2020-19 Recreation Attendant

The Corporation of Loyalist Township - Kingston, ON (30+ days ago)

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This role is an essential part of service delivery to the residents of Loyalist Township. The purpose of this position is to provide a welcoming, safe, and clean environment for recreation users. The position provides general maintenance and cleaning for Recreation Services facilities. This includes maintaining ice in the skating rink, maintaining the indoor pool, as well as parks and sports fields. The incumbent is required to be able to operate and perform basic maintenance on related equipment safely and competently.

Ability to perform minor repairs and complete work orders in a timely manner
Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and safe work practices, with ability and willingness to ensure day to day adherence to health and safety policies
Self-motivation and problem-solving skills, allowing for independent work
Ability to work as a cooperative member of a team
Good interpersonal skills, and ability to provide excellent customer services to internal customers and the public
Ability to participate and successfully complete supplementary training related to Recreation Services (Health & Safety, Propane Handling & Safety, Facility Equipment Operation, etc.)

Maintain a high level of cleaning and maintenance to the Recreation facilities, including the W.J. Henderson Recreation Center and the Leisure and Activity Centre, and other spaces as required, by:

Regularly cleaning washrooms, arena dressing rooms, pool change rooms, hallways, meeting rooms

Having constant awareness of, and attendance to, cleaning needs and litter collection
Cleaning and washing windows and walls throughout the facilities
Providing cleaning and maintenance of Amherstview Branch Library as directed
Providing monitoring, maintenance and operation of pool mechanical system
In winter, keeping all entrances, exterior walkways and parking lots free of ice and snow, ensuring slip hazards are reduced

Maintain arena and equipment in good condition by:
Performing regular cleaning and maintenance of all public spaces and work areas in arena

Maintaining good ice conditions by flooding and scraping as required
Providing general maintenance and operation of ice surfacer, edger and other equipment
Monitoring ice making plant and recording information such as suction pressure, discharge pressure, brine temperature in and out, oil pressure, and other readings

Maintain all parks, sports fields, outside properties and equipment in excellent condition by:

Regular cutting of grass and weed trimming
Picking up garbage, brush, fallen tree branches, etc.
Providing general maintenance and operation of grass mowers, weed eaters, tractors, trucks and other equipment
Repairing fences, backstops, playground equipment/sites, score clocks, as required and/or directed
Regular cleaning of washrooms, disposal of garbage from parks/sports fields
Trimming park trees and bushes and maintaining flower beds, as directed
Assist in repairs as directed by Supervisor

Welcome and assist users and spectators at recreation facilities, programs and events and, at all times, use a courteous and helpful approach
Must stay current in knowledge and skills
Able to work shifts and potentially be on-call
Responsible to maintain current knowledge of safe operation for each piece of equipment that is requested to be operated, and be familiar with all of the specific safety devices and procedures for specific equipment, prior to operation
Responsible as an employee for health and safety, including working safely within requirements of legislation and policies, reporting hazards, and maintaining a safe and clean environment
Provide services to both internal and external customers in a timely and courteous manner
Work effectively as part of a team, demonstrating good interpersonal skills, tact, and diplomacy
May be required to operate independently at remote locations with little supervision
Providing input to the operation and maintenance of Township facilities

Internal: daily communication with Recreation staff/supervisor, frequent communication with other staff in recreation and parks, occasional communication with other Township employees, human resources, union representatives

External: residents, recreation facility users, contractors/vendors

Frequent moderate physical exertion and occasional heavy physical exertion

Work may include locations with exposure to sensory elements including trash, bodily fluids and smells
Outdoor work in various and changing weather conditions that include but is not limited to snow, rain, hot and cold temperatures, and wind
Ability to work shifts
Occasionally may be required to attend meetings, programs, seminars, events which may take place at differently facilities, requiring travel.

The job description reflects the primary duties and responsibilities of this position and should not be construed to describe in detail all duties and responsibilities of the job.

This position is covered by the terms of the CUPE local 2150 Collective Agreement. Please electronically submit your cover letter and résumé clearly indicating how your skills and experience are aligned with the position expectations. Note the file number in the subject line of your email and submit to jobs@loyalist.ca. For more information regarding this position, including required qualifications, please refer to job description below or visit our website at www.loyalist.ca under the Employment and Volunteering section. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must consent a Criminal Records Background Check (CPIC) and a driver’s abstract.

Loyalist Township is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are a person with a disability and need Loyalist Township information in another format, please contact 613-386-7351, ext. 100 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or e-mail info@loyalist.ca. The Township provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at jobs@loyalist.ca.

Personal information submitted will be used for the sole purpose of this competition. It is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, RSO 1990, as amended, and will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1999, for employment purposes.

Secondary school diploma or equivalent certificate
Two years’ experience in recreation centre operations, and parks and sports fields’ operations, or equivalent knowledge and skills
A valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record is required. A Class DZ license is considered an asset
Current First Aid and CPR certification
Basic knowledge of general maintenance and cleaning techniques, including the use of power cleaning equipment and grass mowers and trimmers
Basic computer skills with the ability to utilize a computer for training and operational purposes
Basic Refrigeration, as well as Ice Maintenance & Equipment Operation (ORFA) Courses is an asset
Experience in pool operations or a Certified Pool Operators certification is an asset
Working knowledge of sports field maintenance or Sports Turf Maintenance designation is an asset
Playground Inspection certification would also be an asset