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The Corporation of the City of St. Thomas - 

Parks, Recreation and Property Management Department has an opening for the following position:



Job Posting #27-02-19


This CUPE 35 union position, under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Parks and Forestry, oversees the preparation, care and maintenance of all City athletic fields and playgrounds (including splash pads).  Participates in creating and promoting positive working relationships with user groups and assisting in community special events as needed.


  1. Develop, implement and maintain a maintenance management program for athletic fields and playgrounds.
  2. Determine priorities, coordinate schedules, provide technical direction and guidance to a work crew (as required), participate in park maintenance site inspections and perform maintenance duties to ensure completion of work. 
  3. Coordinate and participate in the construction, renovation, maintenance and repair of fields and playground areas, including fencing.
  4. Maintain a complete system of records regarding all maintenance performed.
  5. Perform regular inspections of irrigation systems to ensure proper working order and efficiency.
  6. Participate and provide input into the decision to cancel athletic events due to inclement weather.
  7. Order supplies, repair parts and materials from appropriate suppliers.
  8. Conduct visual/physical inspections of fields and playgrounds for hazardous conditions to ensure safety of the public and to ensure all park playgrounds meet the minimum CSA standards including maintenance duties and monthly inspections and reporting, as required.  Arrange for appropriate repairs as required or perform general maintenance and repair if able.  Ensure appropriate documentation, including actual or potential safety hazards, is completed in a timely fashion.
  9. Supervise the use of and operate a variety of tools and equipment including but not limited to, power tools, trucks, tractors, front end loader, and turf equipment such as aerator, sod cutter, sprayers, turf vehicles and mowers, and athletic field equipment such as line painter and chalker.
  10. Assist in developing and monitoring of program budget.
  11. This position must take responsibility for personal health and safety insofar as he or she is able under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations. A worker must:
  • Work in compliance with the provisions of the Act, the regulations and City policies.
  • Must use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that the City requires to be used or worn.
  • Report to his or her supervisor the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which the worker is aware and which may endanger himself, herself or another worker.
  • Report to his or her supervisor any contravention of the Act, the regulations or the existence of any hazard of which he or she knows.

        This position shall not:

    • Remove or make ineffective any protective device required by regulations or by the City, without providing an adequate temporary protective device and when the need for removing or making ineffective the protective device has ceased, the protective device shall be replaced immediately.
    • Use or operate any equipment, machine, device or thing or work in a manner that may endanger himself, herself or any other worker.
    • Engage in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct.

    12.  Perform other such related duties as may be assigned.


      Minimum two (2) year Community College diploma in a related field together with three (3) years of current athletic field and playground equipment maintenance experience or a combination of related education and experience.  Must possess and maintain the Playground Practitioner Certificate.  Must have the physical capability to carry out position duties, must be competent with Microsoft Office.  Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  Must have a valid Class “G” Ontario Drivers license.


      Required to work outside and beyond the normal hours of work and participate in the rotational weekend stand-by call period.


      $30.86 per hour working 40 hours per week and a comprehensive benefit package.


      Go to www.stthomas.ca – Employment, Employment Opportunities.
      Click the ‘Apply Now’ button.  You will need to create a Login.
      ** Please upload your cover letter and resume as one document (i.e. pdf, word).
      Applications must be received no later than Thursday, February 21, 2019.

      Although we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Personal information for this position is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 2001, as amended.

      Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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