Supervisor, North Turf/Northeast Snow and Ice Control

Supervisor, North Turf/Northeast Snow and Ice Control
City of Edmonton Job Number 43267
Post Date: May 13, 2022
Apply Before: May 26, 2022

Job Overview









Full Time

Job Description

Supervisor, North Turf/Northeast Snow and Ice Control
Job Number: 43267

Reporting to the General Supervisors of Field Operations (Snow and Ice Control) and Open Space Operations, you will balance leading operational teams during the Winter Season as the Supervisor, Field Operations and in the Summer Season as the Supervisor, Turf (North). This position will have you executing the strategy, priorities and direction of the City Operations Department and the Parks and Roads Services Branch while you implement the human, social, technical and operational systems required to carry out the work of the functional areas on a day to day basis.

Your success will be measured by your ability to achieve results in a respectful, inclusive and service-minded way, with a focus on the City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments to Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent.

Working in Field Operations you will:

  • Manage up to 10 team leads and 250 permanent and seasonal employees during peak season who are responsible for snow and ice control and sweeping and cleaning of the mobility network and open spaces; these activities include:
        • Snow and ice control: de-icing, anti-icing and clearing snow and ice from roadways, parking lots, sidewalks, paths, bike networks, and stairs as well as piloting alternative snow and ice control methods
        • Servicing (sweeping & cleaning): sweeping of roadways, parking lots, sidewalks, paths, and bike networks as well as cleaning furniture, park facilities, spray parks, fountains, ponds, collecting garbage, and graffiti removal
  • Manage and oversee equipment and materials used in the delivery of snow and ice control, sweeping and cleaning of the mobility network and open spaces within the City
  • Create program goals and objectives from Corporate and Branch Strategic Objectives

Working in Turf Management, you will:

  • Manage up to 20 crews and seasonal employees responsible for mowing and line trimming the City of Edmonton’s 4000 Hectare Turf Inventory
  • Develop, implement, oversee, and evaluate work of teams and equipment engaged in all facets of turf operations, working closely with leadership, supervisors, team leads, and contractors to provide City-wide support of services based on short-term and long-term plans
  • Guide community partners in the successful management of their projects, in accordance with City of Edmonton policies, procedures and processes

In this multifaceted role, you will:

  • Oversee the consistent application of policies, standard operating procedures, and service delivery across all geographic districts of the City
  • Identify trends, issues, and gaps; develop and implement best practices, leading the development of continuous improvement strategies that are consistent with corporate direction, vision and goals
  • Develop and implement risk management strategies, programs, and processes to mitigate risk within the operation and related to the safety of staff and others; ensure that all City and OH&S safety standards and guidelines are implemented and enforced
  • Oversee the development of holistic plans that reflect stakeholder/community engagement, ensuring that the public is well informed of service level changes/impacts and concerns are addressed
  • Respond to public inquiries, attend public, department, corporate, and internal meetings to represent management, and identify best practices related to service delivery
  • Liaise with external partners, industry experts, regulatory bodies, other municipalities, etc., to collaborate or resolve issues
  • Analyze and interpret financial data and management reports to ensure work is performed within budget and on time


  • Degree or diploma in Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, Horticulture, Turf Management, Planning, Business or Project Management, or a closely related discipline.  Equivalencies with extensive years of experience may also be considered
  • 5 years progressively responsible experience in operations management with experience overseeing large teams
  • Experience in a leadership role within a large, complex organization, preferably unionized
  • Experience managing and working with external contractors
  • Experience working with large seasonal operations and staff change over is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including the ability to delegate and empower others, work collaboratively, and develop strong working relationships
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including writing and interpreting reports and briefs, presentation/public speaking skills, and the ability to interact well with a diverse group of leaders, colleagues, staff, and citizens
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results in the context of a respectful, inclusive and service-minded style
  • Embrace the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, and foster an environment that encourages others to do the same
  • Demonstrate the key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s licence (or provincial equivalent). Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver’s permit is a requirement of this position. Must arrange own transportation to be reimbursed in accordance with City of Edmonton policy which may require business auto insurance
  • Hire is dependent upon a Police Information Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
  • 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.

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

COVID-19 Notice: The City of Edmonton has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption. Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires, and volunteers. If your application is successful, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption.

For more information, please refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure.

Up to 1 permanent full-time position

Hours of Work: 36.9 hours per week

Salary Range: $84,597 – $120,852 (Annually)

Talent Acquisition Consultant: AW/KC

Classification Title: Supervisor, Land and Horticultural Services
Posting Date: May 12, 2022
Closing Date: May 26, 2022 11:59:00 PM (MDT)
Number of Openings (up to): 1 – Permanent Full-time
Union: Management
Department:Parks and Roads Services
Work Location(s): Various Locations (City Wide)

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