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Current Employment Opportunities

    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 01 Dec 2017
    • Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries (MPGC)

    Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries (MPGC)

    Director of Property Management

    The Mount Pleasant Group (MPG) is a non-profit organization with a history that stretches back to the early 19th Century.  Nearly two centuries later, MPG remains an innovative industry leader in North America and is committed to providing local communities with choice, whether it’s natural burial, religious and cultural rituals and whatever it is that makes its clients feel welcome and at home. MPG’s 10 cemeteries, nine funeral centres and four cremation centres across the Greater Toronto Area encompass over 1,200 acres of land and is home to one of Canada’s largest private arboretum. MPG is currently looking for a Director of Property Management to join a team united by a common dedication to bringing comfort to an otherwise difficult experience.   

    Reporting to the Vice President, Corporate Development, the Director of Property Management is responsible for serving the needs of clients through the effective and efficient delivery of cemetery services and property maintenance. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Director of Property Management demonstrates leadership of the corporate values and participates fully in providing support and direction to an experienced Property Management team.

    A strategic and operational thinker, you have a combination of experience in operations management, parks, grounds and facilities management. With superb management skills and a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude, you have a proven ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with senior leaders, colleagues, an experienced Property Management team, and staff in a unionized environment. Adept at building relationship through trust and a champion of modern property/ grounds management, here is an opportunity to combine your skills and experience in providing an important service to the community.

    To explore this opportunity further, please contact amanda.bugatto@odgersberndtson.com  or submit your resume and related information in confidence online at http://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/14429

    Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 27 Nov 2017
    • City of Mississauga

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    Director Parks and Forestry

    COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT 
     PARKS AND FORESTRY DIVISION

    DATE POSTED: November 13, 2017
    JOB POSTING: 17-487
    DIRECTOR, PARKS AND FORESTRY

    Qualified applicants must submit their application on-line at www.mycitycareer.ca. All applicants will be required to complete an online questionnaire as part of the process. Only those applications submitted online at www.mycitycareer.ca will be considered for review.

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

    • Degree from recognized university program. Minimum of ten (10) years relevant work experience, some of which will be at a management level.
    • Ability to lead and direct the Parks and Forestry Division in the delivery of associated services for the City by making use of broad management and strong leadership skills, complemented by an innovative, results-oriented approach and strong decision-making skills.
    • Demonstrated rapport and relationship building skills.
    • Possess strong communication and facilitation skills to interact effectively in a politicalenvironment with other levels of government, agencies and community groups.
    • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment requiring collaboration, commitment and risk taking along with ease in working with elected officials and senior levels of leadership.
    • Ability to prepare Corporate Reports and present to Council, at public meetings and special events.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Reporting to the Commissioner, Community Services, the successful candidate will provide:
    • Leadership in the delivery of parks and forestry planning, development and operations as well as managing all related human, financial and technological resources in the development and implementation of divisional strategies, service requirements and operational plans.
    • Develop Divisional goals, objectives and long range plans consistent with the Corporation’s Strategic Plan and Departmental plans.
    • Direct the operations of the Division with accountability for human resource management, asset management, budget, revenue generation and cost containment.
    • Determine service requirements and set priorities and standards.
    • Recommend, approve, implement and measure changes to Divisional systems, policies and procedures.
    • Plan, deliver and implement approved capital projects; direct recruitment, training, performance evaluation and recognition of Divisional staff. Lead Divisional staff in managing partnerships with private sector, community groups, other government bodies and outside agencies to deliver valued and cost effective services to the community.
    • Prepare reports for Council and Committees, as well as the Commissioner and, as appropriate, make presentations on behalf of the Division.
    • As member of the Department’s Senior Leadership Team, effectively represent the Division’s interests; represent the Division with other municipal, provincial, or federal governments, local Councillors, agencies and the community-at- large.
    • Champions the 2 Way Communication Program in the Parks and Forestry section;
    • Participates as a member of the Parks and Forestry Leadership Team, Corporate, Departmental, and Divisional Working Groups, Committees and Special projects.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    Rate/Salary Type: Salary
    Union or Non-Union: Non-Union
    Grade: J1
    Rate/Salary Details: $142,963 - $190,617

    Qualified applicants must submit their application on-line at www.mycitycareer.ca. All applicants will be required to complete an online questionnaire as part of the process. Only those applications submitted online at www.mycitycareer.ca will be considered for review.

    We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.

    • 16 Nov 2017
    • 21 Nov 2017
    • City of Hamilton

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    JOB ID #: 13268

    SENIOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR
    Public Works
    Environmental Services

    77 James Street North Suite 400, City Centre

    NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1 Full-Time Temporary
    UNION/NON-UNION: Non Union Mgmt Professional
    HOURS Of WORK: 35.00 per week
    GRADE: 5
    SALARY/HOUR:  $41.184 - $48.167 per hour
    *Note:  See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non Union Salary Range for details.
    STATUS/LENGTH: Full-Time Temporary
    *Note: This vacancy is for a period of up to 12 months due to a special project.
    Job Description ID #:  6022

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, the Senior Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Senior Project Manager, and periodically Parks Superintendent with the planning and tactical coordination of parks programs within the section.

    QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

    • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the theories and practices of maintenance with related experience acquired through a University/College degree/diploma or Certification in Landscape Architecture, Engineering Technologist or Technician, Resource or Environmental Management, in related fields is required or progressive related experience in operations and maintenance practices.
    • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with Superintendents, Supervisors and management staff, suppliers and contractors, internal and external clients, BIA’s and the general public in both written and verbal form.
    • Demonstrated experience in developing budget estimates.
    • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning to maintain current knowledge of legislation, issues, technologies and best practices related to Divisional operations.
    • Must possess excellent writing, communication, organizational and diplomacy skills.
    • Experience and the ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks/assignments in order to meet deadlines, and control/monitor financial requirements of the job.
    • Must possess a valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s Licence and provision of a vehicle for use on the job.

    Disclaimer:

    Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.

    Terms:

    The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship.  If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements. 

    We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department.

    The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.

    It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants.
    The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge.  I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.

    External Posting

    Please apply on or before: 2017-11-22

Past Employment Opportunities

19 Oct 2017 GREENHOUSE DISPLAY / GARDENER GROWER
12 Oct 2017 FORESTRY SUPERVISOR (JOB #JO817-0854)
04 Oct 2017 PROJECT MANAGER, PARKS
28 Sep 2017 PARK PLANNING TECHNOLOGIST
26 Sep 2017 PARKS PROJECT COORDINATOR
25 Sep 2017 SUPERVISOR PROPERTY MGMT & MAINTENANCE
15 Sep 2017 SUPERVISOR, PARKS MAINTENANCE
07 Sep 2017 SUPERVISOR, PARKS AND RECREATION OPERATIONS (JOB NUMBER 164)
05 Sep 2017 FORESTRY FOREMAN
31 Aug 2017 FIRESMART ANALYST, RECOVERY
28 Aug 2017 GARDENER GRADE 4
25 Aug 2017 LEAD HAND, ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
25 Aug 2017 HORTICULTURE TECHNICIAN (PERMANENT-FULL TIME)
24 Aug 2017 LEAD HAND, DESIGN (G LICENSE)
24 Aug 2017 ARBORIST
20 Aug 2017 CURATORIAL GARDENER
20 Aug 2017 HORTICULTURE MATERIALS COLLECTION SUPERVISOR
08 Aug 2017 PARKS PROJECT TECHNICIAN
04 Aug 2017 LEAD HAND, COMMUNITY SERVICES
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
05 Apr 2017 GARDENER II, DISTRICT (2)
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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