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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.

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    • 15 Oct 2014
    • 24 Oct 2014
    • The Town of Newmarket


    The Town of Newmarket, Public Works Services Department

    Requires Seasonal Parks Worker II

    $15.55 - $17.15 per hour (40 hour work week)

    Casual/Sessional Seasonal positions (contracts less than 12 months)

    The Town of Newmarket is looking for Seasonal Parks Workers II who are responsible for performing winter and summer maintenance to parks, parking lots, open spaces, trails, sports fields, forestry, horticulture, Town owned property, and assists with special events. 

    How do I qualify?

    ·        Minimum of High School education along with formal academic training in parks related disciplines or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    ·        Class “G” Driver’s Licence required in good standing and a DZ is preferred to operate all Parks equipment.

    ·        Previous experience in municipal parks or horticulture/forestry, sports field/turf maintenance is required.

    ·        Available to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

    ·        Ability to take and provide directions and the ability to work on own initiative and to respond appropriately to any situation which may arise.

    ·        Ability to read, comprehend and understand WHIMIS labels, equipment manuals, complete logs and incident reports to fulfill health and safety obligations.

    ·        Practical working knowledge of health and safety regulations and trained in WHIMIS procedures to deal with equipment, and parks maintenance.

    ·        Ability to operate parks related equipment such as trucks and trailers, riding mower, tractors, trimming equipment, snow removal and salting equipment.

    ·        Ability to deal courteously and effectively with staff, park users/groups and the general public.

    ·        Vulnerable Sector Screening (Police Record Check) acceptable to the Town.

    How do I apply?

    Please apply online at www.newmarket.ca by the end of business day on October 24, 2014 quoting the file number PW 14-111. We wish to thank all candidates for their interest but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  No telephone calls please.

    The Town of Newmarket is committed to accommodate all applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code for all employment activities including the recruitment process.


    • 17 Oct 2014
    • 24 Oct 2014
    • City of Toronto

    Parks & Trades Foreperson

    Two opportunities are available for individuals with training in architectural technology, a skilled trade, or equivalent, and experience in reading and interpreting construction drawings and specifications, to join the Parks, Forestry and Recreation team.

    As a Foreperson – Parks, Technical Services & Trades, working under the direction of the Technical Services Supervisor, you will supervise staff, contractors and equipment involved in parks and facility improvements, development and redevelopment projects, and annual maintenance and repairs for field houses, sports field lighting, irrigation and water features, arenas, community centres, and more.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Your primary responsibilities as a Parks & Trades Foreperson will be varied. Specifically, you will:

    • Prioritize work orders received through the W.O.M.S. and schedule staff and contractors regarding facility improvements, parks infrastructure improvements, equipment, and requests for service and repairs.
    • Establish the scope, scheduling, coordination and interfacing requirements of projects, undertake the design and preparation of working drawings, specifications, and bills of material, and prepare detailed estimates.
    • Carry out contract administration and field supervision, including instructing contractors and/or City staff on work timing and methods, interpreting and ensuring conformity with drawings and specifications.
    • Initiate field changes to correct errors or omissions in design relative to site conditions, recording, and recommending for approval, contractors' progress claims in accordance with terms of contract and amount of work completed.
    • Respond to Emergency repair requests, determine work required and dispatch staff or contractors to location.
    • Assist in maintaining records and contract deficiencies, take appropriate corrective action, ensure proper completion of contracts, arrange for official handover, and initiate and maintain warranty records for the period as stipulated in the contract.
    • Take appropriate action to correct failures occurring within the warranty period, recording and recommending for release of contractor holdback.
    • Draft tender, Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Quotations (RFQ), provide bid analysis and prepare reports.
    • Check work of contractors and staff to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements, and City by-laws, policies and procedures.
    • Coordinate and attend site meetings and project team/client meetings.
    • Carry out technical work for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the City’s properties.
    • Provide technical assistance in planning and scheduling work for capital and/or operating projects, including budget preparation and tracking and procurement documentation using computer applications.
    • Prepare estimates and layouts, verify calculations by inspectors and perform on-site visits.
    • Prepare specifications, tenders and reports, and determine quantity and cost estimates.
    • Assist the supervisor/project manager with instructing, directing, and providing technical guidance, expertise and feedback to program staff, contractors and consultants with respect to projects, and ensure adherence to relevant construction practices and methodologies, contract documents, City by-laws, codes, legislation and acts.
    • Estimate the labour, material and equipment requirements for projects and prepare requisitions and purchase orders (RPGS) for materials and equipment.
    • Track expenditures and budgets as they apply to projects and related tasks.
    • Schedule and coordinate deliveries and trade services.
    • Arrange for stake-outs with utility companies.
    • Provide on-the-job training and instructions to staff.
    • Prepare written reports, timesheets, staff assessments, workers’ compensation forms and accident / injury forms, work orders and requisitions.
    • Resolve day-to-day issues.
    • Provide support to staff and monitor health and safety in the workplace, including safety grams.
    • Communicate with Division staff, City divisions, outside agencies and the general public, verbally and in writing.

    KEY QUALIFICATIONS

    Your application for the role of Foreperson – Parks, Technical Services & Trades must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

    • Considerable experience with construction practices, materials and methodologies related to municipal infrastructure.
    • Experience in the preparation and interpretation of drawings, specifications and contract documents.
    • 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.
    • Considerable experience in reading and interpreting construction drawings and specifications.
    • A diploma from a recognized institution in Architectural Technology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, or a Licensed Trade qualification.
    • Considerable knowledge of the City of Toronto's parks, forestry and recreation infrastructure.

    You must also have:

    • Demonstrated ability to operate as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
    • Ability to provide work direction and proficiency in human and labour relations.
    • Ability to work independently, set priorities, and plan and execute a variety of tasks in order to meet deadlines.
    • Knowledge of relevant legislation, including City policies and procedures.
    • Ability to use a work order system, prepare purchase orders (RPGS), and use MS Office (i.e., Word, Excel and MS Access).
    • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, Collective Agreements and other legislation related to this position.
    • Knowledge of the purchasing and supply of goods and services as they relate to purchase orders, tender documents, RFQs, RFPs, sole sourcing, etc.
    • Proficiency using computer software, including work processors, spreadsheets and database applications for data management analysis and reporting.
    • Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations as it relates to staff and contractors.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to deal effectively with consultants, contractors, engineers, tradespeople, staff at all levels and members of the public to resolve conflicts.
    • Ability to direct staff and private contractors.
    • Ability to prepare and monitor budgets.
    • Ability to work weekends and overtime, as required.

    Number of Vacancies, Work Location, and Shift Information:

    • Two (2) vacancies located at Alness Yard, 21 Alness Street

    Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Wage Range: $34.13 - $37.39 per hour

    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 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Foreperson – Parks, Technical Services & Trades within our Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division.

    How to Apply:

    For more information on these and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at www.toronto.ca/jobs. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #1984912X, by October 24, 2014.

    In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

    Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women. We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Past events

14 Oct 2014 General manager, Huronia Historical Parks
13 Oct 2014 ROC Supervisor
06 Oct 2014 Manager of Cemeteries
24 Sep 2014 Parks Leadhand, Parks Operations & Maintenance
04 Sep 2014 Director of Roads, Parks & Forestry Operations
25 Aug 2014 Public Works & Operations Foreman
19 Aug 2014 Parks Maintenance (Horticulture)
15 Aug 2014 Roads/Parks Operator
14 Aug 2014 Manager of Forestry & Horticulture
12 Aug 2014 Manager - Parks, Recreation & Culture
26 Jul 2014 City of Toronto Parks Jobs
25 Jul 2014 Parks Crew Leader
24 Jul 2014 Parks, Recreation & Trails Manager
21 Jul 2014 Cross-Over
10 Jul 2014 Gardener
09 Jul 2014 Parks and Open Space Supervisor
09 Jul 2014 Arborist/Supervisor
09 Jul 2014 Supervisor, Parks Maintenance Construction
08 Jul 2014 MANAGER, SPORT DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM (Permanent Position)
20 Jun 2014 Superintendent of Construction & Maintenance
16 Jun 2014 Supervisor, Cemetery Operations
16 Jun 2014 Manager, Parks, Cemeteries & Horticulture
16 Jun 2014 Supervisor, Parks Design & Development
13 Jun 2014 Instructor / Curator (IPM)
13 Jun 2014 Instructor / Curator (Veg/Rose Garden)
20 May 2014 City Arborist
08 May 2014 Arborist
08 May 2014 Coordinator of Parks & Services
08 May 2014 Executive Director
16 Apr 2014 Seasonal Equipment Operator - Parks
14 Apr 2014 General Manager, Parks & Recreation
14 Apr 2014 Supervisor, Forestry
14 Apr 2014 Supervisor, Parks Infrastructure & Horticulture
10 Apr 2014 Horticultural Supervisor
08 Apr 2014 Parks Gardener
28 Mar 2014 Seasonal Floral Displays Watering Technician
21 Mar 2014 Gardener II
21 Mar 2014 Utility Person II
12 Mar 2014 Parks Crew Leader
12 Mar 2014 Temporary Bargaining Unit Position Senior Customer Service - Byng Island C.A.
12 Mar 2014 Seasonal Parks Workers II
11 Mar 2014 Assistant Property Manager (2 openings)
11 Mar 2014 Seasonal Parks Infrastructure Labourer
11 Mar 2014 Temporary Full Time Bargaining Unit Position Arborist II
11 Mar 2014 Temporary Bargaining Unit Position Security Officer - Elora Gorge C.A.
11 Mar 2014 Design and Development Assistant
19 Feb 2014 Temporary labourer
19 Feb 2014 Field Services Supervisor (Parks)
19 Feb 2014 Seasonal Equipment Operator
19 Feb 2014 Seasonal Trails Operator
14 Feb 2014 Park Operation Technician, Luther Marsh C.A.
14 Feb 2014 Park Operation Technician, Elora Quarry / Belwood C.A.
21 Jan 2014 Landscape / Grounds Maintenance / General Labour
20 Jan 2014 Cemetery Attendant
10 Jan 2014 Manager of Parks Development & Operations
08 Jan 2014 Arbor Services Coordinator
11 Dec 2013 Parks Operations South Manager
02 Dec 2013 PARKS PERSON I – HORTICULTURE Clarkson – Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens
15 Nov 2013 Seasonal Parks Workers I
14 Nov 2013 Project Coordinator Landscape Architect
04 Nov 2013 Arborist II - Public Operations Department
25 Oct 2013 Parks Operations Manager
22 Oct 2013 Urban Forestry Technician
21 Oct 2013 Public Realm Coordinator (Landscape Architect)
17 Oct 2013 Project Coordinator Landscape Architect
16 Oct 2013 Manager, Parks Operations, Community Services Department
15 Oct 2013 Parks and Recreation Maintenance Technician
09 Oct 2013 Director of Parks and Forestry Operations
16 Sep 2013 Seasonal Parks Workers II
09 Sep 2013 Horticultural Supervisor
02 Sep 2013 Summer Employment for Students, GRCA
20 Aug 2013 Park Attendant 1
16 Aug 2013 Supervisor Parks Operations
15 Aug 2013 Horticulturalist
31 Jul 2013 Manager of Parks - City of Waterloo
12 Jul 2013 Head Gardener - Mississauga
09 Jul 2013 Landscape Architect
29 May 2013 Park Operations Technician
16 May 2013 DISTRICT PARKS FOREPERSON COMMUNITY SERVICES PARKS MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS
13 May 2013 HORTICULTURIST/ GROUNDS MAINTENANCE WORKING FOREPERSON
10 May 2013 Gardener
06 May 2013 Seasonal Sports Field Operator
09 Apr 2013 Manager, Parks - Public Operations Department
03 Apr 2013 Seasonal Parks Workers II
03 Apr 2013 Greenskeeper - 17 positions available
01 Apr 2013 Seasonal Sports Field Operator
13 Mar 2013 Park Superintendent II - Rockwood
08 Mar 2013 Manager of Field Services - Parks
08 Mar 2013 Park Operation Technician
08 Mar 2013 Seasonal Parks General Labourer (Contract
08 Mar 2013 Seasonal Park Student
07 Mar 2013 Seasonal Equipment Operator
07 Mar 2013 Seasonal Gardener
07 Mar 2013 Seasonal Water Tank Operator
06 Mar 2013 Park Superintendent
01 Mar 2013 Director of Parks Development
27 Feb 2013 Gardener / Leadhand
28 Jan 2013 Aerial Rope Tree Trimmer
25 Jan 2013 Temporary labourer
18 Jan 2013 Aquatic Facility Manager
18 Jan 2013 Aquatics Instructor
17 Jan 2013 Parks Seasonal Student - Operator
09 Jan 2013 Horiculturalist and Urban Forester
07 Jan 2013 Supervisor of Conservation Area Operations
07 Jan 2013 Head Gardener for City of Mississauga
02 Jan 2013 Parks Planner/Landscape Architect
20 Dec 2012 Playspace Technician
06 Dec 2012 Aquatics Services Superintendent
21 Nov 2012 Supervisor, Kortright Centre for Conservation
14 Nov 2012 Executive Director, IPM Council of Canada
13 Nov 2012 ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR – PARKS, TURF AND HORTICULTURE
16 Oct 2012 Supervisor of Forestry Operations
16 Oct 2012 Forestry Specialist - Trees For Conestogo Watershed Coordinator
18 Sep 2012 Instructor/Curator, School of Horticulture
23 Aug 2012 Park Superintendent - Bronte Creek
23 Aug 2012 MANAGER OF OPERATIONS (FORESTRY & HORTICULTURE, SPORTS TURF, & TRAILS)
10 Aug 2012 Manager, Parks and Open Space - City of Guelph
27 Jun 2012 Regulations Officer
19 Jun 2012 Parks Supervisor
24 May 2012 Arborist
08 May 2012 Inspector, Forest Health Care
02 May 2012 Lead Hand (Grounds Worker - Parks)
02 May 2012 Interpretive Program Guides
01 May 2012 Director of Operations
01 May 2012 Supervisor, Property Management & Maintenance Services
01 May 2012 Supervisor Parks
17 Apr 2012 Supervisor of Parks
13 Apr 2012 Park Superintendents
02 Apr 2012 Park Operations Technician
02 Apr 2012 Park Operations Technician
02 Apr 2012 SUPERVISOR OF PARKS OPERATIONS
28 Mar 2012 Forestry Data Collector
28 Mar 2012 Supervisor of Parks
15 Mar 2012 ATHLETIC FIELD AND PLAYGROUND TECHNICIAN
08 Mar 2012 Operator III Forestry
07 Mar 2012 Park Operations Technician
07 Mar 2012 Lead Hand (Grounds Worker – Parks)
06 Mar 2012 MANAGER – RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES
05 Mar 2012 Parks and Recreation Maintenance Technician
01 Mar 2012 Director of Recreation
01 Mar 2012 Director, Parks & Forestry
27 Feb 2012 Manager, Parks and Open Space
27 Feb 2012 Parks Maintenance Summer Staff
13 Feb 2012 Park Operations
10 Feb 2012 General Supervisor, Parks Operations & Technical Services
06 Feb 2012 Equipment Operator (Temporary up to 6 months)
03 Feb 2012 Gardener
24 Jan 2012 Director of Parks & Recreation
20 Jan 2012 Manager Parks
18 Jan 2012 Supervisor, Parks & Open Space
18 Jan 2012 2012 Summer Seasonal Positions
18 Jan 2012 Gardener 2
18 Jan 2012 Sales Representative Central & East Ontario
17 Jan 2012 Facility Maintainer/Equipment Operator
16 Dec 2011 Small Engines Mechanic B
13 Dec 2011 Seasonal Parks Labourers
01 Dec 2011 Manager, Parks
22 Nov 2011 Manager of Parks, City of Orillia
07 Nov 2011 Park Superintendent – Bronte Creek
11 Oct 2011 Gardener/Leadhand, Guest Relations, Garden & Nature
30 Sep 2011 Parks Group leader
30 Sep 2011 Park Maintenance Worker
09 Sep 2011 Director, Parks
23 Aug 2011 Seasonal Parks Workers
05 Aug 2011 Horticulturalist
15 Jul 2011 Coordinator of Parks Services
14 Jul 2011 Seasonal Parks General Labourer
28 Jun 2011 Foreman III – Parks Operations
20 Jun 2011 Operations Supervisor - Major Parks and Horticulture
31 May 2011 Gardener 2
27 May 2011 Program Coordinator, Franklin Children's Garden
20 May 2011 Manager, Facilities and Property
20 May 2011 Gate Attendant
20 May 2011 Park Maintenance
20 May 2011 Security Enforcement Officer
18 May 2011 Sports Field Operator (Temporary)
18 May 2011 Gardener (Temporary)
18 May 2011 Equipment Operators (Temporary)
13 May 2011 Director of Parks & Recreation
11 Apr 2011 Gardener
04 Apr 2011 Parks Operations Support
01 Apr 2011 Project Manager
19 Mar 2011 Parks & Arena Operator II
17 Mar 2011 Park Attendant I
16 Mar 2011 Parks Operations Technician
14 Mar 2011 Mill Creek Crew Leader, Aquatics
23 Feb 2011 Supervisor, Marine Services
23 Feb 2011 Supervisor of Parks Maintenance and Construction
23 Feb 2011 Supervisor Parks
17 Feb 2011 Full-Time Supervisor - Cemetery Services
16 Feb 2011 Apprentice Horticulturist
11 Feb 2011 Executive Assistant
04 Feb 2011 Manager, Parks
04 Feb 2011 Park Operations Technician
03 Feb 2011 Parks and Cemetery Supervisor
03 Feb 2011 Senior Project Manager – Parks & Cemeteries Operations
03 Feb 2011 Head Gardener Pest Management
28 Jan 2011 London (Ontario) Commercial Territory Manager
10 Jan 2011 Sales Consultant
10 Nov 2010 Project and Development Planner
08 Nov 2010 Director, Recreation
04 Nov 2010 Manager of Parks Operations
21 Oct 2010 Horticulturalist
13 Oct 2010 Parks Lead Hand
20 Sep 2010 Trails Project Coordinator
10 Sep 2010 Finance Manager / Secretary-Treasurer
25 Aug 2010 Park Operations Support (POS)
18 Aug 2010 Supervisor of Facilities and Parks
03 Aug 2010 Arborist I
27 Jul 2010 Arborist
19 Jul 2010 Facility Coordinator
14 Jul 2010 Horticultural Supervisor
12 Jul 2010 Parks Maintenance Supervisor
09 Jul 2010 Gardener
01 Jul 2010 Temporary Full Time Parks and Leisure Services Capital Project Manager
22 Jun 2010 Cemetery Operator
11 Jun 2010 Horticulturist/Arborist
07 Jun 2010 Security Officer
02 Jun 2010 Public Works Supervisor – Parks & Forestry
31 May 2010 Supervisor, Park Maintenance
27 May 2010 Arborist I
20 May 2010 Parks/Special Events Foreman
18 May 2010 Parkskeeper IV - District (4 Vacancies)
17 May 2010 Manager of Parks and Civic Facilities
13 May 2010 Gardener II - District
05 May 2010 Supervisor, Turf and Sports Fields
29 Apr 2010 Supervisor, Property Management and Maintenance Reference #: X10CSA19696
29 Apr 2010 Supervisor, Parks Maintenance and Construction Reference #: X10CSA19695
29 Apr 2010 Supervisor Parks, Reference #: X10CSA19799
29 Apr 2010 Supervisor Parks Reference #: X10CSA19694
14 Apr 2010 Maintenance Assistant, Pinehurst Lake C.A.
12 Apr 2010 Co-ordinator Parks and Environmental Services
08 Apr 2010 Manager, Water Resources Engineering
06 Apr 2010 Carpenter’s Assistant / General Construction Labourer
03 Mar 2010 Lead Hand (Grounds Worker – Parks)
03 Mar 2010 Lead Hand (Grounds Worker – Parks)
03 Mar 2010 Forestry Operations Technician
26 Feb 2010 Director Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services
25 Feb 2010 Parkskeepr IV - District (4 Vacancies)
24 Feb 2010 Landscape Information and Job Fair
17 Feb 2010 General Supervisor Parks Operations and Technical Services
17 Feb 2010 AutoCAD Operator & Golf Course GPS Surveyor
09 Feb 2010 Director, Parks and Recreation
25 Jan 2010 Seasonal Parks General Labourer
01 Jan 2010 Conservation Area Designer

Ontario Parks Association

7856 5th Line South · RR4 · 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


(*Note: If you are mapping our location, enter Halton Hills, not Milton, as the city)

 

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