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Current Employment Opportunities

    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • City of Welland


    The City of Welland is seeking a full time, non-union Forestry Foreman. Reporting to the Manager, Parks Planning and Maintenance, the Forestry Foreman is responsible for conducting maintenance activities within the Forestry programs, and Parks, Facilities and Leisure Services systems as well as providing on-site supervision of crews. This position is also responsible for coordinating and supervising the day to day operations of the Canal Lands, including events and special projects and being assigned to on-call duties, as required. This is a 40 hour per week position. 

    The annual salary range is $73,141 - $87,720. The Corporation also offers a comprehensive benefits package. 

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a current resume clearly marked “Forestry Foreman” via email to hr@welland.ca or in person at: 

    Human Resources Department 
    City of Welland 
    60 East Main Street 
    Welland, Ontario L3B 3X4 

    Posting closes at 4:00pm on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 

    A detailed job description can be obtained by visiting our website at www.welland.ca

    The City of Welland is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. The City of Welland is committed to accommodating people with disability. Should you require any accommodations, we will work to meet your needs. 

    All applications will be held in strict confidence. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

    Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for employment assessment purposes only.

    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 22 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • City of Cambridge

    Supervisor, Parks and Recreation Operations
    (Job Number 164)

    Working within our Strategic Plan of People, Place, and Prosperity, and committing to our values of Integrity, Respect, Inclusiveness and Service, the successful candidate will work together to make the City of Cambridge a place for people to prosper – alive with opportunity.

    We are looking for a Supervisor, Parks and Recreation Operations within the Community Development Department, Parks, Recreation & Culture Division. Reporting to the Manager of Parks & Recreation Operations the Supervisor, Parks and Recreation Operations is responsible for the leadership and day to day operation of various properties and facilities within a defined geographic area in the City. Supervises and schedules Parks and Recreation Operations work crews and arranges for proper training of staff in the maintenance of Parks, Arenas, buildings, equipment, change and washroom facilities, sports fields, picnic areas and playground equipment, in a designated district of the City. This position oversees arena facilities with banquet halls and meeting rooms, determines the work to be done, assigns maintenance work, makes purchases and arranges for repairs, as well as, provides input to the capital and operating budget process and monitors expenditures and revenues within the area of responsibility. You will be responsible for staff training, development, recruitment and discipline for all unionized full time, part time and seasonal employees within area of responsibility. Additionally, this position ensures compliance with technical regulations and legislations i.e: Technical Standards Safety Association, Board of Health Regulations, Electrical Safety Authority, Building Code, Canadian Standards Association Playgrounds Standards, Accessibility Standards, Ministry of Environment requirements, etc. In this position you will assure compliance and documentation as applicable to regulations and standard operating procedures, as well as take the leading role in development, training and implementation of new and existing Standard Operating Procedures and responsible for quality control.

    Minimum requirements: 
    • Two year college diploma in Parks Management, Horticulture, Recreation Facility Management, Recreation Leadership, Business and/or Leadership Development (or equivalent). 
    • Professional certification in Certified Ice Technician and Playground Practitioner. 
    • Minimum of three years prior related experience with one and one half years on the job experience in Buildings, Facilities, Arenas, Parks, Special Events and Emergency & Risk Management. 
    • Must be able to respond independently to complex issues involving customer issues, employee relations, and operational issues on a regular continuous basis. 
    • Sound knowledge of Parks and Arena Operations Equipment and Facilities. Advanced knowledge of equipment operation to establish training and qualifications for operators within the Parks & Recreation Operations Division. Control daily expenditures for operational efficiency decisions. 
    • Strong computer skills in MS Office and experience working with ERP and work management systems (i.e. SAP) 
    • Valid Class G driver’s license with access to a vehicle.

    This position is within Grade 4 of the Non-Union Salary Schedule and has an annual salary range of $71,560 to $87,268, based on working 35 hours per week. We offer a comprehensive benefit package and are an Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) employer.

    For more information and to apply for this position, please visit www.cambridge.ca/careers by 7:00 pm on Friday, September 22, 2017

    If you require support or accommodation due to a disability, please contact hraccessibility@cambridge.ca or 519-740- 4680, extension 4379. 

    Personal information in relation to the recruitment and hiring process is collected under the authority outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information will be used to determine eligibility for employment with the City of Cambridge only. If you have any questions about this collection of personal information, you can contact the Freedom of Information and Privacy Co-ordinator, Clerks Division, at 519-740-4680, extension 4583.

    • 15 Sep 2017
    • 27 Sep 2017
    • City of Brampton




    Reporting to the Manager, Parks Maintenance, supervise grounds maintenance operational staff in City Parks including full time, part time and seasonal parks staff.

    • Supervision and guidance of District Parks Forepersons including scheduling and training of staff.
    • Manage services provided by outside contractors.
    • Respond to general requests, complaints and other public inquiries.
    • Implement and review monthly operating budget and expenditures.·         Ensure compliance and adherence to by-laws and policies, as they relate to Parks Maintenance and Operations.
    • Schedule operating equipment and make recommendations for capital and replacement purchases; coordinate equipment allocation; monitor maintenance of equipment to ensure safety and reliability.
    • Perform parkland inspections and ensure safety of staff and public.
    • Set goals and conduct performance evaluation of Forepersons.
    • Evaluate productivity of parks maintenance staff.
    • Participate in recruitment of new full time staff.
    • Represent division on committees within the organization and in the community.
    • Participate in budget preparation.


    • College Diploma/Certificate in Landscape Technology or related field.
    • Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience in Parks Maintenance plus proven leadership ability including scheduling, training, and supervising staff. 
    • Computer literacy and basic accounting skills. 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.

    **Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

    TO APPLY:  Please apply online, quoting file number: 102663 by September 27, 2017 at: www.brampton.ca/employment or via www.workopolis.com and search for key words City of Brampton. If you require assistance with the application process, please contact us directly. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview with be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. We are dedicated to equal opportunity.

    The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Past Employment Opportunities

28 Aug 2017 GARDENER GRADE 4
24 Aug 2017 ARBORIST
16 Jun 2017 Supervisor, Parks Infrastructure & Horticulture
15 Jun 2017 Manager of Park Operations
05 Jun 2017 Supervisor, Operations - Roads & Parks
05 Jun 2017 Supervisor, Operations - Forestry
31 May 2017 Park Operations Technician, Fanshawe Conservation Area (London, ON)
25 May 2017 Parks & Open Space Supervisor
24 May 2017 Recreation Coordinator
16 May 2017 Lead Hand, Gardener (DZ License)
11 May 2017 Field Services Technician - Forestry
09 May 2017 Supervisor, Operations - Forestry
09 May 2017 Supervisor, Operations - Roads & Parks
02 May 2017 Curator/Instructor (Vegetable & Rose Garden)
25 Apr 2017 Horticulture & Materials Collection Supervisor
24 Apr 2017 Parks Lead Hand
20 Apr 2017 Crew Leader, Forestry
18 Apr 2017 Skilled Labourer - Turf/Forestry
06 Apr 2017 Lead Hand, Guelph Lake C.A.
06 Apr 2017 Lead Hand Elora Gorge C.A.
06 Apr 2017 Turfperson / Integrated Pest Technician, Permanent
30 Mar 2017 Seasonal Supervisor - Horticulture and Materials Collection (Approx. 4 months)
15 Mar 2017 City of Toronto 2017 Parks Jobs
13 Mar 2017 Temporary Labourer - Parks
03 Mar 2017 Seasonal Horticulturalist (6 Month Contract)
03 Mar 2017 Supervisor of Parks
02 Mar 2017 Afternoon Supervisor
02 Mar 2017 Supervisor of Parks and Roads
28 Feb 2017 Manager, Design
27 Feb 2017 Supervisor of Parks and Forestry
15 Feb 2017 Student Opportunity - Seasonal Parks Worker
14 Feb 2017 Parks Handyworker 3
08 Feb 2017 Supervisor II Parks & Recreation Operations, File# M-09-17E
02 Feb 2017 Horticulture Supervisor, Section 5 (OGT, QVP, Kingsbridge Park, Rapidsview, Dufferin Islands)
02 Feb 2017 Horticulture Supervisor, North Parks
02 Feb 2017 Supervisor, Forestry and Environmental Management
30 Jan 2017 Upper Thames River Conservation Authority 2017 Seasonal Positions
20 Jan 2017 Supervisor, Sports Fields and Turf
20 Jan 2017 Turfperson / Integrated Pest Technician, Permanent
09 Jan 2017 Irrigation Specialist (Seasonal)
09 Jan 2017 Horticulture and Materials Collection Supervisor
22 Dec 2016 Manager - Parks & Open Spaces
22 Dec 2016 Landscape Technician / Urban Forestry Project Manager (3-year contract)
21 Dec 2016 Seasonal Forestry Operator (6 months)
21 Dec 2016 Seasonal Sports Field Operator (6 months)
21 Dec 2016 Seasonal Gardener (6 months)
21 Dec 2016 Seasonal Assistant Gardener (6 months)
21 Dec 2016 Seasonal Turf Operator (6 months)
16 Dec 2016 Working Foreperson - Parks
16 Dec 2016 Supervisor, Parks Development, Technical and Community Support
16 Dec 2016 Conservation Area Clerk
10 Dec 2016 Corporate Leader - Parks, Corporate Facilities, Recreation & Culture
08 Dec 2016 Temporary Labourer - Parks & Recreation
07 Nov 2016 Manager of Horticulture
04 Nov 2016 Assistant Project Supervisor
01 Nov 2016 Arborist
24 Oct 2016 Recreation Coordinator 1 - Child and Youth
12 Oct 2016 Supervisor, Patrol Operations - Posting Number: 000933
11 Oct 2016 Supervisor, Horticulture Operations - File #16-2845-AM
28 Sep 2016 Director, Recreation and Culture
19 Sep 2016 Parks Operator Horticulture
13 Sep 2016 Director, Environment and Parks
08 Sep 2016 Horticulture and Materials Collection Supervisor
29 Aug 2016 Trade - City Gardener
22 Jul 2016 Design and Development Assistant
22 Jul 2016 IPM Instructor and Curator
18 Jul 2016 Parks Planner/Landscape Architect
06 Jul 2016 Supervisor, Parks Grounds Maintenance
23 Jun 2016 Cross-Over
22 Jun 2016 Horticulture and Materials Collection Supervisor
20 Jun 2016 Gardener Grade 4
14 Jun 2016 Manager of Facilities, Parks and Property
14 Jun 2016 Arborist - Temporary
07 Jun 2016 Manager of Conservation Area Operations
06 Jun 2016 Coordinator of Parks Services (1 year contract)
24 May 2016 Full Time - Public Works Department (Arena Facilities)
24 May 2016 Full Time - Public Works Department (Roads)
16 May 2016 Landscape Crew Lead
13 May 2016 Lead Gardener
06 May 2016 Coordinator, Parks Infrastructure
03 May 2016 Gardener/Landscaper
26 Apr 2016 Gardener
25 Apr 2016 Design Projects Co-ordinator, Capital Projects & Strategic Services Division
22 Apr 2016 Foreperson, Parks District #102074
21 Apr 2016 Manager of Roads and Parks Operations
21 Apr 2016 Temporary Gardener
12 Apr 2016 Technical Instructor
07 Apr 2016 Urban Forestry Technician (1 year contract)
17 Mar 2016 Gardener II
15 Mar 2016 Park Operations Technician
15 Mar 2016 Seasonal Sports Field Operator
11 Mar 2016 Seasonal Forestry Operator
10 Mar 2016 Equipment Operator
07 Mar 2016 Temporary Full Time Bargaining Unit Position Park Operations Coordinator
07 Mar 2016 Grounds Operator
07 Mar 2016 Horticulturist
04 Mar 2016 Landscape Architect
03 Mar 2016 Forester Specialist
01 Mar 2016 Gardener/Landscaper - Roads & Parks Maintenance Department
25 Feb 2016 Contract Operator ll Horticulture (1 year contract)
19 Feb 2016 Supervisor, Trails & Natural Areas Stewardship
19 Feb 2016 Seasonal Gardener
11 Feb 2016 Conservation Area Technician – 2 Positions
10 Feb 2016 Parks Manager
08 Feb 2016 Supervisor of Horticulture (Job #167)
05 Feb 2016 Curator & Instructor (Integrated Pest Management)
04 Feb 2016 Urban Forestry Technician (1 year contract)
03 Feb 2016 Gardener - Community Services Department
26 Jan 2016 Upper Thames River Conservation Authority Seasonal Positions
26 Jan 2016 Park/Facility Operator - Public Works Department
14 Jan 2016 Senior Project Manager - Parks & Cemeteries
13 Jan 2016 Seasonal Parks Worker - Summer Student
11 Jan 2016 Field Services Supervisor
06 Jan 2016 City of Toronto 2016 Parks Jobs
06 Jan 2016 Coordinator, Maintenance & Projects
05 Jan 2016 Senior Director, Parks, Planning & Properties
04 Jan 2016 Parkskeeper IV - District (2)
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