Park Superintendent- Full Time Permanent

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) was established in 1959 under the Conservation Authorities Act and serves approximately half a million people in the Niagara Peninsula Watershed, encompassing the entire Niagara Region and portions of the City of Hamilton and Haldimand County. The NPCA strives to manage the impact of human activities, urban growth and rural activities on the watershed, which includes some of the most sensitive and unique natural areas in Niagara. These lands are held in public trust, allowing the people of Niagara to enjoy its distinctive natural heritage at 41 Conservation Areas, each offering diverse recreational and educational opportunities and a place to experience nature’s beauty.

Summary of Duties

The Park Superintendent is accountable for providing management and oversight of customer services and operations of a specific conservation area or group of conservation areas. The health and safety of staff and the public is a priority, with a high level of responsibility to protect the conservation area and enhance its value to the NPCA, the community and the environment. The incumbent assesses, recommends and manages projects including monitoring and controlling operating and capital budgets specific to the assigned area(s).

Duties and Responsibilities

(a) Responsible for Conservation area operations and maintenance, which may include building and system maintenance, water/wastewater treatment, equipment and vehicle maintenance

(b) Performs minor service and maintenance on equipment and/or coordinates for appropriate maintenance to be completed

(c) Assesses and recommends capital improvements as well as supports (and at times leads) the capital project initiatives

(d) Develops relationships and provides outstanding customer service with adjacent landowners, parks, park volunteers, contractors, vendors and community groups

(e) Provides park oversight including scheduling and managing staff, ensuring appropriate training is conducted as well as ensuring public safety through regular inspections of park facilities including regulations and enforcement


• Diploma from a recognized College in Parks Administration, Recreation & Leisure, Natural Resources or a related field

• Over five years’ experience in parks maintenance, including supervisory experience

• Working knowledge of landscaping and forestry

• Experienced in various trades including plumbing, electrical and carpentry

• Knowledge of fire suppression techniques an asset

• Project management experience with the ability to prepare and administer a work program including budgets

• Excellent organization and time management skills

• Demonstrated problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills

• Valid Class G driver’s license.

Location: Currently assigned to Gainsborough Conservation Area (with travel to any of the Conservation Areas within the Watershed)

Salary Range: Non-Union Grade 4 - $65,652 - $82,065 (2018 rate)

Application Deadline: Monday, May 27 – 4pm

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