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Parks and Infrastructure Lead Hand Employer: RM of Ritchot Location: St. Adolphe MB Application Deadline: TBD

Job Description:

The Municipality of Ritchot invites applications for the full-time permanent position of Parks and Infrastructure Lead Hand in the Public Works Department.

Hours of Work:  Monday – Friday 95 hrs/bi-weekly (willing to work overtime, as needed)

Essential duties included for this position:

  • Assist the Public Works Manager, Transportation Lead Hand, Water Services Lead Hand and Recreation Director in the establishment and maintenance of the Municipality’s grounds and greenspaces as well as municipal infrastructure (boulevards, roads, trees, signage, municipal right-of-ways and shoulders, lagoons, water and wastewater grounds, etc.).
  • Responsible for Urban Forestry, Pest Management, Turf Management, Horticulture and Arboriculture Management as well as the entirety of the Dutch Elm Disease Program.
  • Experience in operating equipment such as zero turn mowers, chainsaws, chippers, skid steers, lawn care equipment, trucks/trailers, tractors, mowers, loaders, and a valid class 5 license (Class 3 is an asset)
  • Experience in supervisory roles – to lead and supervise staff while ensuring safe operation and maintenance of equipment as well as meeting the projects and maintenance goals of the Department.
  • Work well both in a team environment, independently and with external stakeholders.

Desired certifications or be willing to obtain:

  • Playground Safety Certification
  • Greenspace Management Diploma (an asset) or extensive experience in landscape work
  • ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) certification and/or Manitoba Arborist Certificate
  • Pesticide application license

The successful candidate will enjoy working outdoors and passionate about serving people and communities.  This individual must be highly organized, focused, can plan, prioritize, and use time effectively while paying close attention to detail.  They will be ratepayer-centric, possess a high level of integrity, a strong personal work ethic to lead by example, exhibit servant leadership, be empathetic, respectful and take pride in their work.  This leader will be an integral part of our team with strong interpersonal skills, a positive mindset, enthusiastic, and practiced in conflict resolution.  It is essential for this person to work with Administration to respond to public inquiries and possess strong time management skills.  This individual will be an integral part of the Public Works team, a valued asset who will motivate their employees by being a role model and working alongside them.

Salary: To be negotiated based on experience.

*Satisfactory Criminal Record, And Child Abuse Registry check*

Applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume complete with three most current work references by:

Emailing: or

Mail to:

Public Works Manager, Municipality of Ritchot

352 Main Street, St. Adolphe  MB  R5A 1B9


We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package. For further information, please visit our website at or contact the Public Works Manager at 204-223-4174.

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Direct Applications To:

As mentioned above.

Application Deadline: Open until filled