Ontario’s Niagara Parks
PRESERVING a rich heritage, CONSERVING natural wonders, INSPIRING people, worldwide!
The Niagara Parks Commission is one of the largest employers in the Niagara Region, with over 1,600 full time and seasonal employees! Our team is comprised of energetic and friendly staff who provide our visitors from around the world with exceptional quality service. Our professional and dynamic team thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy working with people.
We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals who share our mission of preserving the nature and heritage of the Niagara River corridor and who are interested in growing their career with a company dedicated to conserving Niagara’s natural wonders and inspiring people world-wide.
Under the direct supervision of the Manager, Botanical Gardens and general supervision of the Assistant Superintendent, School of Horticulture, within established policies and procedures, contributes to the efficient operation of the Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture. Designs, upgrades and maintains irrigation systems and equipment. Participates in applied practical teaching and safety programs. Teaches and evaluates NPC staff and students on safe operation and has final sign off authority for all trainees. Teaches and evaluates full-time students in academic and applied courses and continues to assist in the development of the curriculum and policy for the school. Teaches an NPC approved equipment operation training program. In conjunction with the Assistant Superintendent, School of Horticulture, aides in development of course content and delivers curriculum for several courses and workshops. Acquires and maintains motorized and manual equipment/tools.
Completion of a Diploma or equivalent Certificates of one or more related Construction Trade apprenticeship (e.g. carpentry, masonry). Certificates in related Horticulture trades such as irrigation, small equipment maintenance, etc. must hold a Valid Class “G” Driver’s License. Extensive knowledge of industrial and horticultural safety practices and the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations. Must have ‘Train the Trainer’ certification and experience using landscaping machinery and equipment. Five years of demonstrated experiences in landscape construction; including management and instruction. Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of students; good communication and interpersonal skills; ability to deal with the public using tact and courtesy; record keeping skills. Ability to work independently. Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position and strong mechanical aptitude and experience. Ability to demonstrate and to evaluate the work activities of students; demonstrated knowledge of design, operation, repair and installation of irrigation systems. Knowledge and experience with an extensive range of horticultural equipment, tools, tractors, mowers and associated implements. Must be able to physically work in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions during all seasons. A successful Police Information Check is required for the selected candidate.
Niagara Parks offers wage range of $25.79 to $28.99 per hour as well as a comprehensive benefit and pension plan.
To apply for this position, please create a profile and submit a resume through our Career Portal by following the link:
http://niagaraparks.com/employment. Applications for this position will be accepted until April 28, 2016.
We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. To request an alternate format, please contact Niagara Parks at (905) 353-5411, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by TTY, Local (905) 356-5672, or Toll –free 1-855-356-5672.