Manager of Operations – Parks & Facilities
Kimberley, a good place to be
Surrounded by the beautiful Rocky and Purcell mountains in south-eastern British Columbia, the City of Kimberley is a good place to live, work, learn, and play. Kimberley is an active and dynamic resort community drawing athletes, sports and nature enthusiasts from all over Canada, the US, Europe and other international locations. Residents enjoy four seasons of recreational activities including golf (8 courses within a half hour drive), hiking (hundreds of kilometres of trails within and just outside of city limits), rafting/paddle sports (over 10 lakes in the surrounding area), and skiing (Kimberley Alpine Resort is just 3 minutes from downtown). The City has an active arts and festival scene, great restaurants, excellent schools, and offers a perfect balance of livelihood and lifestyle. With a growing population of 8,025, Kimberley offers affordable mountain living in close proximity to the Canadian Rockies International Airport (20 km), Cranbrook (29 km), and Calgary (393 km). And don’t forget, there is only one street light!
The City of Kimberley is seeking a motivated individual for the position of Manager of Operations – Parks & Facilities. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Operations, the Manager of Operations – Parks & Facilities is responsible for supervising the operation and use of all City recreational facilities; develops and coordinates local sports and recreational activities and assist community associations with their recreational activities. The Manager of Operations – Parks & Facilities is responsible for the maintenance for all indoor facilities, preparation of life cycle plans, and preparation and implementation of capital budgets.
The Manager will be expected to present and interpret to Council, government officials, representatives or organizations and the public the needs and objectives of the Parks & Facilities team; develop and recommend long-range and short-range plans, programs and policies to accomplish approved objectives and assist in the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets. S/He will also keep thoroughly informed of City rules and regulations and provisions of the collective agreement, and maintain relationships in accordance with City personnel policies and provisions of the collective agreement.
The Manager of Operations – Parks & Facilities participates in hiring, training, transfer, discipline and discharge of staff, provides staff with information and guidance when necessary, and ensures work standards are maintained. S/He will also recommend, develop and schedule programs of sport and recreation for a variety of activities, as well as seek growth in bookings of City facilities through promotion and marketing of new sports, recreational and cultural events.
This position will coordinate with appropriate Managers in the care and maintenance of recreation facilities and other public buildings and grounds as required, and perform a variety of record-keeping and administrative duties. Some of these duties include, but are not limited to, ensuring that inquiries and complaints from participants and the public regarding department activities and facilities are handled promptly, effectively, efficiently and with courtesy, keeping abreast of developments in public recreation programs, keeping Council members and the Chief Administrative Officer informed of developments and legislation of interest, and making appropriate recommendations.
The ideal candidate for this position will have completed a post-secondary program in recreation facility management, or have a suitable combination of training and experience. S/He will have demonstrated initiative in previous work, and will have excellent verbal, written, editorial, and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to ice rinks, swimming pools and other recreation and cultural facilities is a must.
The City is also looking for someone with five years of increasingly responsible experience in facilities management and preventative maintenance programs, preferably in a local or regional government setting, and who has experience with preventative maintenance program software and familiarity with provincial legislation regarding the operation of arenas, swimming pools, and other recreational facilities.
The City is looking for a lifelong learner who has supplemented her/his formal post-secondary education with ongoing professional development, someone with well-developed participative leadership skills and a team player capable of working effectively in a council and committee environment. The candidate will be interested in, and sensitive to, the communication and public relations requirements of an actively involved community. A valid Class 5 BC driver’s license is a requirement.
In return, the City of Kimberley offers a competitive compensation and benefits package for this management position, including relocation assistance.
If you think that your education and experience combined makes you a good fit for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Manager of Human Resources
City of Kimberley
340 Spokane Street,
Kimberley, BC V1A 2E8
E-mail: HR@Kimberley.ca (Submissions in Word or .pdf formats only)
Resumes will be received up to 4:00 pm local time, Friday, February 19th, 2021.
We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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