Winter Patroller

July 2, 2019

The Corporation of the County of Huron Public works Department requires a contract Winter Patroller

Monitors 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 observed conditions and/or weather forecast

Logs all actions directed and taken by crews and contractors on the roadway

Responds and documents calls 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 condition of signs and other road hazards and report them to the lead hand or supervisor to coordinate resolution

Drive and inspect representative winter route 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:

Class DZ Driver License within 2 yrs of full-time employment

Driver abstract containing no significant record of violations

Qualified to operate a chainsaw

A certified Huron County plow operator within the first year of employment by participating in the training program

Preferred Skills:

Qualified plow operator

Valid and current Class DZ driver license


Grade 5 $26.80 – $30.05 /hour (There are four levels within the grade and the rate increases a level every year the employee returns)

Plus $1.80/hour in lieu of benefits


Please forward a cover letter and resume by 4:30 pm Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 to humanresources [at] huroncounty [ dot ] ca

Submissions guidelines:

  • To be considered for this position, please ensure your:
      • Email subject line is “2019 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”)

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.