Seasonal Winter Patrollers

August 29, 2022

The Corporation of the County of Huron’s

Public Works Department

is seeking

Temporary Seasonal Winter Patrollers to Join the Team!

The Winter Patroller monitors the condition of roads in accordance with standards, monitors weather conditions and forecasts, directs response by contracted services, coordinates winter operations, and ensures that all required logs and records are produced and maintained.  May additionally perform duties of a Plow Operator, if qualified, as needed.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor road and weather conditions and can accurately interpret detailed road weather forecasts
  • Responsible for calling out plow operators to maintain roads based on observed conditions and/or weather forecast
  • Logs all actions directed and taken by crews and contractors on the roadway
  • Responds to and documents call from the public, OPP, and other county and municipal staff regarding road conditions and issues
  • Good communication skills
  • Collaborates with Full-time experienced plow operators to determine the best options for the current and expected conditions using a combination of observations, weather forecasts, and experience
  • Open and close roads as directed by OPP
  • Monitor and record the condition of signs and other road hazards and report them to the lead hand or supervisor to coordinate resolution
  • Drive and inspect representative winter routes to determine conditions and maintain detailed logs and apply anti-icing materials to the road when deemed appropriate
  • MMS road inspection of ALL roads in the patrol to look for and identify any and all defects and hazards – record them – and present them to the lead hand or supervisor to coordinate resolution
  • Removes road hazards such as trees, debris, and dead animals from the roadway
  • Snow removal and maintenance around the yard
  • Must have Clear and accurate record-keeping abilities
  • Partakes in the plow operator training program if not already qualified
  • Backup plow operator, when required once, qualified
  • Other Shop, equipment, Yard, and road maintenance duties as needed as defined by Road Maintenance 2 position

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Driver abstract containing no significant record of violations
  • Qualified to operate a chainsaw

 Preferred Skills:

  • Qualified plow operator
  • Valid and current Class DZ driver license
  • A certified Huron County plow operator within the first year of employment by participating in the training program


  • Consecutive 12 hour shifts,  day shift 6:00am until 6:00pm, or night shift 6:00pm until 6:00am
  • One week on day shift, one week off, one week on night shift, one week off, etc.
  • $28.14 – $32.92  per hour; as per the 2022 non-union pay grid (There are four levels within the grade and the rate increases a level every year you come back), plus $1.80/hour in lieu of benefits

Please forward a cover letter and resume by 4:30 pm, on Thursday, November 10, 2022 to humanresources [at] huroncounty [ dot ] ca

Submissions guidelines:

To be considered for this position, please ensure your:

  • Email subject line is “2022 Winter Patroller”
  • the cover letter is a maximum of one page long
  • cover letter and resume are saved together in one pdf file
  • the pdf file name is your: First name Last name (e.g. “Jane Smith.pdf”)


Posted August 29, 2022

Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The County of Huron is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.