With a population of approximately 15 800, Cold Lake is a city that offers a wealth of excitement, adventure and entertainment for all in any season. Hugging the southern shores of Alberta’s seventh largest lake, this recreational paradise can be accessed in summer and winter through western Canada’s largest inland marina. New housing, excellent educational facilities, a college, state-of-the-art recreation and sport facilities, urban and rural trail systems, pristine lakes, and beautiful natural settings are just a few of the highlights that truly make Cold Lake a community of choice for individuals and families.
The City of Cold Lake is seeking an enthusiastic individual to assume the permanent, full-time responsibilities of Parks Manager.
Reporting to the General Manager of Community Services, the Parks Manager is accountable for addressing day-to-day operational concerns relating to City of Cold Lake parks, ball diamonds, soccer fields, turf grass, cemeteries, greenspaces, curling rink, ice arenas, playgrounds, trails, and marina. This position is required to liaison with and assist multiple user groups, committees, stakeholders, and external service providers within the community. The Parks Manager provides leadership and guidance to all staff members in the department, while promoting a positive and safe working environment. The position is responsible for the development and maintenance of City assets, parks, and marina master plans to ensure that the City’s infrastructure remains sustainable. The Parks Manager works closely with the Recreation Programs and Services Manager to ensure service levels and departmental goals are met.
The City of Cold Lake is looking for a candidate who possesses exceptional multitasking skills and has the ability to successfully manage multiple projects with tight deadlines. The incumbent must be able to remain open-minded and positive. The successful candidate must be trustworthy and able to deal with confidential and/or sensitive information.
The successful candidate will have a University Degree in Business, Recreation, or a related discipline, and 5-10 years’ supervisory or management experience, preferably within a municipal or other government setting. Playground Inspector, Level II Arena Operator, and Level II Parks and Sports Fields Operator certifications are required. A strong computer skillset, including Microsoft Office, is required. Experience in dealing with grants and budget creation is also required. Strong communication (both written and verbal), and organizational skills are required, as well as effective problem solving and project management skills, and a keen interest in customer service. Applicants should have a detail-oriented work style in order to manage multiple tasks.
The City of Cold Lake provides a competitive compensation package to successful candidates, including an exceptional benefits plan, pension plan, and a variety of developmental opportunities.
Interested candidates, submit a detailed resume including qualifications and past and present work experience. Please include a cover letter describing your experience and abilities with respect to the above listed qualifications and copies of any relevant certifications. The City of Cold Lake appreciates receiving applications from all qualified individuals; however only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted. This competition will remain open until April 25, 2021.