Facility Operator

parks & recreation business & economic development
Posted On: Apr 17, 2019
Closing Date: Oct 17, 2019
Facility Operator
The City of Red Deer
Join a vibrant outdoor centric community filled with trails and breathtaking nature along the winding river valley of Red Deer, in Central Alberta. Red Deer is an economically dynamic region of Alberta situated directly between Edmonton and Calgary along the vital QE 2 corridor. It is a perfect blend of small town friendliness and big city conveniences. Host to the 2016 Memorial Cup and the 2019 Canada Winter Games, Red Deer continues to welcome all of Canada with open arms.
The City of Red Deer is currently seeking the right person to fill the Permanent Full-time position of Facility Operator. This position is responsible for leading and directing the physical performance of the facility’s operations. This involves leading and supervising facility staff, managing projects and contracts, safety initiatives and infrastructure maintenance. It also supports community users, risk management for staff and public, managing the budget, with communication and public relations as key aspects.
As our preferred candidate, you will have:
  • One year certificate in business, management, or recreation plus a *Recreation Facility Operator Master Certificate.
*Recreation Facility Operator Master Certificate includes: General Designation: Custodial Maintenance, Supervisory Skills, Life Cycle/Risk Management. Pool Designation: Pool Operator Level 1 & 2. Arena Designation: Arena Operator Level 1 & 2. Parks & Sports Fields Designation: Parks & Sports Fields Level 1 & 2. Building Maintenance Designation: Building Maintenance Level 1 & 2.
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience operating and directing operations in a recreation related environment may be considered.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a recreation environment, in the areas of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatics, arena refrigeration and/or pool mechanical/chemical systems. Similar experience in other public or commercial buildings may be considered.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience providing operational direction to staff in a recreation environment, public, or commercial buildings.
  • Alberta Boilers Safety Association - 5th Class Power Engineering preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings, ‘as-builts’ and technical specifications.
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Current Standard First Aid and WHMIS.
  • Must be able to be fit tested and successfully wear CSA approved equipment to meet OH&S requirements.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated competency to work with a variety of Windows-based computer systems including computer-controlled building management systems.
What we offer:
In addition to the competitive wage of $38.22 to $40.23 per hour and an excellent benefits package, we offer a great work environment with a dynamic and dedicated team of likeminded professionals.
If you think this is the job for you, come build your career with The City of Red Deer.
Please note that this posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
For more information, and to apply, please visit us at
or email your application to humanresources@reddeer.ca