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Supervisor, Horticulture Operations - File #16-2845-AM

  • 11 Oct 2016
  • 31 Oct 2016
  • 4:30 PM
  • City of Vaughan


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


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. 

Reporting to the Manager, Forestry and Horticulture, responsible for the coordination, supervision and administration of horticulture maintenance functions city wide. The Supervisor Horticulture Operations is responsible for promoting effective, efficient delivery of services to the public, to develop and implement standard operating procedures and to implement the City’s Beautification Strategy. The Supervisor Horticulture Operations is an active and key member of the operations Department management team; providing back-up support to other Supervisors; leading staff, and championing the corporate and department vision, mission and goals. 

Qualifications and experience: 

  • Community College Diploma in Landscape Technology, Horticulture, or suitable equivalent. 
  • Current holder of Ministry of Environment Landscape license and/or Water - (Mosquito/Biting Fly), Ministry of Environment Landscape Pesticide Licenses, knowledge of current weed spraying regulations and knowledge of current Integrated Pesticide Management (IPM) practises. 
  • Minimum of five (5) years progressively more responsible municipal park maintenance experience, including a minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience preferably in a unionized environment. 
  • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and electronic purchasing computer applications.
  • Availability to work flexible hours including afternoon and evening shifts and weekends, and share “on call” responsibilities on a rotating basis with other Park’s Supervisors. 
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act as it applies to Parks maintenance operations. 
  • Good interpersonal, customer service, communication, problem solving, team building, multi-tasking and leadership skills. 
  • Valid Class “G” Driver’s License.
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 forward your resume in MS Word or PDF only, quoting File 16-2845-AM in the subject line by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2016 to:
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer
City of Vaughan
2141 Major Mackenzie Drive 
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1 

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

The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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. 

·         Effective communication skills, both oral and written, customer service and problem solving skills

·         Proficient time management and record keeping skills and flexibility in adjusting between a variety of duties 

·         Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team

·         Must be a reliable self-starter and undertake all aspects of the job thoroughly and willingly

·         Must possess an understanding of the  MTO’s Book 7  for Temporary Conditions, and proven knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation;

·         Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Word and Excel. 

·         Ability to perform a variety of physical activities including  lifting, digging, shoveling, raking and climbing ladders and be able to actively participate in daily activities, working within live traffic conditions and adverse weather conditions


$27.93 per hour



Applications must be received online by Sunday, February 15, 2015. To apply for this position, please visit http://guelph.ca/employment-careers/ for further detailed instructions.  Please follow the instructions and follow all steps to the process. In order to be considered for this position you must complete all of the steps when creating your profile. This will include a short online screening questionnaire specific to this position as part of the application process.  You will also need to attach both your cover letter and resume saved as one document (PDF format preferred). If you have already created a profile, you may simply login to begin your application.


The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.


Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.



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