Director of Operations

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Job Type Executive Opportunities
Organization MD Smoky River No 130
Job Description

The Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130 is accepting applications for the Director of Operations position.  This key role is part of the senior management team. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director will manage a department responsible for municipal infrastructure services, including:  a road network of 1,770 kilometers, water distribution and wastewater collection for two Hamlets, numerous registered drainage systems, and the operation of three, solid waste sites.

Municipal operations are based in Falher, Alberta, ‘the Honey Capital of Canada’, in the heart of the scenic Peace Region.  Productive farmland is interspersed with two towns, two villages, two hamlets and natural areas including those on the Little Smoky and Smoky Rivers, from which the municipality derives its name.


  • Public works management or supervisory background
  • Effective planning and organizational skills
  • Team leadership experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with various computer software programs
  • A thorough understanding of procurement, tendering, and project management

In addition, preference will be given to candidates having:

  • Accreditation as an Engineering Technologist or Professional Engineer
  • Familiarity with provincial road, bridge, and water management programs
  • A working knowledge of geographic information systems, asset management programs and infrastructure grants.
  • Road construction and maintenance experience.
  • Experience with bylaws, policies, budgets, research and program development.

A detailed job description can be obtained by contacting the Municipal Office 780-837-2221.

As a municipality, we offer competitive wages and an excellent benefit package, including a defined benefits pension plan.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Return

Qualified individuals are asked to submit their resume by September 2nd, 2022, including salary expectations to:

Rita Therriault, Chief Administrative Officer
Municipal District of Smoky River No.130
P.O. Box 210, Falher, Alberta T0H 1M0

Fax: 780-837-2453