Supervisor Parks Maintenance Construction
City of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Major Responsibilities:
Reporting to the General Supervisor Technical Services, the Supervisor of Parks Maintenance and Construction's main function is to supervise, plan and deliver technical and remedial maintenance and construction service in support of park amenities within a district.

The primary functions associated with this position include, but are not limited to:

Supervises the activities of staff members and contractors involved in parks maintenance and construction projects in Toronto parks, including repair/maintenance and installation of:
Playground equipment
Concrete, asphalt, interlocking and natural stone walkways, roads and parking lots
Boardwalks and decking
Park kiosks and furniture
New construction and regrading and sodding/seeding of sports fields and parkland
Surface and subsurface drainage improvements
Fencing, baseball backstops and goal posts
Baseball infields and warning tracks
Bocce courts, tennis courts, outdoor swimming and wading pools and pool decks
Masonry and timber retaining walls, walls and curbs associated landscaping (including planting of trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials)
Stream restoration and naturalization project
Reviews plans for capital and current projects to determine materials, equipment and personnel requirements. Prepares cost estimates as required. Ensures budget allocations are adhere
Recommends changes to design plans to resolve installation or maintenance problems
Produces specifications for in-house and contracted work and coordinate purchases of materials and services
Sets up and administers a preventative maintenance/conservation program for park features and amenities under his/her jurisdiction (e.g. playgrounds, paving, tennis courts), and train staff as required to carry out such programs
Maintains computerized records concerning project schedules, preventative maintenance programs, work performance, inventory, staff evaluation and discipline, time sheets, staff reports, and the preparation and monitoring of budgets, etc.
Supervises the day to day operation of all assigned staff including the scheduling, assigning and reviewing of work. Recommends to General Supervisor, the vacation and overtime requests for authorization. Monitors and evaluates staff performance, approves salary increments, hears grievances and recommends/implements disciplinary action when necessary
Supervises, motivates and trains assigned staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality, productivity and organizational performance
Directs and monitors staff through on site assessments of related work practices to ensure practices conform to relevant policies and procedures, established parks standards, legislation and regulations, including health and safety, asset and risk management, labour relations and Collective Bargaining Agreements
Keeps current of changes in the industry and ensure that the City meets new legislative requirements, standards and public demand
Communicates with staff across the Division to ensure consistency in delivery of service
Provides essential leadership and interdivisional representation within the workplace and community
Ensures that value is received for services rendered and received, with internal and external clients and service providers
Ensures all work is completed within guidelines as set out in the Ontario Building Code and other Construction Standards
Acts as a Supervisor under the definitions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and ensure that adequate training, safety equipment and safe work procedures are in place in order to develop a strong culture of Health and Safety and minimize any Health and Safety issues

Key Qualifications:
Post-secondary education in a discipline pertinent to the job function or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Considerable technical and supervisory experience in the scheduling, coordination and supervision of parks maintenance and construction projects or an approved equivalent operating environment.
Experience providing effective work direction including managing performance, motivating and training staff in a unionized environment.
Experience in contract negotiation related to service and construction contracts.
Thorough knowledge of landscape construction methods and practices and all related Ontario Codes, Legislation and Regulations.
Ability to operate as a member of a management team and self-directed work team, and to work cooperatively with front line staff, community groups, bargaining units and other divisions.
Knowledge in the delivery and contracting of parks maintenance, construction and repairs to City parklands and playgrounds.
Proficiency in various competencies that include strong interpersonal, customer service, written and oral communication and conflict resolution skills.
Effective administrative, planning, human resources and financial management skills.
Proficient in the use of corporate computer software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) and SAP, Outlook, Fulcrum and Kronos.
Effective administrative, planning and financial management skills.
Willing and able to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a "Constructor" for construction projects.
Must possess a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence and ability to obtain a City driver’s permit.
Must be able to work shifts, weekends and overtime when required.
Familiarity with Ontario Statutes, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Collective Agreements and other relevant Labour legislation.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.

If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, please email us at, quoting job ID #2320151 and the job title. The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.