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Supervisor of Horticulture (Job #167)

  • 08 Feb 2016
  • 22 Feb 2016
  • 4:30 PM
  • City of Cambridge

Supervisor of Horticulture (Job #167)

Cambridge is a thriving city located in Canada’s rich industrial heartland of Southern Ontario. We are strategically located astride Highway 401 and minutes from major metropolitan cities. Our quality of life makes Cambridge a fine place to call home for over 130,000 citizens. Cambridge offers historic, small-town charm with diverse recreational facilities, trails and parkland, a wide range of arts, culture and theatre events and attractions throughout the year and a strong future of continued cultural, residential, commercial and industrial growth and development. Our distinctive 19th century architecture offers a beautiful backdrop for shopping, dining and colourful festivals. More information is available on the City of Cambridge web site at www.cambridge.ca.

There is an opening for the above position within the Forestry Division of the Community Services Department, available February 2016. Reporting to the Manager of Forestry & Horticulture , this position is responsible for the following duties:

  • Oversees the staff assigned to perform horticulture and sports field maintenance city-wide.
  • Liaises with other supervisors, managers, and staff to ensure efficient delivery of services.
  • Ensures employees and contractors work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, regulations, and Corporate Health and Safety Policies and Procedures and to take every reasonable precaution to protect them.
  • Provides input to the manager regarding budget process and regularly monitors operational budgets within the portfolio.
  • Supervises, trains, coaches, and evaluates all unionized, non-union, contract, and/or part-time staff, as well as volunteers within the portfolio.
  • Is a key participant in the recruitment of staff to support the programs and services within the portfolio. Responsible for staff supervision, scheduling, discipline, evaluating, and responds to grievances.
  • Represents the department to external agencies and organizations.
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of the collective bargaining agreement and a working knowledge of the collective bargaining process.
  • Assures compliance and documentation as applicable to regulations and standard operating procedures. Takes leading role in development, training, and implementation of new and existing Standard Operating Procedures, and responsible for quality control. Identifies training needs for field staff.
  • Responds and reacts and directly replies to public inquiries and complaints.
  • Selects and manages various contractors in operational maintenance and care of all properties, facilities and buildings.
  • Programming - Keeps weekly program schedules updated, and ensures staff coverage for programs. Keeps in contact with user groups, supervises sporting and special events, maintains revenue records to manage financial revenues and budgets.
  • Planning and Projects - Provides planning information as needed on a daily basis on projects to make sure work is being completed properly and on schedule. Investigates and provides information as required.
  • Initiates, oversees and project manages special work and development projects.
  • Performs the duties of Weed Inspector for the City of Cambridge. 
  • Consistently models the Corporate Values and Behaviours: Respect, Integrity, Service, Inclusiveness.

Minimum requirements:

Possession of a two (2) year Diploma in Horticulture or equivalent and an Ontario Pesticide Applicator License along with three (3) to five (5) years prior relevant work experience in a unionized environment including two (2) to three (3) years in a supervisory role.

This position is within Grade 4 of the Non-Union Salary Schedule and has an annual salary range of $68,984 to $84,127 (2015 rates), based on working 35 hours per week. A comprehensive benefit program is available.

We invite qualified candidates to apply for this position by visiting:

http://www.jobs.net/jobs/cambridge/en-us/search/ by 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2016.


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