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Parks Technician
Parks Technician

Parks Technician

Company : City of Richmond Hill
Salary : $98,365–$114,250 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Posting Id

Community Services

Public Works Operations

Parks Infrastructure

Job Grade
SEA40 Grade 07

Rate of Pay
$98,365.00 - $114,250.00 Annual

Job Type
Full Time

Employee Group

Replacement/New Position

Posting Type
Internal and External

Posting Date

Application Deadline

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Parks Infrastructure & Services, the Parks Technician will provide technical expertise and data collection related to parks infrastructure and systems. Under management direction, you will be responsible for planning, and management of special projects and contract services dedicated to parks maintenance activities, infrastructure repairs, and various construction parks projects. This position will also assist in the Parks infrastructure asset management planning, parks inspection, Maximo work order enhancements, training, data analytics, and quality assurance activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Parks Infrastructure & Services is responsible to inform the capital budget process for Parks Operations, Parks Design (IDS) and Parks Planning (PRS). This position will be responsible for performing inspections of park assets in conjunction with work order management software; assess conditions of park facilities and assist in establishing priorities in the 10-year capital plan and operating budget for parks maintenance and repair projects.
  • Work closely with Corporate Asset Management staff to provide the data needed for the City’s Asset Management Plan and to ensure the Plan accurately represents the City’s Parks Infrastructure System
  • Gather, analyze, and compile all work order maintenance reports and asset information required for annual program planning, operating and capital budget planning
  • Assist in the annual operating and capital budget process including preparation of business cases, identifying resources, statistical analysis, forecasting, life cycle management, benchmarking and tracking of growth and trends
  • Routinely conduct research and identifies best management practices to protect, preserve and minimize damage and risk to City’s parks system.
  • Coordinates and oversees the Parks Infrastructure contracted services and capital projects. The scope of these projects vary significantly and are essential to maintaining parks infrastructure in good state of repair, and meet stakeholder/customer needs.
  • Responsible for contract management including preparation of scope of work, specifications, mapping for maintenance / service contracts and ensures that work is being performed effectively and safely according to city and departmental policies. Completes required correspondence relating to contracts and maintains up to date files.
  • Manage special projects and maintenance contracts, develops terms of reference and contract payments and implements quality control and quality assurance for project deliverables
  • Prepare contract documents and tender specifications for services, supplies and equipment and administers bid analysis / contract award.
  • Assist with preparation and writing staff reports, presentations and briefing notes for senior staff and Council
  • Provide design review comments and recommendations on infrastructure projects which may include capital improvements, site plan and new development
  • Conduct pre and post construction inspections and identify deficiencies before parks infrastructure assumes ownership and maintenance
  • Communicate and liaise with other departments/sections, residents, other municipalities, developers, contractors and/or consultants, as required, in relation to completed and proposed work, issues, complaints, programs and policies
  • Knowledgeable in Maximo work order management database or other similar databases
  • Assist the Parks Supervisors with staff recruitment by posting, conducting interviews and onboarding
  • Based on parks service catalogue, supports the implementation of the established level of service and best practices and makes recommendations for revisions as required.
  • Assist with City-wide Operations maintenance programs, and provide back-up support to the Public Works Operation Management Team
  • On-Call and Standby duties may be required, with flexibility/availability to respond to "after hours" emergencies when needed

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Parks Management, Landscape and maintenance discipline and/or equivalent experience and education
  • Certification as a Technician by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians is an asset
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) is an asset
  • 7 years of progressive related experience

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Maximo, ArcMap, GPS tracking software, SAP, CRM software
  • Project Management Skills
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD would be an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the principles of park maintenance operations, municipal administration, park facilities management
  • Experience reading and interpreting detailed parks design and engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, including Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, AODA, Playground Safety Standards, etc. as it applies to Parks maintenance operations
  • Experience preparing tender documents, contract administration and policy development
  • Ability to deal with the public in a professional manner under difficult circumstances
  • Ability to confidently make recommendations on design and construction projects in relation to public realm, parks and natural systems/greenways
  • Ability to prepare and write reports and briefing notes pertaining to technical, policy and/or other parks issues for a variety of audiences
  • Organizational and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrates and encourages perseverance and resilience in difficult times
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Encourages innovative thinking and new ideas
  • Proven ability to oversee, prepare and track budgets
  • Demonstrates and encourages excellent listening skills and different points of view
  • Ability to deal effectively with tact, courtesy, discretion and diplomacy with all levels of staff and the public
  • Ensures that objectives and accountabilities are clearly communicated within the department
  • Empowers staff to support a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Possess a valid Ontario Class G Driver's License
  • Provide a current clear Driver's abstract from the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, as well as proof of vehicle insurance
  • Requires satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Potential exposure to heat, cold and noise during site visits
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service

Leadership Competencies

  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change
  • Shapes the future

Attention Internal Candidates: All current City of Richmond Hill employees are required to apply via the ‘View Jobs for Current Employees’ link on the City’s Careers Page.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

Please note, to be considered for a career opportunity at the City of Richmond Hill you must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada (or the World Health Organization). You may also be required to receive any COVID-19 boosters recommended by public health authorities. The City of Richmond Hill will consider cases requiring accommodation as stipulated by relevant employment standards legislation or regulation and/or the Ontario Human Rights Code.