managers, other supervisors and staff, and ability to deal successfully with interpersonal issues.
  • Ability to interpret comprehensive technical reports and specifications.
  • Advanced knowledge of regulations and legislation including WorkSafe BC, Collective agreements; Federal, Provincial and Municipal environmental legislation; CRD policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of, GPS and map interpretation; Four wheel drive vehicles and small engine equipment; Application and limitations of heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use various computer word processing, spreadsheet and project scheduling programs, asset management programs and databases (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Access, MS Project, SAP, and GIS).
  • Must be physically fit and able to perform a variety of heavy manual outdoor works in all types of weather conditions.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
  • Knowledge of regional parks and trails in the CRD and the Regional Parks Strategic Plan.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of park management and operation functions and park and natural area protection concepts and theory.
  • Extensive experience related to Parks’ operations including health and safety, fire management, bylaw and enforcement, fleet and equipment planning and management, signs, emergency response and building and grounds maintenance.
  • Ability to solve operational issues, set priorities and organize a diverse and heavy workload.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Ability to facilitate and conduct highly effective meetings and make effective presentations.