BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Town of Comox
Public Works Superintendent

(Full-Time/ Exempt Position)

Comox, located on the east coast of south-central Vancouver Island, boasts a seaside location, mountainous horizon, and rich farmlands throughout the Comox Valley. With a temperate year round climate, a population of approximately 14,000, with nearby forests, unsurpassed recreational opportunities, beaches and the ocean, Comox offers every enjoyable pursuit imaginable and lends itself to a quality of life that one would consider outstanding.

With the pending retirement of the incumbent, the Town of Comox has an exciting career opportunity and is inviting applications for the position of Public Works Superintendent. The successful candidate will be responsible for the efficient operation of the Public Works Department exercising a high degree of initiative, judgement, and authority on engineering matters.

Reporting to the Municipal Engineer, the successful candidate will be responsible for coaching and managing staff, ensuring compliance with applicable bylaws, policies, statutory requirements and the collective agreement. The successful candidate will also be responsible for maintaining technical knowledge of effective planning and maintenance, facilitating the implementation of an asset management priority-based program, providing technical and other reports, ensuring quality control and evaluating work to ensure planned results are achieved.

The preferred candidate will possess a level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Diploma in a related discipline such as civil engineering technology plus a minimum of 3 years’ supervisory experience in a unionized environment. The preferred candidate must also qualify for membership in the Canadian and BC Public Works Association, the Association of BC Technicians and Technologists, and, at minimum, possess level II certification in Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection – member in good standing.

The Town of Comox offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, a supportive work environment and encourages ongoing career and professional development.

A detailed job description is available on the Town’s website at

Qualified applicants are invited to forward their resumes, including references and a cover letter, in confidence no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2019 to:

Shelley Ashfield, Municipal Engineer
Town of Comox
1809 Beaufort Avenue
Comox, BC V9M 1R9

All applications and enquires will be treated in strict confidence.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location: Comox, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Public Works & Operations
Posted: January 11, 2019, 2:44 pm
Expires: February 15, 2019, 4:00 pm