The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto. Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.
The Transportation Services division of Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services is seeking an experienced, innovative, results-oriented parking management professional to administer the implementation of Guelph’s downtown core Parking Master Plan. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver, have excellent communication and presentation skills, and have experience in project management, policy development, research analysis, and on-street and off-street parking management. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.
Hours of Work:
35 hours per week Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
- Responsible for the planning, development and implementation of policies, practices and projects related to the City’s parking master plan
- Ensure that any projects which may lead to a change in the way end users access the service are thoroughly assessed against risk and impact, identifying groups which may be affected by change, and suggesting methods of mitigation
- Build consensus amongst stakeholders, influencing business planning and budget decisions with management and Council
- Ensure that performance metrics (both financial and operational) are established, and that systems/processes are in place to measure and report
- Responsible for parking operations staff supervision, including health and safety, performance appraisals, learning and development
- To handle and resolve complex operational issues, providing support and guidance to staff
- Coordinate with other City departments on parking related matters such as enforcement, maintenance activities, development review, business development, facilities, etc.
- Monitor parking service and technology trends and opportunities with a focus on making recommendations to improve the parking system and services
- Prepare and present reports to senior management and Council on issues relating to parking
- Provide visible and positive leadership to staff consistent with the commitments of the City’s Leadership Charter, developing and nurturing a work environment that is inclusive and respectful and motivating for staff
- Establish clear direction and motivate others
- Lead by example and function as a mentor to team members
- Contribute to the departmental leadership team and corporate initiatives
- Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City staff and the public using principles of good customer service
- Develop collaborative partnerships on all matters relating to parking
- Develop and monitor operational budget for parking services
- Provide support and direction to departmental capital budgeting process
- Experience and education related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a Degree or Diploma in Planning, Public Administration, Civil Engineering, Transportation, Economics, Business Management or related field along with progressively responsible experience managing capital projects, creating parking policies, and planning/directing/coordinating research and analysis to implement a comprehensive parking program. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Ability to develop, plan and implement short-and long-range goals
- Strategic planning and project management skills
- Demonstrated leadership skills acquired through experience leading and motivating staff
- Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders
- Possess excellent communication, organization and problem solving skills with proven presentation skills delivered to a variety of audiences including presentations to council
$86,702.81 – $108,378.51 (per year)
How to Apply:
Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, June 4, 2017.
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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.
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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.