Current Postings

Foreman 2 - Parks Development (Irrigation, Trails, Playgrounds)

Competition No.:

Regular Full Time

$XX – XX – 7,395 – 7,705 – 8,042/month

80 hours bi-weekly; Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Special Notes:
Subject to Note ‘F’ of Schedule ‘B’ of the CUPE 23 Foremen’s Division Collective Agreement


Last Updated:
9/18/23 10:51 AM

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!

The Foreman 2 - Parks Development is responsible for the planning, supervising and reviewing of work performed by subordinate foremen and crews engaged in a variety of construction and major maintenance tasks, in the preparation of land for park and recreational use. Work assignments vary in difficulty and can be technically challenging due to nature of the projects, such as environmentally sensitive land reclamation, trail building, engineered projects and infrastructure installation & maintenance. Considerable independence of action and judgment is exercised within existing methods and practices, but problems of a more difficult policy or nature are referred to a superior through effective communication. Additional duties include inspecting the work of crews and/or private contractors in installing utilities and landscaping to ensure quality of workmanship and conformance with plans; rejecting unsatisfactory workmanship and defective materials; determining priorities and adhering to project schedules; maintaining records related to the work; preparing requisitions for material and allocating equipment; establishing and devising safe work methods and ensuring the safety of work crews and the public; assisting with the selecting, disciplining and motivating of staff and performing related work as required; promoting, endorsing and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment, adhering to the respectful workplace policy, and delivering an environment of collaboration, free of harassment and bullying.

Qualifications include high school graduation, supplemented by courses related to the work including basic surveying and drafting courses, plus considerable experience in municipal parks construction and maintenance operations in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Additional qualifications include considerable knowledge of horticultural and landscaping methods, practices, materials and equipment; knowledge of safety hazards and safety precautions; the skill to use and care for a variety of tools and equipment; the ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinate crews; to read blueprints, sketches, plans and diagrams; and to establish and maintain working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts. A valid Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia is required.

The successful candidate will be required to accept standby and call-out work assignments as required by the department.

Please apply online by September 27, 2023. 

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

At the City of Burnaby, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce that authentically mirrors the vibrant community we proudly serve. We consistently embrace diversity and endeavor to build an inclusive workforce that celebrates the richness of our community. We warmly welcome applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to join us in shaping a more vibrant and equitable future together.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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