Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Job Number: O- 18- 03
Job Type: Full time Permanent, Union
Closing Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us. Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life. Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.
The Roads, Parks and Fleet Department is comprised of five Branches; Administration, Traffic and Parking, Parks and Forestry, Roads and Rail; and Fleet Services. Key responsibilities include the operation and maintenance of the City’s public works infrastructure and systems including roadways; rail, storm drainage systems; waste water collection; winter control; parks and green spaces; signals and streetlights; parking operations; transportation planning and the corporation’s fleet of vehicles and equipment. Under the general guidance and direction of the Parks Maintenance Foreperson, the Parks Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing daily operational, maintenance, inspection, and repair activities for the City of Barrie’s parks, trails, waterfront, and open spaces. Additionally, this position receives and reviews new, existing, or emergency service requests and work orders, and schedules and allocates staff resources, equipment, and materials as appropriate. Lastly, this position participates in and supports activities related to Section-led and contractor-led maintenance and repair projects. Overall, this position plays an integral role in ensuring the City maintains a safe, clean, and suitable environment for its residents and visitors by preserving and enhancing the City of Barrie’s parkland, natural open spaces, and trails.
OUR CULTURE AND QUALIFICATIONS OF THE JOB
- Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community
- Two (2) year College Diploma, Landscape Technician, Horticultural Technician, or related discipline
- Canadian Certified Playground Inspector Certificate from the Canadian Playground Safety Institute (CPSI) or Registered Playground Practitioner Certificate from the Ontario Parks Association (OPA)
- Ontario Pesticide Exterminator Land Licence (Landscape) from an accredited association, organization, or institution
- Chainsaw Operator Certificate from an accredited association, organization, or institution
- Eligibility for and working towards the Intermediate Parks Practitioner Designation from the Ontario Parks Association (OPA)
- Three (3) years of experience performing duties related to the above mentioned major responsibilities, including:
- One (1) year of leadership experience
- One (1) year of experience completing independent playground inspections and audits
- General knowledge of the following legislation, regulations, and acts:
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
- Invasive Species Act
- Line Fences Act
- Technical Standards and Safety Act
- Working knowledge of the following legislation, regulations, and acts:
- Conservation Authority Regulations
- Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act
- Highway Traffic Act
- Municipal Maintenance Standards o Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Occupiers Liability Act
- Ontario Electrical Safety Code
- Ontario Trails Act
- Pesticides Act
- Public Health Act
- Spa and Pool Regulations
- Weed Control Act
- Thorough knowledge of the following legislation, regulations, and acts:
- Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Playground Standards CSA-Z6414-14
- Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR)
- Ontario Traffic Manual – Book 7 – Temporary Conditions
- Working knowledge of the following:
- municipal government services and programs
- Thorough knowledge of the following:
- landscape, parks, and trail construction techniques and materials
- weed spraying, plant health care, and integrated pest management principles and best practices
- parks equipment and vehicle maintenance and safe operation best practices
- Ontario Parks Association (OPA) Best Practices Manual for the maintenance of parks, trails, and open spaces, including risk/hazard identification and assessment
- Demonstrated ability to:
- exert effort to lift, push, pull, or carry objects for short or long periods of time
- generate ideas, conclusions, or solutions utilizing prescribed resources
- interact effectively and courteously with all levels of staff and contacts
- maintain a high standard of public relations at all times
- perform in a manner which is consistent with corporate goals, vision, mission, and values
- perform routine maintenance or minor repair on tools and equipment
- read and interpret plans, maps, and infrastructure drawings, specifications and details
- run, operate, maneuver, navigate, or drive vehicles or mechanized equipment
- schedule operational, maintenance, or repair activities
- select and apply suitable mathematical methods or formulas to develop conclusions or solve problems
- work collaboratively in a group setting to achieve desired objectives, goals, and/or outcomes
- Intermediate organizational, time management, problem solving, interpersonal, verbal communication, teamwork, and leadership skills
- Intermediate computer literacy utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, and Word), computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), mobile data entry devices, GIS, GPS, and the Internet
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Full membership in the Ontario Parks Association (OPA)
- Valid Ontario Class “D” Driver’s Licence with a “Z” endorsement in good standing
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Location: Operations Centre, 165 Ferndale Drive North, Barrie
Hours: The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week as per the collective agreement.
Wage: This is a Level-6 position in the CUPE Local 2380 bargaining unit with a 2017 pay range of $63,024.00 per year to $75,524.80 per year ($30.30/hr to $36.31/hr).
Benefits: This position includes a comprehensive union benefit plan, including but not limited to extended health and dental coverage, life and accident insurance, paid vacation and sick days, short/long term disability plans, OMERS pension plan, discounted rate for City Fitness Memberships and much more.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit your resume electronically by quoting file # O-18-03 Parks Maintenance Technician in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to email email@example.com by Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency. Further information is available at www.barrie.ca/JobOpps.
Position Equivalency Code: C
Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required at the interview stage of the selection process.
The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.
Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purpose of candidate selection.
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