Summer – Park District Director

Competition Number: 2021-EX-EN-53117132-01

Competition posting date: 2021-02-01

Competition closing date: 2021-08-27

Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department

Multiple Positions

Affiliation: Non Union/Non MPE

Salary: $15.691 to $16.899 per hour (2020 rates of pay)

Location: Various locations

Please note that the availability of positions in 2021 may be subject to Provincial regulations related to COVID-19.

Category: Summer Opportunities

Employment Group: Recreation and Culture

Job Summary

Responsible for overseeing the daily operation of multiple wading pools within a designated district. Work with full time City staff and co-workers to ensure the wading pool program meets the needs of the participants, falls in line with the branch mandate and follows all guidelines, policies and procedures. Staff supervision and mentoring, program planning, administration and client relations. Assists with staff training, and hiring. Compiling statistics and completing reports.

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of patrons in a wading pool/park environment.

Education & Experience

Post Secondary Student (completion of first year College or university)

Minimum of one (1) year but less than two (2) years of related experience is required:

With Parks Wading Pool program or equivalent experience.

Aquatic Leadership will be considered an asset.

Capacity to lead, supervise, train and motivate staff.

  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR “C” certification
  • Current Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) certification
  • AODA Accessibility Training
  • NLS certification required.
  • Life Saving Instructors

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction. Candidates under the age of 18 will require a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check instead of a Vulnerable Sector Check. Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.

English oral, reading, writing required.

French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.

Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.

A valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated and have own transportation.


Extensive knowledge of park program

Advanced Computer knowledge (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Experience working with preschoolers and/or school age children and/or youth.

Ability to operate and required tools/equipment

Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures.

Must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance

Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City policies and procedures

Competencies & Skills

Park Program experience required, proven capacity to lead, train and motivate staff

Conflict management, problem solving and ability to multi task.

Strong organizational skills and ability to complete required reports, statistics and evaluations as assigned.

Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures.

Demonstrates supervisory and strong leadership skills

Experience and demonstrated ability to train, supervise and evaluate staff.

Conflict resolution and problem solving skills, with the ability to manage simultaneous demands

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