The City of Pembroke
Location: Pembroke, Ontario
Posted: July 9th 2024
Salary: $35.33 per hour
Situated on the beautiful Ottawa River, Pembroke is a vibrant city of 16,200 that is renowned as “the heart of the Ottawa Valley.” Pembroke is the key commercial sector of the area with a mix of small and large businesses, a vibrant downtown core, and a quality of life that combines culture, sport, and nature.


We are currently recruiting for a Sub-Foreperson for the roads and fleet department. This is a permanent, full-time position working 40 hours per week including weekends, holidays and occasional overtime.


The Sub-Foreperson will schedule, organize, direct and participate in the day-to-day operations, maintenance, construction and inspection activities of the roads operations division, as a

working leader within the division. This role provides work direction and guidance to roads operations staff (and contracted staff), and ensures that all work tasks are completed in a manner that complies with city, minimum maintenance and other legislated policies, procedures and standards for roadway maintenance and construction.


General Scope of Duties:

  • Confer with the supervisor regarding work directives and scheduling, assignment of equipment
  • Organize and oversee the daily work of the section and determine the best procedure to undertake the assignment
  • Respond to inquiries and complaints and prepare proposals on solutions with a focus on service to the public
  • Prepare and submit reports
  • Responsible for the quick and effective resolution of assignments
  • Ensure that correct, efficient and safe work procedures are followed
  • Ensure that tools, materials, and equipment are available for the work assignment and are readily available at the work site
  • Assist with long-term planning and short-term planning, assign and monitor work
  • During routine patrols, responsible for building and maintaining ongoing lists of outstanding items to be completed and determine priority of such works
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and be capable of directing and coaching employees
  • Train and mentor crew members on construction best practices and procedures
  • A minimum of grade 12
  • Possess and maintain a DZ Ontario driver’s licence
  • A minimum of five years of experience
  • Certified road supervisor (CRS-1) would be an asset
  • Capable of carrying out duties with a minimum of supervision and with a high level of responsibility
  • Knowledge of the capabilities of tools and equipment generally used within this section, and of the construction and maintenance services
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Administration and record-keeping skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software (e.g. Word, Excel) and email
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills when dealing with members of the public and employees
Additional Information
What we offer:


  • $35.33 per hour (2024 probationary rate)
  • Extended health care, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability and accidental death insurance
  • 15 days of vacation, increasing with years of service plus 2 wellness days
  • OMERS defined pension including 100% employer matching
  • Professional development and skill-based training opportunities
  • Employee and family assistance plan


Applicants are invited to submit a detailed cover letter and resume by July 24, 2024 at 12:00pm.


The City of Pembroke is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No inquiries, please.


We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.


Personal information submitted will be used for the sole purpose of this competition. It is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act, RSO 2001, and will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for employment purposes.

Contact Information
Arin Crinnion, Human Resources Coordinator
The City of Pembroke
1 Pembroke Street East,
Pembroke, Ontario

Fax: 613-735-3660
Email: humanresources@pembroke.ca
Website: www.pembroke.ca

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