Manager, Park Operations

District of Saanich


Manager, Park Operations

Permanent Full Time Position

Are you passionate about parks and the environment?

Saanich, the largest municipality on southern Vancouver Island, has a diverse parks system with over 170 parks and natural areas and over 100 km of trails. Join our team to help enhance the many community benefits of our parks.

As part of the Parks Division management team, the Manager, Park Operations is responsible for all aspects of parks operations relating to Urban Forestry, Natural Areas, Horticulture, and Maintenance. This includes the boulevard, park and public tree preservation functions, horticulture and park maintenance programs and the management of the many natural parks/areas within the park system.

The Manager is also responsible for the development and management of the sections’ capital and operating budgets, equipment and staff resources and for all aspects of internal/external liaison functions and community engagement processes for the work of the section.

The successful candidate will provide direct supervision of the Supervisors in the section, indirect supervision for all arboriculture, natural areas, maintenance and horticulture staff, and a variety of consulting specialists or contractors.

Qualified candidates will have a diploma or university degree in Horticulture, Urban Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Ecosystem Restoration or other parks related field; six years of related progressive experience in parks operations and management including three years experience in supervision and project management and possession of a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License and a personal vehicle that meets the requirements described in the Transportation policy, available for use as and when required. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Role profile and competition information can be found at This is an open until filled competition. The first set of resumes will be reviewed on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 and on a weekly basis thereafter until the successful candidate is confirmed. Please apply by quoting competition 20121 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7 (Fax 250-475-5550) or Email  In addition to the interview process, testing will be conducted.  We thank all applicants for applying. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Organization: District of Saanich
Location: Saanich, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation, Horticulture/Landscaping/Greenskeeping
Posted: September 3, 2020, 11:35 am
Expires: December 31, 2020, 11:45 pm

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