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Park and Sports Field Operators (9) (SS.24.25)

by Norfolk County

Position Type: Temporary
Location: Simcoe, ON
Date Posted: Feb 27, 2024
Norfolk County

Job Description


The duration of this contract will be approximately 4 months.  Applicants are expected to fulfill the entire contract period commencing May 1, 2024 until August 30, 2024.

Position Description:

The successful incumbent will:

  • Sports Fields: Maintain and perform all official sports field dimensions for baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, bowling green etc., as well as proper lining and grooming procedures and requirements for safe playable surfaces; maintain and clean outdoor sports facilities including players’ benches, backstops, fence lines and under bleachers while being attentive of scheduled tournaments and fulfilling requirements for set-up; carry out assigned tasks with minimal disruption to play
  • Parks/Trails/Beach: splash pad maintenance and recording daily maintenance; litter pick up and trash removal; washroom maintenance; grass maintenance equipment maintenance and servicing; playground maintenance; set up/take down of the required equipment and items needed for special events; repairs to benches, fences, bleachers, grass cutting, weed eating, pruning shrubs/trees, maintain garden beds; trail grooming; shoreline clean up
  • Pool Facility: assist with inspecting and monitoring outdoor pool equipment; assist in maintaining pool by cleaning, painting, vacuuming, shocking and chlorinating.
  • Facility Maintenance: graffiti removal from buildings and structures; cleaning, painting, basic carpentry and plumbing repairs; monitor and record building systems (HVAC, security, fire systems); stripping/waxing floors
  • Foster productive public relations and engagement as a community interface, while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Safe and efficient operation, care and maintenance of tools, equipment and vehicles (i.e. grass maintenance equipment, tractors, trucks, front-end loaders, water tanks and small equipment including all auxiliary attachments)
  • Perform daily circle checks on all equipment and reporting defects to the immediate supervisor
  • Maintain daily written records of work-related activities
  • Laboring duties include climbing, lifting, balancing, kneeling, stooping, walking, handling materials to assist in the maintenance of Norfolk County facilities and infrastructure. You will be required to work in an outdoor environment.

·         Provide exceptional customer service



  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from a University or College program.  Preference will be given to applicants who are in or completed a program in Horticultural Technician, Landscape Technician, Environmental Technician, Turf Management, Agriculture, General Carpentry or Rec and Leisure.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, accept and follow verbal and written instructions, complete duties to an acceptable level of quantity and quality with minimal supervision and follow all of Norfolk County Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Ability to deal with the public courteously and effectively.
  • Good time management, interpersonal and communication skills. Must be motivated, hardworking individual able to work outside in all weather (hot, dusty, cold and wet).
  • Ability to safely operate various tools and equipment related to general maintenance.
  • Must have green patch CSA approved safety boots, 6” – 8” to cover ankle, suede or leather.
  • Must have Class G2 Driver’s License


Must be willing to work weekends, evenings and holidays.

Employment is conditional upon: attendance at all training sessions, submission of required documentation/certification, adherence to the minimum age requirements and ability to meet the employment term.

Applicants must submit a criminal record check (dated within the last 3 months) from their local police service for approval prior to commencing employment.



Position: Park and Sports Field Operators (12 Positions)

Division: Operations

Department: Parks

Rate: $17.38 per hour

Location: Langton (1), Delhi (2), Port Dover (1), Simcoe (4), Waterford (1)

Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday, evenings and weekends as needed)

Posting Period: February 27, 2024 – until positions are filled (applications received by March 18, 2024 will be considered first, any applications received after will be on a first come first serve basis)


Application information:

  • Ensure the file extension for your resume document is .doc, .docx or .pdf
  • If you are electing to include a cover letter, the cover letter and resume must be uploaded as 1 file.
  • Find out more information about Norfolk County here: Employment at Norfolk County -

The Corporation of Norfolk County is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Successful applicants are required to provide the Employer with a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector where required and verification of education.

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Norfolk County
Company Website:
Application URL: Click here to apply online