PW Supervisor-Parks & Forestry

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Position Description

Plan, administer, supervise, and monitor operations to maintain municipal infrastructure pertaining to: municipal parks, horticultural, urban forestry operations, sanitation operations (solid waste collection, emergency operations (forestry storm damage, winter control and infrastructure system failure. Develop, prioritize, and forecast expenditures for short and long-term work programs related to municipal infrastructure maintenance activities. Ensure work performance complies with approved performance standards, statutory requirements, municipal by-laws and safe working practices.

Qualifications and Other Pertinent Details

Knowledge and experience normally associated a Community College Diploma in a field related to Turf Management or Arboriculture and has a minimum of seven years experience in Parks and Forestry related activities. Requires knowledge of relevant municipal and provincial legislation (e.g., Occupational Health and Safety Act, Environmental Protection Act, Conservation Authorities Act & Regulations and the Weed Control Act).  Requires the ability to function in a computerized environment including working knowledge of word processing, financial, database, and spatial data software.  Requires an individual who has a valid G driver’s license, and ability to obtain a DZ licence and will provide a vehicle to fulfil the duties of the position as required. Requires an individual who has or is willing and able to obtain the following: ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certification, Turf Management, Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification.

The incumbent must possess proven leadership, team-building, and supervisory skills; the ability to effectively coach, motivate, coordinate, assess, and measure the work of others; the ability to support and facilitate positive work relationships in a unionized environment.  Requires well-developed interpersonal and public relations skills to build effective relationships within the organization and throughout the community.  Requires strong communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation) to prepare and present reports and recommendations.  Requires an individual with demonstrated skills and/or experience in budget and contract management; program planning, development, and implementation; and project management to successfully manage competing priorities and lead a number of projects at one time.  Requires an individual with a creative/innovative focus on service delivery and a commitment to quality service and continuous improvement.

Classification for this position

Non Union Job Class 6

Salary/Hourly Rate

$93,342 - $102,029

Application Information

This notice first bulletined to all departments on September 9, 2019 with a closing date of September 19, 2019 by 4:30 p.m.  Please post to staff on all bulletin boards.

Note:  All applications or inquiries should be referred to Human Resources.  All applicants should submit a covering letter and résumé outlining their education and qualifications to Human Resources by the closing date. If contacted for an interview, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.