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Current Employment Opportunities

    • 08 Feb 2017
    • 22 Feb 2017
    • City of London

    Posting for:   City of London, Parks & Recreation

    Position:        Supervisor II Parks & Recreation Operations

    File #:           M-09-17E

    The Corporation of the City of London strives to foster a workplace in which all individuals maximize their potential, regardless of their differences.  We are committed to attracting, engaging, developing and celebrating exceptional people in public service who are representative of our community.


    Reports to the Manager, Parks & Recreation Operations.  Services to the community. Plans, develops, supervises, and co-ordinates various aspects and functions of the Department of above average complexity and scope. Supervises, trains, appraises, hires and disciplines staff. Carries out special projects.

    Work Performed:

    Manages staff, programs and engineering services in accordance with applicable legislation, guidelines, municipal policies, procedures and directives.

    Recommends on hiring. Supervises, appraises, disciplines and assigns staff and recommends terminations.

    Trains staff to perform assigned related functions.

    Responsible for planning, scheduling and assigning work in a complex work environment.

    Monitors assigned budget.

    Evaluates operational performance and recommends changes to systems, procedures and methodologies to maximize use of resources.

    Undertakes special projects as assigned.

    Required to work outside regular working hours, including standby assignments.

    Provides management representation on various committees as assigned.

    Required to act as a corporate representative with other government agencies and service deliverers.

    Maintains practical awareness of relevant legislation.  Investigates complaints, resolves problems, and maintains good public relations.

    Acts in various supervisory positions as required.

    Performs related duties as assigned.


    Successful completion of a three year Community College program in a related field or equivalent experience in a related field.

    Certificate of Qualification as a Refrigeration Operator - Class B or Certified Ice Technician (CIT).

    Certified Pool Operator or equivalent.

    Current First Aid/CPR/AED Certificate or ability to obtain.

    Class G Drivers Licence.

    Demonstrated ability to manage and coach employees.

    How to Apply:

    Please visit the City of London website to apply online http://bit.ly/2lqSCh7 and click on Online Job Postings.

    Please upload your transcripts with your application (under the Documents Section). Please note successful candidates will be asked to provide a police vulnerable sector check, dated within the last six months. This documentation would not be required until further in the recruitment process (following the interview stage if selected).

    Closing Date for Applications:  Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

    The City of London is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Accommodation may be provided in all parts of the hiring process.                                      

    • 14 Feb 2017
    • 15 Jun 2017
    • City of Toronto

    Parks Handyworker 3

    Job Classification Title PARKS HANDYWORKER 3

    Requisition # 2259407 X

    Division:Parks, Forestry & Recreation

    Section: Parks

    Work Location: To Be Determined

    Job Stream: Parks, Recreation & Forestry

    Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time

    Temporary Duration: TBD

    Hours of Work (bi-weekly): 80.00

    Shift Information: TBD

    Salary rate: $26.72/hour

    Affiliation: L416 Outside

    Job Code (PSG): TW0071

    Number of Positions Open: 1


    Job Description

    Although there may not be current vacancies, resumes will be kept on file for six (6) months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after six (6) months.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Performs manual tasks in park areas which require some gardening ability
    • Operates various types of equipment, including mechanized grounds maintenance and grass cutting equipment
    • Maintains parks turf by mowing, string trimming, fertilizing, clearing litter and removing garbage, as well as setting up semi-automatic and automatic irrigation systems
    • Cleans, maintains and makes minor repairs to park washrooms, facilities and furnishings, including playing fields, ice rinks, park benches, etc.
    • Sets up equipment such as chairs, benches, soccer/football posts, etc.
    • Clears and maintains parks walkways and entrances, including snow shovelling
    • Assists in maintaining horticultural beds and shrubs, as required
    • Performs other related work, as assigned

    Key Qualifications:

    Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

    1. Experience in grounds maintenance and/or horticulture, preferably in a park setting.
    2. Experience with grounds maintenance and grass cutting equipment.
    3. Possession of and ability to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence and ability to qualify for the City’s equipment operating permits and requirements.

    You must also have:

    • Ability to provide work direction to others.
    • Demonstrated ability to accurately follow verbal and written instructions.
    • Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to deal courteously with the public and staff.
    • Familiarity with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations that apply to this work.
    • Physical capability of performing all of the required duties and ability to work in all weather conditions.
    • Availability to work shifts/weekends/overtime, as required.

    Work for the City you love

    Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2017 Invictus Games. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Parks Handyworker 3 within our Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division.

    How to Apply:

    For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at www.toronto.ca/jobs. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2259407 X.

    We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

    As you may be contacted via email, please ensure that your email address is kept up to date in your Candidate Profile.

    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 that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

    If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. 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.

    • 15 Feb 2017
    • 14 Apr 2017
    • Downsview Park

    Student Opportunity - Seasonal Parks Worker

    Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions - Toronto, ON

    Reports To: Parks Manager 

    Effective Date: May 2017 

    Location: Toronto
    Region: CA-ON
    Job Field: Facility/Property Management
    Req #: 172784
    Job Type: Student

    Purpose of Role: 

    Downsview Park currently has job opportunities for Student Workers who are currently enrolled full time in a post-secondary institution (Programs must be related to Horticulture, Arboriculture) to assist in Park Operations for the summer of 2017. 

    These positions are perfect for highly motivated individuals who have a strong dedication to the development of urban green space as well as interest in community events and have a passion for working in an outdoor environment with an emphasis on horticulture, green space development and landscaping.

    Key Functions: 
    • Maintenance of horticultural displays, including: planting, weeding, watering, cultivation and pruning. 

    • Maintenance of turf, including mowing, trimming and fertilizing. 

    • Landscape (hardscaping and softscaping) installation. 

    • Park sanitation. 

    • Shift work may be required including weekend and evening work. 

    • Previous park labor or landscape experience would be considered an asset. 

    • Other duties as required 

    Key Requirements:

    • Post-secondary education or accreditation in related horticulture, park, or landscape field. 

    • Must possess and maintain a valid G license. 

    • Must have a current knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

    • Ability to work flexible hours, weekends as required. 

    Key Competencies:

    • Good written and verbal communication skills. 

    • Attention to detail. 

    • A team player that embraces a collaborative approach to problem solving.

    Apply Now

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