Facilities Manager – City of Fort St. John (Fort St. John, BC)

Fort St. John

City of Fort St. John

Facilities Manager

Fort St. John, (www.fortstjohn.ca) strategically located in British Columbia’s north east region, is well-known as the Energetic City.  This title reflects not only the large resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, but also the vitality of the residents who are keen to live and work in a community that gives back so much.   Recognized globally, Fort St. John also attracts people due to the community’s close access to spectacular wilderness and eco-adventures, as well as world class hunting and fishing.  The City features excellent year-round sports facilities and more amenities than cities many times its size.  Today, more than 19,000 people, mostly young families, call Fort St. John home. Located in the heart of majestic Peace River country, the City is the largest regional service center in north eastern BC, servicing over 60,000 people in the area. To achieve its mission of efficiently providing services that enhance the quality of life for all of its residents and visitors, the City of Fort St. John is looking to attract a seasoned Director of Facilities and Grounds to round out a very accomplished and dynamic municipal management team.

Reporting to the Director of Facilities and Grounds, the Facilities Manager is a member of the Community Services management team and holds a wide range of responsibilities with managing assigned recreational facilities, setting departmental priorities, supervising and scheduling departmental staff within the Facilities Department. Specifics entail short- and long-range planning, organizing, and technical direction of the various activities of the City as it relates to recreational infrastructure. You provide professional advice to supervisors; make presentations to Council, supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public. You will lead, mentor and coach a sizeable team of dedicated departmental professionals to ensure the very best customer service delivery to residents and visitors alike.

To qualify you will have post secondary education with a diploma or certificate in either business, recreation, public administration or related field coupled with five years experience in a similar environment in a managerial capacity preferably within a unionized environment. It is preferred to hold a 4th class power engineering certification or equivalent. Thoroughly conversant in the operation of recreational facilities including its related legislation and regulations, you are known as a team player respected for your ability to work effectively within the departmental management team and with mentoring employees in a union setting. Your forte is your ability to deliver exemplary customer service within the areas you have in your management portfolio.  You are a leader with superb people management skills, known as a communicator, you are respected for your strong problem solving ability, keen decision making and management skills.

This is a unique opportunity to become part of the vibrant future of the City of Fort St. John. Are you self motivated, enjoy both responsibility and accountability and ready for the challenges facing this progressive and sought after British Columbia municipality? For more information please call Grant C. Smith CHRP at (604) 806-7715 or to apply for this position, forward your resume in Microsoft Word format to: grantsmith@waterhousesearch.com quoting assignment FMFSJ2020

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