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Sports Fields and Turf Technician

City of Woodstock
City of Woodstock
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Business Location:
Woodstock, Ontario
Position type:
Full Time
Work Place Location:
In Person
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Expired on June 5, 2024 at 4:00pm

Job Description




  • Performs effective care, inspections, maintenance, repairs and develops:
    • Sports Fields- all City owned fields and play surfaces,
    • Turf- sports turf, park land, and other City maintained turf,
    • Playgrounds- all City maintained playgrounds and play surfaces.
  • Provides technical direction and guidance to staff to ensure proper practices and techniques are being implemented for the maintenance of turf, sports fields, and playgrounds. Assist with training temporary and summer staff.
  • Assists Supervisor with the preparation and evaluation of tenders including but not limited to sport field renovations, and park infrastructure tenders. Assist with planning and organizing contracted work, scheduling contract start-up, inspecting contracted work, completing documentation of contracted services, and reporting any health and safety violations.
  • Liaises with user groups, schools and volunteer groups and provide information, advice and directions regarding park and sports field usage.
  • Assists with Parks by-law and property standards related issues.
  • Operates machinery such as, but not exclusively: vehicles, commercial mowers, tractors, chainsaws, stump grinder, woodchipper, small equipment.
  • Responsible and accountable for providing general information to the public and assisting them with their concerns and complaints when possible.
  • Assists with setup and takedown of special events and city functions.
  • Completes minor equipment repairs and maintenance or coordinates through a trades person the repair of said equipment as directed by the Supervisor of Parks and Forestry.
  • Performs other duties as assigned from time to time.



  • Post-secondary school certificate in Turf Managers Short Course or equivalent/relevant education from a recognized institution
  • 5 years of experience in sports field maintenance and irrigation systems
  • Intermediate computer skills, especially in the use of MS Office
  • Valid Class “DZ” Driver’s License and good driving history.
  • Currently possess or willing to obtain Standard First Aid/CPR certification.
  • Currently possess or willing to obtain Landscape Exterminator Class Applicator’s License from the Ministry of Environment
  • Currently possess or willing to obtain a Registered Spray Pad Practitioner Certificate
  • Currently possess or willing to obtain a Registered Playground Practitioner Course
  • Currently possess or willing to obtain Chainsaw and Wood Chipper Training for Forestry emergencies, Fall Arrest and Working at Heights training


  • Experience operating a wide variety of heavy equipment including excavator, backhoe and pay loader is an asset.
  • Training with MTO Book 7 for Temporary Conditions, and proven knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation is an asset.

Working Conditions

  • Subject to working in all weather conditions.
  • Works in dirty conditions and is required to do heavy lifting.
  • Subject to shift work and overtime as required.
  • Required to participate in rotational weekend and holiday on-call periods.

The City of Woodstock is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. We embrace equity, diversity, justice, inclusion and belonging and we’re committed to building a team that represents many backgrounds, perspectives and skills, representative of the communities we serve. The more inclusive we are, the better our work and workplace will be. We are committed to creating a workplace where people experience meaningful work, a sense of hope and optimism, an environment of trust, and inspired results.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Woodstock will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the City’s Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation by contacting In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Personal Privacy Act, personal information collected will only be used for candidate selection. Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process, which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

Satisfactory passing of a criminal record check, employment and proof of qualifications, will be required of any successful candidate(s) for this position

The Corporation of the City of Woodstock does not require proof of vaccination status.





Post Secondary Degree

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