BC Local Government Job Posting Service

District of Houston 
Manager of Operations

Houston is nestled in the beautiful Bulkley Valley among some of BC’s finest outdoor recreational opportunities where you can enjoy cross-country skiing, the world-class Steelhead fishing, snowmobiling, mountain biking and much more. There is always room on the riverbank, lake, and the many trails in our area. If you enjoy rural living and unmatched access to the best nature has to offer, Houston is the ideal place for you – there are plenty of opportunities for you to discover why Houston is Naturally Amazing!

The District of Houston is a municipal government which provides essential public services to the community. Our core services include the provision of safe drinking water, wastewater collection and disposal, the operation of a recreation pool and ice rink, and maintenance of local transportation networks. The municipality carries out its responsibilities with a $13.6 Million budget and a team of 47 dedicated team members performing a variety of core service delivery roles.

The District is seeking a dynamic individual with proven experience in leading a Public Works operation to join the District’s Senior Management Team as the Manager of Operations. This full-time, exempt position offers an excellent opportunity for those interested in a challenging and rewarding career in local government. Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will be responsible for the overall management and efficient delivery of Public Works services to the community. You will accomplish this by managing and leading a team of up to 15 equipment operators, facilities maintenance personnel, and utilities operators to assist you in core service operations.

You will bring at least five years of experience in managing a Public Works operation and show comprehensive knowledge of municipal infrastructure systems. Your interpersonal, communications, management, and leadership skills will ensure your department’s success in implementing the District’s long-term plans for the community. Your comprehensive knowledge of municipal infrastructure systems and operations will also aid you in advising the CAO and Council about service requirements for your department and the District’s Asset Management Plan.

This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as ample professional development opportunities. Candidates with growth potential who do not possess the required qualifications may be considered and placed in a developmental role. If this is the right opportunity for you, we invite you to submit your application consisting of the following documents:
  • a cover letter;
  • a detailed resume / curriculum vitae;
  • a list of at least three (3) references with contact information; and
  • any other supporting documentation in support of your application.

For more information about this exciting opportunity with the District, you can view the Job Description online at Applications for this opportunity must be submitted by 5:00 pm on December 31, 2019 to:

Gerald Pinchbeck, Chief Administrative Officer
District of Houston
PO Box 370 | 3367 – 12th Street
Houston, BC | V0J 1Z0

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The District of Houston will require only the successful candidate to provide a clear Criminal Record Check prior to confirmation of employment.

Location: Houston, BC
Region: North Coast / Nechako
Professional Categories: Public Works & Operations
Posted: December 4, 2019, 12:50 pm
Expires: December 31, 2019, 4:30 pm