Winter Patroller

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Job Number: J0917-0095                    

Job Title: Winter Patroller                    
Position Status: Contract                    
Union: Non-Union                    
Division: Infrastructure and Development Services                    
Facility: Oil City/Forest Depot                      
City: Oil City/Forest, Ontario, Canada  
Number of Positions: 2                    
Hours of Work: Variable, weekends.
Wage Rate: $23.15/Hour
Date Posted: September 25, 2017
Closing Date: October 15, 2017
Starting Date: November 27, 2017

The County of Lambton is an urban-rural area in southwestern Ontario that is home to over 126,000 residents. The Corporation's seven divisions operate programs and services for the residents of Lambton County such as land ambulance, provincial offences court, three Long-Term Care Homes, 26 library branches, two museums, an art gallery, archives, local roadways, public health services, housing services, social services, building services and planning and development services. Lambton County is a community dedicated to economic growth, environmental stewardship and an enhanced quality of life through the provision of responsive and efficient services and collaborative efforts with its municipal and community partners.

Position Overview

Patrol the County Road network on weekends documenting maintenance needs and dispatching County resources (manpower, equipment, and material) to combat winter storm activity.

Duties and Responsibilities

• To patrol the County Road network on  the weekends to ensure that the road network meets the Minimum Maintenance Standards as accepted by County Council and set out in Regulation 55 as established through the Municipal Act • Direct County resources (manpower, equipment, material) in the performance of their duties to combat winter storm activity in accordance with the County’s established Salt Management Plan and Storm Response Guidelines • Call out County forces as dictated by weather conditions and notify local municipalities of road conditions as required • Receive complaints from the public and police.  Respond to complaints and requests, suggesting corrective action if warranted and if not, explain the County’s position and relevant policy • Log and report particulars with respect to road conditions and accidents on County Roads • Perform work in accordance with the County’s Health & Safety policy and program and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations ensuring that appropriate safety and risk management practices are followed • Suggest operational changes to improve winter control operations • As required in a backup capacity, operate County equipment to complete winter operations.  Safely operate “All Inclusive Snow Plough Equipment”, tractor backhoe, front-end loader, etc. • Have a working knowledge of municipal winter control methods and procedures and legal requirements related to winter operations
These describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification.  They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification.  Other duties may be assigned.
Supervision Requirements Direct Supervision: None Indirect Supervision: None Functional Authority: Equipment Operators, Operators, Skilled Labourers and Winter Control Operators


Minimum Formal Education: • Secondary school graduation diploma or the equivalent in experience with the completion of the AORS municipal road maintenance course • Current valid Province of Ontario Drivers License, minimum class DZ
Experience: • A minimum of three years of public or private sector public works experience preferred
A valid Ontario driver’s license and use of a vehicle.

How to Apply: Apply online at to Job# J0917-0095 by midnight Sunday October 15, 2017.


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