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MANAGER – Urban Forest Services
Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department
(Regular Full Time)
Victoria is a vibrant, richly diverse and sustainably-focused city, renowned as a global tourist destination, hosting over 3.5 million visitors annually, and a place with excellent quality of life. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and the capital of British Columbia, the City of Victoria is home to 92,000 people and is the economic and cultural hub for the region’s 350,000 residents.
The City of Victoria is recruiting for the position of Manager – Urban Forest Services, a new role that will lead a professional staff team responsible for the planning and management of these critical living assets.
Our ideal candidate will bring exceptional communication skills, innovative ideas and strong leadership to the urban forest and natural areas team, responsible for arboriculture operations, long-term planning, stakeholder engagement, and oversight of practices, policies, and plans.
This is a rare opportunity for a skilled and motivated professional, who enjoys tackling complex challenges, and understands how to acquire and utilize relevant data in decision-making, to effectively meet strategic objectives.
This position requires working in a deadline-focused environment, balancing multiple projects and addressing changing priorities, while providing leadership and guidance to a diverse team.
At a minimum, qualified candidates will possess the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Significant experience in developing, implementing, enforcing, and evaluating the adequacy of regulations related to tree protection and preservation as part of the land development permitting process.
Significant experience in developing policies and initiatives related to the protection, preservation, promotion, and enhancement of an urban forest.
Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment, tact and diplomacy in all dealings with internal and external stakeholders and maintain confidentiality as required.
Significant experience in preparing and making presentations to elected officials, executive management, media, citizens, boards and commissions, and other stakeholders.
Demonstrated project management skills and abilities.
Extensive knowledge of the impacts of climate change and the relationship of trees and other living assets to actions associated with the mitigation and adaptation of risks.
Proof of arborist certification from the International Society of Arboriculture.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience leading a team of professional staff to achieve success, with responsibilities including establishing mission, vision, performance goals and criteria, and developing and managing budgets.
A bachelor’s degree in Urban Forestry or Environmental Studies or an equivalent, supplemented with relevant management and leadership experience.
To apply for this opportunity, you will need to create an online profile or log back into our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume.
City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.
We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at HR@victoria.ca
The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) is a supra-municipal organization with jurisdiction over the territory of Québec located north of the 55th parallel. The KRG is currently seeking to recruit an energetic and motivated candidate to work in Kuujjuaq, in the capacity of;
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PARKS OPERATIONS
Under the supervision of the Associate Director of the Renewable Resources, Environmental and Land Use Planning Department, the Assistant Director, Parks Operations will, as set out in the KRG mandates and yearly objectives; work with the Parks Directors in managing the coordination and delivery of parks operations, activities and services/programs; provide guidance to the Marketing, Conservation and Education Specialists, including developing and implementing innovative approaches to the unique Nunavik Parks and ensure the implementation of consistent procedures and standards, viewing Nunavik Parks from a “network perspective”. Specific duties shall include, but not be limited to:
Plan, supervise and coordinate the activities of staff involved in the operations of Nunavik Parks, including those involved in implementing Business Plans, Conservation Plans and Educations Plans;
Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations relating to parks operations;
Formulate priorities, schedules and work plans, realizing both short and long-term objectives relating to park protection, development and use, and the delivery and practice of recreation activities, educational activities, protection of both the natural and cultural environments, and other related activities;
Responsible for the planning, deployment and management of financial resources, including budget preparation and reporting;
Administer Park Infrastructure Programs, in accordance with the respective agreements;
Establish effective internal and external communications, including contacts with local and regional stakeholders and partners involved in providing park activities and services;
Liaise, as required, with the Assistant Directors, Lands & Environment and Renewable Resources on matters including the environment, land use and park planning;
Perform other related duties, as required, by the Department Director.
The selected candidate must:
Have a university degree in studies applicable to park operations;
A minimum of five (5) years of management experience including parks-related experience;
Experience in budget preparation and follow-up;
Excellent organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and communications skills;
Solid team leadership experience and skills;
Excellent communication skills both oral and written in at least two of the following languages: Inuktitut, French or English, trilingual is an asset;
Experience in a cross-cultural setting is considered an asset.
The selected candidate must be willing to travel frequently in the region.
Place of work: Kuujjuaq.
Salary: Based on the applicable management salary scale.
Cost-of-living differential: minimum $8 500 annually.
Food allowance: minimum $3 453 annually.
Annual leave trips: minimum 3.
Vacation: 30 days annually.
Statutory holidays: 19 days including 10 during the Christmas period.
Please send your resume before 5:00 p.m. August 16, 2019 to:
Kativik Regional Government
P.O. Box 9
Kuujjuaq QC J0M 1C0
The KRG is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with this and with the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement, conditions may vary to promote the employment of Inuit candidates.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Manager of Recreation & Aquatics
Location: Elmsdale, NS
East Hants is a vibrant, flourishing community centrally located in Nova Scotia and in close proximity to the Halifax Regional Municipality, Truro and the Bay of Fundy. The Municipality of East Hants offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, diverse career opportunities, modern facilities, an innovative, continuous improvement culture, and a focus on work-life balance.
We are recruiting for a Manager of Recreation & Aquatics to join our team at an exciting time as we transition to our new aquatic centre, scheduled to open in the fall of 2019. The new aquatic centre will include a six-lane, 25-metre lap pool, leisure pool with spray features and ramp access, lazy river resistance moving-water pool, waterslide, climbing wall in the pool, outdoor splash park, multi-purpose room, and many more modern features.
The Manager of Recreation & Aquatics is responsible for developing aquatic and recreation plans, programming, and policies in support of the Municipality’s strategic plans, as well as managing, leading, and coaching a team of recreation professionals.
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Business, or a related field
Minimum of five (5) years related experience including 2 years in a supervisory role; Experience in a facility management role is considered an asset
Equivalent combination of education and experience will be given consideration
Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as public speaking skills
Ability to manage tight timelines and budgets
Strategic thinker who is open to new ideas, managing change, and a willingness to learn
Experience with MS Office products and social media platforms
Workload is frequently unpredictable and includes attending meetings, events, and activities outside of normal office hours
This position is subject to child abuse registry and criminal records checks
For a complete job description and information on how to apply, visit easthants.ca/employment
Deadline to apply: August 11, 2019
Greenhouse Display/Gardener Grower
Under the general supervision of the Supervisor, Production, and within NPC established policies, procedures and guidelines. Designs, installs and maintains the Exhibition Conservatory Displays and performs all duties of growing and maintenance of plants. Assists in the execution of all interior spaces relating to horticulture displays and events.
Niagara Parks offers a pay rate of $25.30 to $28.44 per hour as well as a comprehensive benefit and pension plan.
Applications for this position will be accepted until July 25, 2019.
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Director, Recreation & Leisure
Department: Recreation & Leisure Services
Bargaining Unit: Non-Union
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $118,554.00 - $148,184.00/Year
Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.
For more information, visit our website at www.cityofkingston.ca
Your resume or application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Supervisor of Facilities and Parks
Township of Minden Hills,
7 Milne St, PO Box 359,
Minden, ON K0M 2K0
Reporting to the Director of Community Services, the Supervisor of Facilities and Parks will provide supervision to the maintenance and operation of all municipal recreation facilities, parks and cemeteries within the Township. This will include developing, managing, training and scheduling of work with staff and equipment, adhering to the Collective Agreement (CUPE), and the coordination of contractors and user groups. Assisting in the management of the facilities, including arenas/ community centres, parks, including trails, sports fields, fairgrounds, skateboard facilities, beaches, boat launches and cemeteries, maintenance programs and capital projects.
This is a full time position, consisting of 35 hours/week, being variable shifts, including days, evenings, weekends and some Statutory holidays.
The Salary Range for this position is $62,498 - $73,546.
Minimum of five (5) years’ relevant progressive experience in municipal facilities, parks and cemeteries.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, Facility Management and Administration certificates through Parks Recreation Ontario, Ontario Parks Association and/or Ontario Recreation Facilities Association, specifically; Certified Ice Technician (CIT), Certified Grounds Technician (CGT), Certified Building Technician (CGT) and Cemeterian Operations and Management.
Certification or training in Chainsaw Safety and Operation, Traffic Control, Working at Heights, Propane Safety and Handling and Smart Serve.
Valid Standard First Aid and CPR/AED certification.
Valid “D” Driver’s Licence for the province of Ontario.
Experience in the operation of; ice resurfacer, backhoe, single axle truck and trailering equipment.
Thorough knowledge of equipment, vehicles and materials used in Municipal facilities, parks and cemeteries and maintenance procedures.
Good understanding of policies, procedures, by-laws, Ministry guidelines, regulations and legislation related to the operation of facilities, parks, cemeteries, equipment and maintenance.
Good understanding and experience with Microsoft Office Software programs.
Strong planning/time management and organizational skills.
Post-secondary education in the field of Recreation, Facilities and/or Parks, or a related discipline.
Minimum of three (3) years’ supervisory experience in a unionized environment.
Certificates or training in Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and HVAC, Playground Inspector, Turf Management, Horticulture, Arboriculture and WHMIS.
Familiarity with Facility Scheduling, Radio Communications/Global Positioning System (GPS) and Cemetery software.
Prior to the final selection for this position, the candidate shall be required to provide, at their own expense, a Vulnerable Sector Check from the Ontario Provincial Police or appropriate Police Force and Driver’s Abstract.
Applicants are encouraged to read the Position Description for all requirements and accountabilities, obtained in person from the Administration Office, 2nd floor, downloaded from the Municipal Website (www.mindenhills.ca), calling 705-286-1260 ext. 313 or emailing email@example.com
This is an open call for applications until the position has been filled. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience to:
Supervisor, Facilities and Parks Employment Opportunity
Township of Minden Hills
7 Milne St, PO Box 359, Minden, ON K0M 2K0
Attention: Mark Coleman, Director of Community Services or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank all applicants for applying, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information and supporting material is used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you are contacted regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation. Information received relating to accommodation needs will be addressed confidentially. Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line should contact the Clerk’s Department at 705-286-1260 to discuss alternative solutions.
Senior Manager, Parks
The Corporation of the City of Windsor is seeking a well-qualified, dynamic leader to join the Senior Leadership Team of the Parks, Recreation & Culture, and Facilities portfolio. We invite submissions for the position of Senior Manager, Parks.
Windsor, Ontario is the country’s most southerly city and gateway to Canada through North America’s busiest international border crossing. Windsor is a welcoming community boasting of excellent educational and health care facilities, a diverse economy, and an enviable climate. Glorious gardens, a spectacular waterfront, a myriad of festivals and events, enticing attractions, and access to major metropolitan areas combine to offer a diversity of leisure pursuits. Windsor offers a superior quality of life with attractive affordability.
Reporting to the Corporate Leader – Parks, Recreation & Culture, and Facilities, the Senior Manager, Parks position will be responsible for the planning and oversite of the City of Windsor - Parks Department with the overall goal to plan, program, organize, budget, direct and maintain all existing and future greenspace with associated infrastructure throughout the municipality. Will oversee the day-to-day operation of the Parks Department by establishing, implementing and monitoring annual work programs encompassing all projects, processes and initiatives of the four department divisions, comprised of Parks Development, Parks Operations, Horticulture and Forestry & Natural Areas.
In addition to your University degree or Community College Diploma in Parks Management, Horticulture, Forestry, Business, Public Administration or other related field with advanced courses/qualifications in areas such as Administration, Construction, Horticulture, Forestry, Labour Relations and Communications you will have the required years of experience years of progressively responsible experience in the municipal parks, recreation, construction or facilities field.
For complete details visit “Employment Opportunities” on our website or call (519) 255-6515 for an automated job line, Windsor City Services at 311, or visit Human Resources at 400 City Hall Square, Suite 408 Windsor, Ontario N9A 7K6. Internet access is available at your local library branch.