Citywide Foreperson EX20-114

This opportunity (EX20-114) closed on 24-Feb-2020.

Employment Opportunity Notice: EX20-114

Reporting Location: Frobisher Depot

Permanent Position

Start Date to Follow Selection Process

The Roads Operations Section, Linear Infrastructure Services Division, Growth and Infrastructure Department, of the City of Greater Sudbury, requires a Citywide Foreperson. The successful candidate must possess the qualifications and perform the duties, as set out below. The current range of pay for this position is $3,146.50 to $3,703.70 bi-weekly (subject to review).

Main Function:

The position is responsible to a Manager of Roads Operations for the complete management, direction and operation of Citywide Maintenance Operations in support of the Section Business Plan and quality customer service outcomes for the citizens of the community.


Under the general direction of a Manager of Roads Operations.

  1. Manage the financial, human and physical resources of the Citywide Maintenance Operations in alignment with CGS’s vision and values and in accordance with the annual Business Plan.
  2. Provide overall direction to staff on all Citywide activities related to Forestry, Sign Shop, Traffic Line Painting and Maintenance management including facilities.
  3. Direct and supervise contractors undertaking work for Citywide Maintenance Operations.
  4. Participate in the development of operating policies, work programs, budgets and the business plan for the Section.
  5. Translate budgets and plans into maintenance programs and allocate work programs to Sub-Forepersons and personnel.
  6. Responsible for the execution of all Citywide maintenance programs.
  7. Monitor maintenance activities, ensure compliance with work schedules, budgets, methods and procedures and compliance with applicable legislation.
  8. Ensure the safe and efficient operation of all vehicles and equipment within scope of responsibility.
  9. Administer the approved budget and ensure that work is performed within allocated resources.
  10. Ensure that safety procedures are maintained in accordance with all pertinent legislation.  Conduct safety training sessions.
  11. Prepare work schedules for maintenance activities within approved work programs, and monitor work in progress against established benchmarks.
  12. Liaise with CGS Councillors, staff of Provincial and Federal Ministries (e.g. M.T.O., Fisheries and Oceans) and the general public on matters concerning Citywide responsibilities. Respond to service requests.
  13. Consult with the Manager of Roads Operations to implement policies, budgets, expenditures, personnel issues and other matters.
  14. Provide overall co-ordination and supervision of personnel, including the hiring, training, promotion of personnel and the performance monitoring and discipline of staff. Act as Management’s Representative at the Complaint Stage of the Grievance Procedure.
  15. Ensure crew cards have been properly completed.
  16. Be available for emergency stand-by duty following established schedules. Act as the Overall Responsible Supervisor (ORS), as required.
  17. Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.
  18. Perform other related duties as required.


Education and Training:

  • Successful completion of Secondary School (Grade XII) Education.
  • College Diploma in a related discipline from a recognized Community College with Canadian accreditation an asset.
  • Additional education initiatives to update and expand competencies.
  • EUSA certificate considered an asset.


  • Minimum of five (5) years or related operations, construction and maintenance experience with at least one (1) year of responsible supervisory experience in the coordination of work crews and work assignments as well as dealing with the general public.

Knowledge of:

  • CGS’s priorities.
  • Applicable legislation and related regulations.
  • Best practices within areas of responsibility.
  • Horizontal linkages to other relevant governmental levels and services as well as the private sector.

Abilities to:

  • Understand and meet the needs of customers.
  • Prepare operating and capital budgets for the Section.
  • Prepare an effective business plan for the Section.
  • Utilize computer software and administrative systems in a Windows environment (e.g. file maintenance, word processing, spreadsheet applications, information input and retrieval, etc.).
  • Set and achieve high standards for the Section.
  • Align systems to facilitate better service for the citizens of CGS.
  • Create and respond appropriately to a continuous learning environment.
  • Balance conflicting demands from stakeholders.
  • Anticipate and manage the impact of change on the Section’s activities.
  • Manage the financial, human and physical resources of the Section in a collaborative manner.
  • Manage conflict; mediate disputes; assist in reaching consensus.

Personal Suitability:

  • Mental and physical fitness to perform essential job functions.


  • Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.
  • French verbal skills highly desirable; written skills an asset.


  • May require the use of a personal or CGS vehicle on CGS business.  Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver’s licence, have an acceptable driving record, and personal insurance coverage.

Leadership Competencies:

Tactical Coordination and Direction (I)


Competency Definition

Level Definition


Take a creative approach to problems or issues, “think outside the box”, go beyond the conventional, and explore creative uses of resources.

Level 3: Proposes innovative ideas

Judgment and Decision Making

Make sound decisions involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk.

Level 2: Assimilates and interprets data to make competing decisions


Work and communicate collaboratively within City of Greater Sudbury to create alignment within and across teams and groups.

Level 3: Collaborates beyond one’s area

Customer/Citizen Focus

The desire to work closely with internal and external customers to meet and exceed their expectations.

Level 2: Addresses underlying customer/stakeholder needs

Planning, Coordination & Execution

Plan and coordinate work to achieve desired results on a consistent basis.

Level 3: Coordinates activities involving others within one’s team

Holding Self & Others Accountable

Hold others accountable to execute to high standards of excellence and hold themselves accountable to the same or higher standard.

Level 3: Monitors performance and gives corrective feedback


Inspire others to work toward common goals by engaging and empowering them, and providing clarity and direction.

Level 2: Optimizes team effectiveness

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Continuously develop and enhance one’s own and others’ personal and professional skills, knowledge and abilities.

Level 4: Models a learning orientation


Adapt and work effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups.

Level 2: Applies rules flexibly

Interpersonal Communication

Communicate effectively by reflecting on verbal and non-verbal behaviour, being attuned to the needs, perspectives and sensitivities of others and acting with them in mind.

Level 3: Effectively uses empathy

Managerial Courage/Integrity

Acting with integrity, ensuring one’s actions are consistent with City of Greater Sudbury’s values and expectations.

Level 2: Is publicly candid with the team, acting with integrity consistent with one’s beliefs

Leadership Presence

Develop and maintain a sense of presence and emotional maturity and have an inner confidence that one can succeed and overcome obstacles.

Level 3: Demonstrates personal courage

For more information on leadership competencies, please see our Leadership Competency Dictionary.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit their résumé in confidence by Monday, February 24, 2020 at 4:30 PM to: Citizen Service Centre, The City of Greater Sudbury, PO Box 5000, Station A, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 5P3, Facsimile number: 705-673-7219 or by e-mail to:  Any application received after this deadline will not be considered. Please reference the Employment Opportunity number (EX20-114) on your resume.

For further instructions on how to apply to this position, visit our How to Apply section.

The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants.

Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Hiring Manager.