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Foreperson, Parks District #102074

  • 22 Apr 2016
  • 05 May 2016
  • City of Brampton


The City of Brampton is the 9th largest city in Canada and the third-largest in the Greater Toronto Area. Our population is among the most diverse and multicultural in Canada, representing people from more than 175 distinct ethnic backgrounds who speak more than 70 different languages.

With a variety of services and programs provided to the residents of Brampton, our employment opportunities are challenging, diverse and rewarding. As an employer, the City of Brampton offers a competitive benefits plan, lucrative pension plan, education and training programs, tuition reimbursement, advancement opportunities, open and communicative management style and the opportunity to make a difference in the community.

Foreperson, Parks District



Reporting to the Supervisor of Parks Maintenance, this position leads and directs a designated geographical work area consisting of seasonal and unionized full time staff.

  • Plans, coordinates, schedules, recruits, trains, evaluates, and supervises all functions performed by staff, volunteers, and contractors.
  • Co-ordinate training for all staff on procedures and equipment and Health and Safety
  • Respond to public and internal complaints, concerns or inquiries and initiate follow-up action as required
  • Assist in planning special events
  • Assist in preparation, review, monitoring and control of district budgets
  • Assists with establishing and prioritizing capital projects for Parks Maintenance and Operations.
  • Inspect all work areas including parkland, buildings, structures and equipment to ensure productivity, proper operation, cleanliness and safety
  • Performs on-call and other duties, as and when required.


  • Post-secondary Diploma or Certificate in Horticulture Science or equivalent.  
  • Minimum 3-5 years of parks experience with effective supervisory skills;
  • 2-3 years supervisory experience preferably in a unionized environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are essential;
  • Knowledge of small and heavy equipment operation and the use/operation of computers, including MS Office;
  • Excellent customer service/public relations skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Must possess a valid Ontario “G” Driver’s Licence;
  • Good performance and work record.

** Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.


$74,936 - $93,670

TO APPLY: Please apply quoting the file number 102074 by MAY 5, 2016 at: www.brampton.ca/employment or via www.workopolis.com and search for key words City of Brampton. If you require assistance with the application process, please contact us directly. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview with be contacted. We are dedicated to equal opportunity.

The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

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