Manager, Parks – City of White Rock (White Rock, BC)

Manager, Parks

Regular Full-Time Exempt

The City of White Rock is a unique, ocean-side community of 20,000 citizens known for its sunny weather, expansive beach, historic pier, delightful restaurants, and sense of community. The City is located half an hour south of Vancouver on the shore of Semiahmoo Bay.

Reporting to the Director of Engineering & Municipal Operations, the Manager, Parks is an integral part of the Department’s management team and is responsible for the maintenance and operations of White Rock’s parks infrastructure. The Manager, Parks provides strong leadership and development opportunities to a small group of full-time staff, which increases during peak season. The role is accountable for parks administration, maintenance contracts, horticulture, arboriculture, turf management, and irrigation.

You will develop, schedule and carry out maintenance programs; make recommendations for amendments to policies and bylaws; develop, coordinate and prioritize safety procedures and standards. The role manages parks staff, contractors and fosters a collaborative and inclusive work environment. You will also be involved in planning and coordinating the Department’s annual work program and budget and assisting in the development of long-term corporate plans. You will provide constructive input into Capital Projects from an aesthetic and maintenance perspective.

The City is looking for an individual looking to make their next career step. The ideal candidate is someone who accepts accountability, who is confident, strategic, driven, possess high energy, and exercises sound judgment. The individual will demonstrate the ability to change gears quickly, analyze and assess situations and prioritize accordingly. You are a proven operational parks leader with the ability to create and sustain shared commitment on key municipal parks matters. With your diverse background and experience, you will bring with you new techniques that will inspire the creativity of the parks staff, adding to the beatification of the City.

The minimum requirements for this exciting role is three to five years of progressive supervisory and leadership experience in a related field, preferably in parks maintenance / operations in a unionized environment. A degree in Plant Sciences, Horticulture or a related field, or a diploma or Journeyman trades qualification in a relevant area of study is ideal, Additionally, the successful candidate will have completed post-secondary courses in management and supervision. A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record is required.

A competitive salary and benefits package is offered for this Exempt position. If your experience and education have prepared you for success in this role and you are committed to working in a manner that supports a respectful, healthy, and safe environment, please submit a cover letter and resume.

Application Deadline:
4:30 p.m., February 28, 2021

Submit your application:
Apply online at

Recruitment Reference

Thank you for your interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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