The Town strives for a culture focused on our values of being dedicated, helpful and knowledgeable to help create connections for the future. We are dedicated to providing a quality lifestyle to the residents of Olds. Recreational opportunities are available in a number of different facilities: a two sheet ice complex; Aquatic Center and over 350 acres of parks including: skateboard park, splash park and the Rotary Athletic Park which is under development; the Operations department maintains it all.
The Town of Olds has an opening for a full time Operator III – Parks. Reporting to the Manager of Operations, this position is responsible for overseeing the year round maintenance, and improvement of the green spaces and sports fields within the Town of Olds. The incumbent will work within the green spaces/parks, sports fields, dog park and cemetery. In order to fulfill the objective of this position the incumbent should have experience in equipment operations such as tractors, zero turn mowers, stump grinders, flail mowers, skid steers and other landscaping and gardening equipment. The position plans the creation and yearly planting of flower beds, shrub beds and tree locations within existing and new green spaces. During the winter this position may perform snow removal on town pathways and at town owned facilities such as the Town Office, Nu-2-U, Museum, etc. This position supervises 3 full time positions year round and seasonal staff as required.
Qualifications: Grade 12 or equivalent, post secondary certificate or diploma in Horticulture or related fields, a Journeyman Certificate - Landscape Horticulturist (Gardener), a valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s license, a valid Standard First Aid/CPR certificate. Five years municipal experience, two of which should be at the supervisory level. Candidates must also have the Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel (AARFP) Level 2 Parks and Sports Fields certification. Alberta Environment Pesticide Applicators Certificate, Canadian Certified Playground Inspector Certificate and AARFP – Arena Level 1 courses would all be an asset.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered to meet the requirements of the position.
Compensation is based on a 40 hour work week and includes benefits. Rotational Stand-by, and some possible seasonal weekend shifts are required. A criminal record check, including vulnerable sectors and a current drivers abstract will be required before an offer of employment will be made.
A detailed job description including specific qualifications can be found on the Town of Olds website at http://www.olds.ca/employ.html
Interested parties are invited to submit resumes outlining their qualifications, and if possible a criminal record check including vulnerable sector and a driver’s abstract by 8:30 am, August 20, 2018 to:
Town of Olds
4512 46 Street
Olds AB T4H 1R5