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Current Employment Opportunities

    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 22 Oct 2017
    • City of Markham

    Position:   Parks Project Coordinator

    Posting For: City of Markham

    Type: Temporary Full Time

    Posting Date:  September 26, 2017

    Deadline: October 22, 2017


    If you’re an experienced Landscape Architect or similarly qualified professional who thrives in a fast-paced setting, this temporary full-time role in the City of Markham Operations Department is for you.

    Reporting to the Manager, Parks Operations, you will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the implementation of lifecycle replacement and capital projects, as assigned, within the City of Markham. Your duties as a Parks Project Coordinator will include condition assessments of various amenities, the hiring of consultants, the preparation and/or review of design and construction drawings and tender documents, project and budget administration, contract management, site inspections, and report writing. This leadership position will entail liaising with Managers, Councillors, staff, residents and external agencies, as well as supervising private consultants to ensure compliance with City standards and design objectives.


    • Coordinating and overseeing capital projects within existing park lands, as assigned, including both lifecycle replacements and new amenities
    • Performing condition assessment of various amenities and site conditions to facilitate preparation of recommendations related to scheduling
    • Hiring consultants and preparing tender documents to help engage contractors to perform work
    • Reviewing designs and construction drawings and tender documents once submitted
    • Handling the administration of all projects and associated budgets, including tracking project budgets and expenditures, including commitments, change orders, progress payments, Purchase Order adjustments, etc., as required
    • Managing all contracts associated with assigned projects and coordinating with Parks Operation staff
    • Performing site visits on all projects and completing site inspections for compliance and assumption
    • Preparing reports for the Manager to update Committees and Council, as requested. 

    Bring your expertise and passion for excellence to this role as Parks Project Coordinator: 

    • You hold a degree in Landscape Architecture, or equivalent academic qualifications as recognized by the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects to qualify for Full Membership
    • You hold full membership, in good standing, in the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, OR are qualified to obtain full member status within five (5) months of employment
    • You have three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in related design, construction, and field-related contract administration, preferably within a municipal setting or equivalent
    • You possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Your demonstrated computer experience and knowledge include all Microsoft Office software
    • You can multi-task in fast-paced working environments
    • You bring a good working knowledge of general office equipment
    • You hold and can maintain a valid Ontario Class G driver’s licence, and have access to a reliable personal vehicle for business purposes; as a condition of employment, you will be required to provide a satisfactory driver’s abstract.

    The salary range for this temporary (12-month) full-time position is $75,134 to $84,420 per year. 

    The City of Markham, a municipality with more than 350,000 residents centrally located in the Greater Toronto Area, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,100 high-tech and life science companies. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community, and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards. Committed to being a model of public service excellence, with a workforce that is representative of the population we serve, we are looking for people who share our values and are champions of innovative practices.

    We are committed to inclusive employment practices.

    How to apply:

    For more information and to apply online by Sunday, October 22, 2017, please visit our website at markham.ca/jobs.

    • 12 Oct 2017
    • 10 Nov 2017
    • City of Vaughan


    We have an exciting Full Time Non-Unionized opportunity in the
    Transportation Services, Parks & Forestry Operations Department
    for an experienced and motivated individual

    Forestry Supervisor
    (JOB # J0817-0854)

    As one of Southern Ontario’s fastest growing cities, with its mix of urban and rural areas, Vaughan is an in-demand place to live and work. Vaughan is considered one of Canada’s most family friendly cities with a dynamic and diverse population of over 300,000. With one of the top performing economies, a growing tourism industry and an enviable portfolio of recreational and cultural venues, this is the place where you want to be.

    Responsible for the maintenance and preservation of trees in the City’s park/open space, facilities, boulevards and woodlands; as well as the preservation/ protection of private trees as it relates to the Private Tree Bylaw permit process. Supervises forestry staff involved in park/streetscapes and urban forestry function. Implements and monitors annual works programs and coordinates projects with other departments, municipalities, and government agencies. Directly supervises Forestry Arborists and ensures contractors and tendering process meet necessary time lines. Prepares and recommends policies and procedures, ensures compliance with safety rules and work standards, and responds to enquiries and resolves complaints from the general public. Oversee the subdivision review process including recommendations for guaranteed maintenance and assumption. Participate in summer/winter on-call responsibilities; including winter snow removal operations. Develop business strategy and direction and implements into operational plans at the functional level such as Forestry Operations Business Plan, Annual Tree Replacement Program, monthly report data and tree assessment. Forecasts budgets, analyze and interpret financial and management data and monitor performance and expenditures.

    Qualifications and experience:

    • Diploma in Arboriculture or Forestry or suitable equivalent.
    • I.S.A. Certificate (International Society of Arboriculture) or Ontario Certified Arborist.
    • Minimum of five (5) years progressively more responsible Forestry/Arboricultural experience, including three (3) years supervisory experience preferably in a municipal / union environment.
    • “Competent” worker as defined under the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act.
    • Ability to deal effectively and courteously with public and staff.
    • GIS / data management an asset.

    In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

    If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please click here to apply online by Friday, November 10, 2017.

    Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001,c.25) and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with The Corporation of the City of Vaughan. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, ON, L6A 1T1, (905) 832-8585.

    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 02 Nov 2017
    • Niagara Parks Commission

    Ontario’s Niagara Parks
    PRESERVING a rich heritage, CONSERVING natural wonders, INSPIRING people, worldwide!


    Under the general supervision of the Manager of Design 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.


    Successfully completed a post-secondary Horticulture Diploma or equivalent knowledge and experience.  Must possess a valid Greenhouse Exterminator License. Minimum of two years of experience, plus one on the job is required. Practical knowledge of greenhouse procedures, methods and strong knowledge of display techniques required.  Must possess practical experience in Ornamental Horticulture with an emphasis on exhibition plant design and propagation and maintenance of plants; ability to carry out a variety of manual labour duties; ability to deal with the public with tact and courtesy, interpersonal and communication skills; willingness to work weekends.

    Niagara Parks offers an hourly rate of $24.08 to $27.07 per hour (Under Review) as well as a comprehensive benefit and pension plan. 

    To apply for this position, please create a profile and submit a resume through our Career Portal by following the link below:


    Applications for this position will be accepted until November 2, 2017. 

    We are an equal opportunity employer.  In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff.  All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.    We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  To request an alternate format, please contact Niagara Parks at (905) 295-4377, or by email to accessibility@niagaraparks.com, or Toll –free 1-855-356-5672.

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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