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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Job Number:


Job Type:

Casual Full-time, Up to 7 Months, Union

Closing Date:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.

Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.

Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.


Recreation Services builds vibrant, healthy, active and connected communities by providing facilities and programs that give all Barrie residents an opportunity to participate in recreational activities. Key responsibilities include identifying community recreation needs and interests, developing and delivering recreation opportunities which meet these needs and interests, maintaining and operating recreational facilities to provide a setting for these activities, and managing the provision of space to external community recreation providers and groups.

Under the general guidance and direction of the Supervisor of Recreation Facilities, the Recreation Sports Field Operator position is responsible for performing routine maintenance and operational tasks for the City of Barrie’s sports fields and the Barrie Community Sports Complex (BCSC). Specifically, this position performs daily maintenance tasks such as cutting and trimming grass, collecting waste and debris, painting and lining fields, setting up sports tournaments, and maintaining and grooming mounds, base lines, and warning tracks.  Overall, this position plays an integral role in performing routine maintenance and operation tasks within the City’s sports fields and the Barrie Community Sports Complex (BCSC) in order to provide a safe, clean, and enjoyable environment for recreation programs and activities.


Corporate Culture

  • Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community.

Education (degree/diploma/certifications)

  • Secondary School Diploma
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level C Certifications
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification obtained prior to start date


  • Six (6) months of experience performing duties related to the above mentioned major responsibilities in a recreation, parks, golf course, or sports field work environment


  • Working knowledge of turf maintenance principles and techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • exert effort to lift, push, pull, or carry objects for short periods of time
    • exert effort to perform physical tasks such as standing, walking, reaching, grasping, bending forward, stooping, kneeling, crouching or turning
    • maintain a high standard of public relations at all times
    • perform in a manner which is consistent with corporate goals, vision, mission, and values
    • work independently with minimal supervision
  • Basic verbal communication, written communication, customer service, teamwork, attention to detail, and time management skills
  • Basic computer literacy utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, and Word)
  • Availability to work outside of scheduled work hours to perform standby/on-call or emergency response duties
  • Availability to work weekdays, evenings, weekends, and holidays

Conditions of Employment

    • Satisfactory Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Checks
    • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License in good standing



    Barrie Community Sports Complex - 2100 Nursery Road, Midhurst, Ontario


    The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week in accordance with the Collective Agreement


    This position is within the CUPE Local 2380 Bargaining Unit with the following pay level and 2019 pay range:

    • Pay Level: Level 3
    • Yearly Salary: $49,735.40 to $59,555.50 per year
    • Hourly Pay Rate: $23.91 to $28.63 per hour


    Please submit your resume electronically by quoting file # T-19-10 Recreation Sports Field Operator (Casual) in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to email Hire.Me@Barrie.ca by Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

    Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency.  Further information is available at www.barrie.ca/JobOpps.

    • Position Equivalency Code: A

    Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required at the interview stage of the selection process.

    The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. 

    Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purpose of candidate selection. 

    Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing hire.me@barrie.ca

    We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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