Assistant Supervisor, Parks and Natural Assets

Assistant Supervisor, Parks and Natural Assets

NEW, Full-time Permanent Opportunity

 

Why Choose Loyalist for Your Next Great Career Opportunity? Loyalist Township is committed to developing leaders who are passionate about making a difference. Environment sustainability is a big part of our focus as we plan for extensive community growth and this newly created position supports this through their leadership of the Township’s parks and natural assets portfolio. We support leaders to grow their strengths in managing others, and together we will reach our collective full potential as an employer of choice. We offer excellent pay and benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, OMERS. Service to our community, and to each other is what we do.

 

Loyalist is a growing community of over 17,000 residents situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario between the Town of Greater Napanee and the City of Kingston. The Township is a blend of rural and urban areas with a number of smaller hamlets throughout, including its very own island community, accessible by ferry. It is an outdoor-lovers dream, with a Great Lake on the doorstep and beautiful Canadian shield lakes and provincial parks minutes away to the north. Next door is the historic City of Kingston, which boasts an amazing downtown core right on Lake Ontario, full of excellent restaurants and night life offerings. We are also connected to large urban centres by the 401, with the GTA two hours to the west and Ottawa two hours to the east.

 

What do You Offer Loyalist as a Natural Leader? You are a keen and positive person, who loves to support others to be the best they can be. You are a natural leader with a capability to motivate and nurture teams, while also effectively having tough conversations as soon as challenges become apparent. You have a blend of experience in parks, forestry, horticulture, natural assets and sports field turf maintenance. You value making a difference for the public and contributing to a great team environment. Your technical problem-solving allows you to brainstorm solutions to complex situations with your staff. You value making a difference for the public and contributing to a great team environment where you work collectively to “get the job done”. You are a champion and advocate of health and safety and believe in the value of taking the time to do it right the first time.

 

File No: 2022-41 Assistant Supervisor, Parks and Natural Assets

Hours: 40 per week

Salary: $80,412 – $92,747 ($38.66 – $44.59 per hour)

Closing: August 14, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

A detailed job description is below. Please submit your cover letter and resume using the online form by selecting the link below:

https://forms.loyalisttownship.ca/Council-and-Administration/Employment-Application-Forms/2022-61-A_Supervisor-Parks-and-Natural-Assets

 

POSITION TITLE: ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR – PARKS AND NATURAL ASSETS

DEPARTMENT: COMMUNITY & CUSTOMER SERVICES

REPORTS TO: SUPERVISOR OF PARKS AND FACILITIES

CATEGORY: PERMANENT, FULL-TIME, MANAGEMENT

UPDATED: NEW, APRIL 2022

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

This role is an integral part of service delivery to the residents of Loyalist Township and contributes to the achievement of our Strategic Plan. It is key to the overall quality maintenance of parks and sports fields as well as horticulture, arboriculture, and natural assets.

 

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership support to the Supervisor of Parks and Facilities. The Assistant Supervisor – Parks and Natural Assets provides day-to-day supervision, and technical guidance to division staff engaged in parks and horticulture operations in accordance with Township policy, recognized turf and park practices, operations and maintenance and divisional programs. This position is partially responsible for evening and weekend leadership support as a member of the leadership team.

 

minimum Qualifications – education & experience:

 

Post-secondary diploma in Recreation and Parks Technician, Recreation and Leisure, Arboriculture, Horticulture or a related field or combination of education and relevant work experience.
Three (3) years’ leadership experience in a parks and/or turf maintenance
Qualifications and experience that would be considered an asset:Parks and Recreation Management Certificate, PRO
Horticulture Technician Certificate
Natural Turf course, Sports Turf Canada
Certified Grounds Technician (CGT) (formerly Certified Parks Technician – CPT)
Experience performing any related duties such as: grounds maintenance, arboriculture, horticulture, ecosystem restoration, snow removal, playground inspection, chainsaw use and safety certificate, lawn care and landscaping.
 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

 

Demonstrated leadership skills including the ability to motivate, recognize, and supervise staff in a respectful, fair, and consistent
Motivation and ability to develop further supervisory and leadership skills and participate in continuing education for succession planning.
Ability to implement and complete projects independently or through supervising teams, with minimal supervision.
Ability to oversee individual division staff and work crews, in a unionized setting, to ensure safe and productive work is performed, through adherence to policies and procedures.
Good understanding and knowledge of horticulture arboriculture, parks, and sports field operations and maintenance.
Solid understanding of the MTO’s Book 7, and proven knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Pesticide Act, and other applicable legislation.
Demonstrated ability to safely and competently operate various types of equipment including, but not limited to, line trimmers, rototillers, brush chippers, backpack sprayers, chainsaws, chippers, agricultural tractors, loader, rotary mowers, post pounders, leaf blowers, sod cutters, and small tools in a safe and efficient manner.
Knowledge of equipment maintenance requirements, procedures required; awareness of asset management principles and procedures is an asset.
Customer service and public relations skills, the ability to be professional and courteous when interacting with the other staff and the public at role-model level.
Good communication skills, including the ability to write reports, and maintain and communicate data and information.
Proficient time management and record keeping skills and flexibility in adjusting between a variety of duties.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Word and Excel.
Demonstrated proficiency with PerfectMind, CityWide, and iCity, considered an asset.
Self-motivated with the ability to stay current in knowledge and
Good problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to make sound and timely decisions under stressful conditions, including the ability to conduct quality research and analysis.
Familiarity with principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, purchasing and the maintenance of public records is an
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Front Line Supervision

 

Responsible for supervision of the division’s front line staff.

Support talent management processes, training and development, and health and safety protection for the assigned team.
Duties include assigning work and equipment, monitoring performance and addressing performance concerns, addressing attendance concerns, approving timesheets, problem solving and addressing complaints, monitoring training requirements and ensuring appropriate training is provided.
Investigate, with others, all employee/equipment accidents, equipment/property damage to determine root cause(s) and make recommendations on corrective actions and assist with reporting and investigating all incidents involving personal injury.
Responsible as a Supervisor for health and safety, including enforcing health and safety within requirements of legislation and policies, regularly holding safety talks and recording these, acting on reported hazards, and ensuring a safe and clean environment is
Responsible to maintain current knowledge of safe operation for each piece of equipment that is used by staff, and be familiar with all the specific safety devices and
procedures for specific equipment, to ensure staff are trained in the safe use of equipment.

 

Operational Support

Operations – day-to-day direction regarding parks operations, horticulture program, tree program, natural assets, and winter sidewalk operations.
Maintenance – day-to-day direction regarding parks maintenance activities inspection duties, as assigned.
Analyze maintenance issues and problems encountered, evaluate alternative solutions, make recommendations on courses of action, and engage Supervisor for complex decision
Assist with maintenance of Township infrastructure, as required and as instructed by the Supervisor of Parks and Facilities.
Assist in the planning, organizing, coordinating of regular parks, sports fields operations, activities, special events.
Assist with coordination of responses to weather events, infrastructure, or asset
Assist with policy and procedure development, capital works projects, planning, budget tracking, administration, and operational direction of the Township’s parks programs.
Maintains frequent communication with the Roads Supervisor or designate regarding Minimum Maintenance Standard and winter control operations with respect to sidewalks snow clearing operations.
Monitor material and supply volumes and prepare purchase orders and requisitions.
Participate in project planning including development of manpower, materials, and costing
Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other documents, and maintain up-to-date and accurate data and records.
For Township parks, ensure locates are obtained and locate procedures are followed by
Provide good customer service and address service enquiries/complaints, through direct contact.
Liaise with governmental and regulatory officials, Township staff, private and community organizations, developers, contractors, and others encountered in the course of
General

In the case of an emergency, may be required to operate
Provide services to both internal and external customers in a timely and courteous
Work effectively as part of a team and independently, demonstrating good interpersonal skills, tact, and
Note: Above duties are representative of a typical position and are not to be construed

as all-inclusive.

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

 

Internal: daily communication with Parks and Facilities staff/supervisor/manager, frequent communication with Operators, Recreation Attendants, Horticulturalist, Roads Supervisor during winter months, and occasional communication with other Township employees, human resources, union representatives.

 

External: residents, contractors/vendors, external seminar and course providers, external trainers, and consultants.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

Normal office environment working conditions apply when completing administrative tasks. May be seated for periods of 2-3-hours.
Frequent outdoor work in various and changing weather conditions that include but is not limited to snow, rain, hot and cold temperatures, and
Ability to work shifts and respond after hours as needed. During the Summer season regular support after hours for parks operations is required.
Occasionally may be required to attend meetings, programs, seminars, events which may take place at differently facilities, requiring
Occasional moderate or heavy physical exertion may be
Work may include locations with exposure to sensory elements including waste materials and
Note: The foregoing is intended to outline the general description of duties and

responsibilities for this position. It is not intended, nor should it be interpreted as a complete description. Loyalist Township reserves the right to amend this position description at any time.

Parks & Trails Visitor Experience Planner

Do you have thorough knowledge of park and trail planning & design, wayfinding and interpretive graphic design methods, the ability to set visitor experience asset design standards? Do you have experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and enjoy working with the public and as part of a team? If so, we want you on our Parks Services Team!

As the successful candidate, you will provide functional planning and implementation of park visitor use experience assets and infrastructure that provide meaningful information and guidance for visitors in the Regional District’s Parks systems. You will utilize your creative, practical, and planning skills to develop a system of non-personal wayfinding and interpretation displays throughout all RDCO parks and will assist in the overall planning aspects of the Regional District’s Parks and Trails system. You will:

1.     Create and implement critical system-wide park visitor experience programs including: park and trial wayfinding, regulatory, and non-personal interpretation displays.

2.     Assist in the development and updating of park design guideline standards.

3.     Develop design drawings, details, technical specifications, schedule of quantities and cost estimates for tendering and implementation.

4.     Undertake contract administration and supervision of various parks & trails visitor experience projects.

5.     Assist and provide recommendations towards the preparation of parks & trails development and management plans, such as:

o   Research and analysis

o   Preparation of parks & trails concept plans

o   Cost estimating and implementation

6.     Assist in the presentation of various parks & trails visitor experience plans to RDCO staff, members of the public and elected officials.

7.     Assist in the design and implementation of an engaging public interactive displays at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan (EECO) or any other RDCO Parks facility and ensure they are relevant and updated on a regular schedule.

8.     Assist in the maintenance of the Parks Geographic Information System (GIS) database for all park & trails visitor experience infrastructure.

9.     Other duties as assigned.

We are looking for someone who has a minimum of 3 years of work experience, preferably in a parks or natural environment setting and diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology, Landscape Architecture, a Park Planning related discipline and/or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience. You will have demonstrable experience in the development of wayfinding and non-personal interpretation signage, experience in identifying and preparing visitor experience opportunities, development plans and budgets as well as administering allocated resources and have experience in park and trail use planning. In addition, you will have thorough knowledge of graphic design methods, practices, and techniques, knowledge in identifying target market and audience needs and matching them to visitor experience opportunities, and demonstrable skills in utilizing graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.

This position will work 35 hours/week, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with occasional evening and weekend work to meet program needs and pays 36.93 per hour.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan offers a variety of perks from dental, health and vision benefits, paid vacation, pension plan, training and development, opportunities for advancement, work-life balance, on-site parking, and the opportunity to contribute and make a change within the community.

View the full job description and apply at rdco.com/jobs by Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is an employer of choice made up of a dedicated team of people who care about the community we serve. We are located in one of the most desirable places to live in BC, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. The appeal of Okanagan Lake and the natural beauty of the surroundings continue to draw people to the valley. Our lifestyle is second to none especially for those who live to enjoy the outdoors.

Manager of Parks Operations

Department: Parks & Facilities Services
Union Affiliation: APAE/EXEMPT

Rate of Pay / Range of Salary: $53.90 to $67.37
Benefits Entitlement: Yes
Hours of Work: 35

Job ID #1560
Closing Date June 30, 2022: (4:30pm ET)

Position Summary
Reporting to the Director of Parks & Facilities Services, the Manager of Parks Operations is responsible for the operations and day-to-day maintenance of the City’s parks, trails and sports fields including joint-use facilities and for supporting park-based special events. The Manager is also responsible for overall management and policy development related to park operations and amenities like playgrounds, multi-purpose pads and splash pads, and for the operation of the City’s outdoor natural and artificial ice rinks. The Manager will assume accountability and responsibility for coordinating with the Design Engineering team to prioritize, scope and implement capital improvements at City parks and sports fields and to provide comment on parks-related planning matters. The Manager provides supervision, performance management/individual development plans, mentoring and guidance to the Parks Operations team and the Sports Fields and Turf Operations team and oversees the service delivery and performance of the Parks Operations group scope of work including contracted services. The successful candidate will be responsible for the preparation of the annual operating budget for the Parks Operations group business units, and for informing multi-year capital planning in collaboration with the Director and the Infrastructure Planning team. The Manager of Parks Operations will also ensure standard operating procedures are developed, implemented and followed for Parks, Trails, Sports Fields and Turf operations.

See full job description here

Park Ranger II

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is currently recruiting for a regular full time Park Ranger II to join our team of professionals in the Parks & Trails Division within the Operations Department.

Reporting to the Manager, Parks Operations, the Park Ranger II serves as a front line field contact with park and trail users, providing information, advice and direction regarding park and trail regulations, facilities, programs, natural features, and conditions. Working with management to develop and implement parks and trails policies, procedures and bylaws, the Park Ranger II establishes collaborative relationships with users to ensure public safety and protection of park and trail resources. The Park Ranger II also investigates complaints, seeks to obtain voluntary bylaw compliance and, when necessary, issues warning notices and tickets for bylaw violations. The Park Ranger II will also from time to time support emergency services, assist search and rescue activities, and undertake coordinated enforcement with other enforcement agencies.

 

See full job description here. 

Parks Area Supervisor

The position is responsible for managing the delivery of services and activities in the areas of conservation, recreation, outreach, and division services within a complex park or group of parks and protected areas.  The Area Supervisor represents BC Parks as front-line contact to agencies, the general public, non-government organizations, community, businesses, corporate and First Nations for park and protected area specific issues.

Full job description here 

Coordinator, Community Development

Trans Canada Trail Job posting

Position: Coordinator, Community Development Position

Type: Permanent Location: Home-based

Experience: No specific experience is identified for this position – see qualifications below.

Reports to: National Manager, Infrastructure and Connection

Application Deadline: June 24, 2022

Start Date: As soon as possible

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the organization in the role of Coordinator, Community Development. As part of our strategic plan, this role is instrumental in the development and enhancement of the Trans Canada Trail network. This includes the coordination and implementation of network connection projects in all provinces and territories, undertaken or funded by TCT, and the gathering of general information about the state of the Trail from trail operators across the country.

See full job description here.

INDIGENOUS HERITAGE SPECIALIST (SEASONAL)

Through the stewardship of its historical sites, heritage assets, and natural spaces, Huronia Historical Parks (HHP) offers unique interactive interpretive experiences and educational programming that make history come to life. HHP promotes a strong tourism sector and prosperity in the region by welcoming visitors from around the world and building partnerships that strengthen its cultural, social, and economic impact.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is a nationally recognized historic site, including a comprehensive living history program, award winning museum and the archaeological remains of Ontario’s oldest masonry.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons celebrates, respect’s and honours the culture, heritage, history, as well as past and present contributions of Indigenous Peoples. As one of Ontario’s significant heritage and culture attractions, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons aims to represent Indigenous Peoples, their cultures, traditions and achievements at the highest standard and with dignity and respect. Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is committed to continually improving our facilities and services to provide visitors with authentic outstanding Indigenous cultural programming.

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:

• provide assistance in the research, development, training and implementation of Indigenous heritage programs and activities;
• monitor and evaluate historical interpretations, dramas, tours, special events, education and outreach programs;
• portray a role in traditional and historic-inspired clothing and participate in historical dramatizations, festivals and artisan demonstrations;
• conduct research to ensure accuracy in the depiction of programs;
• provide technical direction to students, and provide information to staff, stakeholders and community interest groups.

How do I qualify?
Specialized Experience and Knowledge:
You have:
• in-depth experience working within Indigenous communities.
• knowledge of Indigenous culture, history and perspective.
• knowledge of storytelling, living history interpretation, animation and education methodologies and applications.
• knowledge of or the desire to learn fabrication, construction and esthetic techniques pertaining to indigenous material culture, as well as leather and wood craft, food preparation, bark shelter and canoe construction.
• knowledge of or the desire to learn traditional harvesting practices such as birch bark, spruce root, sphagnum moss and more.
• the desire to teach and share Indigenous perspectives and world views.
• the desire to share advice on cultural program development, and participate in historical programming.

Communication, Public Speaking and Interpersonal Skills:
• You can effectively share your knowledge and skills with others.
• You have the written or verbal skills necessary to share program content and convey key program information.

Group Leadership and Teamwork Skills:
You can:
• provide guidance and mentorship to staff, and respond to customer service related issues.
• work effectively in a team environment.

Analytical, Problem Solving and Research Skills:
You can:
• conduct research to ensure accuracy in the depiction of programs.
• develop Indigenous cultural programs specific to audience needs.

 

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful, and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:
Address:
1 Temporary – Seasonal, duration up to 10 months, 16164 Hwy 12, Midland, Central Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad – definitions
Schedule:
3-A
Category:
Parks
Posted on:
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Note:
In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Development Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
Effective, January 1, 2022, the updated salary range for this position is $797.10 to $928.23 per week in alignment with the recently ratified OPSEU Unified 2022-2024 collective agreement.

The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

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How to apply:
You must apply online.
Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

PARK WARDEN

Do you enjoy the outdoors and have knowledge in natural resource management? Would providing people with a safe environment be of interest to you?

If so, consider this exciting opportunity to join the team at Algonquin Provincial Park

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:

• assist with enforcement and security
• perform resource management duties in the park
• carry out a variety of technical duties
• assist with customer service and providing information to park visitors
• provide leadership related to enforcement and visitor programs

How do I qualify?
Mandatory requirements:
• You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.
• You have the ability to be designated as a Park Warden and meet ministry certification criteria and standards in the use of force.
• You have the ability to obtain the Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card.
• You have the ability to work shifts, weekends and statutory holidays as required.

Resource management:
• working knowledge of resource management principles and practices applicable to Parks
• knowledge of, and ability to identify invasive species and endangered species and knowledge of relevant best management practices.
• knowledge of GIS technology and ability to operate GIS systems
• ability to implement, contribute and monitor plans for resource management

Technical knowledge:
• knowledgeable about law enforcement and possess the ability to interpret, apply and enforce relevant acts and regulations
• working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
• knowledge of parks programs, services and operating regulations

Maintenance abilities:
• ability to operate and maintain a variety of light powered equipment such as lawnmowers, chainsaws, boats and small hand tools
• knowledge about, and ability to perform, building and utility maintenance

Interpersonal and communication skills:
• interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively and to provide park information to stakeholders
• written communication skills to produce reports and correspondence
• provide park information to stakeholders & visitors

Essential skills:
• demonstrated leadership skills to work in a team and provide guidance to staff
• organizational skills and the ability to work independently and follow and carry out instructions

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit theOPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:
Address:
2 Temporary – Seasonal, duration up to 26 weeks, PO Box 219, ALGONGUIN PROVINCIAL PARK, Whitney, North Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Fingerprint Based)
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad – definitions
Schedule:
4.7
Category:
Parks
Posted on:
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Note:
In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Development Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Effective, January 1, 2022, the updated salary range for this position is $23.71 to $26.42 per hour in alignment with the recently ratified OPSEU Unified 2022-2024 collective agreement.
How to apply:
You must apply online.
Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

Park Ranger

Park Ranger – PAR002918
Employment Type:  Expression of Interest for SGEU Term less than 9 months
Location(s)
:  SK-South Central-Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Ministry
:  027 Parks Culture and Sport
Salary Range:  $19.501-$24.440 Hourly
Grade:  SGEU.03.

Reporting to a Park Manager, the duties of a Park Ranger involve customer service located at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. Park Rangers are responsible to ensure all park visitors, campers and cottage owners (if applicable) adhere to all park policies, regulations and procedures. They must be willing to engage park visitors and provide education in such policies as required. Rangers must also lend support to other park staff, i.e. campground and entry gate attendants; office/maintenance staff and/or conservation officers. Strong teamwork, interpersonal and problem-solving skills are required.

Selected Candidates must successfully complete verbal judo and an orientation program associated to the position, as delivered by Ministry of Environment.

A diploma/certificate/undergraduate degree in the areas of Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Management, Renewable Resource Management, Natural Resource Management or the Integrated Resource Management from an accredited post-secondary institution would be an asset.

This is not a student position, but a term position which encompasses working weekends and evenings full-time from May to September end with the possibility of working less than fulltime during the off-season.

The Park Ranger acts as an ambassador to educate the public and liaison to help park interpreter with school programming and summer recreation as well as help entry gate with campground checks and all parks’ responsibilities.

To qualify for these positions, you:

will possess a valid driver’s license;
will be required to clear a criminal record check with the Vulnerable Sector

We are committed to workplace diversity.

Hours of Work:  B – SGEU Field 37.33 – one day off every three weeks
Number of Openings
:  1

Closing Date
:  Apr 25, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

Senior Planner – Parks

Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department

 

POSITION FUNCTION

Lead the planning, design, and project management of City of Victoria trails and greenways and specific park, and capital project initiatives.

 

KEY DUTIES

  1. Lead and implement the trails and greenways program planning initiatives; prepare conceptual and detailed park and greenways plans; assist in the development of parks and greenways policy; coordinate land and trail acquisition and tenure initiatives.  Maintain parks and greenways database.
  2. Prepare, monitor and lead the development, preparation, implementation of park-specific management plans.  Assist in the ongoing implementation and review of the Beacon Hill Park Management Plan.
  3. Lead the planning and design of a variety of assigned park project initiatives and activities, and park capital infrastructure renewal and development projects such as park structures, playgrounds, sports fields, trails and greenways, stormwater systems, and other related facilities.
  4. Coordinate multi-disciplinary project teams (environment, turf, horticulture, arboriculture, construction, public works, planning); consult with community and park user groups; oversee the work of staff and contractors on park projects; manage project budgets and timelines; report out on progress to various bodies such as the public, community associations, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, Council, and senior staff.
  5. Perform technical landscape design work including collecting information, analyzing data, preparing reports, findings, and recommendations; prepare conceptual and detailed drawings and specifications.  Perform computer-based design and drafting tasks using AutoCAD, graphic design, and project management software.
  6. Assist the Manager of Park Planning & Design with a variety of externally-based park initiatives including liaising with municipal planning staff on development proposals, assessment of park and greenways acquisition proposals, and site and project planning and design initiatives; review and monitor Master Development Agreements to ensure compliance with park development requirements.
  7. Work with volunteers, community members, park user groups, community-based project committees; respond to inquiries from the public, park users, and City staff.  Prepare, plan and host community open houses.  Maintain regular liaison with municipal crews, contractors, consultants, suppliers, government agencies.  Develop maps, brochures, photos, fact sheets for public and City use.
  8. Prepare grant and funding proposals; draft professional service agreements; assist in the development of park policies, strategies and bylaws.  Prepare reports for Council on various Park planning initiatives.
  9. Perform related duties where qualified.

 

INDEPENDENCE

Work is assigned and discussed with Supervisor and, generated by the annual work program, applications, departmental programs, and requests from Council and the public.

Work is reviewed regularly by Supervisor, through Department meetings and reports to Advisory Committees.

Issues such as work priorities, policy development, objectives and schedules are taken to the supervisor with recommendations.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Effort:  Normal.

Mental Effort:  Short periods of intense concentration while preparing reports and recommendations. (often)

Meet multiple deadlines. (occasional)

Visual/Auditory Effort: Focus on a variety of source data and detailed drawings for short periods. (frequent)

 

Work Environment:

  1. Office.
  2. Presence on work site.  (rare)

 

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Organize and prioritize work.
  • Understand and apply the principles of parks and greenways planning, project management, landscape architecture and natural areas protection.
  • Working-level operation of current City word processing, spreadsheet and computer-aided design software.
  • Read and interpret technical information, architectural drawings and various legislation.
  • Prepare reports and make presentations.
  • Facilitate public consultation meetings and workshops.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Represent the City to the public and outside agencies.
  • Work safely on job sites.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:
  • University undergraduate degree in parks and recreation planning, landscape architecture or related program. (4 years)
  • Eligible for membership in the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA).
  • Experience:
  • 5 years of parks planning experience.
  • or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

OTHER:

May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule: Monday – Friday, 35 hours

$50.06 per hour, Pay Grade 17

 

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back into our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs – only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

All City of Victoria employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates who cannot be fully vaccinated based on a protected legal ground as defined in the BC Human Rights Code may request an accommodation of the requirement to be fully vaccinated. Applicants will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request accommodation during the recruitment process.

 

At the City of Victoria, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. Indigenous applicants, people of color, all genders, LGBT2Q+, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please email us at recruitment@victoria.ca.