Closing date: Open Until Filled
Manager, Park Operations (Continuous)
Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department
Victoria is a vibrant, diverse and sustainably-focused city, renowned as a global tourist destination, hosting over 3.5 million visitors annually, and a place with excellent quality of life. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and the capital of British Columbia, the City of Victoria is home to 92,000 people and is the economic and cultural hub for the region’s 350,000 residents.
The City of Victoria is recruiting for an exciting opportunity as Manager of Park Operations, a position best suited for a strategic leader with a proven track-record in managing a high-performing team. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation, our ideal candidate will bring exceptional communication skills, innovative ideas and strong leadership to the operations team.
The Manager of Park Operations works closely with colleagues across the organization, as well as external stakeholders, to effectively manage a diverse portfolio of 137 parks and open spaces.
This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled and motivated professional, who enjoys tackling complex challenges, and understands how to acquire and utilize relevant data in decision-making, to effectively meet strategic objectives.
This position requires working in a deadline-focused environment, balancing multiple projects and addressing changing priorities, while providing guidance to a diverse team.
The Manager of Park Operations works closely with colleagues across the organization, as well as external stakeholders, to effectively manage the activities of the Park Operations Section- horticulture, nursery, turf maintenance, caretaking, and related programs.
Leadership and Management
Policies and Practices
Perform other related activities as required
A degree, diploma or Trades Qualification in horticulture, arboriculture or other park- related field supplemented with management and leadership coursework.
5-7 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in a management capacity.
A competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is offered. This position is excluded from union membership
To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume
City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.
We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at HR@victoria.ca