Career Opportunities
Assistant Manager - Grounds Maintenance
Job Code: 2701914
School District #36 (Surrey)
Closing Date: Jun 28, 2019 4:00 PM PDT
  Posted on: Jun 06, 2019 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Management & Professionals
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
District Facilities Centre
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date: 
Job Description & Requirements



Assistant Manager - Grounds Maintenance  

Spread across one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in British Columbia, Surrey Schools is the city's biggest employer. Located on Canada's spectacular West Coast and nestled in the southwest corner of Green Timbers Urban Forest, we are just 30 minutes southeast of the city of Vancouver. Surrey Schools is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC, and with 140 sites across 316km2, most of our staff are able to work close to home. The Surrey School District team of approximately 10,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.

The District Facilities team is seeking the right candidate for the newly created role of Assistant Manager- Grounds Maintenance. Reporting to the Manager of Grounds Maintenance, the Assistant Manager will provide day to day leadership to the large grounds team. The Assistant Manager will also be involved in project management, scheduling, budgets, maintenance planning and infrastructure renewal planning. The ideal candidate brings experience in sports turf, turf irrigation systems, arboriculture, playground equipment and snow removal coupled with a solid supervisory/leadership background.

The ideal candidate is a team player with strong people skills and the ability to problem solve for our busy Grounds team.  The District Facilities team values applicants who are eager to learn and excited to grow their leadership career in the stable and structured Surrey School District team. A strong communicator with exceptional people skills and the ability to provide exceptional client care to both our District staff and external stakeholders is the ideal fit for this role.

This position is based out of the District Facility Centre in the heart of Surrey. This exempt position offers a salary range of $68,985 to $86,231 commensurate with education and experience, plus an excellent benefits package including municipal pension. This position works predominantly dayshift hours, but will be required to work afternoon shift during snow events to lead the District’s snow removal teams.

Desired Qualifications include:

  • A Diploma in Horticulture, Business or a related field and/or comparable education;

  • 2 years of relevant field experience, ideally in a busy multi-site organization;

  • Class 5 driver’s license;

  • Preference given to applicants with project management experience and/or education.

  • Proficient in related computer applications: Word, Excel, Outlook.

  • Experience working in a unionized environment is an asset.

Interested and qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking "apply online" below no later than Friday day June 21th, 2019.  Please quote competition number #1042-19

Note:   Successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment.  Only those persons selected for interviews will be contacted.  To all others, thank you for your interest. 

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