Perform functions related to planning, development and implementation of Parks projects. Plan, coordinate, assign and review the annual construction and repair program for Parks Infrastructure. Provide leadership that exemplifies the organization’s commitment to customer service, staff and resource management, and project management.
Develop and administer the annual construction and repair program. Plan, coordinate, assign and review the work of approximately 32 FTE involved in parks infrastructure, including park asset and infrastructure maintenance, irrigation, construction projects, horticulture and arboriculture. Supervise and provide direction, coaching, training and guidance to staff; plan, implement and coordinate projects; develop and schedule work plans and coordinate yearly work plans; ensure schedules, procedures and established performance and safety standards are met; responsible for full supervision.
Plan, prioritize and monitor the section’s annual work programs; assist in preparing, estimating and tracking annual budgets; authorize and monitor expenditures; make recommendations regarding equipment and/or operational changes with related costs and staff resources. Provide excellent and efficient service to both internal and external customers in keeping with the City of Victoria’s service standards. Collaborate in a team environment to deliver operational work programs and capital projects.
Develop and maintain a pro-active asset management system, including inspection, planning and maintenance, for hard assets within parks, (ie playgrounds, sport courts and exercise equipment, benches, picnic tables, water attractions, signs, paths, retaining walls, chain link and wood fences, water fountains and irrigation). Ensure that information contained within the City’s database is accurate and analysed to provide input into resourcing and investment decisions.
Liaise with other department or City staff in the implementation of capital and development projects of varying complexity; prepare budget proposals, projections and detailed estimates for projects and related activities; research and recommend external funding sources for projects; prepare and present program proposals to Manager for information or approval.
Conduct site inspections at various locations to review work progress and requirements; respond to general inquiries and complaints from the public. Liaise with and direct the work of consultants, contractors and engineers on Parks construction projects; conduct inspections of construction sites to ensure design and specifications compliance and safety standards; liaise with and provide information to City departments, community associations and outside agencies on project requirements, progress and budgets; respond to enquiries and requests for service from division.
Work with Supply Management Services on project requisitions; determine in-sourcing and outsourcing of work assignments; prepare requests for proposals and related documents including sole sourcing decisions; assess and make recommendations in the selection and termination of external consultants, contractors and engineers; ensure project schedules; negotiate and resolve disputes as required.
Attend and participate in meetings with other sections, departments, or agencies on matters relating to the continued efficient operations within the division.
Perform related duties where qualified.
Work is generated by annual maintenance programs and construction renewal or development projects.
Work is reviewed through regular reports and meetings with Manager.
Issues such as staffing matters and budgetary items are discussed with Manager. Issues such as deviations from annual budget are discussed with Manager, with recommendations.
Lift and move heavy equipment and materials. (rare)
Short periods of intense concentration while preparing reports and estimating projects. (often)
Focus on a variety of source data and VDT for short periods. (occasional)
Work on construction sites. (occasional)
Work in an environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to noise, paint, and fumes. (rare)
KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Organize and prioritize the work of a section. Effectively lead, supervise, direct and motivate staff.
Encourage contributions and input from team members.
Understand and apply the principles and techniques of construction project management, and construction and inventory maintenance administration.
Understand and apply the principles and techniques of asset maintenance, horticulture, turf, landscape and arboriculture.
Working level operation of City word processing, spreadsheet and related specialty software.
Compose and present proposals and policies.
Read and interpret technical reports, plans, codes and regulations. Estimate project costs Maintain accurate records
Establish and maintain effective working relationships. Flexible and goal oriented in a changing work environment Deal effectively with the public and outside agencies.
Supervise a safety program.
Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:
High school graduation
Technical School Diploma in a discipline related to Landscape Maintenance/Construction, Arboriculture or Horticulture or a related field (2 years) or a related Trades Certification (4 years) Accredited courses in management and leadership studies. (1 year)
Accredited courses in project management, including project planning, scheduling, budget & execution. (40 hours) based on assignment of position, PMP preferred
Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence.
4 years of progressive experience in related position specific to the section, including one year supervisory experience.
or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.
Work schedule: Monday – Friday, 40 hour work week
$47.64 per hour, Pay Grade 16 (under review) Job Code #648
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position
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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
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Organization: City of Victoria
Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation, Office Administration
Posted: June 24, 2022, 8:59 am
Expires: July 19, 2022, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Rate: $47.64 Hour