Welcome To City of Toronto - Applying For The Landscape Manager Position


  • Job ID: 16328
  • Job Category: Parks & Natural Resources
  • Division & Section: Parks, Forestry & Recreation, PFR Parks
  • Work Location: Oriole Yard: 247 Esther Shiner Boulevard, G. Ross Lord Yard: 4801 Dufferin Street, Esther Shiner Stadium: 5720 Bathurst Street, Rockcliffe Yard: 301 Rockcliffe Boulevard, Emery Yard: 27 Toryork Drive, Toronto Island: 9 Queen's Quay West
  • Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary: $88,979.80 - $104,624.00, PSG TM0746, Wage Grade 6.5
  • Shift Information: 40 hours per week
  • Affiliation: Non-Union
  • Number of Positions Open: 6
  • Posting Period: 23-Feb-2022 to 09-Mar-2022

Major Responsibilities:

Reporting to a General Supervisor Parks, the Supervisor, Parks' main function is to supervise, plan and deliver operations and maintenance services in support of all parks and related activities within a geographic area of the City of Toronto.

  • Supervises the integrated operation and maintenance of parks and open space within a designated area, which includes horticulture, turf management, artificial and natural ice rink operations, winter maintenance, general maintenance, managing parks events and other applicable disciplines
  • Supervises the day to day operation of all assigned staff including the scheduling, assigning and reviewing of work. Recommends to General Supervisor, the vacation and overtime requests for authorization.
  • Monitors and evaluates staff performance, approves salary increments, hears grievances and recommends/implements disciplinary action when necessary
  • Implements detailed plans and recommends policies/procedures regarding program specific requirement
  • Supervises, motivates and trains assigned staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality, productivity and organizational performance
  • Directs and monitors staff through on site assessments of related work practices to ensure practices conform to relevant policies and procedures, established parks standards, legislation and regulations, including health and safety, asset and risk management, labour relations and Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Investigates conflicts, complaints and implement actions to successfully resolve
  • Monitors work related to new park development and park renovation
  • Communicates with staff across the Division to ensure consistency in delivery of service
  • Represents the Division/Branch on project committees and consults with senior management and local Councillors in the community
  • Collects and analyses feedback and information obtained from multiple user groups in order to assess the need for park upgrades and standard maintenance practices and the implementation of new procedures for parks operation
  • Provides input into and administers assigned budget, ensuring that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations
  • Ensures the effective maintenance of facilities, fleet / equipment repairs, replacements and upgrades and other physical resources
  • Develops recommendations for the General Supervisor regarding changes to the on-going operation of parks maintenance, related services and facilities projects based on site evaluations
  • Acts as a Supervisor under the definitions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and ensures that adequate training, safety equipment and safe work procedures are in place in order to develop a strong culture of Health and Safety and minimize any Health and Safety issues

Key Qualifications:

  1. Post-secondary education in a discipline pertinent to the job function or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Considerable supervisory experience gained through progressively responsible positions in parks maintenance and operations.
  3. Considerable experience directing or supervising in a diverse working environment (including union environment).
  4. Must possess a valid Ontario Class "G" driver’s licence and ability to obtain a City driver’s permit.
  5. Ability to operate as a member of a management team and self-directed work team, work cooperatively with frontline staff, community groups, bargaining units and other divisions.
  6. Knowledge in the core functions of the parks portfolio that may include horticulture, turf management, general maintenance, winter and parks operations.
  7. Proficiency in various competencies that include strong interpersonal, customer service, written and oral communication and conflict resolution skills.
  8. Effective administrative, planning, human resources and financial management skills.
  9. Proficient in the use of corporate computer software applications.
  10. May be required to work shifts, weekends, overtime and holidays.
  11. Familiarity with Ontario Statutes, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Collective Agreements and other relevant legislation.


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All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy. Candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.


The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, screening, assessment and placement. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at application.accommodation4@toronto.ca, quoting the job ID #2284858 and the job classification title.

If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

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