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Irrigation Specialist (Seasonal)

  • 09 Jan 2017
  • 26 Jan 2017
  • Niagara Parks




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.

IRRIGATION SPECIALIST (SEASONAL)

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 business. Designs, upgrades and maintains irrigation systems and equipment on Botanical Gardens. Participates in applied practical teaching and evaluation of full time students in relation to the operation of the Botanical irrigation system(s). In conjunction with the Assistant Superintendent, School of Horticulture, aides in development of course content and delivers curriculum related to irrigation systems.

Qualifications: Completion of a Diploma or equivalent Certificates in the related irrigation trade. Valid Class “G” Driver’s License. Two years of demonstrated experiences and knowledge of design, operation, repair and installation of irrigation systems in landscape construction; including management and instruction. Ability to plan, organize and supervise and evaluate the work activities 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. Knowledge and experience with an extensive range of horticultural equipment, tools, tractors, and associated implements related to irrigation systems. Extensive knowledge of industrial and horticultural safety practices and the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations. Must have specific knowledge of irrigation equipment and systems.  Must be able to physically work in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions during all seasons. Must be willing and able to work overtime on short notice and to perform shift work and standby as required and scheduled to fulfill the requirements of a seven-day operation. A successful Police Information Check is required for the selected candidate.

Niagara Parks offers wage range of $22.74 per hour.

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 January 26, 2017.  

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 accessibility@niagaraparks.com, or by TTY, Local (905) 356-5672, or Toll –free 1-855-356-5672.


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