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Parks Operations Supervisor

The City of Port Alberni is a vibrant community of 17,500 people. Located centrally on Vancouver Island, Port Alberni is a well-serviced municipality that offers residents affordable west coast living, as well as proximity to oceanfront, lakes, rivers and mountains.

We are currently looking for a Parks Operations Supervisor to join a progressive and dynamic organization that provides a full range of programs and services to taxpayers.  Reporting to the Director of Parks, Recreation and Heritage, this position involves skilled supervisory, project planning and administrative work.


This position is responsible for all functions related to maintenance operations and development of new infrastructure for City parks and green spaces.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supervisory, technical and administrative duties associated with planning, coordinating and directing maintenance operations, and developing new infrastructure
  • Supervising the work of staff; training staff as required
  • Planning, coordinating priorities and setting timelines
  • Ensuring high standards of effectiveness within the department
  • Liaising with community user groups, organizations and the public
  • Developing and managing operating and capital budgets
City of Port Alberni
4850 Argyle Street
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V8

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Post-secondary education (degree or diploma in a field related to project management, horticulture, arboriculture or landscape architecture
  • A minimum of 5 years' related experience, including demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Previous project management experience
  • Knowledge of municipal policies, bylaws, provincial and federal regulations as they apply to the working environment of parks operations
  • Thorough knowledge of occupational health and safety standards and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize various computer applications.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement while working toward departmental objectives
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and team building skills
  • Valid unrestricted Class 5 driver's license for the Province of British Columbia
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered
Krista Bodin, Manager of Human Resources
(250) 723-1003
(250) 723-2146
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.