Competition number 021-2019-EXT-RPC

Team Lead/Equipment Operator I - Turf Maintenance



Closing date

Jan. 17, 2019

Competition status

  • Active: Accepting applications until 11:59 pm MST on the closing date.
  • Screening: Applications are under review.
  • Interviewing: Applicants have been selected for interviews.
  • Closed: A candidate has been selected and/or competition has closed.
  • Ongoing: Accepting applications, which will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
  • Cancelled: The competition has been cancelled.



Recreation, Parks and Culture


40 hours per week

Pay range

Team Lead $31.07 to $38.83 per hour / Equipment Operator I $27.62 to $28.77 per hour

Job Description

This posting is for 1 hourly full-time position for approximately 48 weeks

The Team Lead will provide leadership, supervision, direction and scheduling crews to meet workload safety requirements (OHS) for the first part of 2019 and then transition to Equipment Operator I where you’ll contribute to the maintenance and improvement of outdoor recreational areas by safely operating a variety of self-propelled and small equipment, performing manual labour and training other staff in the safe operation of equipment within the Turf Maintenance division.


As a Team Lead, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of strong work units through 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 

 As an Equipment Operator I, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Operate equipment including half ton to one-ton trucks, various mowers, tractor, skid steer, backpack blowers, hand snow blowers, and other hand tools
  • 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
  • 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 one year supervisory experience
  • Experience training others in safe work practices preferred
  • Supervisory training preferred
  • Current CPR and standard first aid training
  • Journeyman Landscape Gardeners Certification (completed or in process), ESRI ArcView product knowledge an asset
  • Equivalencies may be considered

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 #021-2019-EXT-RPC closes January 17, 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.


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