Chief Parks and Facilities Operator

City of Fernie

Operator Position – Chief Parks and Facilities Operator  

The City of Fernie is inviting applications for the position of Chief Parks and Facilities Operator – Parks and Facilities Department.  This is a full-time position.  Reporting to the Manager of Parks and Facilities, the Chief Parks and Facilities Operator is a working member of the crew who also plays an advisory role to the Manager of Parks and Facilities for the work within the Department.  
Working with the Manager of Parks and Facilities, the Chief Operator will share responsibilities for the day-today operations of the City’s Parks and Facilities maintenance.
  • The Chief Parks and Facilities Operator is responsible for the routine maintenance, upkeep, repairs and inspections of the cities green spaces and facilities and other related infrastructure work/maintenance.
  • The Chief Parks and Facilities Operator will be the assigned Chief engineer for the arena refrigeration plant and will maintain the plant to Technical Safety BC and WorkSafe BC standards.
  • Seasonal work planning and execution; Mowing, weed trimming, turf and irrigation maintenance, playground inspections and maintenance, tree maintenance, playfields and sport court maintenance, trail upkeep, bench and table maintenance, snow clearing operations, arena operations, special event preparation and other tasks as assigned.
  • Assist the Manager of Parks and Facilities in preparing a strategic plan for operational activities that will ensure the Parks and Facilities are maintained as efficiently and effectively as possible within approved staffing and budget constraints. 
  • Coordinate and assist Operators and contractors in the operation, repair, and maintenance of the Parks and Recreational facilities and their related infrastructure. 
  • Prepare comprehensive work plans and written schedules for inspection and maintenance.  
  • Develop and implement standard operating and safe work procedures for all work. 
  • Ensure all work is performed in compliance with WorkSafe BC procedures, arrange training for operators for all tasks assigned to them, and conduct hazard assessments as required by WorkSafe BC.  
  • Ensure that processes follow local permits, provincial, and federal regulations. 
  • Maintain inventory of supplies to support standard operations and plans requisitions when needed. (i.e. Grass seed, topsoil, bark mulch, cleaning supplies, equipment consumables etc.)
  • Monitors and reports on system functions. Completes a daily log of work performed by crews.
  • Perform other operation duties as required by the Manager of Parks and Facilities.
  • Works independently and interdependently of Building Maintenance Journeyman to meet desirable service levels.
  • Assist the Manager of Operations in scheduling training for Staff
The above description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions and duties as required for proper evaluation of the job and will not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Employees may perform other related duties and tasks as required to meet the needs of the operation.  The successful applicant will be responsible for efficient equipment operation, will be able to work in a safe and responsible manner, and will be expected to exercise good public relations. Wages will be in accordance with the current C.U.P.E. Collective Agreement.
Qualifications include the knowledge and experience brought to the job, which are needed to perform the job satisfactorily:
  • Grade 12 or GED
  • 5th Class or Refrigeration Operator Certificate
  • Horticultural experience (Park and sport field level 1&2) preferred
  • Building operation and maintenance experience (BSW level 1&2) preferred
  • Supervisory experience
Physical requirements – Required to work in an indoor/outdoor environment where weather and working conditions can be trying and the equipment and supplies are heavy and awkward. Periodic work in an office environment will be required for reporting, planning and scheduling
Salary and benefits will be in accordance with current CUPE contract.  Detailed applications containing a cover letter, resume and references should be sent to Brett Logan, Parks and Facilities Manager no later than 4:00PM, August 16, 2018 to:

City of Fernie
PO Box 190 501 – 3rd Avenue
Fernie BC V0B 1M0     
250 423.2253     

Organization: City of Fernie
Location: Fernie, BC
Region: East Kootenay / Rocky Mountain
Professional Category(s): Facilities Maintenance, Horticulture/Landscaping/Greenskeeping
Posted: July 24, 2018, 3:01 pm
Expires: August 16, 2018, 4:00 pm

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