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    • 08 Apr 2014
    • 24 Apr 2014
    • Kathleen Depot, City of Greater Sudbury

    Employment Opportunity Notice
    EO14-098 TO EO14-106



    The City of Greater Sudbury

    requires

    PARKS GARDENER (9)
    Reporting Location: Kathleen Depot

    Limited positions
    Estimated probable duration: Until October 10, 2014
    80 hours bi-weekly
    (Shift work required)

    Start date to follow selection process

    *A Criminal Records Check is required in advance of starting employment in this position. Please contact
    Police Services at 705-675-9171 Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for information on how to obtain a Criminal Records Check.*

    The Parks Services Section, Leisure Services Division, Community Development Department of the City of Greater Sudbury, requires nine (9) Parks Gardener(s). The successful candidates must possess the qualifications and perform the duties, as set out below. The current rate of pay for this position is $26.75 per hour.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Successful completion of Secondary School (Grade XII) Education.
    • Successful completion of a Diploma or Certificate in Horticulture or a closely related program from a recognized
    • institution with Canadian accreditation. Certificate programs must be equivalent to one (1) year of full time study
    • Minimum of three (3) years of direct experience as a practising gardener in a municipal or commercial grounds
    • maintenance setting with proven dependability in a supervisory capacity.
    • Working knowledge of a wide range of horticulture, landscape and turf maintenance tools and equipment.
    • Demonstrate ability to work independently without supervision or as part of a team.
    • Proven ability to work in a physically demanding position, outdoors in all weather conditions.
    • Land exterminator Class 1 and 3 would be an asset.
    • Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.
    • Satisfactory health, attendance and former employment history. 
    • Provide at own cost, a Criminal Record Check. 
    • Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver's licence and have an acceptable 
    • driving record. 

    DUTIES: UNDER THE GENERAL SUPERVISION OF A SUPERINTENDENT OF HORTICULTURE:

    1. Oversee the work of Summer Student and Park Attendant in the performance of routine duties, restoration and
    landscape projects.

    2. Assist with yearly plant requirements, horticultural planning and staff schedules as required.

    3. Prepare, install, develop, improve and maintain all forms of horticultural, turf grass and landscaped areas
    including annual/perennial/shrub beds, ornamental trees, hedges, planters pathways, lock stone and retaining
    walls.

    4. Inspect plant material on a regular basis for deficiencies; utilize fertilizers and soil amendments appropriately.

    5. Maintain a high level of neatness within facilities and properties; ensure that litter is removed on a regular basis
    and buildings are safe.

    6. Maintain daily records and logs.

    7. Maintain tools, equipment and storage areas in a proper state of repair, order and cleanliness.

    8. Maintain supplies required for daily operations and record daily progress on crew cards.

    9. Work with staff and volunteers in support of special events and landscape projects.

    10. Work evenings and weekends as required.

    11. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS's Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial
    Legislation listed therein.

    12. Perform other related duties as required.

    Qualified candidates should submit their résumé in confidence by THURSDAY, APRIL 24TH, 2014 at 4:30 PM to:
    Citizen Service Centre, 
    The City of Greater Sudbury, 
    PO Box 5000, Station A, 
    200 Brady Street, 
    Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 5P3, 
    Facsimile number: 705-673-7219 
    or by e-mail to: hrjobs@greatersudbury.ca. 
    Any application received after this deadline will not be considered. 

    Please reference the Employment Opportunity number EO14-098 TOEO14-106 on your resume.

    The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes
    submissions from all qualified applicants.

    Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

    All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Hiring Manager.

    Click here to download the full posting

    • 10 Apr 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 17 May 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • City of Vaughan



    CITIZENS FIRST THROUGH SERVICE EXCELLENCE

    We have an exciting opportunity in the Parks and Forestry Department for an experienced
    and motivated individual

    HORTICULTURAL SUPERVISOR
    FILE #13-1517-AMX (Re-posted)

    As one of Southern Ontario’s fastest growing cities, with its mix of urban and rural areas, Vaughan is an in-demand place to live and work. Vaughan is considered one of Canada’s most family friendly cities with a dynamic and diverse population of over 300,000. With one of the top performing economies, a growing tourism industry and an enviable portfolio of recreational and cultural venues, this is the place where you want to be.

    Responsible for:
    Maintaining the City’s inventory of horticultural features to meet City Standards, while working as a team member with other Parks Supervisors within the Parks Operations & Forestry Department to deliver Parks programs including sidewalk and facility snow removal operations. Responsible for the supervision and scheduling of assigned staff; ensuring Corporate and
    Occupational Health and Safety provisions are met. Performing routine inspections of planting beds, barrels, planters, entry features, shrub beds as well as the urban forest and streetscapes. Coordinating and scheduling staff and equipment for partnership programs and special events; preparing contracts and tender specifications, supervising maintenance of departmental
    equipment, making purchases, responding to and/or addressing inquiries/concerns from the public, contractors staff and liaising with same as required. Required to act as a Department representative with Community groups, organizations and to serve on various committees. Responsible to uphold and enforce City and Department policies and procedures. You must be availability to work flexible hours including afternoon and evening shifts and weekends, and share “on call” responsibilities on a rotating basis with other Parks Supervisors.

    Qualifications and experience:
    • Community College Diploma in Horticulture or suitable equivalent,
    • A minimum of 5 years progressively more responsible municipal Horticulture experience; including a minimum of 3 years supervisory experience preferably in a unionized
    • environment,
    • Ministry of Environment Landscape Pesticide Licenses, and knowledge of current weed spraying regulations and current Integrated Pesticide Management (IPM) practices,
    • Extensive knowledge in the cultural practices and maintenance requirements of annuals, herbaceous perennials, woody plants, trees and Xeriscaping principles,
    • Knowledge of greenhouse operations, plant propagation, landscape & floral feature design and familiar with current industry standards and trends
    • Working knowledge of word processing, spread sheets and electronic purchasing computer applications,
    • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act as it applies to Parks maintenance operations,
    • Strong interpersonal, customer service, communication, problem solving, team building, multi-tasking, organizational and leadership skills,
    • Valid Class “G” Driver’s Licence.

    In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and
    wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

    If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of
    Vaughan, please forward your resume in MS Word or PDF only, quoting File 13-1517-AMX in the subject
    line by Thursday April 17, 2014 to:

    Human Resources Department
    City of Vaughan, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive
    Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1
    Fax 905-832-8575
    resume@vaughan.ca

    Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified
    individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people
    with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

    Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001,c.25) and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with
    The Corporation of the City of Vaughan. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Director of the Human Resources Department, 2141 Major
    Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, ON, L6A 1T1, (905) 832-8585.

    • 14 Apr 2014
    • 27 Apr 2014
    • City of Markham

    Supervisor, Forestry

    Join the City of Markham’s Operations Department as a Supervisor, Forestry, and put to work your Arboriculture or equivalent background and experience supervising city-wide urban forestry programs in an urban growth environment. Reporting to the Manager, Parks, you will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of City-wide forestry maintenance functions, with an emphasis on strategic planning, project management, public relations, personnel management, distribution of resources, work evaluation, and budget development. Serving as the City Forester for Markham, you will direct and manage Markham’s urban forestry programs, including planning, budgeting, operations, safety and maintenance, as well as develop and comply with standards for the selection, purchasing, planting, maintenance, protection, and removal of forestry resources. You will also prepare, and participate in, strategic planning for the Parks Operations Division, and recommend projects to improve and maintain the integrity and cost effectiveness of the urban forestry programs.

    Your professional profile as a Supervisor, Forestry will include:

    • Degree or diploma in Arboriculture or a related discipline.
    • At least 3 years of related experience, including demonstrated experience coordinating and supervising city-wide urban forestry programs in an urban growth environment, including supervisory experience in a unionized workforce and a working knowledge of related legislated requirements.
    • Ontario Exterminator Licence – Land – forestry and/or landscape classifications; International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification is preferred. As a condition of employment, you will be required to obtain the Ontario Exterminator Licence – Land – forestry and/or landscape classifications within six months from the date of hire.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, organizational, analytical, recordkeeping, work prioritization, problem-solving, and staff leadership and supervisory skills.
    • Ability to build strong, enthusiastic staff teams and internal and external alliances and partnerships; align urban forestry programs with departmental, Commission and corporate goals and objectives; champion the vision, mission and values of the municipality; foster, and contribute to, a positive, productive, customer service-oriented work environment; and deal courteously and effectively with all contacts.
    • Thorough working knowledge of urban forestry-related maintenance, equipment and best management practices; the Occupational Health & Safety Act, the Highway Traffic Act, municipal and safety-related legislation, regulations and guidelines; labour relations principles and practices, contemporary management practices and collective agreement administration; and local government functions, responsibilities and services in general.
    • Computer literacy utilizing word-processing and spreadsheet software, the Internet, email and urban forestry management and work-order systems.
    • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s licence in good standing. As a condition of employment, you will be required to provide a satisfactory driver's abstract.
    • Willingness and availability to assist with winter operations, and emergency response, and to attend after-hours meetings or special events, as required.

    The salary range for this regular, full-time position is $75,502 to $88,833 per year.

    The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life. Join us and make a difference!

    For more information and to apply online by April 27, 2014, please visit our website at www.markham.ca.

    We are committed to inclusive employment practices.

    • 14 Apr 2014
    • 05 May 2014
    • City of Guelph



    General Manager, Parks & Recreation

    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.

    Job Summary:

    Reporting to the Executive Director of Community & Social Services, the General Manager of Parks and Recreation will provide leadership in the development, operation and maintenance of over 1,000 hectares of parks and open space, over 70 km of trails and paths, 110 sports fields facilities and a number of community and recreation centres. This position will be responsible for the development, enhancement and provision of safe, affordable, accessible and quality open spaces, recreation facilities and programming to support a thriving, healthy and active community. 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.

    Duties:

    Leadership
    • Provide leadership in the development, operation and maintenance of quality community open spaces, recreation facilities and leisure activity programming that
    builds a reputation for excellence in service design and delivery.
    • Provide strategic oversight to the management of neighbourhood parks and ensure engagement with the community for the renovation, restoration or creation of park space as living community centres.
    • Grow a sustainable network of recreational infrastructure and ensure Council approved development and service standards are achieved.
    • Track on an on-going basis, best practices, technical trends, developments and advances in recreation and leisure programming, facility operations and management
    for potential application in the division.
    • Conduct research and best practice reviews to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of services and programs for parks and open spaces.
    • Provide visible and positive leadership to staff, developing and nurturing a work environment that is inclusive, respectful and motivating for staff.
    • Oversee the development of departmental and corporate policies, standard operating procedures, customer service standards and best management practices.
    • Engage with stakeholders and develop new strategies to optimize the use of civic and public space through programming that reflects the diversity of needs within the community.
    • Collaborate and liaise with other departments on
    complementary initiatives to achieve optimum
    results for the City and residents.
    • Maintain good working relationships with all stakeholders, including customers, the
    Mayor and members of Council, the Executive Team, General Managers and Managers, all staff, the media and the Community at large.

    Department Management
    • Establish long-term direction/strategic orientation for the department consistent with the Corporate Strategic Plan.
    • Establish the annual work plan for the department and for staff and evaluate performance; monitor results and provide coaching, training and development opportunities as needed.
    • Promote and monitor Health and Safety for compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
    • Ensure compliance with City policies, Council resolutions/by-laws and other applicable federal and provincial legislation.
    • Proactively communicate departmental programs and achievements to Council, the community and all stakeholders.
    • Respond verbally and in writing regarding issues related to the department’s service delivery from members of Council, the general public, media, other staff,
    departments, and customers.
    • Recommend staff reports and presentations to the Executive Director, communicating information and recommending program changes.
    • Establish policies, operating procedures, work methods and standards for the department and for contracted services; monitor performance and initiate corrective
    action as required.

    Financial Management
    • Responsible for the preparation, presentation and management of the department’s capital and operating budgets.
    • Analyze and optimize revenues and pursue grant funding to complement existing budgets.
    • Consolidate and review departmental annual work plans and capital and operating budgets for the department with recommendations to the Executive Director.
    • Monitor and report budget variance to the Executive Directors of Community and Social Services. Implement corrective action as required.
    • Ensure compliance with all City policies and bylaws for purchasing/tendering.
    • Review calls for tender and purchase requisitions requiring approval for the department on contracted services in accordance with established policies.

    Performance Monitoring and Measurement
    • Establish a quality assurance program to monitor the department’s annual performance against established departmental key performance indicators and industry best practices and initiate corrective action as required.


    Qualifications:

    • Considerable knowledge and expertise related to
    the duties listed above, normally acquired through a post-secondary diploma or degree in Recreation, Facilities Management or a related field, and progressively
    responsible experience related to parks and recreation; candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered/
    • Proven knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable federal and provincial legislation.
    • Knowledge and understanding of park planning and development processes including site planning and land development.
    • Experience with Parks and Recreation Ontario’s High Five Program.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills acquired through considerable experience leading and motivating staff.
    • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders.
    • Must be skilled in effective project/program management techniques.
    • Proven ability to deliver presentations and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Results oriented with excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal and public relations skills.
    • Demonstrated commitment towards continuous learning, growth and the achievement of high performance.
    • Proven ability to successfully manage budgets and achieve performance targets.
    • Proven ability to set priorities, solve problems and meet deadlines under pressure.

    Salary:  $109,806.69 - $137,258.36

    How to Apply:

    Applications must be received online by May 5, 2014. To apply for this position, please visit http://guelph.ca/employment-careers/ for further detailed instructions. Please follow the instructions and follow all steps to the process. In order to be
    considered for this position you must complete all of the steps when creating your profile. This will include a short online screening questionnaire specific to this position as
    part of the application process. You will also need to attach both your cover letter and resume saved as one document (PDF format preferred). If you have already created a profile, you may simply login to begin your application.

    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.

    Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

    The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

    • 14 Apr 2014
    • 23 Apr 2014
    • City of Guelph


    Supervisor, Parks Infrastructure and Horticulture 

    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.

    Job Summary:

    Resumes are being accepted for the position of Supervisor of Parks Infrastructure and
    Horticulture
    within the Parks and Recreation Department of Community and Social Services. Reporting to the Manager of Parks and Open Spaces, the successful candidate will be responsible for parks infrastructure maintenance and horticulture, including plant
    production. The functions performed in this position are in accordance with established standard operating procedures, departmental and corporate policies, sound construction principles and practices, and applicable codes, with a focus on quality customer service
    and continuous improvement processes. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph 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.

    Duties:

    • Supervises staff (permanent and part-time) and develops work plans for Parks
    Infrastructure and Horticulture, including staff recruitment, training, development,
    performance, and administration for the section 
    • Develop, revise and implements policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures to ensure all work practices comply with the City of Guelph’s Health and
    Safety policies, as well as with other applicable City policies and guidelines
    • Develops and implements short and long-term maintenance strategies for the network of park assets and inventories including the development of condition
    assessments for future repair and replacement to ensure safety and well-being of staff and public
    • Executes both capital and operational budgeted retrofits on a timely basis; in accordance with Public Sector Accounting Board, Canadian Standards Association, Electrical Standards Association and Technical Standards and Safety Authority and
    other ordinances, municipal, provincial, and regulatory bodies and legislation
    • Assists manager with the development of operating and capital budgets
    • Achieves and manages operating budgets for Parks Infrastructure and Horticulture through continuous improvement approach
    • Manages contracts and contracted services with suppliers and vendors, including price negotiations, in accordance with the City’s purchasing by-law
    • Ensures materials and equipment are available to execute work plans
    • Responds to service request issues orally and in
    writing regarding park infrastructure maintenance
    concerns from the general public, other staff,
    departments and residents
    • Active participation in professional and community committees
    • Networks with permitted user groups on a wide range of parks related matters, including facilitation of special events
    • Administers park and facility maintenance activities through an electronic work order system
    • Performs other related duties as assigned


    Qualifications:

    • Considerable knowledge and expertise related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a diploma or degree in Landscape Design/Construction,
    Horticulture, Parks Management, Greenhouse Production or related field and progressively responsible experience in parks construction and horticulture preferably
    within a municipal environment showing progressively accountable positions. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be
    considered 
    • Demonstrated leadership skills acquired through experience supervising staff or leading
    work teams, preferably in a municipal unionized environment
    • Comprehensive understanding and demonstrated competencies and technical knowledge in management of parkland including procuring and managing contracted
    services to ensure compliance with specifications, regulations and policies
    • Proven knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation
    • Excellent verbal & written communication skills; strong negotiating and public relation skills are essential
    • Experience in working with computer applications including Windows, MS Word, Excel, Project and Outlook
    • Valid Class “G” Driver’s Licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their license is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the
    Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements


    Salary: $68,191.66-$85,239.57 per year

    How to Apply:

    Applications must be received online by April 23, 2014. To apply for this position, please visit http://guelph.ca/employment-careers/ for further detailed instructions. Please follow the instructions and follow all steps to the process. In order to be

    considered for this position you must complete all of
    the steps when creating your profile. This will include
    a short online screening questionnaire specific to this
    position as part of the application process. You will also need to attach both your cover letter and resume saved as one document (PDF format preferred). If you have already created a profile, you may simply login to begin your application.

    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. 

    Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. 

    The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

    • 16 Apr 2014
    • 27 Apr 2014
    • City of Guelph


    Seasonal Equipment Operator - Parks (2 positions)

    Temporary Position (up to 6 months)

     

    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.

     

    Job Summary:

    Applications are being accepted for the temporary positions of Seasonal Equipment Operator – Parks within Parks and Recreation.  Reporting to the Supervisor, Turf and Sport Fields, the successful candidates will perform functions in accordance with established standard operating procedures, departmental and corporate policies, sound construction principles and practices, and applicable codes, with a focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement processes. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph 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:

    40 hours per week Monday to Friday 7 am to 3 pm.  The anticipated duration of this position would be May to October


    Duties:

    ·      Perform duties in the development, maintenance and operation of parks activities while working outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

    ·      Operate various types of maintenance equipment such as waste collection vehicles, large mowers, agricultural tractors, front-end loaders, and small equipment; including auxiliary attachments, as required, in a safe and efficient manner.

    ·      Utilize tools including line trimmers, brush chippers, post pounders, leaf blowers, sod cutters, rakes, shovels etc. to maintain and renovate parks and sports fields.

    ·      Carry out all necessary maintenance and adjustments while keeping the equipment in a safe, clean and tidy condition, and perform daily circle checks and report defects and, if necessary, small repairs in a prescribed manner.

    ·      Instruct assigned support staff in the safe and efficient use, care and maintenance of tools and equipment, and maintenance practices.

    ·      Comply with requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, The Highway Traffic Act, all Federal, Provincial and City regulations, policies and procedures.

    ·      Remove and/or flag obstacles hazardous to employees or the public or that interfere with the safe operation of vehicles or equipment, and duly note and report such conditions to a Lead hand or Supervisor.

    ·      Complete daily activity time sheets; Report on    variances in daily work plans.

    ·      Immediately report vandalism, mechanical difficulties, damage and hazardous conditions.

    ·      Perform various duties relating to winter control of roadways and/or sidewalks including operating a tandem truck with plow and wing and other relevant machinery, manual snow and ice clearing and manual salting and sanding as needed.

    ·      Actively participate in a team environment.

    ·      Perform other related duties as assigned.


    Qualifications:

    ·        Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a Grade 12 diploma and 6 – 12 months related experience in the operation of parks maintenance equipment in a relevant setting.  Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

    ·         Must possess a Class D-Z licence with a good driving record.  Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.

    ·       Proven experience and knowledge relevant to park/turf maintenance and landscape maintenance/ construction activities

    ·         Proficient time management skills and flexibility in adjusting between a variety of duties. 

    ·         Must be a reliable self-starter, able to make decisions and function with minimal supervision, as well, work as part of a team, and undertake all aspects of the job thoroughly and willingly.

    ·         Must possess good oral and written communication skills; able to deal with the public in a cordial manner

    ·         Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job including lifting, kneeling and shoveling and be able to actively participate in daily activities, work within live traffic conditions and in all types of weather conditions.

    ·         Must possess an understanding of the  MTO’s Book 7  for Temporary Conditions, and proven knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation


    Salary:

    $23.46 per hour as per Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 241 2014 rate

     

    How to Apply:

    Applications must be received online by Sunday, April 27, 2014.  To apply for this position, please visit The City of Guelph's career page for further detailed instructions.  Please follow the instructions and follow all steps to the process. In order to be considered for this position you must complete all of the steps when creating your profile. This will include a short online screening questionnaire specific to this position as part of the application process.  You will also need to attach both your cover letter and resume saved as one document (PDF format preferred). If you have already created a profile, you may simply login to begin your application.

     

    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.

    Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

    The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer. 

Past events

28 Mar 2014 Seasonal Floral Displays Watering Technician
21 Mar 2014 Utility Person II
21 Mar 2014 Gardener II
12 Mar 2014 Seasonal Parks Workers II
12 Mar 2014 Temporary Bargaining Unit Position Senior Customer Service - Byng Island C.A.
12 Mar 2014 Parks Crew Leader
11 Mar 2014 Assistant Property Manager (2 openings)
11 Mar 2014 Temporary Bargaining Unit Position Security Officer - Elora Gorge C.A.
11 Mar 2014 Temporary Full Time Bargaining Unit Position Arborist II
11 Mar 2014 Design and Development Assistant
11 Mar 2014 Seasonal Parks Infrastructure Labourer
19 Feb 2014 Seasonal Trails Operator
19 Feb 2014 Seasonal Equipment Operator
19 Feb 2014 Field Services Supervisor (Parks)
19 Feb 2014 Temporary labourer
14 Feb 2014 Park Operation Technician, Elora Quarry / Belwood C.A.
14 Feb 2014 Park Operation Technician, Luther Marsh C.A.
21 Jan 2014 Landscape / Grounds Maintenance / General Labour
20 Jan 2014 Cemetery Attendant
10 Jan 2014 Manager of Parks Development & Operations
08 Jan 2014 Arbor Services Coordinator
11 Dec 2013 Parks Operations South Manager
02 Dec 2013 PARKS PERSON I – HORTICULTURE Clarkson – Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens
15 Nov 2013 Seasonal Parks Workers I
14 Nov 2013 Project Coordinator Landscape Architect
04 Nov 2013 Arborist II - Public Operations Department
25 Oct 2013 Parks Operations Manager
22 Oct 2013 Urban Forestry Technician
21 Oct 2013 Public Realm Coordinator (Landscape Architect)
17 Oct 2013 Project Coordinator Landscape Architect
16 Oct 2013 Manager, Parks Operations, Community Services Department
15 Oct 2013 Parks and Recreation Maintenance Technician
09 Oct 2013 Director of Parks and Forestry Operations
16 Sep 2013 Seasonal Parks Workers II
09 Sep 2013 Horticultural Supervisor
02 Sep 2013 Summer Employment for Students, GRCA
20 Aug 2013 Park Attendant 1
16 Aug 2013 Supervisor Parks Operations
15 Aug 2013 Horticulturalist
31 Jul 2013 Manager of Parks - City of Waterloo
12 Jul 2013 Head Gardener - Mississauga
09 Jul 2013 Landscape Architect
29 May 2013 Park Operations Technician
16 May 2013 DISTRICT PARKS FOREPERSON COMMUNITY SERVICES PARKS MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS
13 May 2013 HORTICULTURIST/ GROUNDS MAINTENANCE WORKING FOREPERSON
10 May 2013 Gardener
06 May 2013 Seasonal Sports Field Operator
09 Apr 2013 Manager, Parks - Public Operations Department
03 Apr 2013 Greenskeeper - 17 positions available
03 Apr 2013 Seasonal Parks Workers II
01 Apr 2013 Seasonal Sports Field Operator
13 Mar 2013 Park Superintendent II - Rockwood
08 Mar 2013 Seasonal Park Student
08 Mar 2013 Seasonal Parks General Labourer (Contract
08 Mar 2013 Park Operation Technician
08 Mar 2013 Manager of Field Services - Parks
07 Mar 2013 Seasonal Water Tank Operator
07 Mar 2013 Seasonal Gardener
07 Mar 2013 Seasonal Equipment Operator
06 Mar 2013 Park Superintendent
01 Mar 2013 Director of Parks Development
27 Feb 2013 Gardener / Leadhand
28 Jan 2013 Aerial Rope Tree Trimmer
25 Jan 2013 Temporary labourer
18 Jan 2013 Aquatics Instructor
18 Jan 2013 Aquatic Facility Manager
17 Jan 2013 Parks Seasonal Student - Operator
09 Jan 2013 Horiculturalist and Urban Forester
07 Jan 2013 Head Gardener for City of Mississauga
07 Jan 2013 Supervisor of Conservation Area Operations
02 Jan 2013 Parks Planner/Landscape Architect
20 Dec 2012 Playspace Technician
06 Dec 2012 Aquatics Services Superintendent
21 Nov 2012 Supervisor, Kortright Centre for Conservation
14 Nov 2012 Executive Director, IPM Council of Canada
13 Nov 2012 ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR – PARKS, TURF AND HORTICULTURE
16 Oct 2012 Supervisor of Forestry Operations
16 Oct 2012 Forestry Specialist - Trees For Conestogo Watershed Coordinator
18 Sep 2012 Instructor/Curator, School of Horticulture
23 Aug 2012 MANAGER OF OPERATIONS (FORESTRY & HORTICULTURE, SPORTS TURF, & TRAILS)
23 Aug 2012 Park Superintendent - Bronte Creek
10 Aug 2012 Manager, Parks and Open Space - City of Guelph
27 Jun 2012 Regulations Officer
19 Jun 2012 Parks Supervisor
24 May 2012 Arborist
08 May 2012 Inspector, Forest Health Care
02 May 2012 Interpretive Program Guides
02 May 2012 Lead Hand (Grounds Worker - Parks)
01 May 2012 Supervisor Parks
01 May 2012 Supervisor, Property Management & Maintenance Services
01 May 2012 Director of Operations
17 Apr 2012 Supervisor of Parks
13 Apr 2012 Park Superintendents
02 Apr 2012 Park Operations Technician
02 Apr 2012 Park Operations Technician
02 Apr 2012 SUPERVISOR OF PARKS OPERATIONS
28 Mar 2012 Supervisor of Parks
28 Mar 2012 Forestry Data Collector
15 Mar 2012 ATHLETIC FIELD AND PLAYGROUND TECHNICIAN
08 Mar 2012 Operator III Forestry
07 Mar 2012 Lead Hand (Grounds Worker – Parks)
07 Mar 2012 Park Operations Technician
06 Mar 2012 MANAGER – RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES
05 Mar 2012 Parks and Recreation Maintenance Technician
01 Mar 2012 Director, Parks & Forestry
01 Mar 2012 Director of Recreation
27 Feb 2012 Manager, Parks and Open Space
27 Feb 2012 Parks Maintenance Summer Staff
13 Feb 2012 Park Operations
10 Feb 2012 General Supervisor, Parks Operations & Technical Services
06 Feb 2012 Equipment Operator (Temporary up to 6 months)
03 Feb 2012 Gardener
24 Jan 2012 Director of Parks & Recreation
20 Jan 2012 Manager Parks
18 Jan 2012 Supervisor, Parks & Open Space
18 Jan 2012 Sales Representative Central & East Ontario
18 Jan 2012 Gardener 2
18 Jan 2012 2012 Summer Seasonal Positions
17 Jan 2012 Facility Maintainer/Equipment Operator
16 Dec 2011 Small Engines Mechanic B
13 Dec 2011 Seasonal Parks Labourers
01 Dec 2011 Manager, Parks
22 Nov 2011 Manager of Parks, City of Orillia
07 Nov 2011 Park Superintendent – Bronte Creek
11 Oct 2011 Gardener/Leadhand, Guest Relations, Garden & Nature
30 Sep 2011 Parks Group leader
30 Sep 2011 Park Maintenance Worker
09 Sep 2011 Director, Parks
23 Aug 2011 Seasonal Parks Workers
05 Aug 2011 Horticulturalist
15 Jul 2011 Coordinator of Parks Services
14 Jul 2011 Seasonal Parks General Labourer
28 Jun 2011 Foreman III – Parks Operations
20 Jun 2011 Operations Supervisor - Major Parks and Horticulture
31 May 2011 Gardener 2
27 May 2011 Program Coordinator, Franklin Children's Garden
20 May 2011 Manager, Facilities and Property
20 May 2011 Security Enforcement Officer
20 May 2011 Park Maintenance
20 May 2011 Gate Attendant
18 May 2011 Gardener (Temporary)
18 May 2011 Sports Field Operator (Temporary)
18 May 2011 Equipment Operators (Temporary)
13 May 2011 Director of Parks & Recreation
11 Apr 2011 Gardener
04 Apr 2011 Parks Operations Support
01 Apr 2011 Project Manager
19 Mar 2011 Parks & Arena Operator II
17 Mar 2011 Park Attendant I
16 Mar 2011 Parks Operations Technician
14 Mar 2011 Mill Creek Crew Leader, Aquatics
23 Feb 2011 Supervisor Parks
23 Feb 2011 Supervisor of Parks Maintenance and Construction
23 Feb 2011 Supervisor, Marine Services
17 Feb 2011 Full-Time Supervisor - Cemetery Services
16 Feb 2011 Apprentice Horticulturist
11 Feb 2011 Executive Assistant
04 Feb 2011 Park Operations Technician
04 Feb 2011 Manager, Parks
03 Feb 2011 Parks and Cemetery Supervisor
03 Feb 2011 Senior Project Manager – Parks & Cemeteries Operations
03 Feb 2011 Head Gardener Pest Management
28 Jan 2011 London (Ontario) Commercial Territory Manager
10 Jan 2011 Sales Consultant
10 Nov 2010 Project and Development Planner
08 Nov 2010 Director, Recreation
04 Nov 2010 Manager of Parks Operations
21 Oct 2010 Horticulturalist
13 Oct 2010 Parks Lead Hand
20 Sep 2010 Trails Project Coordinator
10 Sep 2010 Finance Manager / Secretary-Treasurer
25 Aug 2010 Park Operations Support (POS)
18 Aug 2010 Supervisor of Facilities and Parks
03 Aug 2010 Arborist I
27 Jul 2010 Arborist
19 Jul 2010 Facility Coordinator
14 Jul 2010 Horticultural Supervisor
12 Jul 2010 Parks Maintenance Supervisor
09 Jul 2010 Gardener
01 Jul 2010 Temporary Full Time Parks and Leisure Services Capital Project Manager
22 Jun 2010 Cemetery Operator
11 Jun 2010 Horticulturist/Arborist
07 Jun 2010 Security Officer
02 Jun 2010 Public Works Supervisor – Parks & Forestry
31 May 2010 Supervisor, Park Maintenance
27 May 2010 Arborist I
20 May 2010 Parks/Special Events Foreman
18 May 2010 Parkskeeper IV - District (4 Vacancies)
17 May 2010 Manager of Parks and Civic Facilities
13 May 2010 Gardener II - District
05 May 2010 Supervisor, Turf and Sports Fields
29 Apr 2010 Supervisor Parks Reference #: X10CSA19694
29 Apr 2010 Supervisor Parks, Reference #: X10CSA19799
29 Apr 2010 Supervisor, Parks Maintenance and Construction Reference #: X10CSA19695
29 Apr 2010 Supervisor, Property Management and Maintenance Reference #: X10CSA19696
14 Apr 2010 Maintenance Assistant, Pinehurst Lake C.A.
12 Apr 2010 Co-ordinator Parks and Environmental Services
08 Apr 2010 Manager, Water Resources Engineering
06 Apr 2010 Carpenter’s Assistant / General Construction Labourer
03 Mar 2010 Forestry Operations Technician
03 Mar 2010 Lead Hand (Grounds Worker – Parks)
03 Mar 2010 Lead Hand (Grounds Worker – Parks)
26 Feb 2010 Director Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services
25 Feb 2010 Parkskeepr IV - District (4 Vacancies)
24 Feb 2010 Landscape Information and Job Fair
17 Feb 2010 AutoCAD Operator & Golf Course GPS Surveyor
17 Feb 2010 General Supervisor Parks Operations and Technical Services
09 Feb 2010 Director, Parks and Recreation
25 Jan 2010 Seasonal Parks General Labourer
01 Jan 2010 Conservation Area Designer
 

Ontario Parks Association

7856 5th Line South · RR4 · Milton · Ontario · L9T 2X8 *

Phone: 905-864-6182 · Toll Free: 1-866-560-7783 · Fax: 905-864-6184

Email: shelley@ontarioparksassociation.ca or training@ontarioparksassociation.ca


(*Note: If you are mapping our location, enter Halton Hills, not Milton, as the city)

 

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