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Position: Supervisor, Parks Operation
Employer: City of Markham
Location: Markham, York Region / GTA, Ontario

Salary Range CAD $81,799 to $96,241 Annually
Worker Category Regular Full Time

The City of Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 353,000 residents, is Canada’s high-tech capital and most diverse community, enjoying a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Committed to being a model of public service excellence, with a workforce that is representative of the population we serve, we are looking for people who share our values and are champions of innovative practices. Diversity is one of Markham’s strategic priorities, and we strive to develop and maintain an environment that is inclusive and creates a sense of belonging for all.

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Please submit your cover letter and resume at by June 20, 2021. Please select current opportunities and apply now.

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Reporting to the Sr. Manager, Parks, Horticulture and Forestry, you will be responsible for the coordination, supervision and administration of parks maintenance functions within and assigned geographic area of the City.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Staff deployment and field supervision for: Maintenance and repair work related to parks/trails/sports fields, municipal boulevards, City’s landscape features storm water management ponds, natural areas, outdoor ice rinks, etc. Including, grass-cutting, litter/debris pick-up, sports field maintenance, tennis courts, basketball courts, playground equipment, water play features, fountains, skateboard parks, fencing, outdoor rink flooding and maintenance.
  • Winter maintenance operations including supervision, patrol, inspection and assessment of pavement and concrete surface conditions, snow plowing/removal and sanding/salting/de-icing on roads, sidewalks, pathways and municipal facility parking lots, etc.
  • Provide assistance to community related events including participating in event committee, meetings, coordination of setup, takedown of tents, furniture, garbage containers, portable washrooms and associated signage, barricades and fencing.
  • Lead with preparation and evaluation of tenders, coordinating contract start-up upon bid award, inspecting and supervising contracted and project work and materials/supplies delivery in the field, tracking contractor/supplier performance, coordinating stake-outs and necessary permits, trouble-shooting with contractors/suppliers in the field, coordinating the timing and delivery of bulk materials supplies, completing necessary reports/documentation related to contracted services and ensuring health & safety and legislative/regulatory compliance.
  • Assisting with budget preparation and administering assigned budgets including reconciliation/authorization of accounts.
  • Supervises assigned staff including scheduling of work, staff training/development, health & safety and other regulatory compliance, performance management/review, coaching/mentoring, collective agreement administration, payroll submissions, progressive discipline and termination recommendations.

We require the successful candidate to have a Community College Diploma, Degree or equivalent in parks maintenance, horticulture, or another landscape field plus 10 years progressive experience in parks maintenance including at least five years in parks maintenance, construction, capital projects in a high-volume municipal parks maintenance environment including supervisory experience in a unionized environment.

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The City of Markham is committed to inclusive, accessible and barrier free employment practices and to creating a workplace that reflects and supports the diversity of the community we serve. Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to ensure a barrier free hiring process.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 8 2021    ID: 60196