Public Works Manager

Town of Gore Bay

The Town of Gore Bay is seeking a Public Works Manager with strong leadership skills to join our management team. The Town of Gore Bay, located on the North Channel of Lake Huron, is nestled between two splendid, tree-covered bluffs. Incorporated in 1890, Gore Bay is one of the larger communities on Manitoulin with a permanent population of just over 900. Gore Bay is the judicial centre of Manitoulin, and one of the island's commercial and professional centres. Gore Bay is a great place to raise families or retire.

Reporting to the CAO/Clerk-Treasurer, the Public Works Manager is an integral member of the management team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, maintenance, and construction of municipal bridges, roadways, and sidewalks; fleet and equipment maintenance. The successful candidate will provide effective advice to Council in developing and implementing departmental policies and objectives and provide effective leadership to staff, directing the human, financial and physical resources of the Public Works Department.

The ideal candidate will bring to the position:
  • Class DZ Driver’s License in good standing;
  • Minimum three years’ experience in a management position (preferably in a municipal public works environment), with demonstrated skills in preparing and monitoring capital and operational budgets, employee supervision in a nonunionized environment and public relations;
  • Strong customer relation skills and experience working with a broad range of community groups and organizations and the general public;
  • Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication, time management, report writing and information technology skills.
  • Working knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety and WHMIS legislation.
  • Proven ability in the operation of Municipal equipment.
Additional assets we will consider are:
  • Certified Roads Superintendent designation


The salary for this full time management position will be commensurate with qualifications and/or experience.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and references, marked “private and confidential – Public Works Manager” by regular mail, personal delivery or email no later than noon on January 31, 2018. Further details can be obtained from the undersigned.

Annette Clarke, CAO/Clerk-Treasurer
P.O. 590 15 Water Street
Gore Bay, Ontario P0P 1H0
(705) 282-2420 x.1

All applicants are thanked for their interest. Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate selection.

The Town of Gore Bay is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Please advise the Town of Gore Bay if you require any accommodations to ensure that you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process.

Public Works Manager Gore Bay Ontario

Expiry Date: 2018-01-20
Date Posted: 2017-12-20
Province: Ontario