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Parks Superintendent

Department or Division: Parks

Term: Temporary Full-time approximately Seven months


  1. Plans, assigns work schedules, supervises, coaches, assesses staffing needs, identifies layoff and recall requirements and participates in the evaluation of the work including attendance management and assisting with  progressive discipline and grievance resolution of professional and technical staff who provide Park and Open Space Maintenance.
  2. Assists with the preparation of, and monitors the operating and capital budgets for assigned operating and capital programs; including annual reporting of section activities and recommends available resources for allocation
  3. Prepares and evaluates specifications and calls for tender for Park and Open Space Maintenance procuring materials and services as required. 
  4. Provides oversight for the development and implementation of customer service and public engagement processes.
  5. Provides support to assigned committees by attending meetings, preparing reports and coordinating projects.
  6. Reviews and responds to public, councillors, staff, and civic Department concerns by providing policy and procedure information and technical advice regarding assigned operating and capital programs.
  7. Provides technical advice, project estimations, coordination of cost recovery projects and recommendations for the planning process and program requirements.
  8. Prepares comprehensive reports and correspondence related to Park and Open Space Maintenance matters, including the development of management and business plans, and Council reports.
  9. Acts as a liaison with public interest groups and community organizations regarding Park and Open Space maintenance activities.
  10. Conducts safety audits and prepares written reports using Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (C.P.T.E.D.) guidelines.
  11. Supports and promotes the health and safety of employees and the general public in accordance with the Saskatchewan Employment Act, Saskatchewan Health Regulations and Standards, Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and the City of Saskatoon’s administrative Occupational Health & Safety policies and departmental procedures.  Maintains and monitors programs which affect the health and safety of employees and the general public.
  12. Provides managerial support in the absence of the Director of Parks Division, as required
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • University degree in parks administration, turf management, horticulture or related discipline

    Or Graduation from a recognized two-year diploma in horticulture along with a Business Administration Certificate or recognized equivalent.

  • Four to six years’ progressively responsible experience in a parks maintenance or related field, including supervisory experience.

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within one year, 2nd Generation - Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (C.P.T.E.D) certification.

  • Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver's Licence.

  • Current driver’s abstract from SGI demonstrating a safe driving record.

  • A vehicle suitable for use in the performance of duties is required

  • Knowledge and understanding of practices, principles and equipment specific to turf management and horticultural components of parks systems.

  • Knowledge of plant insect and disease pests and environmentally sustainable control methods.

  • Knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, collective agreements, occupational health and safety legislation, Workers’ Compensation, preparation and control of budgets, and purchasing and tendering procedures.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including the ability to prepare and present reports.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, direct, co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate the work of staff.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills to promote a positive and constructive working environment.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Councillors, assigned staff, co-workers and the public.

  • Ability to evaluate program effectiveness and develop proposals for change of methods and procedures.

  • Skill in the use of a computer using MS Outlook, Word, Excel and Map Guide.

Salary: $6,709.28 to $7,873.82 per months (2018 rates)

Closing Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 5:00 pm

Labour Group: SCMMA 222