JOB as security guard in Edmonton tower involves directing people to the right department and it involves patience, energy and very good interpersonal skills .people from all different background and culture come to the city for different types of problems or services they need .security guard has a important role to ensure a very peaceful environment in and around the city offices .
I did my part to the best of my abilities and performed pretty well .
There were no typical days in my position, every day was different, unpredictable. What starts as a quiet day can easily erupt into a flurry of public complaints, inquiries from the Mayor or City Councillors. Working with 30+ union staff was also a challenge especially when things go sideways. Interesting work but stressful at times.
My duties as the Vegetation Management Supervisor and Integrated Pest Management Coordinator included the following:
• Provided leadership in developing, implementing and managing annual work plans including recruiting required seasonal staff to implement annual work plans and capital projects
• Built effective teams by providing coaching and counselling, organized staff orientation, safety training, attendance management, performance reviews and educational development.
The most enjoyable part of the job was my accomplishments,
• Led the Parks Vegetation Management Team in the continuous reduction of pesticide use from 1999 to 2012 leading to the Charles Labatiuk Award for Environmental Excellence
• Instrumental in the development and implementation of the City’s Good Growing Neighbours public education pesticide reduction program
• Forged partnerships with the County of Strathcona, City of St. Albert and City of Leduc in joining and contributing to the Good Growing Neighbours program
• Represented the Vegetation Management section and the Good Growing Neighbours public education campaign as media spokesperson conducting tele
Points positifsOpportunities to advance
Points négatifsConstant reorganizations, no continuity.
Flexible hours with excellent in house training opportunities.
I have enjoyed working for the City of Edmonton for nearly 5 years.
Over this time I have moved from a swimming instructor, to a lifeguard and over the past 2 years I have now been working as a pool service person nearly half the time I am at work. I have always been mechanically inclined and my supervisors have seen this and used me to their advantage. I am often in charge of heading back washes as well as completing pump and filtration system maintenance. If my supervisors are not around. I am always the one that my fellow co workers call upon if there is a mechanical or water chemistry related issue.
I enjoy the problem solving aspect of it dealing with our complex filtration systems and find a sense of satisfaction when I can get things running smoothly.
Points positifsExcellent management and job security, a great feeling of belonging.
Points négatifsHours can some times be unreliable, some weeks I'll work 50 hours a week and other's 30 hours per week.
The culture behind the job is fine, the city promotes safe work. Management can be very unorganized and patrons can get abusive, which is the hardest part of the job. The city does pay way better than anyone else in the industry.
Questions et réponses au sujet de l'entreprise City of Edmonton
Vos supérieurs sont-ils facilement abordables chez City of Edmonton?
Posée le 25 mars 2017
Revamp management across the board
They are set in their ways and privileged, retrain or replace with competent experienced professionals.
Réponse du 16 déc. 2019
Stop treating your employees like they’re a dime a dozen. Stop financially cutting every single corner possible at the expense of employee well being. And hiring supervisor based on real life experience and quit with the university degrees get hired first nonsense. Too many bosses - not enough clues .
Réponse du 7 juin 2019
Si vous deviez quitter City of Edmonton, quelle en serait la raison?
Posée le 25 mars 2017
No job opportunity
Réponse du 5 nov. 2019
Harassment by management
Réponse du 26 août 2019
Comment bien se préparer pour un entretien chez City of Edmonton?
Posée le 4 juill. 2017
Your dressing. The first impression.
Réponse du 25 févr. 2019
Always look into their eyes. Eye contact very important
Réponse du 2 janv. 2019
What is the company culture at City of Edmonton?
Posée le 12 févr. 2018
Fantastic! You get out what you put into it. A good attitude goes a long way.
Réponse du 2 mars 2020
It used to be more fun and friendly and a family atmosphere. Over the past few years it has turned more into just being a job and a paycheck.
Réponse du 20 mars 2019
What are the perks offered by City of Edmonton?
Posée le 4 juill. 2017
A free membership that you don’t have time to use because you’re stuck working all the undesirable shifts.
Réponse du 20 févr. 2019
-Bi-weekly pay for temporary employees
-Monthly pay for permanent employees