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Manager of Horticulture

  • 07 Nov 2016
  • 14 Nov 2016
  • 4:30 PM
  • City of Windsor

Manager of Horticulture

JOB POSTING: # 2016-0263-D 
LOCATION: 2450 McDougall Avenue
RATE OF PAY: $86,911.13 - $105,641.46 Annually 
POSITION STATUS: Regular Full-time 
DEADLINE DATE: Monday, November 14, 2016 


Reporting to the Executive Director of Parks, the successful candidate will be responsible to plan, organize, implement, direct, and co-ordinate activities of the Horticulture Division, including Greenhouses and Nurseries. Responsibilities will include establishing goals and objectives of the division, supervision of staff, and liaise with professional staff and external contractors in the development and completion of horticulture work for over 220 parks in 2600 acres of Parks and open space. To ensure compliance with the scope of work established; meet with clients and other service areas/departments to formalize operational needs and develop functional plans to be administered by Horticulture supervisors and staff. This position will be responsible for the recruitment, discipline, grievances, training, establishment of benchmarks, ongoing performance and appraisals of staff within a union and non union environment; will prepare and develop annual budgets for the Horticulture Division and be responsible for monitoring ongoing expenditures/revenues and service delivery; will develop, implement and ensure compliance with new and existing appropriate legislation, regulations and various codes: Health & Safety Regulations, etc. as established by Municipal, Provincial and Federal levels of government. In addition, this position will be responsible to oversee all horticultural operations including the seeding, planting, trimming, cutting, removal, insect and disease control, shrub bed maintenance, boulevard maintenance, floral grades, nursery and greenhouse operations. Will assist in the development of an ongoing maintenance and redevelopment plan for existing Parks, green open space and Park amenities, in conjunction with the other divisions within the Parks Department as well as with Facilities and the Recreation & Culture Department. To prioritize requests including but not limited to construction agreements, architectural/consultant agreements, servicing agreements, maintenance agreements and funding agreements which have long term capital and operating budget impacts; develop and implement appropriate programs, policies and procedures for all facets of Horticulture operations including the review of emerging trends and changing techniques and technology in Horticulture Operations. Responsibilities will include liaising with elected officials, general public, and horticultural and environmental groups, such as the Essex Region Conservation Authority, Ministry of Environment and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Council of Canada. When required, incumbent will be required to attend Emergency call outs as needed. Will perform Occupational Health and Safety duties as outlined in the Corporate Health and Safety Program. Will perform other related duties as required.


  • Must have a University degree in Parks Management/Horticulture or other related field or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum of six (6) years of experience in the field as it relates to Parks legislation and management skills. 
  • OR Must have a Community College diploma in Parks Management/Horticulture or other related field or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalencies combined with over ten (10) years experience as it relates to Parks legislation and management skills. Must possess an Industrial Vegetation Exterminator and Structural Exterminator License issued by the Ministry of Environment. 
  • Must hold and maintain a current valid and lawful Class “G” Driver’s License in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act, for the purposes of operating a City of Windsor vehicle and provide a driver’s abstract as a condition of employment. 
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Must have knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, its regulations and knowledge of the hazards associated with the work.  
  • Will be required to complete and remain current as per the requirements of the Corporation’s Management Certificate Program. 
  • Progression through the Art of Supervision Program Certificate or a supervisory program of a similar nature is considered an asset. 
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) certification would be considered an asset. 

How To Apply:

  • Send resume in confidence, quoting the above File Number, specifically noting your qualifications and experience as outlined above. 
  • Resumes will be given further consideration based on meeting the criteria as identified in the qualifications section.
  • Resumes are to be addressed to and received by no later than 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date noted above. 
  • Resumes may be provided to the:

 Human Resources Department

 400 City Hall Square East, Suite 408

Windsor, ON, N9A 7K6

  • Email: hrdiv@citywindsor.ca OR you may drop off your resume to one of the Customer Care Centres. 
  • Please refer to the City of Windsor’s website for further information on the location and hours of operation for Customer Care Centres.


  • Only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.  
  • We offer a smoke-free office environment.  
  • Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 25 as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment.  
  • The Corporation of the City of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Windsor will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the City of Windsor Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

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