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Parks Manager

Fort St. John

Fort St. John, ( strategically located in British Columbia’s north east region, is well-known as the Energetic City.  This title reflects not only the large resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, but also the vitality of the residents who are keen to live and work in a community that gives back so much.   Recognized globally, Fort St. John also attracts people due to the communities close access to spectacular wilderness and eco-adventures, as well as world class hunting and fishing.  The City features excellent year-round sports facilities and more amenities than cities many times its size.  Today, more than 19,000 people, mostly young families, call Fort St. John home. Located in the heart of majestic Peace River country, the City is the largest regional service center in north eastern BC, servicing over 60,000 people in the area. To achieve its mission of efficiently providing services that enhance the quality of life for all of its residents and visitors, the City of Fort St. John is looking to attract a well-qualified leadership individual as Parks Manager.

Reporting to the Director of Facilities and Grounds, the Parks Manager is responsible for the vision, planning, and budgeting for the parks, boulevards, trails, sidewalks, sports fields, and natural spaces within the Grounds Department. This position uses considerable independent judgment to organize, plan, schedule and implement budgeted maintenance, operation and/or construction programs. The Parks Manager selects, hires, supervises, trains, evaluates and directs employees engaged in the day to day preparation, installation, maintenance and repair of various City infrastructure. Specifics include; parks, gardens, grounds, boulevards, ball diamonds, tennis courts, skating rinks, basketball courts, playground equipment, trails, sidewalks, cemeteries, waste receptacles (including solid waste collection), flags, banners,  and other infrastructure as required/assigned.


You have a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Parks Administration, Planning (Urban, Regional, Environmental, Natural Resources, or Parks), Landscape Architecture or other related field in addition to 5 years related management experience in Parks Planning or Project Management, preferably within a municipal setting. You have experience working within a unionized business environment and known for your well-honed people leadership skills. You are a visionary leader with impeccable report writing skills with tested strengths in articulating the corporate vision for the municipality. You are known as an excellent communicator, and respected for your strong problem solving ability, keen decision making and adaptability. Customer service is your forte and your positive corporate contribution is your trademark. 

This is a unique opportunity to become part of the vibrant future of the City of Fort St John. Are you self-motivated, enjoy both responsibility and accountability and ready for the challenges facing this sought after leadership role? For more information please call Grant C. Smith CHRP at (604) 806-7715 or to apply for this position, forward your resume quoting assignment FSJPM in Microsoft Word format to:

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest; however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Parks Manager Fort St. John British Columbia

Expiry Date: 2017-09-10
Date Posted: 2017-07-10
Province: British Columbia
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