Director of Community Infrastructure

June 13 2022
Industries Non-profit organisation - NPO
Categories Building services, HVAC, Civil engineering, Construction, Structure, Construction, Executive, Maintenance, Service, Project, Project management, Planning, Public Sector, Supervision, Surveillance, Trades, Manual, Operator, Machinist, Trades, Technicians, Construction, Urban Planning, Architecture, Real estate
Agassiz, BC

Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Community Infrastructure will provide quality service delivered in a professional manner to satisfy Chief and Council and residents of the Seabird Island Band (SIB). The Director is required to oversee the infrastructure management and maintenance of SIB assets, including underground infrastructure, public service buildings, schools and other education buildings.  The Director will develop capital management, maintenance, and development plans, allocate resources, create terms of reference for and manage contracts, create and manage department and project budgets, manage a team of staff and liaise with other SIB departments, external developers, contractors and utility companies. Considerable independent judgement and action are exercised in performing the work. Complex problems and policy matters are resolved in conjunction with the Executive Director.

The Director shall provide leadership and management expertise, in accordance with Band policies, and specifically to the Public Works, Utilities and Infrastructure, Operations and Maintenance, and Housing programs.

As part of the Directors’ team, the Director of Community Infrastructure is expected to:

  • Preserve direct and cooperative communications with the Executive Director.
  • Meet with appropriate committees and Chief and Council as scheduled or required.
  • Participate fully as an active member of the Directors Team in respect to departmental and inter-departmental matters (i.e.: Strategic and Tactical plans, current Status Reports, etc.)
  • Plan in association with the Executive Director and Directors Team, all aspects from conception to presentation, from approval to implementation, the Community Infrastructure Department’s Strategic Plan.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor/master’s degree in a related engineering discipline.
  • 7 to 10 years’ progressive experience in a related field; or a relevant combination of education and experience will be considered;
  • Knowledge of ISC Capital and Asset Management Processes, ISC level of service standards, and CMHC policy and regulatory standards will be considered an asset.
  • Ability to read blueprints, understand the BC Building Code, National Building Codes, and SI Land Codes.
  • Certification or experience in wastewater, SCADA, Blueprints, WHMIS, HVAC, and water management required.
  • Proven management, leadership, financial and communication skills essential
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to adhere to SIB oath of confidentiality and Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedures.
  • Knowledge, respect and understanding of Stó:lō culture, traditions and language is considered an asset.
  • Experience working with First Nations community is considered an asset.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

Primary Responsibilities

Public works:

  • Plans, directs, coordinates, implements, and evaluates all programs and activities in relation to Public Works Department.
  • Maintains internal and external communications related to public works.
  • Oversees and administers grant and funding applications from various sources.
  • Maintains operating & capital budgets and reporting, for internal and external purposes.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements, including contract provisions, coordination of reviews and evaluating contractor performance.
  • Communicate & interact effectively with multiple stakeholders in service delivery.
  • Prioritize issues and concerns of the community members.
  • Pursue relevant funding opportunities.
  • Prepare reports and bylaws and make recommendations to the Executive Director.
  • Emphasize safety and respect in the workplace and contribute to the safety culture
  • Ensure adherence to policies, practices, and procedures.

Utilities and Infrastructure:

  • Develop, review and/or approve engineering drawings, blueprints, specifications or design standards for new infrastructure and capital projects, commercial and residential buildings.
  • Ensure compliance with contracts and agreements, safety standards, bylaws, permits, etc.
  • Ensure all development control and inspection standards are being followed to ensure compliance with all bylaws and regulations.
  • Prepare operations and maintenance schedules on existing infrastructure to ensure that all work performed by the department and building sub-contractors meets or exceeds the safety standards specified in the BC Building Codes.

Operations and Maintenance:

  • Ensure that an operations and maintenance schedule is adhered to, and that a system is in place for unforeseen events and issues.
  • Analyze departmental activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives.
  • Oversee standards for construction and ongoing maintenance of major projects.
  • Ensure that ISC O&M funding formulas are managed and reporting is timely and up to date

Housing Management:

  • Ensure that a maintenance schedule is adhered to, and that a system is in place for unforeseen events and issues.
  • Manage the Replacement Reserve allocations.
  • Oversite of the residential management renovation, and construction program.
  • Ensure close collaboration with the SIB Health Director on issues related to arrears and tenant concerns.

Asset Management:

  • Develop a preventative maintenance plan, ensure adherence and that ISC reporting is timely and up to date
  • Ensure that all department assets and infrastructure are maintained and safeguarded by means of the necessary control systems.
  • Ensure that all assets are tracked, and inventory records are updated as required, including those for Housing.

Emergency Response/Fire Department:

  • Manage the Seabird Emergency Preparedness Plan and procedures for all Band facilities, residences, and Members.
  • Supervise the Seabird Fire Department and oversight of the Fire Protection Program.
  • Work with local police, fire, and emergency responders in a proactive and reactive manner for disaster prevention/relief.

Responding to Public Concerns:

  • Communicate and interact effectively with multiple stakeholders in service delivery, Chief and Council, Executive Director, community members, all levels of public works personnel and other departments.
  • Ensure fair and effective response to complaints and/or concerns in a tactful and timely manner.
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