This posting is for 1 hourly full-time position for approximately 28 weeks.
Turf Development is responsible for landscaping projects and turf maintenance in public spaces which includes 94 fields and 84 diamonds, interlocking brick walkway and retention wall maintenance and repair, special event logistics and work orders, Aggregate trail maintenance and weed control in urban public spaces.
In this position you will work as an Equipment Operator II for eight (8) weeks and transition to Team Lead for 20 weeks. The Equipment Operator II will contribute to the maintenance and improvement of outdoor recreational areas by safely operating equipment, performing manual labour and training other staff in the safe operation of equipment. The Team Lead will provide leadership, supervision, direction and scheduling crews to meet workload safety requirements (OHS).
As a Team Lead, you will have the following responsibilities (20 weeks):
- Provide leadership, supervision, direction and scheduling of crews to meet workload and OHS safety requirements
- Assist in the development of strong work units through interviewing and hiring of seasonal staff as
- well as mentoring, training, coaching and guiding staff
- Train staff in day-to-day monitoring, maintaining and servicing of equipment to ensure it is in proper working order and meets operational standards
- Respond promptly and courteously to internal and external customer inquiries through timely
- communication with the team
- Maintain accurate records pertaining to park infrastructure for the assigned operational area to assist with life cycle, future growth, and operational planning
- Source and procure supplies, materials, and non-capital equipment in accordance with established County purchasing practices, including identify needs, initiation and conduct research, and obtain quotes
- Represent the County in a positive manner when responding to internal and external enquiries;
- manage time and communicate effectively to meet critical deadlines and respond to client and
- workload requirements; and assist Supervisor to prioritize and respond to competing and conflicting demands
As an Equipment Operator II, you will have the following responsibilities (8 weeks):
- Provide supervision of staff to meet workload and safety requirements (OHS)
- Operate equipment including a variety of tractors with attachments, skid steer, front end loader, turf sweeper, snow broom, half-ton to three-ton trucks some with trailers, backpack blowers, hand snow blowers, and other hand tools in a safe and efficient manner to meet established standards
- Monitor, maintain and service equipment to maintain good working order and operating standards
- Complete all labour and operator assignments to meet workload and safety requirements
- Geographical Information System (GIS) data entry
- Assist with other related duties
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to motivate, mentor and develop others
- Ability to follow written and verbal directions and interact in a positive manner with internal and external clients
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of occupational health and safety and WHMIS regulations
- Ability to maintain mental alertness while performing duties often with frequent interruptions and under time constraints; unscheduled overtime may be required
- Ability to perform various types of physical labour (moderate to heavy lifting, standing, bending, shoveling) in inclement weather
- Ability to organize a crew to perform basic job functions efficiently, promote team building
- General mechanical knowledge
- Knowledge of Strathcona County’s Parks and Recreation areas
- Post-secondary training or certificate in a related field and a minimum of four years of experience operating turf maintenance or related equipment, and a minimum of two years supervisory experience
- Experience training others in safe work practices
- Supervisory training
- Standard First Aid and CPR level C
- Journeyman Landscape Gardeners Certification (completed or in process), Turfgrass Management Certificate or certificate in related fields considered an asset
- Q-Endorsement/Air Brakes or Class 3 would be an asset
- ESRI ArcView product knowledge an asset
- Current Alberta Landscape, Pesticide applicators license is considered an asset
Conditions of Employment
- Valid Class 5 Alberta Operators License and less than seven demerits
- Submission of satisfactory criminal record check
- Ability to perform various types of physical labour including moderate to heavy lifting (up to 23 kilograms), standing, bending, shoveling, etc.
- Ability and willingness to perform duties in inclement weather and adverse weather conditions
Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered. In addition to providing a dynamic working environment, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.
Competition #004-2019-EXT-RPC closes January 20, 2019
Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.
A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.