Job Profile

Reporting to the Manager of Parks and Recreation, this position is an integral member of the leadership team and is responsible for delivering year-round forestry and horticultural operations services to the community, including the annual canopy maintenance program, park naturalization program, and annual horticultural display services including baskets and park gardens.

The Supervisor also ensures the efficient maintenance, operation, and safety of all City forestry and horticultural operation staff through service excellence. This includes the implementation of maintenance systems and schedules and the monitoring of service level standards to ensure accountability and transparency for the community, across these operating teams.

Education and Qualifications

  • A diploma in Arboriculture or Horticulture, plus a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Proficiency with related computer software applications.
  • Valid Class G License with an abstract acceptable to City guidelines.
  • CPR, First Aid training.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Demonstrated supervisory, leadership and team building skills in a unionized environment;
  • Thorough working knowledge of all aspects of forestry and horticultural services including standard municipal services, service levels, annual maintenance schedules, educational programs, and modernized service delivery opportunities in the context of climate change and evolving community expectations;
  • Experienced in researching, writing, and implementing standard operating procedures, and other requirements of a modernized administrative decision making framework, and facilitating staff training and scheduling;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to liaise effectively with management, colleagues, staff, the public, user groups, and outside agencies to achieve collective goals while managing expectations within approved service levels;
  • Competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act;
  • Extensive knowledge of the Ministry of Labour Regulations;
  • Experienced in risk assessments and management including implementing procedures and facilitating training.

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This position is represented by CUPE Local 3690 and offers an annual salary of $68,515.20 -$105,414.40 along with a competitive benefits package complete with extended health and dental benefits, and enrollment in OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) pension plan.

Candidates are invited to submit an application in confidence to indicating “2023–10 Supervisor, Forestry and Horticulture Operations” by February 22, 2023 to April 11, 2023

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The health, safety and well-being of City of Sarnia employees is paramount, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional measures have been implemented throughout the corporation to protect our employees and ensure their continued health and safety. On September 13, 2021, the City of Sarnia implemented a Mandatory Vaccination Policy, which states that new employees to the City are required to be fully vaccinated on their first day of employment.

The City of Sarnia is an inclusive and equitable Corporation that encourages applications from qualified individuals of all genders, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons. Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the hiring process as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Information received relating to accommodation and diversity will be addressed confidentially.

Personal information is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Act and will be used for employment assessment purposes only.