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Supervisor, Parks Grounds Maintenance

  • 06 Jul 2016
  • 25 Jul 2016
  • City of Oshawa

City of Oshawa, located just a short, 30-minute drive from Toronto, is a progressive city of 157,000 people and is the economic engine of the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Our strategic pursuit of sustainable growth, excellent community service delivery and co-operative partnerships have enhanced our quality of life advantage, while maintaining a strong commitment to the fiscal restraint.

Supervisor, Parks Grounds Maintenance

Salary Range: - $78,232-$92,036 per annum 

Reporting to the Manager, Parks & Facilities Operations, or designate, be responsible for the supervision of parks grounds maintenance, including grass cutting, garbage, turf maintenance, horticulture, special events and trails. The City of Oshawa strives to provide an environment that cultivates and supports the following core values: Authenticity, Courage, and Trust (ACT). 

Duties include supervising the delivery of parks grounds maintenance services, including reviewing effectiveness and making changes, accordingly; developing and implementing policies, procedures and plans; recruiting, supervising and training staff; co-ordinating work schedules to ensure compliance with relevant policies, including Health and Safety; assisting in budget preparation of assigned programs and analyzing and monitoring on a monthly basis; providing technical assistance and advice to staff and the general public; responding to complaints; preparing reports and special analysis; and performing other duties as assigned. 

Applicants will have knowledge and skill generally associated with the completion of a Landscape Technology Diploma and/or Horticultural Technicians diploma from a recognized Community College, plus five years of relevant experience, at least three of which should be in a supervisory/management capacity; or have an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Possess or ability to obtain the following licenses: Class 03 Pesticide License, Pesticide Technician Program Accredited Examiner, Landscape Exterminator License and Greenhouse/IPM Exterminator License. Possession and maintenance of an Ontario Driver’s Licence, minimum Class “DZ” is considered an asset. Must be willing and able to work assigned winter shifts and shift work. First Aid and WHMIS training are mandatory. 

Interested candidates are invited to provide a resume with covering letter electronically no later than Monday, July 25, 2016, at www.oshawa.ca under City Hall, Employment link. Please note hard copies of resumes will not be accepted. We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The City of Oshawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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