The Park Maintenance Technician is responsible for the maintenance and improvements of the parks, playgrounds, trails and any other related park amenities.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Inspect, maintain, and improve outdoor recreational amenities and assets including sports fields, trail systems, park structures/amenities, playgrounds, washroom facilities, outdoor ice surfaces, and natural assets such as trees.
Ensure adherence to recognized industry standards and applicable legislation, regulations and established County policies and practices.
Supervise, mentor and train workers including the daily assignment of tasks and/or project work.
Complete performance management within applicable work units including completion of regular quality control inspections and ensure corrective actions are completed.
Operate and train others in the operation of various equipment to perform work including tractors, chainsaw, ride-on lawn mowers, push mowers, gas powered and electric hand tools, skid steers, weed trimmers, utility terrain vehicles, pickup trucks and trailers.
Ensure workers are capable for the tasks assigned by establishing competency.
Maintain all related equipment and perform minor repairs.
Maintain detailed records of work and equipment maintenance activities performed.
Collaborate effectively and participate in special event preparations.
Perform other duties and projects as assigned by supervisor.
Adjust schedule and participate in an on-call rotation to support seasonal operational changes.
Adhere to all applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System and the Sturgeon County Records Management System.
Strong supervisory and leadership skills, including ability to promote teamwork, support staff in adapting to new and changing situations, and resolve conflict.
Ability to perform medium lifting of 25 kgs and to perform strenuous work outdoors for extended time periods.
Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with supervisor, co-workers and the public.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Mechanical knowledge and aptitude to repair and maintain lawn maintenance or small engines equipment.
Two (2) year diploma from a college or technical institute applicable to Parks, or five (5) years equivalent experience
Minimum two (2) years’ experience in the tasks and operation of equipment assigned to the Parks Maintenance section.
Parks and Sport Fields Operator Level 2 Certification would be an asset
CSA Playground Certification would be an asset
Valid Class 5 Driver’s License with an acceptable Driver’s Abstract.
Standard First Aid Certificate or the ability to obtain prior to start date.
Defensive Driving Course Certificate or the ability to obtain prior to start date.
Sturgeon County has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Directive that requires all new employees to prove that they are fully vaccinated prior to their first day of work. Human Rights Exemptions may be considered but will need to be reviewed before an employee is able to commence work.