Job Number: 47586
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The Fleet and Facility Services Branch is essential to keep Edmontonians working, moving and thriving by maintaining City assets and providing custodial services to transit buses and shelters, police stations, libraries, corporate vehicles, operational equipment, City-owned recreation centres and buildings. The safety, reliability, maintenance and cleanliness of these assets allow staff and citizens to truly enjoy Edmonton.
Reporting to the Deputy City Manager, City Operations, this position provides leadership, oversight, and financial stewardship for the City’s Asset Management programs in Fleet and Facility Services of over 1200 staff and an annual budget of over $500 million. Fleet and Facility Services continues to be a critical component of the City’s commitment to delivering essential services to Edmontonians. To help meet this commitment, the branch continues to evolve and modernize the management and maintenance of the City of Edmonton’s fleet of over 5,000 vehicles and equipment, and over 900 buildings and infrastructure.
The Branch Manager is responsible for Corporate Policy Development, Risk Management, and implementing the corporate work plan while being responsible to Council and the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), for priorities that evolve with changing external and internal environmental factors. This position is directly responsible for overseeing the development and maintenance of the City’s corporate strategic planning framework and ensuring its alignment with the City’s capital and operating budgets. The Corporation's strategic agenda, including programs and services, is a focus for the Branch Manager’s role and accountability. The Fleet and Facilities Branch has Fleet and Facility Services has touch points to all Branches and Departments across the City, in addition to external clients who then, in turn, provide programs and services for Edmontonians; for example, ambulance, police, fire, waste collection, buildings, libraries, recreation centres, and more.
Goals and deliverables:
- Integrate and collaborate with the other branches across the City of Edmonton and external partners
- Work closely with the Executive Leadership Team, Department Management
- Teams, and business partners to provide strategic advice, leadership, and analysis to ensure informed decision making with respect to the development and execution of the City’s strategic and business plans
- Lead the development of efficient and effective service delivery design, including innovation, customer experience and continuous improvement
- Identify strategic investments for innovation that improve productivity, quality of service and responsiveness to evolving expectations of Council and Edmontonians
- Lead the Corporation in building and championing customer service standards of excellence in the delivery of fleet and facility services to the a variety of internal and external customers
- Ensure the fleet and facility strategy reflects and represents the needs and diversity of the external and internal community
- Prioritize projects and balance demands of various customers, administration, vendor community, Council, and other agencies to ensure limited impacts to revenue, operations, and Branch reputation
- Build trust and establish strong relationships with City Council, the Executive Leadership Team, departments and branches across the organization, and other partners such as other orders of government and community organizations
- Lead employee development and coaching, performance evaluation and feedback, health and wellness, safety, conflict resolution, staff recruitment and succession planning
- Anticipate business opportunities, influence policy, planning and initiatives, and foster a culture of accountability through performance measurement
- Knowledge, training and/or education in Business, Public Administration, Engineering or a related field. A Masters Degree in a related field is considered an asset
- A professional designation from a nationally recognized professional institute or association is considered an asset
- Experience providing strategic leadership in large diverse organizations in both private and public sectors including experience in providing fleet and facility services, or a related field
- Excellent people leadership skills and experience to lead and manage change, build organizational talent and capacity and achieve organizational outcomes
What does success look like?
- Build a respectful workplace culture through a values-based influencer approach and working collaboratively
- Understand complex municipal subject matter and building influential relationships with City Council, external agencies, orders of government, community organizations, and internal departments and branches
- Communicate with strong political acumen, strategic planning, issue resolution and decision-making skills
- Present complex ideas to diverse audiences, build positive relationships and establish clear expectations
- Deliver service excellence, embracing diversity and promoting inclusiveness
- Demonstrate alignment with the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, fostering an environment for others to do the same. For more information on the City’s Cultural Commitments, please visit edmonton.ca/our-culture
- Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator. For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit edmonton.ca/our-culture
The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We encourage applications from courageous leaders who intentionally promote respect and inclusion on their teams. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework (https://bit.ly/3hd2d95) and the Indigenous Framework (https://bit.ly/3cMgnPU).
The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact [email protected].
1 Permanent Full-time position
Talent sourced through this process may be considered for similar opportunities within the City of Edmonton.
Hire is dependent on a Criminal Information Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton; there may be a cost associated with this requirement.
Hours of Work: 36.9 hours per week, Monday - Friday. This position may be eligible for the Hybrid Work Program.
Salary: $156,546.00 - $223,637.00 Annually
Talent Acquisition Consultant: JM/JJ
Classification Title: Branch Manager, Fleet and Facility Services
Posting Date: Sep 7, 2023
Closing Date: Oct 5, 2023 11:59:00 PM (MDT)
Number of Openings (up to): 1 - Permanent Full-time
Union : Management
Department: Fleet and Facility Services
Work Location(s): 15th Floor Edmonton Tower, 10111 104 Avenue Edmonton T5J 0J4