Home Job Board Dog Off-Leash Program Lead
|City of Edmonton||
Posted Date: February 17, 2023
Closing Date: March 2, 2023
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Edmonton has over 50 areas where dogs can run and play off-leash. The Dog Off-Leash program within Infrastructure Operations oversees this program.
As the Dogs Off-Leash Program Lead, you will oversee the planning, design, and management of off-leash areas in accordance with the 10-year Dogs in Open Spaces Strategy and Implementation Plan. Working as part of a collaborative and passionate team, you will play an integral role in the establishment, enhancement, and administrative management of these areas. To be successful in this position, you must achieve results in a respectful, inclusive, and service-oriented manner.
With a focus on the City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments to Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, you will:
-Develop, implement, evaluate and enhance opportunities within existing Dog Off-Leash programs include:
-Ongoing off-leash areas
-Community League Temporary Dog Park Program
-Pop-up Dog Parks program
-Community Group Led Construction of Off-Leash Areas
-Develop, implement, evaluate and enhance opportunities within the Dogs Off-Leash communication network
-Support opportunities for community groups to contribute to the Dogs Off-Leash program(s)
-Act as a resource and subject matter expert for the City by responding to internal and public inquiries about the program
-Pursue, establish and maintain relationships with off leash area grassroot community groups (formal or informal)
-Work in collaboration with multiple City departments and operational work units
-Develop, implement, evaluate pilot opportunities for Dogs Off-Leash and other programs where necessary, to test and enhance Dogs Off-Leash program opportunities.
-Supervise, coach and mentor of staff; identifying training and development needs; ensuring completion of all mandatory training;
-Understand and follow City of Edmonton standards relevant to the Dogs Off-Leash program needs and requirements
-Other related duties as required
-Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration or related undergraduate degree
-Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the field of community/parks recreation or programs, parks operations or management or a related field
-Proven knowledge of the principles and practices of program administration, including ability to direct research, planning and delivery, conduct program needs assessment and negotiate service contracts with various partners
-Proven knowledge of the socio-economic and demographic variables involved in leisure activities and their relationship to all aspects of community life
-Knowledge of dog behaviour and conflict minimization
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to make public presentations, facilitate meetings and write reports, correspondences, etc.
-Strong adaptability, negotiation and conflict resolution skills to deal with difficult situations and people Demonstrated ability to achieve results in the context of a respectful, inclusive and service-minded style
-Experience with applicable software/programs, such as ArcGIS, SLIM, volunteer management software and Google Maps is an asset
-Valid Standard First Aid with CPR-C
-Hire is dependent on Police Information Check or Criminal Record Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
-Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s licence (or provincial equivalent). Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver’s permit is an asset of this position. Successful candidate must obtain business auto insurance for personal vehicle use on City business as required
-Demonstrate alignment with the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, fostering an environment for others to do the same. For more information on the City’s Cultural Commitments, please visit edmonton.ca/our-culture
-Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator. For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit edmonton.ca/our-culture
-Applicants may be tested
The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here: https://bit.ly/3hd2d95.
The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Employment@edmonton.ca
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Up to 1 permanent full-time position
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week
The weekly hours of work for this position are currently under review and may change at a future time. Any changes will be made in accordance with the City of Edmonton/Civic Service Union 52 collective agreement and the incumbent will be notified in advance.
The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.