Chief Parks and Facilities Operator
City of Fernie
Fernie, BC, Canada
5d ago

Description :

The City of Fernie is inviting applications for the position of Chief Parks and Facilities Operator Parks and Facilities Department.

This is a full-time position. Reporting to the Manager of Parks and Facilities, the Chief Parks and Facilities Operator is a working member of the crew who also plays an advisory role to the Manager of Parks and Facilities for the work within the Department.


Working with the Manager of Parks and Facilities, the Chief Operator will share responsibilities for the day-to-day operations of the City’s Parks and Facilities maintenance.

The Chief Parks and Facilities Operator is responsible for the routine maintenance, upkeep, repairs and inspections of the cities green spaces and facilities and other related infrastructure work / maintenance.

The chief Parks and Facilities Operator will be the assigned Chief engineer for the arena refrigeration plant and will maintain the plant to Technical Safety BC and WorkSafe BC standards.

Seasonal work planning and execution; Mowing, weed trimming, turf and irrigation maintenance, playground inspections and maintenance, tree maintenance, playfields and sport court maintenance, trail upkeep, bench and table maintenance, snow clearing operations, arena operations, special event preparation and other tasks as assigned.

Develop and implement standard operating and safe work procedures for all work.

Ensure all work is performed in compliance with WorkSafe BC procedures, arrange training for operators for all tasks assigned to them, and conduct hazard assessments as required by WorkSafe BC.


Qualifications include the knowledge and experience brought to the job, which are needed to perform the job satisfactorily :

  • Grade 12 or GED
  • 5th Class or Refrigeration Operator Certificate
  • Horticultural experience (Park and sport field level 1&2) preferred
  • Building operation and maintenance experience (BSW level 1&2) preferred
  • Supervisory experience

    Physical requirements Required to work in an indoor / outdoor environment where weather and working conditions can be trying and the equipment and supplies are heavy and awkward.

    Periodic work in an office environment will be required for reporting, planning and scheduling.

    Contact Information :

    Brett Logan, Parks and Facilities Manager

    PO Box 190

    501 3rd Avenue, Fernie BC V0B 1M0

    E) brett.logan

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