District Manager, Roads Maintenance

Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Transportation Services Department
Branch: Roads and Traffic Operations Branch
Status: Full-Time
Location: Vaughan / Ontario
Date Posted: September 08, 2020
Date Closing: September 21, 2020
Number Of Positions: 1

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Position Title

District Manager, Roads Maintenance


$114,289 to $134,459 annually

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Roads Operations, is responsible for managing, planning, budgeting and scheduling, through external and internal resources, a roads maintenance program for the Regional road network within the service area of an assigned Patrol District to comply with provincial legislation and protect the Region from liability; assists in preparing strategic plans and quality assurance activities; responding to inquiries and complaints from the public, elected officials, contractors, etc.; deploys resources to address identified road maintenance problems; drafts contracts, tenders and specifications; reviews road maintenance aspects for development applications; manages inspections for internal and external contract compliance; oversees compliance with environmental requirements and corresponding reports; oversees internal and external resources within approved programs; presents recommendations to management to increase operational efficiency; oversees monitoring and responds to emergencies and deficiencies enabling efficient traffic flow and increasing public safety and ensuring that the Region’s rights-of-way are in a good state of repair.

Major Responsibilities

•Manages the functional activities of the District, including approval of work assignments, to maintain road surfaces, roadside safety barriers, pedestrian/cycling facilities, signs, noise barriers and boulevard areas to maintain a state of good repair and ensure compliance with provincially legislated standards.
•Monitors performance against baseline plans, addresses conflicts and ensures proper record keeping for use in Regional defence of liability claims.
•Develops and monitors level of service and key performance metrics for the District; establishes levels of service for long term functional requirements to meet Divisional and Branch objectives.
•Assesses operations performance and identifies initiatives and opportunities for service delivery improvements in consultation with frontline staff and management.
•Directs the research, planning, financial management and budgeting of the District; provides input to the development of the Branch annual business plans and budget projections.
•Supports management in preparing improvement and program planning objectives that are consistent with financial, schedule and stakeholder management requirements.
•Supports management and other Branch staff in the implementation of Project Management initiatives through facilitation and other forms of consultation.
•Ensures appropriate maintenance records are compiled and maintained in compliance with Regional policies and provides assurance of performance for use in Regional defence of public liability claims.
•Performs ongoing research, review and analysis of operational road maintenance procedures and policies within work area and develops recommendations for improvement for management review.
•Supervises District staff, including recruitment, selection, hiring, scheduling, assigning and monitoring work, determining training and development needs, coaching and mentoring, conducting performance appraisals and determining/recommending disciplinary action up to and including dismissal in accordance with collective agreements, Regional policies and practices.
•Manages operational response related to accidents, road closures, community events, public complaints, etc for the District; responds to major issues and keeps management informed.
•Performs other duties as required to meet Divisional/Branch and Departmental objectives.


•Successful completion of a University Degree in Civil Engineering or Public Administration or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Minimum five (5) years’ supervisory/leadership experience in the transportation industry or other logistical operational environment with responsibilities including planning, technical analysis, operating procedures, technical analysis and project management.
•Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s licence, free of serious offences under the Highway Traffic Act.
•Leadership competencies including operating strategically, leveraging diversity and differences, customer focused, ensuring accountability, managing complex problems, financial management, employing interactive and effective communication, fostering collaborative relationships, cultivating engagement to drive vision and purpose, managing and developing talent, establishing and maintaining trust, displaying self-awareness, and demonstrating resiliency.

How to Apply

Please apply online by September 21, 2020. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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