City of Thunder Bay

  • Supervisor Maintenance Operations (Roads)

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Competition Number
    Infrastructure & Operations
    Posting Category
    Engineering & Operations
    Job Type
    Number of Positions
    CA-ON-Thunder Bay
    CAD $78,205.30/Yr.
    CAD $92,006.25/Yr.
    Pay Band
    10 (to be rated)
    Post End Date
    Effective Date
    Supersedes Date
  • General Information:


    As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


    ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE:  It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.  Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics.  Do not include: 

    • Photos
    • Any certificates that have photo identification
    • Driver’s licences
    • Police records checks

    Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Division should you be the successful applicant.  If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.


    ACCOMMODATION:  Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


    Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


    Job Description

    POSITION SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Manager Roads, is responsible for the overall administration, supervision and operation of the Roads Maintenance programs as assigned.



    • Participates as a member of the Roads section management team by providing input into the section’s organizational and operational issues, budget issues, and technical matters.
    • Assumes the duties of “Winter Supervisor – On Call” during the winter/spring seasons to address seasonal weather impacts, while following the policy and procedures of the Division.


    • Directs the supervision and schedules the resources required to maintain the roads, structures, sidewalks, safety, and drainage systems for the City of Thunder Bay.
    • Schedules and directs the assignment of work, personnel, equipment and resources for the Section's operation and instructs section personnel in the most efficient and effective methods of performing their duties.
    • Liaises between other departments and sections, provides customers with information on schedules and services offered, incorporates and follows the customer service protocols of the department and trains section staff in customer service relations.
    • Plans and manages human resources, prepares and examines daily time entry information and work orders for proper distribution, provides cost control on accounts, and reports on variances and schedules and approves annual vacations and overtime of assigned personnel.
    • Participates in the preparation and the efficient management of the annual capital and operating budgets for the section.
    • Investigates and prepares reports on claims for injury, damages or complaints, and takes appropriate action. Represents the Corporation’s interests when required.
    • Hires, evaluates, disciplines, transfers and terminates staff, responds to grievances on behalf of the Corporation and provides information reports, letters and memoranda of significant developments to, and reviews major activities with the Manager – Roads.
    • Plans and manages physical resources and ensures the development and maintenance of inventories and records of the location, condition and upkeep of the infrastructure under the jurisdiction of the Section.
    • Ensures insurance, equipment, procedures and controls are in place to protect the Corporation from civil liabilities due to its facilities and operations under the jurisdiction of the Section.
    • Participates in the development, implementation, and enforcement of internal safety policies, procedures, and rules and regulations governing the Section’s activities, and ensures that they are clearly and regularly communicated to staff.
    • Supports corporate direction through leadership, coaching, training, mentoring and modelling and fosters open and honest communication at all levels.
    • Participates in strategic and operational planning and implements new initiatives, policies and systems.
    • Ensures compliance with established policies and procedures and legislative/regulatory requirements.
    • Performs other related duties as required.




    • Degree in civil engineering or other related discipline together with 5 years of progressively responsible management experience in the area of operation and maintenance or construction of municipal infrastructure; or
    • Diploma in civil engineering or other related discipline together with 7 years of progressively responsible management experience in the area of operation and maintenance or construction of municipal infrastructure
    • Experience in business management, planning, budgets, and finance;
    • Experience with GIS and mapping systems.


    • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with members of City Council, private and public officials, subordinates, co-workers, and the general public
    • Must be highly self-motivated and directed
    • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to direct, motivate, evaluate and recognize staff; proven ability to share skills and knowledge with others
    • Ability to think and act strategically in a public sector environment, including the ability to anticipate emerging priorities and conceptualize and implement change strategies
    • Must possess the ability to provide direction and enforce Corporate Policies with staff in a tactful and effective manner
    • Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.


    • Must work irregular hours, weekends and holidays
    • Must possess and maintain a valid Ontario Driver’s Licence and be able to attain City Driver Certification within 2 months of starting in the position
    • Must possess a valid Ontario Class driver's licence and, after training, obtain and maintain an Ontario "D" class licence with a ‘Z’ endorsement within 12 months
    • Must undergo a successful police records check, Type I.


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