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Supervisor of Recreation Facilities
Posted:Friday, January 8, 2021
Job Number:PN-21-02
Job Type:Full Time Permanent - Non-union
Closing Date:January 24, 2021 11:55 PM
Choose Barrie:

The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us. Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.

Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.

The Opportunity:

The Recreation and Culture Department is comprised of three branches: Recreation and Culture Facilities, Recreation and Culture Programs and Recreation and Culture Business Services.  The Department's mission is to build vibrant, healthy, active and connected communities by providing facilities and programs that give all Barrie residents an opportunity to participate in recreational and cultural activities. 

Reporting to the Manager of Recreation and Culture Facilities, the Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that their assigned portfolio of facilities is operated and maintained in a safe and cost-efficient manner, and compliance with all relevant codes, regulations and legislations. The Supervisor also identifies, evaluates, and pursues opportunities for advancing the sustainability of the facilities, and assists the Manager in responsibly planning for future repair, renewal, and growth-related recreation facility needs.

The Supervisor of Recreation Facilities leads, supervises, and administers an assigned facility team of coordinators, operators, client service supervisors and clerks, and ensures the necessary procedures, systems and resources are in place to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of this team. Acting as a champion for the Council, Corporate, Divisional, and Departmental mission, values, and goals, the Supervisor ensures the work of the facility team is aligned with and furthers these strategic priorities.

The Supervisor is responsible for drafting the annual operating and capital budgets for their assigned facilities section; monitoring financial transactions and reports related to program revenues and expenditures; preparing reports, statistics, and presentations as needed; and maintaining effective communications and relationships with all stakeholders.

Our Culture and Qualifications of the Job:

Corporate Culture

  • Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community
Education (degree/diploma/certifications)
  • Three (3) year College Diploma in Facility Management, Recreation and/or Sports Administration Management, Business Administration or Management.
  • A Refrigeration Operator Class B or Air Conditioning Mechanic License – Level “B" or higher, or eligibility to obtain (must have completed the educational requirements and be working towards completion of the experience requirements)
  • Professional certificate/designation in one of more of the following facility management certifications/designations would be considered an asset:
  • the Certified Recreation Facilities Professional (CRFP) designation from The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association; or,
  • the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) designation from The International Facility Management Association; or,
  • similar/equivalent credentials including specialty courses in Pool and Arena operation/maintenance and HVAC/Refrigeration systems.


  • Three years of demonstrated progressive experience in facilities maintenance and operation with demonstrated progressive increase in responsibilities, preferably in a municipal environment and preferably including supervisory experience in a unionized environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to: effectively and efficiently maximize the use of human resources; build and sustain effective, high-caliber teams in a unionized environment; meet community and departmental needs; liaise effectively with members of the public, elected officials, community groups, and outside agencies; effectively manage change, including success in achieving planned outcomes – on time, and on budget.
  • Ability to think and act strategically and effectively in a political and community service environment, to build strong and enthusiastic staff teams and to align assigned section with branch, departmental and corporate goals, and to champion the mission and values of the City.
  • Demonstrated experience with contract management in the areas of: events; sports organizations and teams; community partnerships; lease agreements; facility-related contractors and service providers.
  • Knowledge and experience with general budget control procedures, including preparation and management of a budget, and expenditure control, and related purchasing process.
  • Strong customer focus with exceptional interpersonal skills including: collaboration, facilitation, negotiation, and communication. Strong project/time management, organizational, analytical, communication, presentation, report-writing, prioritization, problem-solving, and staff leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Thorough working knowledge of :
    • the Public Health Act/Pool Regulations, the Ontario Health & Safety Act, the Employment Standards Act, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupiers Liability Act, and other applicable safety-related legislation, regulations and guidelines; 
    • Ontario Building Code, National Fire Protection Act, Ontario Electrical Safety Code, Technical Standards and Safety Act, and other applicable facilities related legislation, regulations and guidelines;
    • Standards, principles, and best-practices related to contemporary management and leadership, facility maintenance, energy management and efficiency, accessibility, purchasing processes, tender preparation, labour relations and collective agreement administration.
  • Intermediate level computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) as well as familiarity with and a willingness to learn: project management software, financial tracking software, registration systems such as CLASS, document publishing software. 
  • As required, availability to attend evening/weekend meetings or events and respond to after-hours inquiries and emergencies.
Conditions of Employment
  • Valid Ontario Class “G" Driver's Licence in good standing
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check​

Other Important Information:

Location:City of Barrie Recreation Facility
Hours:The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week; however, some non-standard hours may apply​

This position is a permanent full-time, non-union position with the following pay level and 2020 pay range:

  • Pay Level: Level 12
  • Yearly Salary: $90,595.65 to $115,649.14 per year
  • Hourly Pay Rate: $43.56 to $55.60 per hour


Benefits:This position includes a comprehensive non-union benefit plan, including but not limited to extended health and dental coverage, life and accident insurance, paid vacation and sick days, short/long term disability plans, OMERS pension plan, discounted rate for City Fitness Memberships and much more.​

The Application Process:

Please submit your resume electronically by quoting file # PN-21-02 - Supervisor of Recreation Facilities in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to January 24, 2021 11:55 PM.

Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency. Further information is available at

  • Position Equivalency Code: D

Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required at the interview stage of the selection process.

The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purpose of candidate selection.

Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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