Job: River Valley Parks and Facilities Team Leader - City of Edmonton

River Valley Parks and Facilities Team Leader 
Job Number: 29901

A leader with the City of Edmonton is a visionary, credible and trusted role model who inspires and challenges others to achieve their full potential. Do you know how to make an instant connection with a both internal and external stakeholders? Are you a natural leader? Do you excel at responding to various public inquiries in a public setting?
The City of Edmonton is looking for an approachable, independent problem­ solver to oversee the diverse operational work requirements throughout the River Valley park system. If you are looking to showcase your skills in supervision, communication and dealing with challenging people or situations, apply today!

A high level of independence, interpersonal and organizational skills will be required as you:

  • Develop annual work plans for River Valley Parks and Facilities, and manage and deploy the associated human, equipment and financial resources required to implement the work plan
  • Manage the hiring, orientation, training, performance and evaluation of Labourer I, II and Crew Leader positions
  • Build effective teams through coaching, training, and development
  • Prepare and contribute to various reports to support section, budget and workforce planning
  • Responsibly manage financial resources by adhering to City procurement processes, reviewing financial information,  contributing to reporting requirements and resolving any budgetary discrepancies
  • Effectively and professionally communicate through verbal and written methods
  • Support and attend various meetings as a participant, resource, organizer/chair and record and distribute meeting results, and follow up on assigned action items
  • Coordinate the deployment, servicing, sharing, replacement and acquisition of equipment resources for River Valley Parks and Facilities
  • Promote a safe work environment and coordinate and manage the Occupational Health & Safety requirements for River Valley Parks & Facilities, including the required documentation, communication and file management related to hazard assessments, inspections, incidents, safety meetings, SOP’s, and site specific issues
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with section  staff,, other City branches and departments as well as external stakeholders including the general public, special interest groups, suppliers and partners in order to meet various customer and operational needs
  • Explain and interpret related City of Edmonton bylaws and policies to employees, contractors and the public
  • Work with various partner and customer groups for the coordination of their projects and activities within the River Valley
  • Develop, edit and manage 311 scripting related to the River Valley, and investigate and address citizen comments/concerns in a timely manner.
  • Use various software programs including SAP, CLASS, GOOGLE, SDM, LMS, and various mobile apps to support ongoing work, and investigate and implement new technologies to improve workplace efficiency
  • Verify and perform other related administrative tasks and duties as required


  • Completion of a University Bachelor degree in environmental or natural sciences, park management, natural resource management, recreation administration, horticulture or other related field
  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience in a leadership role related to park or facility management, of which at least 2 years shall be supervisory experience
  • Completion of a leadership training program or course work
  • Extensive knowledge of standard methods, practices, materials and tools, related to parks development, servicing, management and oversight
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently plan, assign, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates
  • Exemplary customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, time management, problem solving, decision making,conflict resolution and prioritization skills required
  • Ability to monitor work plans for timeliness, quantity, quality, productivity, unit costing, and accomplishments
  • Skilled at using various technology to support work
  • Sound knowledge of City policies, procedures, bylaws, legislation and the collective agreement between the City of Edmonton and CUPE local 30
  • Ability to think wholistically and consider multiple impacts, perspectives and considerations in decision making
  • Knowledge of other Civic Departments and agencies
  • Ability to work and make decisions in an independent manner
  • Ability to communicate and deal effectively with the public, civic departments and outside organizations
  • Emergency First Aid is a requirement and can be completed upon hire
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license (or provincial equivalent). Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver’s permit is a requirement of this position
  • The successful applicant will be required to provide their own vehicle for City use and, where appropriate, will be reimbursed according to City policy. This may require the applicant to obtain business use auto insurance
  • Hire is dependent upon a Police Information Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton policy

We are an equal opportunity employer.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week. This position is subject to the terms and conditions of a variable hours of work schedule. Evening and weekend work may be required
Salary: $35.564 - $41.055 (Hourly); $74,257.63 - $85,722.84 (Annually)

Recruitment Consultant: SH/AL 
Classification Title: Community Services Team Leader
Closing Date: Jul 21, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Number of Openings (up to): 1 - Permanent Full-time
Union : CUPE Local 30
Department: Community & Recreation Facilities (Citizen Services)

$35.564 - $41.055 /hr


Application Deadline:
July 21, 2017

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