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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.

    • 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.

    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 11 Oct 2017
    • City of Toronto

    Job Classification Title


    Requisition #

    2284842 X


    Parks, Forestry & Recreation



    Work Location


    Job Location


    Job Stream

    Parks , Recreation & Forestry

    Job Type

    Permanent, Full-Time


    86,795.80 - 101,974.60 / Year

    Hours of Work (bi-weekly)


    Shift Information

    Mon-Fri; 8hours/day



    Number of Positions Open


    Posting Date


    Expiry date


    Job Description


    Major Responsibilities:

    Reporting to the General Supervisor, Technical Services, the main function of the Supervisor, Property Management & Maintenance Services is to supervise the provision of specialized and technical services in order to maintain, support and enhance the parklands, facilities, and equipment assets of the City. The primary functions associated with this position include, but are not limited to:

    Supervises the activities of staff members and contractors involved in:          

      • Repair/maintenance of outdoor pool filtration systems
      • Repair/maintenance of refrigeration systems for outdoor artificial ice rinks and arenas
      • Repair/maintenance and installation of a varied amount of sports lighting, walkway and parking lot lighting
      • Electrical services for special events, public address systems and sound systems
      • Minor building renovations; arena boards, glass replacement
      • Repairs/maintenance of all park and facility amenities, e.g. painting, sign installations, fencing and welding services
      • Repair/maintenance of all plumbing systems associated with indoor and outdoor pools, splash pads, wading pools, ornamental fountains, computerized irrigation systems and other park water services
    • Supervises vehicle and equipment assets of the division, by ensuring long-range planning, timely repair and maintenance of fleet and equipment
    • Monitors and verifies fleet charges and identifies impact on operating budget
    • Coordinates training programs associated with the operation of division vehicles and equipment
    • Supervises the management and activities of the Division’s stores and warehouse services, courier services, communication services, and yard services
    • Ensures the efficient maintenance of facilities, fleet and equipment, which includes the repair, procurement and replacement of department assets as required. This involves researching innovative and green vehicle, equipment and component replacement options and the preparation of reports, business cases and briefing notes as required. Directs and monitors staff through on-site assessments in the delivery and contracting of Services to provide construction, installations, maintenance and repairs to the Division’s infrastructure and to ensure that it meets legislative requirements
    • Implements detailed plans and recommends policies/procedures regarding program-specific requirements
    • Supervises, motivates and trains assigned staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance
    • Supervises the day to day operation of all assigned staff including the scheduling, assigning and reviewing of work.
    • Recommends staffing resolutions (eg vacation, overtime, performance, discipline, etc) to General Supervisor
    • Provides input into and administers assigned budget, ensuring that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations
    • Conducts building audits to ensure legislative compliance
    • Establishes, implements and monitors performance measures including fiscal and program performance within the District to ensure services are meeting the goals of the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division
    • Ensures that the infrastructure and physical assets of the Division’s facilities, parks, and equipment are conserved and maintained in a good state of repair and usefulness by identifying needs and managing programs of major maintenance through the capital planning process
    • Reviews plans for capital and current projects to determine materials, equipment and personnel requirements. Prepares cost estimates when required. Ensures budget allocations are adhered to
    • Recommends changes to design plans in resolving possible installation and maintenance problems
    • Maintains computerized records concerning preventative maintenance programs, work performance, inventory, staff evaluation and discipline, timesheets, staff reports and the preparation and monitoring of budgets
    • Communicates with staff across the Division to ensure consistency in delivery of service
    • Responds to emergency and/or priority situations by anticipating problems, making decisions, marshalling and deploying appropriate financial and human resources
    • Provides essential leadership and interdivisional representation with the workplace and community, represents the Division on community and project committees and consults with Councillors and Councillors' Assistants
    • Ensures that value is received for services rendered and received, with internal and external clients and service providers
    • Ensures compliance with the Collective Agreements covering unionized City Workers in C.U.P.E Locals 416 and 79; and Provincial Collective Agreements covering certified Trades staff in Technical Services (Carpenters Local 27, Electricians Local 353, Plumbers Local 46, Painters and Graphic and Sign Writer Local 557)
    • Acts as a Supervisor under the definitions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and ensures that adequate training, safety equipment and safe work procedures are in place in order to develop a strong culture of Health and Safety and minimize any Health and Safety issues

    Key Qualifications:

    1. Post-secondary education in a discipline pertinent to the job function or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    2. Considerable technical and supervisory experience in scheduling, coordination and supervision of specialized and technical services, divisional asset management.
    3. Considerable experience in property management and maintenance functions (facilities, fleet and equipment) in an operating environment
    4. Considerable experience providing effective work direction including managing performance, motivating and training staff in a unionized environment
    5. Experience in contract negotiations related to service and construction contracts.
    6. Ability to operate as a member of a management team and self- directed work team, work cooperatively with front line staff and bargaining units.
    7. Proficiency in various competencies that include strong interpersonal, customer service, technical, written and oral communication and conflict resolution skills
    8. Effective administrative, planning, human resources, and financial management skills
    9. Proficiency in the use of corporate computer software including Outlook, MS Word and Excel, Fulcrum, Kronos and SAP.
    10. Must possess a valid Ontario Class 'G' driver's license and the ability to obtain a City driver's permit
    11. Must be able to work shifts, weekends and overtime when required.                                  
    12. Familiarity with Ontario Statutes, including Occupational Health and Safety Act, Collective Agreements and related Labour legislation.

    Work Location and Number of Positions:

    • 50 Booth Ave. - 2 vacancies
    • 21 Alness St. - 1 vacancy

    Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly. 

    The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, screening, assessment and placement.

    If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at application.accommodation4@toronto.ca, quoting the job ID #2284842 and the job classification title.If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

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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