Manager, Park Operations

Competition Number: 20121

Job Title: Manager, Park Operations

Department: Parks, Recreation and Community Services - Parks - Operations

Position Type: Permanent Full Time (Exempt)

Salary: A competitive compensation package is offered

Posted Date: September 3, 2020

Last Modified: September 3, 2020, 12:00 pm

Status: Open Until Filled


Are you passionate about parks and the environment? 

Saanich, the largest municipality on southern Vancouver Island, has a diverse parks system with over 170 parks and natural areas 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 Urban Forestry, Natural Areas, Horticulture, and Maintenance. This includes the boulevard, park and public tree preservation functions, horticulture and park maintenance programs and the management of the many natural parks/areas within the park system.

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 arboriculture, natural areas, maintenance and horticulture staff, and a variety of consulting specialists or contractors.

Qualified candidates will have a diploma or university degree in Horticulture, Urban Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Ecosystem Restoration 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.

The successful candidate will be required to work Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The first set of resumes for this open until filled competition will be reviewed on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 and on a weekly basis thereafter until the successful candidate is confirmed.  

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