Parks Operator – Port Hope

Job title: Parks Operator – Port Hope
Posted on: November 9, 2022
Job Description:

Purpose of the Position:
The Parks Operator is responsible for the day-to-day operations, maintenance and upkeep of turf, parks, trails, parks equipment, park facilities and amenities, waterfront and beach areas.

(The following sets out the principal functions of the position and shall not be
considered as a detailed description of all work requirements)
1.1 Provide grounds and landscape maintenance services (and construction as
may be required) in municipally owned parks and lands including but not
limited to trees, shrubs, hedges, grass, gardens (e.g. horticulture,
1.2 Provide maintenance and repair services to signs, parking lots, sports field turf
and grounds (diamond and pitches), splash pads, washrooms; construct and
maintain walking trails (e.g. waterfront trail) and outdoor skating rinks; repair
and inspect playground equipment; install and repair fences; install and
maintain watering and irrigation systems.
1.3 Provide maintenance services on the waterfront facilities and adjacent parks,
playground structure, beach, fish cleaning station, washroom and shower
facilities, garbage pick-up and facility housekeeping.
1.4 Provide building and structural repair/maintenance services such as painting,
plumbing, minor structural repairs for buildings, e.g. storage building,
workshop, fish cleaning station, canteens and Marina.
1.5 Safely operate grounds maintenance equipment such as lawn mowers,
handheld equipment (e.g. weed trimmer, hedge trimmer, chainsaw) and
vehicular equipment (e.g. loader, truck, tractor).
1.6 Provide repair and maintenance services for small engine equipment (gas and
diesel); winter maintenance including oil changes, cleaning, greasing internal
and external parts, rings, valves, fuel injectors etc., summer maintenance repairs as required e.g. blades; maintain records on all equipment repairs and
scheduled maintenance. Provide repair and preventative maintenance
services for the vehicles and heavy equipment (dump truck, snow plow,
1.7 Conduct inspections and prepare reports on vehicles, equipment and
playground structures.
1.8 Liaise with Special Events Coordinators and set up for events i.e. Float your
Fanny down the Ganny and Canada Day.
1.9 Provide oversight and training of seasonal and summer student employees;
provide staff performance feedback to the Supervisor on a timely basis;
ensure safe and efficient operation of equipment by co-workers.
1.10 Perform task assignments to support other divisions within Parks, Recreation
and Culture department.
1.11 Demonstrate knowledge and ensure proper handling of equipment and
chemicals as outlined under municipal policies and procedures as well as the
Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHIMIS).
1.12 Comply with all Health and Safety regulations, procedures and security
measures while undertaking their duties and ensure the public are aware of
guidelines where infractions are observed or as required to follow emergency
1.13 Provide customer service to the public and demonstrate commitment to the
delivery of customer service excellence; interact with the public in a respectful,
courteous, informative, appropriate, and prompt manner. Provide information
regarding services, directions, promotion of events and redirect to other
services as appropriate. Support Municipal policy, procedures and by-laws in
your actions and communications.
1.14 Adhere to high standards of ethical behaviour and demonstrates their
understanding that their personal actions impact the public’s perception of the
1.15 Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor, Parks or designate.

Employment Type: Full-time
Field of Work: Labourers/Cleaners
Required skills:

2.1 High school Diploma plus specialized courses in a related field such as
Horticulture, Turf Management, Outdoor Facility Management or related field.
2.2 Three (3) to four (4) years experience in grounds maintenance, equipment
operation, sport field maintenance, turf and/or landscape experience required;
small engine or heavy equipment repair, building repair would be an asset.
2.3 Possession of, or willingness to obtain weed control licenses, horticulture
certification, playground equipment certification, boater safety and other
related certificates.
2.4 Health and Safety training, including WHMIS and First Aid/CPR required
2.5 Knowledge of boat and water safety regulations preferred.
Skills and Abilities
2.6 Verbal communication skills including courtesy, tact and explanation.
2.7 Interpersonal and customer service skills.
2.8 Organizational and time management skills.
2.9 Adaptable, hard-working and co-operative work skills.
2.10 Detail oriented.
2.11 Independent worker with demonstrated initiative.
2.12 Computer skills including Email, Word and Excel software.
2.13 Membership or eligibility for membership with the Ontario Parks Association,
Sports Turf Association, or related organization would be an asset.
3.0 OTHER:
3.1 Valid and satisfactory ‘G’ license and access to own vehicle.
3.2 Valid and satisfactory Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check.

Company information

Company Name: The Municipality of Port Hope
City: Port Hope
Additional information:

$55,742.24 - $65,629.56 per annum

4.1 Regular work outdoors with exposure to extreme weather conditions.
4.2 Heavy physical labour involving lifting, pushing and pulling of weight up to and
sometimes over 40Kg.
4.3 Regular operation of machinery involving noise, fumes and exposure to
vehicle fluids.
4.4 May require being on-call and performing after hours work.

Please submit your cover letter and resume on or before Sunday November 27, 2022
via: Online at / Your Municipal Government / Careers / Click on “View Job Opportunities + Apply Online”

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