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.

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: 
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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