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Manager of Parks & Open Space

Come grow with us! Maple Ridge located in Metro Vancouver is a vibrant and rapidly growing City with outstanding recreation, arts and cultural amenities and some of the most affordable housing in the region.  This combined with a dynamic community makes Maple Ridge a great place to work, play and live.  Come join us and be part of the change.

Are you a team player with a “can do attitude”, excellent communication, interpersonal skills and exceptional customer service skills?  We have the perfect opportunity for you.

The City of Maple Ridge is recruiting for a Manager of Parks & Open Space.  In this exciting opportunity you will lead and manage the Parks Maintenance Operations Section. You will manage short and long term maintenance, operations and construction programs for all municipal parks, trails, sports fields, urban forest, grounds park and school sites. Develop, recommend and implement plans for changes in parks operations.

You will work closely with the Manager of Facilities Operations and the Manager of Parks Planning and Design to determine the need for new parks, amenities and infrastructure replacement, and contributes to the development process for new and existing parkland.

You will be a sound communicator with proven organizational skills and be comfortable managing and supervising staff in a unionized environment. Have proven skills in the areas of staff and public relations, budget preparation and control, park and open space maintenance, parks project management,

This position will appeal to someone who has several years of related parks maintenance experience, preferably in Parks & Recreation.  University Degree in Parks Administration, Environmental Studies, Forestry or related field with knowledge and background in horticulture, arboriculture, trails, parks construction, integrated pest management and considerable related experience in natural park lands operations preferably in a municipal environment or equivalent combination of training and experience.

If you thrive in a team environment with strong communications and customer service skills and have several years of managerial experience in the public sector or with Crown corporations and are keen join a professional, innovative team, this is the ideal position for you.

What we offer you:

The City offers a competitive compensation package that includes a strong wellness program and the opportunity for career and professional development.

If you want to help shape a growing community in a municipality that strives for service excellence, then please submit your cover letter and resume online.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Information Check as a condition of employment.  (Note – not required as part of the application process; however, will be required upon consideration for employment)

All required licenses, certificates and registrations associated with this competition must also be valid and current at the time the postings close and must be attached with your application.  Please have these documents ready to upload when you apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

City of Maple Ridge
11995 Haney Place
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A9
Dee Nagra
(604) 467-7467
Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.