Manager of Parks Services

Regional District of Nanaimo

Notice of Employment Opportunity

Recreation and Parks Services
Competition 2019-20

Manager of Parks Services

Located on Vancouver Island’s beautiful central east coast, the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is one of the most attractive areas in British Columbia to live and work.  The RDN provides a variety of local and regional services to four municipalities and seven rural communities on Central Vancouver Island.  Established in 1967, the RDN is British Columbia's fifth most populous Regional District, of 28 throughout the province, and home to more than 155,000 people.

The RDN is seeking a proven innovative and strategic leader with strong people skills to lead the Parks Division in the planning, development, operation, maintenance, and supervision of community and regional parks and trails and in coordinating and/or providing advice to the Board, Parks and Trails Advisory Committees and Commissions.

Reporting to the General Manager, Recreation and Parks Services, the Manager of Parks Services provides strategic direction and guidance in Park Services that support the RDN. This position plans, monitors, evaluates, controls and supervises the budgetary and staff resources allocated for the operation, maintenance, permitting and public use programming of RDN community and regional parks and trails and provides advice to the General Manager regarding all community and regional parks functions and issues.

The successful candidate will hold an Undergraduate degree in parks management, natural resource management, landscape architecture or related field. A minimum of six (6) six years current experience in park planning, development and management, including three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity is required.

Proven skills in personnel supervision, leadership, team building and problem solving are essential to the position as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Sound knowledge of park planning, design and construction of park amenities and a valid BC Drivers Licence are also required.

Preference may be given to those with Parks experience in a unionized, local government organization. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. This is a permanent full time exempt position. In addition to a superb location, this position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining their education, experience and qualifications as it relates to this position.

Please quote Competition 2019-20 and submit via email to or fax to 250-390-4163. Applications can also be sent to the attention of Human Resources at Main Reception Administrative Building, Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2

Applications will be accepted until 3:00 pm, on March 25, 2019

Thank you for your interest in this position - only those under consideration will be contacted.

Organization: Regional District of Nanaimo
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development, Parks & Recreation
Posted: February 26, 2019, 12:19 pm
Expires: March 25, 2019, 3:00 pm

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