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PLEASE NOTE: When applying for jobs listed on the OPA website you must follow the application instructions provided on the posting for which you are applying. OPA does not accept applications on behalf of the organizations who have posted jobs on the OPA website.

Interested in posting a job on the OPA website? Ontario Parks Association (OPA) is pleased to provide an employment listing for members. Designed to reach parks and open space professionals across Ontario and beyond. Why not consider placing your employment opportunity announcement. Click here for more information.

Current Employment Opportunities

    • 13 Sep 2016
    • 26 Sep 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • City of Waterloo

    City of Waterloo

    With two world-class universities and one of Ontario’s top-ranked colleges, along with numerous high-tech businesses, Waterloo is truly an international city with a small town feel.  Part of Canada’s Technology Triangle, Waterloo, a city of 121,00 people, is cradled in rolling countryside, offering everything from rural settings to upbeat mid-town lifestyles, modern suburbia, country heritage and safe neighbourhoods you can call home.

    Director, Environment and Parks

    Reporting to the Commissioner of Community Services, the Director of Environment and Parks Services leads and directs the operations for City-wide parks including playgrounds and sports fields, horticulture and cemetery, forestry and environment; open spaces and trails as well as related winter operations.  The Director oversees City environmental initiatives.


    • Degree in Parks Management, Landscpae Architecture, Horticulture, Forestry or related environment discipline with a minimum of five years of management experience in municipal parks and recreation or related field.   Consideration will be given to candidates with a Diploma in similar disciplines provided minimum of ten years of management experience in municipal parks and recreation or a related field.
    • Effective experience in project management, budgeting and business plan development
    • Proven leadership, problem solving and organizational abilities
    • Ability to build relationships with other internal divisions, external partners and community members
    • Excellent communication and demonstrated effective team leadership skills
    • Proven ability to communicate and manage multiple activities to successful completion
    • Knowledge of municipal processes, safe work practices and employee and labour relations
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
    • A satisfactory criminal records check will be required as a condition of hire

    For more details and to apply on-line, please visit the employment page of our website at: www.waterloo.ca/employment

     Job Posting Deadline: September 26, 2016 at 4:00pm

    • 19 Sep 2016
    • 30 Sep 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Town of Orangeville


    The Corporation of the Town of Orangeville 
    invites applicants for the position of 

    Parks Operator Horticulture 
    Parks and Recreation Department 
    (40 hours per week) 

    The Parks Operator Horticulture is responsible to maintain horticultural and landscape elements, and perform a variety of duties to operate and maintain public parks, open spaces, trails, sports fields, outdoor rinks, splash pads, and other facilities. 

    Duties will include:
    • Designing and maintaining areas that include preparation and planting of annuals, trees, perennials, shrubs, and not limited to watering, pruning, fertilizing, cultivating, mulching and edging.
    •  Conducting operation, maintenance and inspections of various parks and associated amenities and facilities, including but not limited to: general repairs, painting, winter snow and ice control, building/maintenance of outdoor rinks, playgrounds, cleaning, collecting refuse, litter picking, snow removal and maintenance of Parks yard and equipment. 
    • Performing operation and maintenance of sports fields and turf maintenance to include layouts of fields and multi-purpose sports pads, grooming, shut down and start-up of irrigation systems, cutting/trimming, top dressing, over seeding, fertilizing, aerating, sodding, watering, etc. 
    • Operating a variety of equipment to conduct parks operation, sports fields, and turf maintenance. Perform daily maintenance on equipment/vehicles as required. 
    • Directing and guiding a crew of staff to complete job specific tasks. 
    • Other duties as assigned. 

    The successful candidate will have: 

    • College diploma in Horticulture or related discipline 
    • One to two years of experience working in a municipal parks environment, including horticultural and leadership experience providing direction and guidance to casual/seasonal staff 
    • Mechanical skills; including the ability to operate various parks equipment, the ability to perform basic maintenance on all parks equipment, and facilities 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with staff and the public 
    • Strong problem-solving, organization, verbal and written communication skills 
    • Familiarity with computers, mobile devices and associated software such as Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, CLASS 
    • Landscape pesticide licence 
    • Valid “DZ” license 
    • Standard First Aid/CPR/AED 
    • Certified Pool Operator qualification would be considered an asset 

    Hourly Range: $27.80 – $31.59 per hour, Grade 5 on Town’s 2016 pay grid, plus a comprehensive benefits package 

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter, in confidence, to the Human Resources Assistant, Sarah Alexander, no later than Friday, September 30, 2016 by 4 p.m

    Applications may be submitted online, emailed to hr@orangeville.ca, or submitted in person to the Town Hall. If submitting a resume via email, please quote the job title in the subject line. 

    The Town of Orangeville is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Questions about this collection should be directed to the attention of the Human Resources Manager at 87 Broadway, Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1.

Ontario Parks Association

7856 5th Line South · Milton · Ontario · L9T 2X8 *

Phone: 905-864-6182 · Toll Free: 1-866-560-7783 · Fax: 905-864-6184

Email: shelley@ontarioparksassociation.ca or training@ontarioparksassociation.ca

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