Welcome To Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury - Applying For The Parks & Forestry Operator Position

The Town of BWG is looking for an energetic, highly motivated and skilled professional to join the Parks and Property Division of the Community Services Department.

Reporting to the Supervisor of Parks and Property, this position is responsible for performing routine maintenance for Town trees and forests including removing obstructing branches, training and tree form, dead wood removal.  It also includes pruning, planting and/or removing trees. The position is responsible for routine maintenance, construction and/or repair work related to parks, open space and urban forest within the Town. The position is responsible for the operation of various mowers and equipment along with inspection, maintenance and minor repair.  The role will also perform duties such as turf/sports field maintenance and park furniture installation and inspection.  Horticulture/arborist duties such as tree trimming, pruning, weed spraying, planting and removal are also required. The role will participate in facility maintenance and special events set up and support along with the efficient operation of facilities and building cleanliness.  The role will provide leadership and guidance to parks seasonal staff, as assigned.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in parks operations a diploma or certification in in Arboriculture/Forestry from a recognized college/university.  Experience in pruning, trimming, weed spraying and planting trees and horticulture is required combined with a working knowledge of parks/building  related equipment operation and maintenance.  Turf and sports field layout and maintenance techniques, sub grade automatic irrigation equipment is an asset. The successful candidate will have Chain Saw and Chipper experience and certification.  Preference will be given to those with a Grower Pesticide Safety Course, Book 7 Training, Working at Heights/Ladder Training and event trailer set up and Operation. The candidate will have demonstrated ability to operate and maintain tractors, mowers and attachments, line painters, weed sprayers, and tree pruning equipment and associated hand and power tools/equipment. The successful candidate must be able to operate and maintain a pick-up truck with snowplow sander, and front-end loader.  A class "G" Driver's License in good standing is required and preference will be given to candidates with a DZ license. The position requires frequent walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, repetitive motions and a demonstrated ability to exert/lift up to 50 pounds of force.  The successful candidate must have good organizational, interpersonal and work prioritization skills; and be able to deal courteously and effectively with the general public, staff, other departments, contract services, sports organizations, and utilities.   Candidates must be able to promote a culture of inclusiveness and work with a diverse population of employees, participants, agencies and the public.  The availability to work rotating shifts, including evenings and weekends, is required.  Candidates must be able to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening along with proof confirming receipt of the full series of a Covid-19 vaccine as a condition of hire in accordance with the Town’s mandatory vaccination policy.

 The position offers an hourly wage rate of $23.63 to $29.12 per hour (International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793).

 To explore this challenging opportunity further, we invite qualified applicants to forward their resume and covering letter in confidence, quoting file number 2021-PF10 by November 10, 2021 to:


Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Human Resources Department,

125 Simcoe Road, PO Box 160, Bradford, Ontario L3Z 2A8

Fax: 905 775-8633 or email hr@townofbwg.com



We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, and will only be used for candidate selection.

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is committed to equity in employment. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as LGBTQ2S+.

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is committed to providing accommodations based on any human rights protected grounds and in accordance with the AODA, throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation, please notify us when contacted for an interview and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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