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  • 13 Jun 2018
  • 28 Jun 2018
  • Niagara Parks Commission

Manager, Parks Operations

Under the general supervision of the Senior Manager, Parks Operations and within established policies, procedures and guidelines to manage the waste collection services planning, maintenance and development of The Niagara Parks Commission’s Waste Collection needs. Responsible for the Parks Department Waste and Recycling and general parks operations where assigned. Provides oversight for ensuring sound parks operational practices are implemented and adhered to, high level of customer service is maintained, operating safely, efficiently and profitably and meets or exceeds the acceptable standards of the NPC management and Commission.

Niagara Parks offers an annual salary of $72,050 to $86,058 as well as a comprehensive benefit and pension plan.

A successful Police Information Check is required for the selected candidate.

Applications for this position will be accepted until June 28, 2018.



Niagara Parks is one of the largest employers in the Niagara Region, with over 1,700 full time and seasonal employees. Our team is comprised of energetic and friendly staff who provide guests from around the world with exceptional quality service. Niagara Parks is committed to attracting and retaining a highly professional, motivated, engaged and inclusive workforce within a culture of teamwork, mutual respect and trust. This is achieved by aligning the right people with the right skills in the right places to promote continuous improvement and excellence. Our corporate vision is to be an innovative example of sustainability as the environmental and cultural stewards of the Niagara River Corridor; a welcoming, accessible and inspiring place offering world class natural, historical and authentic experiences; a source of national pride and identity; and one of the most spectacular parks in the world.


  • Completion of Post-Secondary education in sustainable integrated recycling or waste management, or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Five years of progressive management experience in a unionized workplace.
  • Must hold a valid Class G Driver’s License.
  • Excellent administrative, supervisory, analytical, planning and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft office, social media and budgetary software.
  • Experience with parks operations at a municipal level, considered an asset.
  • Proven understanding of all relevant legislation required for the position.
  • Proven ability to manage projects and outreach to stakeholders.


  • Assist in preparing and administering the maintenance, capital and equipment budgets for the division of Waste and Recycling for approval. Controls expenses and purchases within approved limits. Produced monthly KPI reports for review by the Senior Manager.
  • Assists with estimating and preparing cost reports for materials and labour for the Waste and Recycling Division, as well as project work outside the Niagara Parks maintenance operations.
  • Researches and gathers information and prepares administrative reports. Ensures correct accurate records/files/historical information is created and maintained.
  • Researches and gathers information for preparation of procurement. Liaises with other Niagara Parks departments in development and review of final submission in procuring, Request for Information, Request for Proposals, Request for Purchase and Vendor of Records.
  • Monitors and ensures proper collection of all waste streams, collection and removal of containerized waste services.
  • Determines staffing needs and manages supervisory, full time and seasonal staff resources, based on budgets, work and directives determines re-call and lay-off dates. Co-ordinates working dates of seasonal staff with other divisions and departments.
  • Co-ordinates work with other NPC departments and Divisions to establish priorities, timing and to determine project needs for completion of projects with minimum public/facility disruption.
  • Provides technical/managerial expertise with regard to waste management practices for reduction and use of equipment including compactors and bailers.
  • Determines operational requirements for future plans/new direction/improvements including; waste removal requirements, stream separation, equipment usage and legislative requirements necessary for all waste handling operations.
  • Manages the overall direction and supervision for the Environmental Services activities, hours of operation and staff to ensure the Environmental Services Divisions needs and standards are met.

We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), Niagara Parks will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. To request an alternate format, please contact Niagara Parks at 905.295.4396 x3255 or by email to accessibility@niagaraparks.com.

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