Facility Operations Supervisor (FOS)

Posted on August 28, 2019

Township of Schreiber – Facility Operations Supervisor (FOS)

To perform maintenance and upkeep of the Recreation Centre, Community Hall, parks and other recreation facilities and municipal buildings. This job will include part-time evenings and weekends, with no guaranteed hours of work.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to conduct custodial duties, be able to work with the public and be able to perform minor maintenance.
  • Valid class “G” drivers license.
  • Copy of an up to date Criminal Record Check provided.
  • First aid certification is an asset, but not necessary.

Job Duties:

Direction Received / Independent Action

  • Follows department operation procedures and schedules; provincial regulations, standards and codes regarding health and safety; work practices with respect to service and operation of compressors, as well as the handling of chemical and combustible substances.
  • Receives written or verbal direction with regard to shift priorities from the Lead Hand or Recreation Caretaker at the start of the shift. Building schedule and functions will be obtained from the office. Work is monitored by the Lead Hand and/or Recreation Caretaker through a visual inspection of facility conditions and a review of activity reports.
  • Works independently without supervision to carry out scheduled tasks and priority assignments, and determines when discretionary tasks should be performed (i.e. additional cleaning required, ice resurfacing, etc.
  • Receives instructions and direction from your supervisor as required, including changes in equipment, operating procedures and/or schedules.

Supervision / Direction of Other Employees

  • Not normally responsible for supervision of other personnel. May be required to direct work of co-op students when assigned (i.e. delegate tasks, ensure tasks are completed).
  • Advises skating attendants and referees with regard to appropriate procedures / problem resolution (i.e. problems with facility users, injured patrons).
  • Required to follow safe work practices to avoid injury to self, co-workers and the public.

Working Relationships

Inside Contacts

  • Other Recreation Staff – To exchange information regarding facility condition and ice resurfacing; to request that players and users clear the ice for cleaning, etc.

Outside Contacts

  • Public Facility Users – Reports general information requests (i.e. opening and closing times).
  • Refers requests relating to bookings and complaints regarding facility operations and scheduling to superiors.
  • Investigates and takes action on reports geared towards unsatisfactory facility conditions (i.e. dirty washrooms, ice surface damaged, etc.)
  • Police – to request assistance in removing unruly patrons from premises.
  • By- Law Enforcement Officer

Duties and Responsibilities Relating To Major Activities

  • Major Activity A: Custodial Duties
    • Performs regularly scheduled custodial duties. Cleans and tidies public areas, walkways, exit ways, stands (i.e. sweeps, mopes, picks up refuse, shovels).
    • Cleans and sanitizes changeroom and washroom areas (i.e. cleans sinks and mirrors, counters, floors, and stalls; refills toilet paper and soap dispensers, unclogs and cleans toilets). Set up rooms and facilities as per user requests
    • Reports damage, repair requirements and major equipment malfunctioning to supervisor and notifies them of supply and material needs.
    • Secures facilities when you are the last to leave or the facility is closing in order to avoid cases vandalism and theft. Check that all doors are secured.
    • Unlock doors to limited access areas for authorized personnel and ensure facility lock-up after (i.e. cooler, dressing rooms, P.A. Booth, etc.)
    • Completes time book and provides verbal and written facility/equipment condition reports to supervisor.
    • Completes all necessary documentation (i.e. compressor room readings, hall user reports, incident and accident reports, etc.)
  • Major Activity B: Supervisor and Maintenance of Facilities
    • Directs players and skaters to leave the ice as necessary for resurfacing and at the close of the scheduled ice use periods.
    • Oversees individuals using the facility; Reports individuals or groups abusing facility rules and provides crowd control (i.e. ask loud/boisterous individuals to quiet down during spectator events).
    • Provides first aid to facility users for minor cuts and bruises, and calls for medical assistance as needed.
    • Operates Olympia to resurface ice as needed. Performs pre-operational checks and minor service (i.e. refueling). Performs ice scraping and edging as necessary and periodically tests P.A. system. Reports all malfunctions to the supervisor.
    • Operates snow blower, shovels and removes snow from public entrances. Checks restricted parking zones and direct vehicle owners to park elsewhere or contact the By-Law officer, as necessary.
    • Operates required hand tools (i.e. lawnmower and liner) to maintain outdoor facilities (i.e. Ball Park, beach and playground).


Physical Demands

  • Majority of work demands moderate levels of physical agility and tenacity, light physical strength, and muscular strain for long to extended periods of time while performing regular custodial duties and moving throughout the facilities. Dexterity is required for short periods of time in order to operate the Olympia.

Mental and Visual Demands

  • Equipment operation demands concentration and attention for short periods of time. Will need to remain alert, in the chance that abnormal machine and equipment noises occur.
  • Requests from patrons occasionally interrupt concentration for short periods.
  • Ice resurfacing must be accomplished between scheduled events/programs. Irregularly required to respond in emergency situations when patrons are injured.

Working Conditions

Hours of Work

  • Works irregular hours as per facility schedule requires; part-time
  • Occasional overnight travel to workshops.
  • All other hours are compensated.

Working Environment

  • Spends 70% of work time within the arena or in open public areas with attendant exposure to dirt and bodily wastes while performing custodial work, and to noise and constant cold while maintaining ice surfaces.
  • Outdoor time is spent in close proximity to shelter with attendant exposure to temperature extremes and disagreeable climatic conditions when cleaning entrances, checking parking zones, cutting grass and lining the ball field, etc.


  • Frequently exposed to risks from moving parts/wheels and to slipping/falling accidents when operating the resurfacer and working on ice, and to germs when cleaning washrooms.
  • Irregularly exposed to combustible substances when refueling and operating mechanical equipment (i.e. truck, Olympia, Ice Resurfacer, Lawn Mower, etc.)
  • Potential for negative physical and mental exposure to occur from irate clients.


  • Adheres to the regulations pertaining to the freedom of information and protection of privacy act.

Rate of Pay: $17.82 per hour

How to Apply: Please submit your resume, as well as an up to date criminal record check, to the Director of Operations – Mitchell Fairservice at the Municipal Office at 204 Alberta St. Schreiber, ON, P0T2S0. For more information, contact Mitchell Fairservice at (807) 824-2711 ext. 230 or at