Team Leader (Supervisor) of Parks and Trails
|Open Date||Jun 04 2021 - 08:30:00 AM||Close Date||Jun 25 2021 - 08:30:00 AM|
|Position Title||Team Leader (Supervisor) of Parks and Trails||Posting Type||Management|
|Posting Status||Active||Position Length||Full Time|
|Department Group||Hours per Week||40|
|Department||Engineering & Infrastructure||Openings||1|
|Education||College Diploma||Experience||3 - 3 years|
|Salary Range||$88,175 to $103,147|
Purpose of Position:
Reporting to the Divisional Leader of Roads, Parks and Facilities under the overall direction of the Corporate Leader (Director) of Operational Services, the Team Leader (Supervisor) of Parks and Trails, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all municipally owned parks and green spaces, inclusive of developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and supervising the operations, staff, and activities of park maintenance to maximize service delivery to the community. This role includes scheduling and prioritizing the maintenance and management of parks equipment, trails and vehicle maintenance for the parks division.
Qualifications and Experience:
• Combination of training, education, and experience in the operation of parks, parks administration, horticulture, natural resources, or a related field required.
• Minimum 3 years of relevant experience, with at least one year in a supervisory capacity.
• Experience in leadership working in a unionized environment is an asset.
• College degree in ornamental horticulture, parks administration, natural resources, or other related discipline is an asset.
• Minimum Valid Class G Ontario driver’s license; DZ would be considered an asset
Skills and Knowledge:
• Thorough knowledge of all aspects of turf maintenance and grounds keeping including playgrounds, ball diamonds, soccer fields, etc.
• Proper horticultural practices related to parks, plants, trees, and shrubs including species identification.
• Experience in maintaining tactful relations with unionized personnel, management, council, other departments, user groups, contractors, utility agencies, and the public.
• Demonstrates skills in leadership and building a positive team.
• Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in Windows and Microsoft Office environment.
• Knowledge of minimum maintenance standards relating to trails and pathways.
• This role must become competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act. Knowledge of guarding and personal protective equipment is a requirement. In addition, this position must become capable of recognizing work hazards and be able to translate same into operational recommendations and requirements.
• Plan, prioritize, assign and monitor the work including the direct supervision of Parks Operators, seasonal and student employees and contractors within the parks operations division including performance evaluations and training plans.
• Maintain all parks and green space under municipal care and control in accordance with all safety regulations and standards, and ensure that all equipment within the parks is inspected and maintained in accordance with all required legislation.
• Supervise and participate in the operation of all of the Parks activities.
• Fleet maintenance for vehicles within the Parks division, providing input on new vehicles & lifecycle replacements.
• Maintain all safety inspection logs related to parks in compliance with legislated federal and provincial statutes and regulations and provide reports as required.
• Accountability for health and safety responsibilities of staff ensuring full compliance to OHSA as well as the Municipality of Lakeshore’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures including WHMIS and MTO Book 7.
• Assist in the preparation of tender specifications and documents for municipal contracts and fleet purchases and operations.
• Liaise with Recreation and Leisure Services to ensure communication to various parks users regarding the maintenance of all surfaces, use and coordination of tournaments and events to ensure excellent customer service to the public at all times.
• Assist the Divisional Leader of Roads, Parks and Facilities in the preparation of the divisional budget of operational and capital budget expenditures.
• Prepare employee pay sheets, purchase orders and ancillary requisitions.
• Primary contact for emergencies including after hour and weekend calls related to Parks.
• Demonstrate strong customer service skills and establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships.
• Maintain all Municipal parks trails and pathways to applicable standards.
• Assist HR in the development of employee training initiatives, supervision and evaluation to performance standards
• Work with and provide back up to the Team Leader of Roads and Fleet to establish a unified Leadership team.
• Create and provide input into processes and continuous improvement for community services with respect to parks
• Implement and comply with the collective agreement
• Assist with facility maintenance and road operations, as required.
• Other duties as assigned.
Decision Making and Judgement:
• Work is performed under the general direction of the Divisional Leader of Roads, Parks and Facilities.
• Access is available to Municipal policies and procedures, by-laws and regulations as well as other department staff for advice and guidance in the performance of duties
• Establishing priorities of work schedules and identifying the most effective and efficient means of delivering the services and maintaining all parks and trails to meet the needs of the municipality within budgeted amounts and approvals.
• Supervising the effective and efficient operation of the Division in accordance with established policies, procedures, directives and guidelines.
• Assisting in the preparation of operating and capital budgets and the preparation and review of tender documents.
• Problem solving, researching and evaluation of information to determine the best course of action within best practices and guidelines and budgeted amounts.
• Directly supervises the Parks Operators, seasonal and student employees working in the parks division.
• Indirectly monitors the work of all contractors with respect to work performed in parks and facilities.
• Works closely and collaboratively with others in the Division including Road, Facilities and Fleet.
• Assist in the preparation of a divisional operating and capital budget.
• Review quarterly variance reports and monitor divisional budget lines to ensure expenditures related to operational and capital items is within approved budgets.
Excellent customer service, organizational and leadership skills to work with both internal and external clients and coworkers.
Excellent interpersonal skills to lead the staff and interact with Corporate and Divisional Leaders, coworkers, contractors and the general public
• With the Divisional Leader of Roads, Parks and Facilities to receive direction and guidance.
• With other Divisional Leaders and co-workers where duties and responsibilities mutually affect each of the parties.
• With community organizations and the public to ensure that resources are available and facilities and grounds are maintained and ready for use.
• With contractors to ensure projects are completed as tendered and timelines and commitments are met.
• With associates in other Municipalities to obtain and exchange information.
• Works outside with some time in an office environment.
• Bending, stooping, climbing, standing for extended periods of time, walking, driving, walking on uneven or slippery surfaces, crouching, lifting
• Dexterity to operate office equipment and small tools
• May be exposed to noise, dust and environmental conditions of heat and cold
• May be subjected to adverse behaviour from the general public and others
• Some travel may be required.
Control over Work Schedule
• 40 hours per week scheduled usually between Monday and Friday
• May be required to work varied and irregular hours including evening and weekends
• Main contact for after hours and emergency call ins.
• Work is subject to deadlines and may be required to work overtime to handle workload.
• Lieu time is capped at 40 hours per year
As an inclusive employer, the Municipality of Lakeshore is committed to providing a fully accessible recruitment process. Please contact us at any time during the recruitment process and let us know what accessible supports you may need. The Municipality is also committed to ensuring that personal information will remain confidential under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
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