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Public Works Coordinator Employer: RM of St. Clements Location: East Selkirk, MB Application Deadline: TBD

Job Description:

Job Type:  Full-Time Permanent – Non-Union

Work Location – East Selkirk 155 CIL Road

Work Hours – 7:00 am to 3:30 Monday to Friday, plus as required

Closing Date: This position will remain open until a suitable applicant is secured.  However, applicant screening and interviews may begin immediately.


Under the general direction of the Public Works Manager, the Public Works Coordinator will support the department by; coordinating departmental projects and developing plans, supervising employees, ensuring efficient day-to-day departmental operation, participating on the Workplace Safety & Health Committee, responding to citizen/customer inquiries, recommending changes to RM by-laws and policies, and conduct other work as assigned.


  • Coordinate projects and assist with development plans for facility maintenance, equipment purchase and general maintenance by;
    • Overseeing and monitoring RM initiatives, projects, upgrades and renovations as required,
    • Administering various contracts,
    • Creating and maintaining a detailed inventory of facilities, equipment and supplies, including condition reports,
    • Ensuring the collection and maintenance of detailed records and files regarding maintenance activities and associated costs,
    • Developing and ensuring the adherence to equipment and facility management standards
  • Ensure the efficient operation and maintenance of municipal buildings, landfill, transfer stations, parks, pathways, trails, roads, and drains by;
    • Overseeing and monitoring the day-to-day work,
    • Overseeing snow clearing, and general road, park, pathway and trail maintenance and RM drainage,
    • Managing daily operations of RM landfill and transfer stations,
    • Ensuring the application of RM processes and standards,
    • Advising and reporting to the manager as required.

Supervise the work of up to 12 permanent employees, plus seasonal and casual staff by:

  • Establishing work priorities and schedules,
  • Directing, monitoring and providing verbal and written work performance feedback and associated documentation,
  • Reviewing and approving time sheets; including the approval of overtime work/emergency response,
  • Assisting with staff hiring, orientation and in hiring and discipline consistent with the Collective Agreement and RM policies.
  • Providing training and ongoing supervision,
  • Ensuring adherence by staff to Workplace Safety & Health Standards and operational procedures and processes,
  • Actively participate on workplace health and safety committee, representing Management by;
    • Acting as (rotating) co-chair as required,
    • Responding to issues and concerns identified consistent with RM processes and the Manitoba Workplace Safety & Health Act/regulations,
    • Consistently reviewing workplace hazards with a view to risk mitigation or elimination.
  • Respond to public enquiries and concerns by;
    • Providing accurate timely information to residents, customers and other stakeholders,
    • Bringing to the manager’s attention any escalating issues as required.
  • Recommend changes to by-laws, policies and procedures to the Public Works Manager.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Public Works Manager by;
    • Preparing formal and informal reports as required,
    • Acting in that capacity as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of project coordination/project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise and manage employees,
  • Ability to establish priorities, and action work objectives with a high level of independence and minimal supervision,
  • Knowledge of facility management as it relates to municipal buildings and infrastructure,
  • Knowledge of construction and maintenance techniques, equipment and heavy machinery operations,
  • Knowledge in the safe use, operation and preventative maintenance of various equipment,
  • Ability to coordinate, organize, and problem solve,
  • Ability to communicate effectively; verbally and in writing,
  • Ability to deal with the public in a respectful manner,
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships, personal initiative balanced by a realistic understanding of one’s authority; seeking out and or following advise/direction where appropriate.
  • Ability to attend work regularly and punctually.
  • Ability to be on-call as required.

Credentials and Experience:

  • Minimum seven (7) years experience working in a Municipal environment.
  • Five (5) years experience supervisory experience. Supervisory experience in a municipal environment preferred/considered an asset.
  • Certificate and or courses in leadership considered an asset.
  • Certificate and or courses in Project Management considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating snow clearing activities.
  • Previous municipal equipment operating experience considered an asset.
  • Understanding of heavy equipment, road construction, mowers/large scale grass cutting, and/or landfill operations considered an asset.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft word, Microsoft Excel, or equivalent is preferred.
  • Experience in facility maintenance management considered an asset.
  • Valid Province of Manitoba driver’s class five (5) license, class one preferred
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record check.

Apply by sending resume and cover letter to:

RM of St. Clements

Public Works Dept

Box 2, Grp 35, RR1

1043 Kittson Road

East Selkirk, MB  R0E 0M0


The RM of St. Clements wishes to thank all candidates for their interest in this position, however, only those individuals considered for an interview will be contacted.

Direct Applications To:

As mentioned above

Application Deadline: Open until filled