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Gardener II

  • 17 Mar 2016
  • 30 Mar 2016
  • City of Hamilton

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JOB ID #: 11519

Gardener II - Periodic Posting
Public Works
Environmental Services
1000 Main Street East, Gage Park

NUMBER OF VACANCIES: Various Full-Time Temporary

UNION/NON-UNION: CUPE Local 5167 Outside

HOURS Of WORK: 40.00 per week


SALARY/HOUR:  $26.236 - $28.517 per hour
*Note:  See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non Union Salary Range for details.

STATUS/LENGTH: Full-Time Temporary

**Note: These vacancies are for a period of up to 9 months due to a special project. 


***Note: Periodic Posting - Applications will be considered from May 1st 2016 - November 1st 2016.

Reports to Horticultural Supervisor.  Carries out horticultural practices to maintain grounds and gardens. Implement the use of horticultural materials such as annuals, perennials, shrubs and sod. Maintain annual & perennial beds and shrubs by weeding, pruning, fertilizing, mulching and watering. Assess, diagnose and report annual, perennial, shrub, soil and turf problems; implement corrective action such as cultural, mechanical and when necessary, pesticide  spray programmes.

Horticultural trade related training and work related experience in horticulture to include soft landscaping, annual, perennial and shrub installation and maintenance. 2 year Diploma in Horticulture or related field preferred.

Technical knowledge required regarding plant materials.  Must be capable of performing a particular trade and carrying out a variety of complex tasks.  Requires the use of specialized skills.

Landscape Exterminator Licence is required. Please note that successful applicants who currently do not possess the Landscape Exterminator Licence must obtain it within the probationary period.

Knowledge of relevant legislation such as Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations including W.H.M.I.S. legislation, and Book 7 Traffic Control.

Valid Class G licence required. Valid Class DZ licence is preferred. Must be able to attain DZ licence prior to the start of the winter operations season.

This competition will include an interview and/or assessment(s) as part of the selection process.

Please visit the City of Hamilton website, www.hamilton.ca/careers

The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship.  If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements. 

We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department.

The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.

It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants

The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge.  I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for dismissal.



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