Job Details:

Winter Dispatcher

Job Details
Open Date Aug 27 2019 - 01:52:00 PM Close Date Sep 30 2019 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Winter Dispatcher Posting Type Contract
Posting Status Active Position Length Seasonal
Department Group Engineering Services Hours per Week 40
Department Engineering Services Openings 6
Education Secondary School Diploma / Diplôme d’études secondaires    
Location Operations – Yard: 5670 Regional Road 25, Milton


Position Summary

The Department of Engineering Services, Operations Division requires up to six (6) Winter Dispatcher positions for the Winter Season, October 28, 2019 – April 15, 2019. This position will work out of the 5670 Regional Road 25 location. This is a unionized position, Local 636, reporting directly to the Management team in Operations. 

Work Schedule

40 hours per week, including day, afternoon, midnights, weekends and holidays. Overtime hours may be offered in accordance with the Collective Agreement

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Synchronize assignment of full-time union staff and non-union seasonal staff, equipment, winter contractors, and order materials as required
  • Responsible for the gathering of shift weather information and maintaining patrol records and winter activity logs
  • Assess health and safety issues and Apply Town policies and procedures
  • Ability to make sound decisions based on winter weather forecasts and take direct applicable action
  • Recognize and assist with winter parking enforcement duties
  • Respond and resolve requests for service in a timely and efficient manner
  • Carry out all shift administrative duties as required, Approve regular maintenance and repairs to roads and parks; ensure daily shift work schedules are completed
  • Validate respective crew card information for both staff and contractors
  • Comply with all health and safety practices as it relates to the work, standard operating guidelines and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Perform other duties as assigned in accordance with departmental objectives
  • Adhere to the Highway Traffic Act legislation and Book 7 and traffic protection plans

Education and Experience

  • Applicant must have a High School diploma and C.R.S. certification or equivalent Municipal experience
  • Minimum three years experience in a supervisory role in a municipal operations environment is preferred
  • Must possess a valid DZ Driver’s License
  • Must have knowledge of all aspects of Municipal Winter Operations including roads and parks maintenance as well as working knowledge of Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to understand and follow verbal and written direction, instructions and interact courteously and professionally with staff and the general public
  • Make solid decision making and is a team player
  • Computer literate and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Hourly Rate: $29.56

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