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Director of Parks, Forestry & Horticulture Operations, The City of Vaughan

Organization Name The City of Vaughan City of Brampton
Industry Municipal Government
City Vaughan
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Organization Overview / Background

Lead and Direct the City’s Parks, Forestry and Horticulture at The City of Vaughan

The City of Vaughan is a vibrant and prosperous community and one of Canada’s fastest growing cities. Home to nearly 341,000 people, its globally-competitive economy includes more than 19,000 businesses, employing approximately 227,000 individuals. Vaughan is a creative urban city that integrates art into its public realm - a city where art is accessible to all people and valued as a placemaking catalyst for conveying Vaughan’s unique identity and economic vitality. The City of Vaughan of today is a diverse, motivational work environment where you can build your profession and feel like you are part of a team – and the City will walk the journey with you every step of the way. Hiring and retaining a highly skilled workforce interested in achieving personal and professional goals is our top priority.

Position / Responsibilities / Requirements

The City of Vaughan is seeking a Director of Parks, Forestry & Horticulture Operations to lead and direct the City’s parks, forestry and horticulture. This leader helps foster a culture of respect, accountability and dedication, where team members are engaged and eager to contribute ideas and innovations toward optimizing performance, value and citizen satisfaction. The position will include the overall management of parks and park assets, tree maintenance, beautification, boulevard maintenance, fencing, support for outdoor community events, and winter control for sidewalks and facility parking lots.

The ideal candidate possesses post-secondary education in Landscape Architecture, Forestry, Business, Public Administration, or related field. The ideal candidate has at least 10 years of leadership experience at a senior management level managing large teams with a strong business mind and proven experience in a senior role within a service-based business background. The ideal candidate possesses a customer-first mindset with a background in finance/numbers and solid political acumen with a proven ability to manage relationships with Council.

Search & Application Process

If you wish to be considered for the position, please forward a cover letter and your resume in PDF format by email to Kartik Kumar at by September 1st @11:59 pm.

To view the full Position Profile, please contact Shelly Zevlever at

Please be assured that any information shared with Legacy Partners will be treated with the strictest confidence and shared only with the client for the purposes of this search.

Thank you once again for your interest.

Legacy Partners and The City of Vaughan are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff is essential to organizational excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at the time of application. In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Legacy Partners and the organization throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.

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