Leduc County

Careers

Leduc County provides competitive wages, learning and development opportunities, an incentive bonus and the opportunity to work with people who are committed to providing quality municipal services to the residents of Leduc County.

To apply for any of the below career opportunities, or for further information, please contact human resources at 780-979-2392 or hr@leduc-county.com.

Utilities worker

Closes Jan. 23, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

The utility worker works outdoors in all weather conditions with minimal supervision in support of the day-to-day operation and maintenance of municipal roads, rights-of-way, property, facilities, equipment and other municipal infrastructure.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assists in the day-to-day operation and maintenance of municipal roads, rights-of-ways, properties, facilities, equipment, and other municipal infrastructure:
    • Repairs and patches municipal gravel, cold mix, and hot mix surfaced roads;
    • Ensures municipal roadways and rights-of-ways are clear of litter, garbage, dead animals, rocks, brush, and trees;
    • Installs, removes, repairs, and cleans roadway signs and rural address signs;
    • Installs, removes, repairs, steams, and cleans culverts in rights-of way;
    • Installs, removes, and repairs permanent and temporary fencing in rights-of ways;
    • Inspects and maintains municipal shops, yards, parking lots, sidewalks, and other properties;
    • Assists in the maintenance of other infrastructure such as solid waste transfer station sites, sanitary sewer manholes, and other water and wastewater facilities;
    • Operates and maintains trucks, light equipment, and other equipment used to carry out duties;
    • Maintains and stores tools required for work safety;
    • Assists with clean-up following construction and maintenance projects; and
    • Assists the Area Foremen and Utilities Officers to locate underground utilities.
  2. Ensures that the Area Foreman is regularly updated on the condition of municipal roads, and reports any major problems.
  3. Provides traffic accommodation such as flagging and signage required for gravelling, dust control, construction, and maintenance activities.
  4. Assists in collecting traffic data by undertaking manual traffic counts and by installing and removing portable traffic counters as directed.
  5. Adheres to guidelines as set out in the Human Resource Policy Manual.
  6. Participates in the County Health, Safety, and Wellness Program as required.
  7. Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

Completion of high school diploma is preferred. Knowledge of handling, maintaining, and operating light equipment, which may include tractors and mowing equipment, and general mechanical abilities are required. Welding and carpentry experience would be an asset.

Must have written and verbal communication skills in order to record daily reports and logs and communicate effectively with the public to provide good customer services. A valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s licence with trailer towing experience is a strong asset. 

Although not a requirement, a Class 3 licence and experience running equipment, i.e. wheel-loader, track or loader backhoe, or grader is an asset.

Must be able and willing to work under minimal supervision and perform physical labour outdoors in all types of weather. Shift work and standby/call-out for emergency duties is required.

Summer student utilities technician

Closes Feb. 14, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

The summer student utilities technician assists the Utilities staff in performing various duties related to water distribution, wastewater collection and other departmental and organizational duties.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Participates in preventative maintenance programs and applies operating guidelines for water, wastewater, storm water and solid waste infrastructure.
  2. Assists in the operation and maintenance of the wastewater collection system.
  3. Maintain, inspect and perform uni-directional flushing of hydrants.
  4. Operate and perform general repairs on water valves.
  5. Participates in routine safety inspections and provides input regarding safety program compliance and development.
  6. Maintains yards and properties associated with municipal water, wastewater and solid waste facilities.
  7. Provide support for operations at the municipal solid waste transfer stations.
  8. Performs meter installations and bi-monthly meter readings.
  9. Adheres to guidelines as set out in the Human Resource Policy Manual.
  10. Participates in the County Health, Safety, and Wellness Program as required.
  11. Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

A high school diploma or equivalency is an asset. Enrollment in an Environmental Program and working toward certification in Water Distribution Certification (Level I) and Waste Water Collection Certification (Level I) is an asset. Candidates must be available for shift work and overtime, including after-hour call-outs and emergencies and have the proven ability to work in a team environment and independently without supervision. Must have a valid Alberta Drivers Licence. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, other staff, and the public is required.

Manager of information technology

Closes Feb. 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

The manager of information technology is responsible for the implementation and operation of the information technology systems required for county operations by providing strategic solutions and the effective management of resources in order to provide innovative solutions, support and services in the best interest of our customers.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Leads the organization’s information technology service delivery including: support staff, infrastructure, systems, security, software applications, network, printers, phone systems, and computers.
  2. Manages communications and working relationships between IT and other departments within the organization, as well as external service providers to ensure high quality, consistent and reliable customer service.
  3. Maintains the organization’s effectiveness and efficiency by delivering and implementing the strategic goals as identified in the Information Technology Strategic Plan.
  4. Accomplishes information technology staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring and appraising results; coaching and counseling; initiating and coordinating systems, policies and procedures.
  5. Establishes and maintains processes to ensure operational capacity, continuity of business activities and preservation of assets in the event of an emergency.
  6. Ensures and verifies the security of information technology assets, data, network access, and backup systems of both internal and external systems.
  7. Ensures minimal disruption and downtime to the organization by implementing proactive business strategies, policies and procedures that anticipate future technological needs.
  8. Proactively research, identify, and implement best practices and emerging technologies that result in improved end user results and satisfaction.
  9. Develops and maintains a cost effective IT budget that strategically aligns with organizational and strategic objectives.
  10. Adheres to guidelines as set out in the Human Resource Policy Manual.
  11. Participates in the County Health, Safety, and Wellness Program as required.
  12. Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

The minimum level of education required by this position is a bachelor degree in computer science, or related discipline. A minimum ten years’ progressive experience including a minimum of five years in a senior management role in a corporate or municipal environment is required. Comprehensive understanding of network architecture, client/server technology and cyber security is required. The position requires a strategic thinker with strong leadership skills and the ability to communicate effectively with team members and customers. Municipal experience is considered an asset.

Administrative assistant - utilities

Closes Jan. 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

The administrative assistant provides front line counter, telephone reception and administrative support for the utilities department.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Responds to general questions from the public related to department operations, provides front counter reception duties that include receiving and responding to residents requests and facilitating registration and payment for services provided by the County.
  2. Performs reception duties that include answering telephone calls from residents and contractors, directing phone calls, scheduling meetings, relaying messages and dispatching to field personnel.
  3. Manages and maintains databases relating to requests, complaints and utility programs.
  4. Administers the solid waste transfer station cards and bin pickup requests for solid waste.
  5. Processes applications and enters data for programs applicable to the operations of the Utilities department.
  6. Processes purchase and work orders.
  7. Drafts correspondence (letters, memorandums, etc.), and performs related duties such as faxing, copying, opening and distributing mail, ordering office supplies, taking meeting minutes, running analytical reports, and preparing agenda packages.
  8. Collects, compiles and distributes program information for reports required for committee meetings.
  9. Supports the records management program for the department.
  10. Provides cover for lunch-hour front desk reception duties on a rotational basis.
  11. Adheres to guidelines as set out in the Human Resource Policy Manual.
  12. Participates in the County Health, Safety, and Wellness Program as required.
  13. Provide backup services for Public Works and Engineering front desk.
  14. Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

A high school diploma supplemented by secretarial/office management courses or a diploma and a minimum three years administrative support experience is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including experience with word processing, spreadsheets, and databases is required.

Experience with Serenic municipal accounting software is an asset.

This position requires excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and public relations skills in order to communicate effectively and diplomatically with the public, elected officials, external authorities and organizations, and department staff. The proven ability to contribute effectively to a team environment; work independently and inter-departmentally is required. Organization skills and the ability to prioritize the use of time and work assignments to meet deadlines are required.

Early years mentor - Parent Link Centre

Closes Jan. 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Full time, temporary position

The Early Years Mentor - Parent Link, assists in the planning, implementation and evaluation of Parent Link programs and services throughout the region in the core areas of early childhood development, family support, parent education and information and referral.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Program Planning and Service Delivery:
  • Depending on skill levels and based on the business plan, responsibilities may include:
    •  Developing, implementing, facilitating and evaluating early childhood development, family support and parent education programs for families/caregivers with children aged 0-6 years old.
    • Delivering the Triple P -Positive Parenting Program, or assisting in the delivery of components of the training
  • Ensures Parent Link locations remain a safe, clean and informative place for parents and children to play and learn. 
  • Provides parents and caregivers with information on parenting, child development and community resources and makes parent directed referrals in a timely, supportive and respectful manner.
  • Consults with parents on the developmental stages of their children and administers the Ages & Stages/Ages & Stages - SE Questionnaire. 
  • Participates in the promotion of the program by attending community awareness and special events.
  • Provides input into resources needed in the region.
  1. Community Engagement
  • Maintains positive relations with agencies and service providers to build partnerships and awareness of services available.
  • Participates and/or facilitates community meetings, committees and/or workshops in order to define the needs, identify gaps and help to guide the programming of services in each community. 
  • Works collaboratively with communities, programs and agencies in the region to support their relevant projects and events.
  • Facilitates community events to communicate and promote this and other programs and services and to develop support and promote volunteerism for the program.
  1. Evaluation and Reporting
  • Maintains client and group files and statistics using a database and other programs as required.
  • Administers the provincial Parent Link Participant Survey to families.
  • Provides evaluation tools to families as recommended or directed.
  1. Administration
  • Adheres to FCSS Policies and Guidelines.
  • Adheres to the mandate and guidelines of Parent Link Centres as set out by Alberta Human Services (site review guidelines).
  1. Adheres to guidelines as set out in the Human Resource Policy Manual.

  2. Participates in the County Health, Safety, and Wellness Program as required.

  3. Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

Post secondary education, with a diploma in social services and/or human services discipline and a solid understanding of early childhood development and the needs of parents, children and families is required. Demonstrated group facilitation and training skills with adults, youth and children is required. Accreditation in Triple P Levels II, III and/or IV is a strong asset, as is at least one year of experience in parenting and associated programs. 

Knowledge and experience working with community agencies and services and the services they provide is an asset. Strong verbal and written communication skills and Microsoft Office (word processing and data entry) skills are required.

An ability to work independently and collaboratively on projects and programs is required. 

First Aid and CPR certification.

Personal transportation is required for travel throughout Leduc County and evening and weekend work is required in order to meet the needs of the community.

Position

Closing Date

We thank everyone for your application; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.