Website Town of Kingsville

Opportunity Type:

Reporting to the Director of Community and Development Services, the Manager of Parks and Recreation will be responsible for the efficient and effective planning, programming, budgeting, and management of municipal parks and recreation facilities. The delivery of recreation programs and services and the maintenance and upkeep of all Municipal buildings and grounds are consistent with the Town’s strategic direction, ensuring the highest quality of service possible to residents of Kingsville.

Major Responsibilities

– Responsible for operations and management of the Town’s parks, trails, playgrounds, sports fields, and marina operations; planning or directing the development of new parks, facilities, and programs; and preparing long-range plans to ensure parks and facilities continue to meet community needs.
– Lead the development and operation of recreation programs, services, and revenue strategies to meet the recreational and leisure needs of the community and to increase utilization of municipal facilities, and collaborate with community groups and members of the public regarding the use and facilities and services
– Responsible for the safe and efficient operations and maintenance of all municipal buildings and properties in a safe, efficient and effective manner, including and not limited to Library Buildings, Police Station, Town Hall, Fire Halls, Community Centres, and the Kingsville Arena Complex. Evaluate operations and recommend changes, upgrades, renovation, and development as necessary.
– Prepare and monitor operational and capital budgets and monitor and report on life cycle assessments for parks and facilities infrastructure and ensure the accurate administration and monitoring of expenses related to operations, services, capital projects, and grants.
– Responsible for overseeing the maintenance and care of a variety of specialized equipment from refrigeration plants to ice machines, trucks, lawn equipment, ball groomers, and power tools.
– Responsible for the routine maintenance, care, and contracting of services for all town-owned facilities, including HVAC, A/C, plumbing, carpentry, janitorial and elevator services,
– Prepare, issue and evaluate Requests for Proposals and tenders for facility-related equipment and services and monitor and supervise work undertaken by contractors;
– Develop, maintain and ensure compliance with legislation, policies, procedures, and guidelines to support operations, including human resources, risk management, customer service, facility allocation, health and safety, financial management, etc., and demonstrate an awareness of evolving trends and initiatives which may impact future legislation and program development and delivery;
– Provide positive daily leadership to staff in a safe, inclusive, and respectful manner; develop and regularly monitor work schedules, annual performance, learning, staff training, development leadership, guidance, and evaluate staff performance.

Other Responsibilities

– Responsible for all Building and Property Accessibility Standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians and Disabilities Act, inspections, and maintenance of playground equipment.
– Responsible for all building and property conservation issues under the Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan as established under the Green Energy Act.
– Assist in the facilitation of winter sidewalk control as coordinated by the Manager of Public Works.
– Preparation of reports to Council and attendance to Council meeting as required.
– Any other duties as assigned with respect to the Department.


– University degree in Recreation Administration, or Graduate of a Civil Engineering Technology program, Certification as a Stationary Engineer or equivalent.
– Minimum 5 years’ experience in management of municipal parks and facilities.
– Knowledge of recreation program and policy development, facility operations, service delivery, and parks operations and management.
– Knowledge in the operation of refrigeration equipment will be an asset.
– Have computer skills and be knowledgeable in the use of the Microsoft office package, budgeting concepts, and cost analysis.
– Have strong interpersonal skills together with good communication abilities and report writing.

Working Conditions
Work is performed in both an office environment and outside in a supervisory role currently on a 35 hour work week and is subject to responding to emergency calls when required. After-hours work is required to meet deadlines and workload.

This position also requires some attendance of after-hour, night and weekend meetings.

Wage Rate
$95,197- $118,996 (Salary Group 8)
Comprehensive benefits package. Non-union position; subject to an employment contract.


The Town of Kingsville has implemented a Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy as a critical and necessary step to ensure a safe and healthy workplace and a safe and healthy community. As a condition of employment, all potential new hires will be required to provide proof of compliance with the Policy upon acceptance of an offer of employment.

Interested applicants must submit a resume no later than Friday, February 25, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. to:

Human Resources Department

Town of Kingsville

2021 Division Road North

Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 2Y9


All applications are appreciated however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodations under the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) will be provided upon request.

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