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New Job Foreperson Parks 2 In Ontario



Company : City of Toronto
Salary : $33.97 - $37.22 an hour
Location : Ontario

Full Description

    Job Category: Parks & Natural Resources
    Division & Section: Parks, Forestry & Recreation, PFR Parks
    Work Location: Esther Shiner Stadium, 5720 Bathurst St and Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St
    Job Type & Duration: Full-Time, Permanent
    Hourly Rate: $33.97 - $37.22
    Shift Information: 40 Hours per week, Tuesday to Saturday
    Affiliation: L79 Full-time
    Number of Positions Open: 1
    Posting Period: 10-JAN-2022 to 24-JAN-2022

Major Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Supervisor, Parks, the Foreperson Parks 2 works with and directs parks staff at destination parks and outdoor artificial ice rinks. In this position, the incumbent:

  • Organizes and assigns work and assists in the preparation of work schedules and daily work activities
  • Ensures an effective and efficient delivery of service, by directing and participating in parks maintenance activities including turf management, horticulture, building maintenance, equipment operation, litter pick up and snowplowing/ salting and snow removal
  • Inspects park sites for compliance to parks maintenance standards and public safety. Monitors work progress to ensure completion according to productivity and quality standards. Identifies work that is needed to be done and schedules crews and equipment accordingly
  • Checks completed assignment to ensure established parks standard are met
  • Directs and assists staff assigned to outdoor artificial ice rinks and mobile ice resurfacing crews
  • Purchases and arranges delivery of supplies from vendors, and inspects shipments to confirm quality and quantity of materials meet order specifications
  • Provides information and monitors work of contractors to ensure compliance with health and safety standards and contractual obligations. Takes appropriate action when deviations from standards are identified
  • Investigates and prepares reports and summaries on operational issues including incident/ accident reports and work orders. Prepares and submits daily activity reports and/or maintains a logbook on daily activities and operational issues
  • Works with a computerized Work Order System to process daily work requests
  • Problem solves with staff on day to day concerns. Records attendance, submits time sheets and reports staff issues to Supervisor
  • Provides on the job training and instruction to staff, including equipment operation and Health and Safety requirements. Demonstrates working procedures to staff and monitors work activities to ensure they are carried out safely and in compliance with all Health and Safety policies and legislation
  • Responds to enquiries and complaints from staff and the public. Liaises with permit holders, sport groups, dog owner/dog walker associations and special event organizers regarding park use and seeks to resolve conflicts. Attends community meetings as required
  • Works with the Parks Supervisor and parks staff on special projects, programs and events, including providing input regarding costs and budgets
  • May respond to emergency situations and special event issues after normal working hours and/or during the weekend and statutory holidays
  • May be required to work shifts including evenings and weekends on a seasonal or rotational basis

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  • Considerable experience directing and training staff in all aspects of parks operationS
  • Considerable experience in turf maintenance, and general parks and sport fields maintenance
  • Experience in performing minor repairs to parks infrastructure
  • Experience in the safe and efficient operation of all parks-related vehicles and equipment and specialized attachments
  • Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class "G" Driver's License and must qualify for the City's equipment operating permits and requirements as required for this work including an ice resurfacer endorsement (May be required to possess or obtain a valid Class "DZ" License)

You must also have:

  • Knowledge of winter operations including snow plowing, salting and artificial ice rink maintenance
  • Knowledge of horticulture and common ornamental trees, shrubs, perennial and annual plants in Toronto's parks
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations; and relevant City policies and procedures relating to parks operations Ability to operate all vehicles, equipment, specialized attachments and materials related to the duties of this position
  • Possession of a Standard First Aid Certificate and Basic Rescuer CPR or the ability to obtain the required certification
  • Ability to use Corporate software applications (including Outlook, MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, etc)
  • Effective oral and written communications skills, including the ability to prepare accurate and concise operation reports
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to problem solve on issues with staff and the public
  • Basic knowledge of Collective Agreements, Parks Bylaws and other legislation related to the position
  • Physically able to perform the required duties of the position and to work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work shifts, weekends, holidays, standby and overtime as required

Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy. Candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.


City of Toronto employees must apply to full-time or part-time employment opportunities posted on the City's Internal Job Posting Portal.

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