Foreperson 2 – Grounds Maintenance – City of Burnaby

12 July 2023

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Foreperson 2 – Grounds Maintenance

Competition No.:

Regular Full Time

$XX – 6,545 – 6,813 – 7,100 – 7,395/month

80 hours bi-weekly; Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Special Notes:
Subject to Note ‘F’ of Schedule ‘B’ of the CUPE 23 Foremen’s Division Collective Agreement


Last Updated:
7/12/23 8:25 AM

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!

This is supervisory work involving responsibility for planning, supervising and reviewing the work of subordinate forepersons and crews engaged in parks, playground, sports and recreational area maintenance and construction tasks in an assigned section of the Municipality while ensuring the safety regulations and precautions are observed and enforced. An incumbent of this class prepares and maintains work records and reports; orders supplies and equipment and estimates staff and material requirements for maintenance, repair, and construction projects; participates in the preparation of budget estimates and prepares and maintains cost records relative to a variety of projects. Determines priorities within general guidelines established by a supervisor and ensures adherence to project schedules. A Foreperson 2 will inspect parks areas and facilities regularly; initiates repairs as required; processes routine requests and complaints from the public as required; and participates in interviewing and selecting staff. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include up to high school graduation supplemented by technical courses related to the work, plus considerable experience in parks operational and maintenance tasks, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Considerable knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, materials and equipment used in the layout, maintenance and construction of parks facilities, playgrounds, sports and recreational areas. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and of the safety precautions applicable to the work in addition to the regulations, by-laws, objectives and policies applicable to operation of the Parks system. An incumbent will have the ability to plan, review and supervise the work of subordinate forepersons, labourers, equipment operators, utility persons and other subordinates with economy and efficiency in the use of time, equipment and materials. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, other employees and the public; prepare records and reports and have skill in the care and operation of tools and equipment utilized in the work supervised. A Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia is required.

The successful candidate will be required to accept standby and call-out work assignments as required by the department.

Please apply online by July 21, 2023.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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