BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Town of Comox

Superintendent of Parks

(Full-Time/Exempt Position)

Comox, located on the east coast of south-central Vancouver Island, boasts a seaside location, mountainous horizon, and rich farmlands throughout the Comox Valley. With a temperate year round climate, a population of approximately 14,000, with nearby forests, unsurpassed recreational opportunities, beaches and the ocean, Comox offers every enjoyable pursuit imaginable and lends itself to a quality of life that one would consider outstanding.

With the pending retirement of the incumbent, the Town of Comox has an exciting career opportunity and is inviting applications for the Superintendent of Parks position. The successful candidate will be responsible for the efficient operation of the Parks Department exercising a high degree of initiative, judgement, and authority on Parks, Building Maintenance and Marina matters.

Reporting to the Municipal Engineer, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the operating functions of the Parks Department, including managing and directing the work of the Parks Labourers and seasonal workers. The successful candidate will also be responsible for planning, coordinating, and maintenance of all Town owned parks, buildings, and the municipal marina, in accordance with Council policy and displaying sound risk management practices at all times.

The preferred candidate will possess a University degree in Parks Administration, Turf Management, Horticulture, or related discipline; or Graduation from a recognized two-year program in Horticulture, along with a Business Administration certificate or equivalent. The preferred candidate will also possess four to six years progressively responsible experience in parks maintenance or related field, including supervisory experience in a unionized environment, and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

The Town of Comox offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, a supportive work environment and encourages ongoing career and professional development.

A detailed job description is available on the Town’s website at

Qualified applicants are invited to forward their resumes, including references and a cover letter, in confidence no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 1, 2019 to

All applications and enquires will be treated in strict confidence.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location: Comox, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation,Horticulture/Landscaping/Greenskeeping
Posted: October 11, 2019, 2:56 pm
Expires: November 1, 2019, 4:00 pm