Assistant Supervisor - Parks Operations

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/17/2022 5:04 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Parks, Recreation and Facilities
Close Date

Job Description

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Competition #22/258

Internal/External Posting  

Closing date: December 15, 2022


Assistant Supervisor – Parks Operations (3 Continuous)  

Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department



Coordinate, review and participate in the work of the Parks Section engaged in turf, tree and horticulture maintenance.



Coordinate, assign, review and participate in the work of approximately 32 FTE involved in parks maintenance and construction; ensure schedules, procedures and established performance and safety standards are met; make recommendations on employee selection, promotion, discipline, training and development; provide input to employee performance appraisals.


Select plant materials to be used in park areas; design and schedule areas to be planted; requisition gardening and safety supplies from City stores or outside suppliers; make recommendations regarding new projects and type of equipment to be acquired.


Provide input to job priority and job cost estimates; establish daily crew assignments by prioritizing daily and emergency work orders; determine materials, staff resources and equipment required; requisition materials and equipment; complete a variety of records such as activity reports, vandalism reports, work orders and time sheets.


Conduct site inspections at various locations to review work progress and requirements; develop and coordinate weekly maintenance schedules for equipment and vehicles; deliver materials and tools; assist crews as required.


Respond to enquiries from staff, the public and outside agencies regarding field, trees and ground information and suitability and availability of plant material; review job matters and schedules with outside agencies and city departments.


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is assigned on a seasonal basis and is reviewed through discussion with supervisor.

Issues such as staffing matter, major expenditures and vandalism are referred to supervisor with recommendations.



Physical Effort:

Lift and move heavy materials and equipment. (occasional)

Mental Effort:


Visual/Auditory Effort:


Work Environment:


Work outside in all weather conditions. (frequent)

Work in an environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to chemicals and fertilizers. (rare)

Exposure to equipment noise. (occasional)



Organize and prioritize the work of assigned crews.

Understand and apply turfgrass, arboriculture and horticulture techniques.

Basic level operation of a personal computer.

Operate small tractors, mowers, power rakes, line trimmers and other related equipment.

Maintain accurate records.

Supervise and direct a large staff.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships. 

Deal effectively with the public and outside agencies. 

Work safely and coordinate a safety program.


Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

High school graduation.

Diploma in Horticulture (2 years)

Completion of courses in an accredited supervisory/leadership development program which cover: Conflict Management, Leadership, Communication and Project Management. (80 hours)

Current and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence.


3 years of related experience including supervisory experience.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: Monday – Friday, 40 hour work week

$41.14 per hour, Pay Grade 13 (Under Review)

Job Code #630

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - 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.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Applicants who are not current City of Victoria employees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 during the recruitment process. External applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated based on a protected legal ground as defined in the BC Human Rights Code may request an accommodation.


At the City of Victoria, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.


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