Manager of Parks - City of Port Alberni

City of Port Alberni 

Manager of Parks 


The City of Port Alberni is a community of over 18,000 people.  Located centrally on Vancouver Island, we are a well-serviced and growing municipality that offers residents affordable west
 coast living, as well as proximity to oceans, lakes, rivers and mountains.

We are currently looking for a Manager of Parks to join a progressive and dynamic organization that provides a full range of programs and services to taxpayers.  Reporting to the Director of Parks, Recreation and Heritage, this position involves supervisory, project planning and administrative work.

Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for all functions related to maintenance operations, development of new infrastructure, and long-term planning for City parks and green spaces.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supervisory, technical and administrative duties associated with planning, coordinating and directing maintenance operations, and developing new infrastructure
  • Supervising the work of staff; training staff as required
  • Planning, coordinating priorities and setting timelines
  • Ensuring high standards of effectiveness within the department
  • Liaising with community user groups, organizations and the public
  • Developing and managing operating and capital budgets

 
Qualifications & Experience:

  • Post-secondary education (degree or diploma) in a field related to project management, horticulture, arboriculture, turf management or landscape architecture
  • A minimum of 5 years’ related experience, including demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Previous project management experience
  • Knowledge of municipal policies, bylaws, provincial and federal regulations as they apply to the working environment of parks operations
  • Thorough knowledge of occupational health and safety standards and practises
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize various computer applications
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement while working toward departmental objectives
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and team building skills
  • Valid unrestricted Class 5 driver’s license for the Province of British Columbia
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered

 
This is an exempt position. A competitive salary is offered in addition to a comprehensive benefit package.  Please note that there is a residency requirement for this position.  Qualified individuals may apply by forwarding a resume and cover letter by 4:30 pm, Friday, February 10, 2023:
 
Attention:  Human Resources
By mail: City of Port Alberni, 4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC   V9Y 1V8
By email:  humanresources_resumes@portalberni.ca 
 
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.


Organization: City of Port Alberni
Location: Port Alberni, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: January 24, 2023, 4:26 pm
Expires: February 10, 2023, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: 5 years or more

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