Parks Operations

The Parks Operations Department maintains municipal parks, playing fields, trails, horticulture, and cemeteries. Parks Operations also manages urban forestry, which includes street and boulevard trees, and all trees on public lands.


Josh      
The Township is close to home and my job has steady hours. It is different than working for a small company - bigger crews means more teamwork and more fun. On top of that, I get to meet lots of different people in the industry.
Josh, Operations Maintenance Worker

Explore a sample of the types of roles:

Duty Examples

A “working foreman” is responsible for supervisory, operational, maintenance, and repair work involving installation, construction, and maintenance of municipal services; participates in the work while supervising and giving work direction to assigned staff.

Organizes work, orders materials, supplies, and tools.

Ensures safe work practices are followed according to work standards.

Prepares and maintains records, receives, investigates, responds to complaints, and performs routine inspections.

Required Certifications

Foreman I in all departments:

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence

Foreman I in Roads Operations:

  • Class 3 BC Driver’s Licence with Air Brake Endorsement

Foreman I in Utilities Operations:

  • EOCP Water Distribution – Level I (Water Utilities)
  • EOCP Wastewater Collection – Level I (Sewer Utilities)

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by technical courses related to work
  • Experience in supervision and public works
  • Understanding of municipal construction and maintenance work related to roads, water, sanitary, drainage systems, and parks

Departments

  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Parks Operations
  • Roads Operations
  • Utilities Operations

Duty Examples

Performs semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and general construction of roads, sewers, waterworks, facilities, and parks.

Assists in exterior and interior construction projects, assembles and/or dismantles equipment, structures, and surfaces.

Operates TOL’s vehicles, motorized equipment, and tools.

Performs Heavy manual work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Required Certifications

Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence (Class 3 with Air Brake Endorsement is preferred)

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Completion of Grade 10
  • Experience in general construction and maintenance type of work

Departments

  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Facilities
  • Parks Operations
  • Roads Operations
  • Utilities Operations

Duty Examples

Performs semi-skilled manual, equipment/vehicle operational work.

Assists with supervision of small group of workers.

Responds to public inquiries/complaints and maintains records.

Operates, loads/unloads, and services TOL’s vehicles, equipment and tools.

Performs manual work outdoors in all weather conditions.

OMW in Parks Operations:

  • Operates large industrial and farm tractors with attachments; assists in construction and maintenance of wooden structures; assists with gardening and landscaping tasks

OMW in Roads Operations:

  • Constructs and maintains TOL streets; traffic and other signage; performs road and pothole repairs; and, supplements in snow control

OMW in Engineering and Construction Services:

  • Constructs, installs, and maintains storm water infrastructure

Required Certifications

OMW in Parks Operations:

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence with Heavy Trailer Code 20 Endorsement or higher such as Class 3
  • Pesticide Applicators Certificate – Landscape General

OMW in Roads Operations and Engineering and Construction Services:

Class 3 BC Driver’s Licence with Air Brake Endorsement

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by courses related to work
  • Experience in construction and/or maintenance work

Departments

  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Parks Operations
  • Roads Operations

Duty Examples

Performs general grounds maintenance tasks using gas-operated equipment and tools.

Performs manual outdoor work in all weather conditions.

Required Certifications

None

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Completion of Grade 10
  • No experience required

Department

Parks Operations

Duty Examples

Supervises and manages employees required to complete assignments and participates in most human resources decisions.

Works independently under the direction of the Manager, performing operational planning, design, estimating, scheduling, inspection and maintenance functions related to the department.

Participates in operational and capital projects planning and financial control and adjustment.

Investigates and follows up on issues, answering inquiries and complaints from the public, developers, consultants, and other regulatory agencies.

Required Certifications

Superintendent in Engineering and Construction Services:

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
  • Applied Science Technologists and Technicians - AScT (preferred)

Superintendent in Facilities:

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
  • Refrigeration Safety Awareness Certificate
  • Enhanced Reliability Security Clearance for the RCMP (ability to obtain within first year of employment)

Superintendent in Parks Operations:

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
  • Certification or ability to obtain certification as an Arborist with the International Society of Arborists

Superintendent in Roads and Utilities Operations:

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
  • Eligible for registration under the provisions of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians Act of BC as a Civil Engineering Technologist

Desired Experience/Qualifications

Superintendent in Engineering and Construction Services:

  • Diploma of Technology in Civil Engineering (or related field) or an experienced professional in a municipal infrastructure construction and maintenance field
  • Minimum three years of direct Engineering experience in a municipal government, consulting company, or infrastructure contracting company; or, equivalent combination

Superintendent in Facilities:

  • Engineering/Building Technologist Diploma or equivalent training and experience in the industry
  • Minimum five years of direct Engineering experience in a municipal government or consulting company; or, equivalent combination

Superintendent in Parks Operations:

  • Bachelors degree or diploma and Trades Qualifications in a related field or equivalent training and experience in the industry
  • Minimum five years of direct Parks experience in a municipal government or organization providing Parks and Cemetery/Parks and Open Spaces management and maintenance services; or, equivalent combination

Superintendent in Roads Operations:

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technologist or equivalent
  • Minimum five years of direct Engineering experience in a municipal government or consulting company; or, equivalent combination

Superintendent in Utilities Operations:

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technologist or equivalent
  • Minimum seven years of direct Engineering experience in a municipal government or consulting company; or, equivalent combination

Departments

  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Facilities
  • Parks Operations
  • Roads Operations
  • Utilities Operations

Duty Examples

Performs a skilled carpentry, bench and joinery work at the journeyman level, including: construction, alteration, repair and maintenance of all TOL infrastructure, assets and properties.

Operates vehicles and Heavy equipment; and, assists in general maintenance of all buildings.

Supervises the work of one or more workers.

Required Certifications

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
  • BC Certificate of Qualification – Carpentry, or equivalent

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by technical courses related to field
  • Completion of a recognized trades apprenticeship, or equivalent combination of training and experience

Departments

  • Facilities
  • Parks Operations

All positions within the Parks Operations department are defined by the Township of Langley as positions of trust (Child Safety) and require a Police Information Check.


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