What is the CRD?
The Capital Regional District (CRD) is the regional government for 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands, serving more than 432,000 people.
Our administrative boundaries span the Traditional Territories of many First Nations, all of whom have a long standing relationship with the land and waters from time immemorial that continues to this day.
We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. In our commitment to bring differing perspectives to our workplace, and to deliver the best possible service to our customers, we encourage and welcome applications from all people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and lived experiences.
Park Operations Supervisor
Parks & Environmental Services – Regional Parks
||Regular Full Time
|Hours of Work:
||80 hours bi-weekly
|Rate of Pay:
||$44.43 to $50.34 per hour (2023 rates)
|Review of applications begins:
||Open to filled
|Under the general direction of the Manager, Park Operations, the Park Operations Supervisor is a senior level supervisory position which plans, schedules, directs, and oversees the efficient maintenance, repair and construction of trails and facilities in a complex network of parks and protected areas.
This position requires a clear criminal record check. The applicant/incumbent will be required to undergo a criminal record check in order to work in this position and to report to their supervisor if any criminal charges are laid against them that may be related to their employment in this position.
- Degree in park management, outdoor recreation, geography, planning, natural resource management, environmental studies, biology or related field plus 5 years’ experience, 3 of which must be in a supervisor role or;
- Diploma from a Community College in park management, resource management, outdoor recreation or related field plus 8 years’ experience, 3 of which must have been in a supervisor role and;
- Must possess a valid BC Driver’s Licence.
|To apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit www.crd.bc.ca and submit your application on our careers page.
We welcome all qualified applicants to apply and may consider a combination of experience, education and/or training where possible.
|NOTE: For the health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities we serve, the CRD requires verification of your COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of employment.
|Typical Duties and Responsibilities
People working in this role can expect to be responsible for performing the following duties. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and other related duties similar in scope and complexity may be performed.
- Provides leadership, supervision and direction and detailed project management and planning of Regional Park initiatives and projects.
- Directly responsible for project management, project planning, and project direction including resource allocation, project timelines and priorities, and scheduling activities related to park operations.
- Directs and supervises the staff and resources required to carry out the maintenance and development requirements for trails and facilities.
- Prepares, drafts, reviews and makes recommendations on annual operating plans and annual infrastructure fund projects.
- Liaises with and coordinates with Visitor Services & Community Development staff, Planning, Resource Management & Development staff, other Operations Supervisors, Team Lead, Park Technician as well as other CRD Service areas.
- Provides leadership, direction and guidance to Operations field staff, and contributes to the Park Services’ team to meet the objectives identified in the Regional Parks Strategic Plan.
- Develops standards, specifications and Best Management Practices for park operations.
- Provides project reports, presentations, briefing notes and project summaries as required.
- Manages and updates regional park assets utilizing the Regional Parks Asset Management Program.
- Plans, organizes, prioritizes and assigns duties to ensure projects and maintenance activities are completed on time and to a high standard.
- Ensures all work is performed according to WorkSafe BC regulations, CRD policies and CRD Parks’ policies and guidelines. Reports unsafe work activities or conditions to the manager and takes appropriate remedial action immediately.
- Directs and supervises the implementation of preventative maintenance schedules and relevant budgets.
- Oversees budget expenditures for Operations accounts and ensures expenditures are appropriate and within established limits.
- Monitors and reports expenditures relative to assigned plans and budgets and orders/purchasing of materials and supplies.
- Administers contract tenders in accordance with CRD policies and procedures.
- Assists with the development and implementation of the Regional Parks Service Plan, Annual Budget, Annual Report, specific to assigned responsibilities; assists with the development of operational objectives and long range plans.
- Maintains accurate records related to work activities and operations.
- Hires, directs and supervises contract services and ensures quality standards are achieved.
- Regulates park use permits, ensuring compliance, and advises park visitors on relevant bylaws, regulations and park matters.
- Prepares annual work plans for Operations staff in consultation with the Manager, Park Services.
- Recruits and orients staff.
- Completes annual and other performance reviews for Operations staff.
- Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD.
- Performs other related duties as required.
|Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
To be successful at the CRD, candidates should have a shared understanding of our Cultural Traits and Statement of Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Additionally, ideal candidates would possess the following role specific knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Provides supervisory expertise to ensure activities are carried out in accordance with regulations, policies, procedures and standards.
- Advanced project management skills.
- Ability to work effectively and cohesively in a team environment with managers, other supervisors and staff, and ability to deal successfully with interpersonal issues.
- Ability to interpret comprehensive technical reports and specifications.
- Advanced knowledge of regulations and legislation including WorkSafe BC, Collective agreements; Federal, Provincial and Municipal environmental legislation; CRD policies, regulations, and procedures.
- Knowledge of, GPS and map interpretation; Four wheel drive vehicles and small engine equipment; Application and limitations of heavy equipment.
- Knowledge of and ability to use various computer word processing, spreadsheet and project scheduling programs, asset management programs and databases (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Access, MS Project, SAP, and GIS).
- Must be physically fit and able to perform a variety of heavy manual outdoor works in all types of weather conditions.
- Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
- Knowledge of regional parks and trails in the CRD and the Regional Parks Strategic Plan.
- Demonstrated knowledge of park management and operation functions and park and natural area protection concepts and theory.
- Extensive experience related to Parks’ operations including health and safety, fire management, bylaw and enforcement, fleet and equipment planning and management, signs, emergency response and building and grounds maintenance.
- Ability to solve operational issues, set priorities and organize a diverse and heavy workload.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with internal and external clients.
- Ability to facilitate and conduct highly effective meetings and make effective presentations.