Employment Opportunity Shop Supervisor

REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Transportation


This position is responsible for supervising and coordinating the day-to-day activities of the Transportation Shop, including personnel, inventory control, and the maintenance and repairs of the County’s fleet of vehicles, machinery, and equipment.

This individual will work within and promote a team-oriented organization in the role of Shop Supervisor.

This is a permanent full-time position outside the scope of the union.


  • Implements projects and day-to-day work assignments to meet fleet maintenance needs of all County departments. Uses discretion and good judgement to establish priorities for efficient provision of County services.
  • Responsible for the general maintenance, cleanliness and organization of the shop, yard, and any storage area directly related to the Shop.
  • Supervises Shop tradespeople and administrative staff, including work assignments, time management, and human resources functions.
  • Responsible for work order, maintenance, and costing.
  • Responsible for purchasing of supplies and maintaining inventory.
  • Monitors life cycle of machinery, fleet, and equipment in collaboration with respective Directors. Assists with asset management program as requested by Superintendent of Transportation.
  • Collaborates with internal departments and provide advice, problem solving, and technical assistance on activities relating to the maintenance of existing equipment and purchasing of new equipment.
  • Manages the Preventative Maintenance Program while adhering to National Safety Code (CVIP requirements) for all County vehicles and equipment.
  • Ensures the appropriate equipment is being utilized for each department and recommending the best possible solutions for the equipment replacement.
  • Strives to continually enhance the quality and delivery of services through efficiencies and innovation.
  • Adheres to guidelines as set out in Beaver County’s policies and administrative directives.
  • Attends the Management Team and department meetings.
  • Participates in annual budget preparation.
  • Ensures Health and Safety responsibilities under the County’s Health and Safety Program and legislation are being met, including compliance by staff reporting directly to the position.
  • Ensures all work-related information is kept confidential as per policy and in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid class 5 license with acceptable driver’s abstract (Class 1 an asset).
  • Supervisory experience (at least 5 years) in a similar setting preferred.
  • Experience in heavy equipment operations is an asset.
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanics Ticket is desirable but not required.
  • Familiarity and experience with the Microsoft Office suite of computer programs and have skills for digital & computer apps.
  • Experience in automotive or heavy equipment shop environments is required.
  • Knowledge in lean thinking and process improvement and asset management.
  • Familiarity with municipal operations and knowledge of rural communities is an asset.
  • Highly developed problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with vehicle/equipment regulations and various equipment components is required.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Code and related regulations.
  • Ability to identify and recognize unsafe conditions or work practices.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and delegate work to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to prioritize own workload.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and consistency.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality pursuant to FOIP and County policy.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, a driver’s abstract and a minimum of two work-related references to the following address:

Dan Blackie, Superintendent of Transportation
Beaver County,
Box 140
5120 - 50 Street,
Ryley, AB  T0B 4A0
Or by email to:  dblackie@beaver.ab.ca

Note: Beaver County is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a healthy and safe work environment.


Employment Opportunity


The County is seeking to fill the following positions for Election Day, October 18, 2021.  Click here for the position descriptions.

Presiding Deputy Returning Officers
Deputy Returning Officers
Voting Station Attendants (greet voters and sanitize voting stations, and in some cases, assist with the count)
Stand-by workers will also be chosen from the applications received.  Workers who accept this position must be available on short notice should a cancellation occur.

Rate of pay varies depending on position.  Stand-by workers will be paid ½ of position rate, and if called to work, will be paid the rate established for the position they fill.

Election workers will be assigned to one of the voting stations located at:

  • Lindbrook Community Hall
  • Spilstead Community Hall
  • Tofield Community Hall
  • Ryley Legion
  • Bruce Community Centre
  • Viking Seniors Centre
  • Kinsella Community Hall

To be eligible to work as an election worker, individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age;
  • Have own transportation;
  • Available to attend a daytime training session on October 7; and
  • Available to work extended hours (12+ hours) on Election Day (October 18).

Advance Votes will be held during the week of October 12-15 in some locations. Some DROs will be asked to work on these days (2 pm - 8 pm).

Prior experience with municipal elections is an asset.

Anyone who meets these qualifications and would like to be a part of the election team is asked to submit an application to the Beaver County Service Centre (administration@beaver.ab.ca or drop box at 5120 – 50 Street, Ryley).  Workers involved in the 2017 municipal election will be contacted by the County to determine their interest in the 2021 election.

Click here for a link to the application form.  For further information, please contact Cindy Cox by phone - 825-385-0067 or email at cindy@beaver.ab.ca.



Health and Safety (H&S) Administrator/ Beaver Emergency Services Commission (BESC) Administrative Assistant

Position Summary

This position is primarily for providing coordination of the Beaver Emergency Services Commission's health and safety program, administrative support to the H&S Committee and administrative support to the BESC executive assistant. This position may also provide support to the Finance Department and the Regional Emergency Manager (REM)as required.

Hours of work:  21 hours per week (Flex time) Monday, Tuesday, and Friday

Term of Employment: 2 years contract position

Pay Scale: To be negotiated

H&S Administrator Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to H&S Committee, H&S Representatives, and district fire chiefs.
  • Responsible for the daily administration of the H&S Program.
  • Maintain a current knowledge of health and safety literature, regulations, and codes of practice.
  • Develop and monitor the Health and Safety budget in consultation with H&S Committee and Administration.
  • Meet with H&S Committee and Administration to discuss policy or procedure concerns and refinements.
  • In conjunction with the H&S Committee coordinate/participate in annual internal audits of the H&S program.
  • In conjunction with the H&S Committee coordinate/assist in external audits, as needed.
  • Regularly review and summarize the various inspections from all fire departments and head office.
  • Regularly lead the review and implement revisions to the BESC health and safety manual, at the direction of the H&S Committee.
  • Participate in and record minutes of the H&S Committee meetings
  • Assist the Co-chairs of the H&S Committee as required.
  • When requested, help the staff and firefighters understand the H&S program including their responsibilities.

Other Health and Safety responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the creation and completion of any required documents (hazard assessments and safety sheets).
  • Ensure required training is carried out and documented.
  • In conjunction with Administration coordinate the purchase of approved Personal

Protective Equipment

  • Work with H&S Committee to establish schedules of inspection and ensure corrective action is taken whenever deficiencies are identified.
  • Assist Administration with emergency preparedness.
  • Assist H&S Representatives with incident investigations, analysis, and reporting.
  • Review incident reports received and where necessary assist with determining causes of incidents and corrective action in conjunction with the H&S Committee.
  • Ensure results from incident reports are communicated to the H&S Committee and fire departments.
  • Work with fire departments and administration to ensure accidents are reported immediately including proper and timely submission of WCB forms and other related paperwork.

Administrative Duties

  • Reception duties – answer phones, manages in-coming and out-going mail, issue fire permits
  • Edits, formats, and proofreads documents and presentations.
  • Provides administrative support to the Executive Assistant, as required.
  • Administrative filing, records management, and general office duties, as required.
  • Other duties as directed by the Executive Assistant.
  • Enter data pertaining to inventory, training records, asset management and incident statistics

Working Conditions

  • Duties are typically carried out at the BESC office during regular working hours.
  • H&S Committee meetings and functions and BESC board meeting are usually held in the evening at the BESC office or district fire stations.
  • Travel required to conduct H&S functions at district fire stations.


  • Knowledge of OHS Act, Regulations and Code
  • National Construction Safety Officer (NSCO) Certification
  • Administrative Assistant Certificate or equivalent education.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with MS Office including MS Office Access
  • Minimum of 3 years in a similar role.

Limitations and Disclaimer

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed, including minimum requirements in many cases.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job related duties as requested by their manager.

For more information, contact Allan Weiss, CAO, Beaver Emergency Services Commission, at 780-336-3041.