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  • 03 May 2016
  • 11 May 2016
  • City of Burlington


(1 Full-time position, 1 Temporary position)

Roads and Parks Maintenance Department 

Job Number: RPM-58-16

Employment Status: 1 Full-time Permanent, 1 Temporary (up to October 2016)

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Supervisor of Parks, the Gardener / Landscaper will prepare, construct, and maintain horticultural, landscape, and turf elements at within the road allowance, and at city park facilities. 


The Roads and Parks Maintenance department is recruiting for 1 full time and 1 temporary Gardener/Landscaper. 

In addition to the duties as outline above the following is an overview the position as it relates to the operational area it will be located within. 

Reporting to Parks Supervisor South. 

  • Working at designated south parks responsible to maintain horticulture and turf. 
  • Operate a variety of tools and equipment ensuring tools are cleaned and maintained. 
  • Assigned various duties in the fall/winter seasons including leaf collection and snow clearing (full time positions only). 

The Temporary position will be reporting to Parks Supervisor responsible for City-wide Horticulture initiatives. 

  • Working independently or with a crew in planting/maintaining various sites throughout the city. 
  • Operate a variety of tools and equipment ensuring tools are cleaned and maintained. 

Accurately complete activity reports and all activities are required to be carried out in an efficient manner. 


The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of landscape and horticulture practices and procedures, supported by multiple years of relevant work experience. A degree/diploma in horticulture or a related field would be considered an asset. Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills are required to be successful in this position. Applicants will also possess a valid class DZ driver's license with a clean driving record. Familiarity with the Ontario Traffic Control Manual would also be considered an asset. This position may be required to work weekends or shifts. 

Hourly Rate: $16.94-$21.78 per hour. There is a six month probationary period. Increases are based on the collective agreement. 

Posting Close Date: May 11, 2016 

How to Apply: To apply, please visit www.burlington.ca/careers and click on “View Jobs”. Please note that applications are only accepted online. If you require assistance, please contact Human Resources at 905-335-7602.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

An equal opportunity employer.

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