Manager of Park Operations

Competition Number: 21244


Job Title: Manager of Park Operations

Department: Parks, Recreation and Community Services - Parks

Position Type: Permanent Full Time Position (Exempt)

Salary: A competitive compensation package is offered

Posted Date: October 18, 2021

Closing Date: November 9, 2021

Last Modified: October 27, 2021, 12:28 pm

Status: Closed


Are you passionate about parks and the environment? Do you love providing amazing park services to the community?

Saanich, the largest municipality on southern Vancouver Island, has a diverse parks system with over 170 parks and over 100 km of trails. Join our team to help enhance the many community benefits of our parks.

As part of the Parks Division management team, the Manager, Park Operations is responsible for all aspects of parks operations relating to Horticulture and Maintenance. The diverse portfolio of this position includes display beds, sportsfield and park amenity maintenance, irrigation, and more.

The Manager is also responsible for the development and management of the sections’ capital and operating budgets, equipment and staff resources and for all aspects of internal/external liaison functions and community engagement processes for the work of the section.

The successful candidate will provide direct supervision of the Supervisors in the section, indirect supervision for all maintenance and horticulture staff, and a variety of consulting specialists or contractors.

Qualified candidates will have a diploma or university degree in Horticulture, Park Management or other parks related field; six years of related progressive experience in parks operations and management including three years experience in supervision and project management and possession of a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License and a personal vehicle that meets the requirements described in the Transportation policy, available for use as and when required. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

*Testing will be conducted

The District of Saanich is implementing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. Confirmation of full vaccination effective December 13, 2021 will be required from anyone accepting employment with the District of Saanich.  Accommodations will be made for those individuals who can’t be vaccinated for reasons protected by the BC Human Rights Code.  A request for an accommodation can be made after you have been offered employment.   

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