Foreman 2 - Parks Development

City of Burnaby

Foreman 2 - Parks Development

Competition No.: 2018-027
Duration: Regular Full Time
Salary: $xxx - xxx – 6,216 – 6,475 – 6,745/month (Pay Grade 22)
Last Updated: 6/7/18 8:57 AM

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

Reporting to the Superintendent Parks Operations, you will be responsible for for the planning, supervising and reviewing of work performed by subordinate foremen and crews engaged in a variety of construction and major maintenance tasks in the preparation of land for park and recreational use.  Some of the work assigned involves some technical difficulty in completing due to the nature of the project, such as land reclamation on beaches, or projects built on bogs.  Considerable independence of action and judgement is exercised within existing methods and practices, but problems of a more difficult policy or nature are referred to a superior.  Additional duties include inspecting the work of crews or private contractors in installing utilities and landscaping to ensure quality of workmanship and conformance with plans; rejecting unsatisfactory workmanship and defective materials; determining priorities and adhering to project schedules; maintaining records related to the work; assisting with the preparation of budget estimates and monitoring expenditures and ensuring adherence to budgets; preparing requisitions for material and allocating equipment; establishing and devising safe work methods and ensuring the safety of work crews and the public; and assisting with selecting, disciplining and motivating of staff. Performs related work as required. 

Qualifications include high school graduation supplemented by courses related to the work including basic surveying and drafting courses, plus considerable experience in municipal parks construction and maintenance operations in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Additional qualifications include considerable knowledge of horticultural and landscaping methods, practices, materials and equipment; of related hazards and safety precautions. Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinate crews; to read blueprints, sketches, plans and diagrams; and to establish and maintain working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts. Skill in the use and care of a variety of tools and equipment. Sound knowledge of snow removal is desired, along with SAP knowledge of budgets and the ability to create and balance budgets. Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia is required.

Please submit your application by Monday, June 18, 2018

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

If you would like to include a cover letter along with your application, please ensure to include it in the text area for a cover letter section of the application.

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Organization: City of Burnaby
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: June 8, 2018, 1:04 pm
Expires: June 18, 2018, 4:45 pm

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