City of Oshawa Job Posting: Supervisor, Facility Operations


Job Title:   Supervisor, Facility Operations     Posting Number:  003317  

Department:   Community Services Department 

Branch:  Recreation and Culture Services   

Location:   South Oshawa Community Centre

Posting Start Date: 2021/09/17             Posting End Date:  2021/09/28 by 4:30pm

Employment Group:   Exempt   

Salary Grade:   N-$93,229- $109,680 per annum  

Standard Weekly Hours of Work:  40.00   Shift Work Required:  Yes

Job Description

Reporting to, and acting on behalf of the Manager, Facilities Operations, assist in effectively administering, supervising and managing the day-to-day operations and support services of recreation facilities and grounds. The City of Oshawa strives to provide an environment that cultivates and supports the following core values: Authenticity, Courage, and Trust (ACT).


Duties include direct supervision of staff and assisting with coordinating the building maintenance, grounds maintenance, equipment and mechanical systems, and program operations of recreation facilities and grounds including cemeteries and sports fields; management of human resources in a unionized environment including hiring recommendations, managing performance, attendance and health & safety; scheduling, delegating, assigning tasks, training and succession planning; managing budget administration such as preparing, managing and controlling annual operating and capital budgets for the maintenance component of various city recreation facilities; assist in the formulation, research and implementation of policies, procedures and programs that support the operation; respond to emergencies or other critical incidents, inquiries and complaints; liaise with other branches, departments, politicians, taxpayers and external agencies including representing the best interests of the Branch while attending to sensitive and /or confidential matters; prepare and present oral and written reports, involving problem identification and special analysis; assist in the development and preparation of specifications through completion for current and capital projects, building and equipment repairs, replacement and service agreements.

Job Requirements

Knowledge and skills normally associated with completion of a college diploma in Recreation Facility Management or a related discipline (e.g. Mechanical/Electrical Engineering); a Certified Ice Technician Certificate, Certified Pool Operator Certificate; T.S.S.A Class “B” Refrigeration Certificate or Stationary Engineers Certificate; Building Environmental Systems Certificate; and six years of building/operational maintenance experience in a unionized environment, at least 3 of which are in a supervisory capacity, with special emphasis on refrigeration, ice maintenance, pool building and physical plant maintenance and building environmental systems; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates and experience in Health and Safety, Risk Management and/or Legal Awareness Management.

Demonstrated knowledge, experience or training related to cemetery operations, sports fields and/or grounds management. 

Demonstrated management and leadership skills (i.e. management training in human resources, financial and business management).

Comprehensive knowledge of health and safety legislation and regulations applicable to facility operations.

Training related to critical incident and stress management.

In depth knowledge of municipal facility services, operations and current best practices.

Established skills and experience using PC equipment and related software applications (e.g. MS Office Suite, PeopleSoft, BAS, Intelli, Lagan).

Highly developed numerical, administrative, research and analytical skills with the ability to maintain a mature, professional and highly motivated positive attitude when dealing with change, time pressures, tight deadlines and difficult work situations.

Excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with general public, elected officials, staff, consultants, contractors, community and professional groups.

Excellent oral and written communication, negotiation and report writing skills.

Must hold current Standard First Aid, CPR and AED certifications.

Possession and maintenance of a valid, unrestricted Ontario Driver’s Licence, minimum Class “G” and a vehicle for use on corporate business.

Required to work flexible hours on shift work including evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events as required.

Required to work standby or on-call and respond to after hour work emergencies in keeping with corporate policy.

Please be advised that position location as noted is at the time of posting and is subject to change, as required due to operational needs.

We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file.  Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.

Please apply online through our website:  All applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Please ensure that you check your email regularly to receive any correspondence.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). The City of Oshawa promotes the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The City of Oshawa encourages applications from women, Indigenous Peoples and persons of all cultures, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, ages, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

The City of Oshawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require assistance with the application process please contact Human Resource Services by emailing [email protected] or by calling us at 1-905-436-5666. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation. The City of Oshawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities and/or needs related to the OHRC. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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