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Section Manager - Parks Operations

Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District of North Vancouver is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. Designated one of BC’s Top Employers for 4 years, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package including a nine day fortnight and hybrid work options. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action. Known for being a flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive workplace culture, the District of North Vancouver offers an exceptional workplace culture. If you are civic-minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.

As a member of our Parks leadership team, you will be responsible for providing strategic and operational management of all active and passive urban parkland spaces.  You will oversee operations to ensure all related services and amenities are provided in a safe and cost-effective manner. This includes landscape maintenance, irrigation, street tree and horticulture services; maintenance of all passive and active grass, turf and sports fields; park space inspections for cleanliness and deficiencies; and waste and litter collection.  This position is also responsible for developing and managing the capital and operating budgets and for leading and managing a large team of regular, seasonal and contract staff and equipment resources.  The incumbent works collaboratively to support Parks Planning, Development, Asset Management and Operations priorities in accordance with approved budgets and corporate objectives.

If you are interested in this position, and have a passion to serve people and the community and a demonstrated commitment to supporting a health and safe workplace, we would like to hear from you. Please apply on-line with your cover letter and resume at by March 27, 2023 to be considered for this competition.

We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), on whose ancestral lands the District of North Vancouver is located.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.


The successful candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of relevant progressive supervisory and leadership experience in Parks Operations, preferably within a municipal parks environment.  A post secondary degree in Parks Administration, Landscape Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering or a related discipline is required. Registration with a professional association such as, the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA), or Engineers & Geoscientists BC is preferred. Training or certification in Project Management, Contract Management, Construction Management, Operations Management, Asset Management or other related discipline is also preferred.  An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered. This exempt position will appeal to those seeking a challenging career opportunity in a fast paced, multi-faceted environment.  A valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence is required.


We are looking for an experienced individual with considerable knowledge of the methods, procedures and practices involved in park options and maintenance including, horticulture, irrigation, sports fields, sports courts, playgrounds, artificial turf, ice and snow control and parking lot and traffic management.  You possess knowledge of the regulations, policies, by-laws and objectives related to the work and have experience in budget, contract, project and construction management as well as experience coordinating inspections, developing and maintaining inspection records, and collecting asset inventory data.  You have a thorough working knowledge of occupational health and safety, human resources and labour relation practices and procedures and have skills in developing relationships and working collaboratively with a wide variety of diverse stakeholders, elected officials, all levels of government, First Nations, and non-governmental organizations.

District of North Vancouver
355 West Queens Road
North Vancouver, BC V7N 4N5
Human Resources
(604) 990-2214
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.