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Manager, Forestry Maintenance & Operations

City of Mississauga
950 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Mississauga, Ontario
Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 94,982.00 - $ 126,643.00 
Closing date
Jun 1, 2024

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Guided by our vision that together we will protect, enhance, restore, expand, and connect Mississauga’s Urban Forest and Natural Heritage System to sustain a healthy community, the Forestry Section is a progressive and interdisciplinary team of professionals and experts that plans, sustains, and manages Mississauga’s trees, forests, and natural areas in an effective, efficient, and equitable manner.

Reporting to the Manager, Forestry, the successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance and operations of Forestry assets on streets, parks, and City property. This includes the management and oversight of arboricultural and boulevard vegetation management services by in-house and contracted resources, proactive and reactive maintenance programs, emergency response and preparedness, and contract management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directing and leading the planning and delivery of arboricultural and boulevard vegetation management services in a safe, efficient, and effective manner;
  • Overseeing the planning, scheduling and supervision of personnel, contractors, procurement equipment, supplies, and materials to ensure the most efficient and effective use;
  • Setting strategic direction, priorities, targets, and objectives for the unit, including milestones, timelines, and performance measures, consistent with corporate goals;
  • Developing and implementing strategic plans, policies, procedures, service standards, service level agreements, and strategic initiatives;
  • Overseeing Forestry's emergency response and preparedness for extreme weather events and critical incidents affecting forestry assets, including acting as Incident Commander;
  • Managing, motivating, mentoring, and training assigned staff, including recruitment and hiring, scheduling, assigning, and reviewing of work, authorizing and coordinating standby, overtime, and leave requests;
  • Determining staff training and development needs, along with monitoring and evaluating staff performance, providing coaching, performance management, and taking disciplinary action when necessary;
  • Developing, recommending and administering the annual operating and capital budget for the unit, ensuring that the unit's expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget;
  • Evaluating operational effectiveness and efficiency, monitors performance, and foster a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence;
  • Ensuring the timely delivery of quality customer service and resolutions to service requests, complaints, and inquiries from the public, elected officials, or other City staff;
  • Developing, preparing, and submitting correspondence, reports, briefing notes, memoranda, and presentations for leadership and Council;
  • Cultivating effective working relationships with internal and external partners, including members of Council, staff, other departments, divisions, and sections, and the public;
  • Representing the Division at public meetings, committees of Council, inter-divisional, and inter-departmental meetings;
  • Directing, participating and/or contributing to working groups, committees, task forces, and project teams;
  • Developing and fostering a strong culture of health and safety, ensuring compliance with all applicable legislation and policies (i.e. Occupational Health and Safety Act);
  • Ensuring quality of work and services meets legislated, corporate, departmental, divisional, and section standards.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree (master’s degree would be an asset) in urban forestry, arboriculture, environmental science, or related discipline;
  • 5-7 years’ experience in urban forestry and arboricultural operations in a municipal setting, including a minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience;
  • Certification as a Certified Arborist and Tree Risk Assessment Qualification with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA);
  • ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist or ISA Board Certified Master Arborist would be an asset;
  • Must hold a valid Ontario Class G Driver’s License or higher with an acceptable driving record;
  • Participation in the Forestry on-call program, including working overtime and providing coverage for statutory holidays as required in accordance with operational requirements.

Hourly Rate/Salary:$ 94,982.00 - $ 126,643.00
Hours of Work:40
Work Location:950 Burnhamthorpe Rd W
Department/Division/Section:CMS/Community Services Dept,CMS/Parks, Forestry & Environment,Forestry
Non-Union/Union: Non Union

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can alsocheck your application status in your candidate profile online.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City of Mississauga is committed to creating a respectful and supportive workplace that fosters a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion which broadly reflects the communities and residents we serve. Throughout the employee life cycle, the City is working to include an EDI lens to attract, retain and support the growth of diverse talent.

Learn more about the City’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion .

The City of Mississauga is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to removing barriers in our selection process for people with visible and invisible disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga 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 Human Resources of the nature of anyaccommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.


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