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Job Title:
Supervisor, Public Works - Roads
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Job Category:
Public Works Services
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Job Type:
Full Time
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Number of Positions:
$90,729.60 - $113,401.60/Year
Date Posted:
April 14, 2022
Closing Date:
July 10, 2022

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

The Supervisor, Public Works, provides leadership and guidance to unionized employees and is responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of Public Works maintenance operations including but not limited to, winter control, asphalt, concrete, drainage maintenance, and general road maintenance.

This position is responsible for the prioritization of work assignments, condition assessments, site inspections, asset management, contract administration and financial management tasks.


Manage, organize, and resolve unexpected factors and conditions such as workforce issues, equipment breakdown, weather conditions, etc.

Plan and coordinate operational work, utilizing available resources to meet operational service levels, service requests and public safety.

Implement initiatives to mitigate services requests and develop operational efficiencies.

Supervise work crews performing field assignments throughout the city and:
• Provide training, mentoring, monitoring and feedback.
• Monitor quality, quantity, and completion of work according to plan and schedule.
• Communicate and inform staff of changes in legislation and internal policy/practices and address concerns.
• Ensure work is completed safely and in compliance with OH&SA and City Policies and Procedures.
• Manage contracts to meet operational tasks.
• Ensure staff accountability.

Assess and resolve Public Works related concerns from property owners, residents, businesses, other city departments and divisions.

Site visit investigation and customer interaction to determine course of action and resolution on customer service requests.

Track and document communication and resolutions for any/all service requests and identify reoccurring operational inefficiencies.

Assist in the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of capital and operating project budgets.

Managing daily job costing (timecards, equipment utilization and material purchases).

Administer all aspects of procurement for equipment and services, including procurement documents, contracts, and payment certificates.

Oversee asset management collection and mapping requirements for Public Works operations.

Interpret technical specifications, surveys, and asset condition assessment to interpret data and create work plans.

Assist in the development and enforcement of policies to optimize infrastructure life cycle and achieve competent, efficient and effective delivery of services, including but not limited to; Occupational Health & Safety, Highway Traffic Act, Environmental Protection Act, etc.

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Competencies

Diploma in engineering, applied science, business, or related field.

Supervisory experience working in operations, such as roads & sidewalks, traffic signage, parks and sports fields, and horticulture.

Supervisory experience in a unionized environment an asset.

Experience with asset management field inspections and condition assessment an asset.

Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) or P. Eng. designation preferred.

Certified Road Supervisor designation preferred.

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Intermediate computer skills with MS Office and have a strong knowledge of other applicable software such as, financial management programs, AVL/GPS Systems, asset management, software, and Customer Service software.

Knowledge of related acts and legislation including the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act, CSA, related environmental legislation as well as WHMIS training knowledge.

Knowledge of technical specifications - Ontario Provincial Standard Specifications (OPSS) and Ontario Traffic Manuals (OTM).

Knowledge of Municipal Act and Ministry of Transportation – CVOR.

Strong leadership and team building skills, with the ability to prioritize, mentor and manage a team.

Strong organizational skills and effective problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritize work in a demanding environment.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence others.

Ability to work all required shifts including weekends, overtime, on-call and outside of regular business hours.

Must possess and maintain a valid class “G” driver’s licence with a satisfactory driver’s abstract.

Valid class “DZ” driver’s licence or ability to obtain within one year of hire, with a satisfactory driver’s abstract an asset.

Required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check at candidates’ expense.

Closing Statement

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at HRCity@cityofkingston.ca.

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers
Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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