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Manager, Park Projects
Municipality: City of Abbotsford This posting closed on

January 26, 2018
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 18-002 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Parks, Recreation & Culture
Job Description: At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.

The City of Abbotsford’s Parks Recreation and Culture department is offering a new and exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader to fill the role of Manager, Park Projects. Reporting to the Director, Park Services, the Manager provides leadership and expertise in the planning, design and delivery of large scale projects spanning our City’s Parks and Cemeteries.

Through fostering positive working relationships with City departments, outside agencies and community groups, the Manager will create a vision for the growth and development of the Park system that’s aligned with the PRC Masterplan, and will help develop Neighbourhood Plans, policies and strategies. In addition the Manager, will provide leadership for the overall budget including capital projects and plans, and grant opportunities.

As the Manager you are a strategic thinker and problem solver with sound judgement. You have the ability to motivate, mentor, coach and influence a diverse team to create a high performing work environment. You have experience as a hands-on leader and are comfortable managing multiple priorities concurrently, with the ability to move projects forward in a multi-stakeholder environment. Your strong communication and interpersonal skills allow you to build credible and trusted relationships at all levels throughout the organization and City.

As the ideal candidate, you have:
• Degree with a major in Parks Administration, Planning, (Urban, Regional, Environmental, Natural Resources or Park), Landscape Architecture or other related field;
• Minimum 5 years’ management experience in Park Planning and/or Project Management; and
• Municipal or Regional Government experience desirable

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
Opening Date: January 22, 2018 08:30 AM
Closing Date: January 26, 2018 04:30 PM