New Job Manager, Parks And Fleet In Ontario

Manager, Parks and Fleet
Manager, Parks and Fleet

Manager, Parks and Fleet

Company : The Corporation of the Town of Aurora
Salary : $98,917–$123,647 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

The Town of Aurora is located in the heart of York Region and just 30 kilometers north of Toronto. Our vision is to become a progressive community with a small-Town charm and our mission is to deliver exceptional services that make people proud to call Aurora home. Our workforce is talented, diverse, and committed to fostering a culture that exemplifies teamwork, embraces innovation, and values diversity, equity, and inclusion to achieve mission excellence. It is important that our workforce reflects the citizens we serve. Come join us at the Town of Aurora, “You’re in Good Company”.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Operational Services, the Manager, Parks and Fleet is responsible for the management and implementation of all Parks and Fleet Division operations related to active parkland/open spaces/forestry/trails/horticulture/sport fields/winter operations and vehicle and equipment assets. The Manager, Parks and Fleet is accountable for staff management, associated service levels, legislative requirements, division programs, project management, contract administration, site inspections and financial management of capital/operational budget including forecasting, procurement and asset management including the development and input on strategic policy and operational procedures related to the divisions.


  • Manages, schedules, and implements parks construction, development and retrofit/upgrade projects including financial forecasting and monitoring, ensuring efficient project completion through internal/contracted services, etc.
  • Provides technical and detailed comments regarding draft plan of subdivisions, site plan submissions, official plan, and zoning amendments where necessary on Parks development projects including attending meetings on tree preservation matters, landscape standards compliance, etc.
  • Manages urban forest resources including street tree inventory and wood lots, prepares reports for Council review, co-ordinates and compiles data pertaining to urban forest inventory. Identifies and assesses risk management issues in Parks and urban forest inventories, mitigating potential liability exposure.
  • Manages Parks and Fleet Division staff including staffing needs, scheduling, training, performance evaluations, safety, discipline, authorizing payroll data and overtime requirements, resolving staff concerns and grievance response.
  • Plans, maps, and implements recommendations in accordance with the Trails Master Plan and forecasted financing associated with development; and conduct short/long term review of new/existing park land development/rehabilitation projects including monitoring, revising, and updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan: and implementation/planning of associated recommendations within the Green Fleet Plan and Fleet Management Strategy.
  • Manages and oversees the assets related to Parks and Fleet including life cycling, condition assessments, forecasting required budgets, preparation of specifications and tender process, procurement and project management for growth related and replacement assets, preparing and providing recommendations to Director on annual operating, and capital budget submissions; administers budget allocations including purchasing approved supplies and equipment, ensuring appropriate supplies inventories are maintained, and authorizing accounts for payment and monitors/analyses revenues and expenditures.
  • Ensures staff are knowledgeable of applicable health and safety legislation, are trained to act appropriately in emergency situations and practice safe program delivery, operate equipment and materials safely utilizing safe work practices; that documented procedural information is available, and that necessary reports/follow-up to such incidents are completed and reported accordingly.


  • University Degree in Parks Management, Environmental Science, Public Administration or related discipline.
  • Completion of or ability to obtain a Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) designation, or Certified Director of Maintenance/Equipment (CDM/E), or similar certification demonstrating in-depth knowledge of Fleet Management principles and requirements.
  • Demonstrates a minimum of five years of experience in a municipal parks/fleet management/ maintenance/development function, including experience in strategic planning and financial management and demonstrated management or leadership experience in a unionized environment.
  • Thorough working knowledge of parks/fleet, construction and maintenance management principles including applicable health and safety regulations, sound safety practices, equipment operation and maintenance, fleet, horticulture, arboriculture, construction, and project management/contract administration; knowledge of labour relations principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of corporate management principles including asset, business, financial, maintenance, risk, and information management; municipal purchasing policies, bylaws, guidelines and regulations; applicable industry related legislation, guidelines and regulations.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to coordinate, plan, implement and evaluate programs.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate technical operational work units, to ascertain/assign and monitor work priorities and assess completed work in compliance with appropriate standards; assess/interpret drawings, specifications, schematics and operational manuals
  • Excellent organizational, project-management, analytical, report-writing, problem-solving, interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public, all levels of staff, other governments/agencies/ contractors, developers and community groups.
  • Availability to work flexible hours as may be required for evening meetings, emergencies and/or special events and possess a Class D Driver's License, in good standing and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business.

Successful applicants to this position will be required to provide a Police Criminal Record Check that is satisfactory to the Town prior to their start date at the applicants’ own cost. Incumbents in this role will be required to have a Drivers Abstract and a CVOR abstract conducted regularly by Human Resources.

The Town of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicant information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with the Town of Aurora. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the Human Resources Division at 905-727-3123.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $98,917.49-$123,646.70 per year


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program
  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person