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Parks Operator Horticulture

  • 19 Sep 2016
  • 30 Sep 2016
  • 4:00 PM
  • Town of Orangeville


The Corporation of the Town of Orangeville 
invites applicants for the position of 

Parks Operator Horticulture 
Parks and Recreation Department 
(40 hours per week) 

The Parks Operator Horticulture is responsible to maintain horticultural and landscape elements, and perform a variety of duties to operate and maintain public parks, open spaces, trails, sports fields, outdoor rinks, splash pads, and other facilities. 

Duties will include:
  • Designing and maintaining areas that include preparation and planting of annuals, trees, perennials, shrubs, and not limited to watering, pruning, fertilizing, cultivating, mulching and edging.
  •  Conducting operation, maintenance and inspections of various parks and associated amenities and facilities, including but not limited to: general repairs, painting, winter snow and ice control, building/maintenance of outdoor rinks, playgrounds, cleaning, collecting refuse, litter picking, snow removal and maintenance of Parks yard and equipment. 
  • Performing operation and maintenance of sports fields and turf maintenance to include layouts of fields and multi-purpose sports pads, grooming, shut down and start-up of irrigation systems, cutting/trimming, top dressing, over seeding, fertilizing, aerating, sodding, watering, etc. 
  • Operating a variety of equipment to conduct parks operation, sports fields, and turf maintenance. Perform daily maintenance on equipment/vehicles as required. 
  • Directing and guiding a crew of staff to complete job specific tasks. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

The successful candidate will have: 

  • College diploma in Horticulture or related discipline 
  • One to two years of experience working in a municipal parks environment, including horticultural and leadership experience providing direction and guidance to casual/seasonal staff 
  • Mechanical skills; including the ability to operate various parks equipment, the ability to perform basic maintenance on all parks equipment, and facilities 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with staff and the public 
  • Strong problem-solving, organization, verbal and written communication skills 
  • Familiarity with computers, mobile devices and associated software such as Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, CLASS 
  • Landscape pesticide licence 
  • Valid “DZ” license 
  • Standard First Aid/CPR/AED 
  • Certified Pool Operator qualification would be considered an asset 

Hourly Range: $27.80 – $31.59 per hour, Grade 5 on Town’s 2016 pay grid, plus a comprehensive benefits package 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter, in confidence, to the Human Resources Assistant, Sarah Alexander, no later than Friday, September 30, 2016 by 4 p.m

Applications may be submitted online, emailed to hr@orangeville.ca, or submitted in person to the Town Hall. If submitting a resume via email, please quote the job title in the subject line. 

The Town of Orangeville is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Questions about this collection should be directed to the attention of the Human Resources Manager at 87 Broadway, Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1.

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