Manager, Park Projects & Planning

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City of Abbotsford
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Manager, Park Projects & Planning

Exempt, Full Time

Posting E17-03

The City of Abbotsford’s Parks Recreation and Culture department is offering a new and exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader to fill the role of Manager, Park Projects & Planning. Reporting to the Director, Park Services, the Manager provides leadership and expertise in the planning, design and delivery of large scale projects spanning our City’s Parks and Cemeteries. 

Through fostering positive working relationships with City departments, outside agencies and community groups, the Manager will create a vision for the growth and development of the Park system that’s aligned with the PRC Masterplan, and will help develop Neighbourhood Plans, policies and strategies. In addition the Manager, will provide leadership for the overall budget including capital projects and plans, and grant opportunities.

As the Manager you are a strategic thinker and problem solver with sound judgement.  You have the ability to motivate, mentor, coach and influence a diverse team to create a high performing work environment.  You have experience as a hands-on leader and are comfortable managing multiple priorities concurrently, with the ability to move projects forward in a multi-stakeholder environment.  Your strong communication and interpersonal skills allow you to build credible and trusted relationships at all levels throughout the organization and City.

As the ideal candidate, you have:

  • Degree with a major in Parks Administration, Planning, (Urban, Regional, Environmental, Natural Resources or Park), Landscape Architecture or other related field;

  • Minimum 5 years’ management experience in Park Planning and Project Management; and

  • Municipal or Regional Government experience desirable


At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive.  We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.  To apply, please visit us online at

Closing Date: March 31, 2017