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Leadhand - Trails
Job Type: Contract
Location: Oakville, ON, CANADA; Halton, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Skilled Trades and Labour ; Installation, Maintenance and Repair, Skilled Trades and Labour ; Landscaping, Skilled Trades and Labour ; Other Skilled Trades and Labour Jobs
Job Industry: Agriculture, Horticulture and Fishery, Government and Public Sector
Job Career Level: Entry Level
Year(s) of Experience: 2
Date Posted: Dec 10, 2012
                                                                             CALL NO.  12-101 (CUPE 136T)
This job profile reflects the general details considered necessary to perform the principle functions and shall not be construed as an interpretation of all work requirements inherent in the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications and in the interview process that their qualifications for the positions match those specified. Applicants may be required to undergo a skills assessment.

Job Designation:       Leadhand – Trails

Department:              Parks & Open Space

Salary Range:
            $26.27 (2012 rate, 2013 rate to be determined)

Pay Grade:
                 Band 5 (Schedule B) 
Temporary:               The duration of this contract will be approximately 8 months.
                                   Contract commencement will range from March 4, 2013 -                                   April 29, 2013.      

Preference will be given to existing CUPE 136 members in Parks Operations

This position reports to the Supervisor, Technical and Construction Services and is a working Leadhand role that assists the Supervisor in the coordinating and scheduling of all resources necessary to carry out trails operations maintenance programs.

• Coordinates, executes and provides input into the evaluation of trails maintenance programs, services and/or processes. 
• Delegates work assignments to staff and students ensuring appropriate scheduling and quality control.
• Ensures work is performed efficiently and effectively in accordance with Town or Department maintenance standards/specifications, and other legislative requirements (e.g.: Labour and Health and Safety Regulations, Traffic Control, etc.)
• Monitors performance of students including initiating corrective action and/or progressive discipline when required.
• Liaises closely with Supervisor and/or Manager to report progress, resolve issues, and refine planning.
• Responds and investigates public inquiries, by-law issues and initiates work orders as appropriate.
• Oversees allocation of resources (financial, employee hours etc.).  
• Accurately maintains daily records for the purpose of tracking, reporting and documenting of maintenance activities and adjusts maintenance schedules as necessary.
• Ensures all equipment is operated competently, safely and maintained in a good operating condition ensuring proper and timely documentation for repair of defective equipment (including circle checks of all assigned rolling stock).
• Keeps current with ongoing technical, cultural and procedural improvements in trails maintenance.
• Trains and guides staff, students, part-time staff and volunteers involved in activities.  
• Supports information dissemination, training and communication for relevant activities.
• Liaises with, and oversees the work of contractors and other service providers.
• Represents the Corporation and Department in a professional, courteous and respectful manner in all dealings with the public, other groups and associations.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Grade 12 or equivalent combination of education and experience
• 2-3 years of related experience with trails maintenance and parks policies.  Experience in the operation of mowers, agricultural tractors, front-end loaders, all terrain vehicles, and small equipment, including all auxiliary attachments in a safe and efficient manner with thorough knowledge of all maintenance aspects of the equipment and their attachments is also required. 
• A valid Ontario Ministry of Environment Landscape, Forestry & Industrial Vegetation Exterminator License is also required.  Certifications in Forklift, Chainsaw, 0-8 tons crane operations and load securement are desirable.
• Proven experience in directing and assigning work to others, including training and monitoring work performance; demonstrated leadership, effective communication, both oral and written, customer service and problem solving skills; proficient time management skills and flexibility in adjusting between a variety of duties; ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team;
• Computer proficiency in word and use of e-mail, internet and GIS.
• Must possess an understanding of the Highway Traffic Act and knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Must hold and provide a copy of a valid and unrestricted Ontario Driver’s License Class DZ minimum (standard and automatic transmission) with a driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving behaviour. Note: Applicants with 6 or more points are ineligible for consideration. The successful applicant, who is a new hire, will be required to provide the Corporation with a current drivers abstract (no older than 30 days) and pass a Town administered road test as a condition of employment;
• Please note that successful candidates, who are new hires and/or who have not performed in this position previously will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check dated within the last 30 days as a condition of employment;
• Must be willing to work a 40-hour workweek in varying weather conditions and be available for shift work as required.

Applications will be accepted on-line at in the current opportunities section no later than midnight on December 28, 2012.

DATED: December 10, 2012

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Successful candidates will abide by Ontario Health & Safety Legislation and follow Corporate Health & Safety Policies

The Town of Oakville is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Personal information collected from applications and resumes is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. Questions about this collection of information should be directed to Human Resource Services, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 0H3