City of Trail


Director of Public Works

The Community

Located just 10 Km north of the U.S. border in the West Kootenay Region, the City of Trail is situated on the banks of the beautiful and mighty Columbia River. Along with affordable real estate, Trail offers outstanding opportunities for living life well and to the fullest. Known as BC’s ‘Number One Sports Town’ the Greater Trail area offers an abundance of outdoor activity that includes; golfing, skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, and hiking – not to mention first-class recreational facilities.

The Opportunity

The City (pop 7681) is seeking an experienced public works leader to become its Director of Public Works. The City of Trail Public Works Department takes pride in providing efficient and responsive services to its citizens.

Public Works personnel maintain 76 kilometers of roads, 88 hectares of parks and green spaces, a large underground utility system, the Mountain View Cemetery and a rapid rate filtration Water Treatment Plant.

Reporting to the CAO, the Director of Public Works, managing an operating budget of approximately $3.5 million, is responsible for all aspects of the City’s roads and bridges, its sewer and water operations, and the City’s physical facilities utilizing a combination of permanent and seasonal employees, plus outside consultants and contractors. The successful candidate will have good written and oral communications skills with a strong technical background; be able to plan, co-ordinate and motivate; and will lead an accomplished team by example and through effective communications.


The successful candidate will possess an engineering designation, or comparable education and qualifications. Experience with municipal operations and providing advice to a municipal council would be a definite asset.

The City has a competitive compensation and benefits program. A recent and detailed job description is available from the consultant. Further information is available on the City’s web site:

Closing Date: Friday March 10, 2017

Comprehensive resume; Salary history; and three (3) professional references.

Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. Bruce Malcolm

Toll free 1-877-830-0500 ext. 727




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