Roads Supervisor

public works engineering
Location: Township of Loyalist, ON
Type: full-time
Posted On: Oct 10, 2018
Closing Date: Oct 29, 2018
Roads Supervisor
Loyalist Township is a growing community of over 17,000 residents situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario between the Town of Greater Napanee and the City of Kingston. The Township is a blend of rural and urban areas with a number of smaller hamlets throughout, including its very own island community, accessible by ferry. The Corporation of Loyalist Township was formed in 1998 through the amalgamation of the former Township of Ernestown, the Township of Amherst Island and the Village of Bath.
Loyalist Township invites applications for the following permanent full-time position:
File No:
LT-63-2018 Roads Supervisor
40 per week
$81,923 – $94,451
October 29, 2018 4:00 p.m.
Please electronically submit your cover letter and résumé clearly indicating how your skills and experience are aligned with the position expectations and is marked with the file number to: For more information regarding this position, including required qualifications, please refer to job description below or visit our website at under the Employment section.  As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must consent to a driver’s record search and a Criminal Records Background Check (CPIC). 
Loyalist Township is an equal opportunity employer.  We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  If you are a person with a disability and need Loyalist Township information in another format, please contact 613-386-7351, ext. 100 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or e-mail  The Township provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact the Human Resources Manager at
Personal information submitted will be used for the sole purpose of this competition.  It is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, RSO 1990, as amended, and will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1999, for employment purposes.

The purpose of this position is to provide direct supervision of Loyalist Township’s mainland Roads Maintenance staff and operations in accordance with Township policy and recognized road maintenance practices.
The Roads Supervisor directs roads maintenance activities on the mainland on both Township and County Roads and conducts routine road right-of-way inspections.  He performs additional inspection duties, as directed.
Education And Experience:
  • Successful completion of a Civil Engineering Technology diploma from a recognized Community College or equivalent combination of education and experience. The individual should be a current member or be eligible for membership in O.A.C.E.T.T. Certified Road Supervisor designation
  • 5-10 years’ experience in construction or municipal road works
  • 5 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of heavy and medium equipment, vehicles and machinery used in operations and maintenance functions
  • Strong knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Minimum DZ Ontario driver’s license, AZ an asset
  • Strong communication and public relations skills to work tactfully with the public
  • Basic MS Office suite experience
  • Completing approved management training would be asset.
Skills, Knowledge And Abilities Required:
The position requires a demonstrated ability to effectively administer and supervise field personnel.  Competence in oral and written communication and tact in meeting the public are essential.  The individual is able to work effectively with computers.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access and Excel applications is an asset.
The Roads Supervisor is responsible for maintaining the requirements outline in the minimum maintenance standards for the complete roads, winter control and sidewalks. The Roads Supervisor is also responsible to insure maintenance practices and standards of Township policies are being meet by the performance of his staff.
  1. Provide front line supervision of the Transportation Maintenance, Mainland CUPE Local 2150 bargaining unit employees and part-time workers by:
  • assigning work and equipment;
  • recommending selection, training, discipline and suspension of staff, including temporary suspensions if required;
  • supervising employees in accordance with the terms of the CUPE Local 2150 collective agreement with regard to hours of work, approval of vacations, time off in lieu and other leaves, assignment of overtime, and handling grievance procedures prior to Step 1;
  • Conducting annual performance evaluations of staff.
  • when requested, providing supervision in the absence of the Technical Supervisor or Fleet and Infrastructure Supervisor.
  1.  Ensure the safety of fellow employees by:
  • knowing and implementing the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Loyalist Township Health and Safety Manual, as required;
  • ensuring that all staff receive adequate training in accordance with Township policies and provincial regulations;
  • providing operators of each piece of equipment with, and maintaining in a location accessible to staff, complete instructions for the safe operation of each piece of equipment;
  • ensuring staff training and maintaining records of staff who have received operating training for each particular piece of equipment;
  • Investigating and reporting all accidents involving personal injury and/or equipment or property damage.
  • Assist with the development of draft procedure and policies for the department including the use of equipment and job outlines. Provide to the manager for review and approval if necessary.
  1. Supervise Roads Maintenance operations within the Township and County municipal road rights-of-way by:
  • Be available for on-call duties during off hours to received call from the answering service and emergency services, dispatch staff as necessary and respond if needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining and documenting the day to day requirements set out by the minimum maintenance standards regulation for the road systems, winter control and sidewalk system.
  • Being available during emergencies such as weather events, spills and accidents, outside the normal working day; additional hours of work may be extensive during the winter months;
  • Utilizing available manpower and equipment resources, including hired equipment and contractors, in the most efficient manner according to staff’s individual capabilities;
  • Assisting with ferry operations, as requested, including grading ramps at ferry docks;
  • Ensuring that the various Roads Maintenance division facilities are maintained on a regular basis including trees on Township property and road allowances, notifying the Public Works Manager of any major repair requirements;
  • Advising staff of the budget and objectives of each assigned task/project;
  • Insuring that utility locates are obtained and that all utility locate procedures are followed by staff.
  • Insure infrastructure locates are completed within legislated time frame.
  • Ensuring the requirements of County Road Maintenance agreements are being completed.
  1. Provide administrative function in the Mainland Roads operations by:
  • Ensuring that all personnel and equipment time sheets and fuel records are completed accurately and forwarded to the Public Works Manager in a timely fashion;
  • Preparing and maintaining records, reports and allocation sheets to provide a basis for the analysis of operations in relation to the planned objectives and performance standards;
  • Signing purchase orders and requisitions for supplies; check supplies, equipment and material received, and review purchase orders and invoice for the department staff.
  • Notifying the Public Works Manager, in writing, whenever a budgetary expenditure approved by Council is not sufficient to complete required objectives;
  • Maintaining on-going communication with the Public Works Manager and maintain communication all other Township departments as required.
  1. Provide liaison with other Township operations and the public by:
  • Dealing on a day-to-day basis with field personnel of the various Township Departments, as needed;
  • Investigating complaints or inquiries and dealing with the public in resolving problems in the field through personal contact;
  • Dealing on a day-to-day basis with union representatives in resolving conflicts or   problems.
Because of the changing nature of work and work to be done, the job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.