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Parks Handyworker 3

  • 14 Feb 2017
  • 15 Jun 2017
  • City of Toronto

Parks Handyworker 3

Job Classification Title PARKS HANDYWORKER 3

Requisition # 2259407 X

Division:Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Section: Parks

Work Location: To Be Determined

Job Stream: Parks, Recreation & Forestry

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time

Temporary Duration: TBD

Hours of Work (bi-weekly): 80.00

Shift Information: TBD

Salary rate: $26.72/hour

Affiliation: L416 Outside

Job Code (PSG): TW0071

Number of Positions Open: 1


Job Description

Although there may not be current vacancies, resumes will be kept on file for six (6) months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after six (6) months.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Performs manual tasks in park areas which require some gardening ability
  • Operates various types of equipment, including mechanized grounds maintenance and grass cutting equipment
  • Maintains parks turf by mowing, string trimming, fertilizing, clearing litter and removing garbage, as well as setting up semi-automatic and automatic irrigation systems
  • Cleans, maintains and makes minor repairs to park washrooms, facilities and furnishings, including playing fields, ice rinks, park benches, etc.
  • Sets up equipment such as chairs, benches, soccer/football posts, etc.
  • Clears and maintains parks walkways and entrances, including snow shovelling
  • Assists in maintaining horticultural beds and shrubs, as required
  • Performs other related work, as assigned

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Experience in grounds maintenance and/or horticulture, preferably in a park setting.
  2. Experience with grounds maintenance and grass cutting equipment.
  3. Possession of and ability to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence and ability to qualify for the City’s equipment operating permits and requirements.

You must also have:

  • Ability to provide work direction to others.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal courteously with the public and staff.
  • Familiarity with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations that apply to this work.
  • Physical capability of performing all of the required duties and ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Availability to work shifts/weekends/overtime, as required.

Work for the City you love

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2017 Invictus Games. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Parks Handyworker 3 within our Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division.

How to Apply:

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at www.toronto.ca/jobs. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2259407 X.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

As you may be contacted via email, please ensure that your email address is kept up to date in your Candidate Profile.

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The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

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