Parks Operator Full-time Permanent (Sport Field Focus)

Job Number: 19-16S

Permanent   |  Sharon, Ontario   |  Posted on Jul 19, 2019

Located just north of Toronto in the Region of York, the Town of East Gwillimbury is the GTA’s top growth municipality. Our communities include Holland Landing, Sharon, Queensville and Mount Albert – each with their own rich history and unique charms. As one of Ontario’s growth centres, East Gwillimbury’s population is projected to reach 150,000 by 2051. By joining the EG team you will help shape our growing community.


East Gwillimbury offers a fully balanced lifestyle and is a wonderful place to live and work. Our municipal offices are easily accessible off of Highway 404 and a short 15 min drive from Highway 400 allowing for short average commute times for staff. Enjoy competitive wages, progressive extended health plan, employee assistance program, and active social and wellness committees. Convenient parking, outdoor seating areas, and easy access to trails allow you to enjoy the beauty of EG while at work.


With guidance from our Strategic, Official and Master Plans and Character Community attributes we are a high performance Town and our staff are committed to providing service and excellence.


Reporting to the Supervisor of Parks, this Parks Operator position has a focus on Sports Field and is responsible for maintaining parks, open spaces, streetscapes and other public areas which includes: grass cutting, edging and trimming, shrub/tree trimming, removal of litter and other trash, garbage receptacle and recyclable container collection including removal of contents and plowing and snow clearing, etc. Delivers, sets up/takes down tables, chairs, garbage receptacles and other equipment/furnishings in response to facility user requirements for both the Town and community sponsored special events and meetings, attends event if required to perform oversight and troubleshooting caretaking, cleaning and tear down responsibilities.


Monthly inspection and maintenance of ball diamonds, soccer pitches, and basketball and tennis courts, including: visual inspections and maintaining a log book of conditions and remedial work required. Weekly, monthly and annual checks of sport facilities, including repairs or arranging to have repaired any/all park assets, carry out turf repairs and turf cultural practices, and other duties as assigned.


Successful candidates will have a minimum Ontario Secondary School Diploma, coupled with three years working experience in municipal parks maintenance and/or private sector landscape and grounds maintenance. A valid G license in good standing. A thorough working knowledge of The Accessibility for Ontarians With a Disability Act (AODA); Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS); Ontario Building Code; Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA); Fire Code; Electrical Code; and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA); etc. Must be able to work evenings, weekends and overtime as required


Preferred candidates will be certified or trained in Turf Management / Irrigation / Field Lighting, and be a Certified Grounds Technician from the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (or an equivalent). A DZ or AR level driver’s license will also be considered an asset.


Salary Range: $60,528- $71,219/ annum


If you’re looking for a career move that will enable you to contribute to a growing and inclusive community, please apply and submit your resume, your indicated focus of interest, and related information online at:


ADP Workforce Now - Career Centre

Deadline for applications is August 5, 2019


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


The Town of East Gwillimbury is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Town of East Gwillimbury will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the Town’s Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Personal Privacy Act, personal information collected will only be used for candidate selection.

Job summary


Town of East Gwillimbury

Job Type



Sharon, Ontario

Start Date

Aug 26, 2019