Director of Facilities Operations
Yukon Hospital Corporation - Whitehorse, YT

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The Land of the Midnight Sun gives way to winters of spectacular skies, sunshine and northern lights. Yukon is a place with clear lakes and river and mountain vistas. Of the 35,800 Yukon residents, more than 27,000 live in Whitehorse, capital of Yukon. Cafes are popular gathering places and recreational facilities are second to none in Canada. With 75 kilometres of world class groomed trails at the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club, a downhill ski and snowboarding centre at Mount Sima, boating on pristine waters, and hiking trails that take you into the backcountry and up the mountains – whatever you can imagine for community
life is all available in Yukon.


The Director of Facility Operations develops contract specifications and oversees, monitors and evaluates facility service contracts and leases; develops and implements best practices for the supply, delivery, and service excellence for all areas; and works closely with Capital Planning and Projects on construction projects managed by project office. The Director of Facility Operations reports to the Chief Financial Officer, this position provides overall development, direction, operation and support of Plant and Maintenance, Security Services and Environmental Services including Housekeeping and Laundry.

The Candidate - Qualifications/Toolbox

Property Management Professional (PMP) Certification or a Trades Certificate (i.e. First or Second Class Power Engineering Certificate) with 7-10 years of management/leadership experience, a valid Class 5 Drivers License and the ability to travel to Yukon Hospital Corporation community hospitals.

Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of property management principles and practices; strong management experience, with track record of successfully planning and delivering major organizational projects or programs including financial management, human resource management methods and techniques, etc.; knowledge of issues, trends and practices in hospital facility operations; knowledge of policy and program development, planning and evaluation principles and practices; demonstrated commitment to providing leadership, achieving objectives, providing quality services, and effective management of resources: demonstrated ability to manage budgets and scarce resources, demonstrated ability to guide individuals and groups while maintaining group cohesion, motivation, commitment and effectiveness, proven ability to lead, guide and direct staff, demonstrated ability to effectively introduce and manage change that is consistent with the vision, goals and objectives of Yukon Hospital Corporation; ability to work effectively on the management team and within committee structures, excellent communication and negotiation skills, good analytical and synthesis skills, good problem solving and conflict resolution skills; demonstrated ability to function effectively in a highly dynamic environment; demonstrated ability to be effective in an environment subject to continuous change; working knowledge of applicable regulations, legislation, and collective agreements.

The Compensation

This position is part of our Management group with an annual salary of $91, 342 to $114, 178. Included with the offer will be an attractive benefits packages, pension plan, yearly performance bonus, and relocation allowance.

The initial screening of candidates will be on those who have applied by September 14th, 2012, but the recruitment process will remain active until a suitable candidate has been selected. Quoting competition # 2012-190, please send your resume/application to:

Human Resources Department
Whitehorse General Hospital
#5 Hospital Road, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 3H7

Yukon Hospital Corporation is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority consideration. We thank all those who apply and advise that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.