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Temporary Labourer - Parks

  • 13 Mar 2017
  • 31 Mar 2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • City of Kitchener


Department:  Infrastructure Services

Division: Operations

Job ID #: 1406

Posting Open Date: 10/11/2016

Posting Closed Date: 3/31/2017

 Temporary Labourer - Parks & Horticulture

Responsibilities and Duties May Include: 

  • Maintenance, repair and renovation of turf in/on and around City parks, trails, greenways, community centres, aquatic centres, arenas, some libraries, boulevards, roadsides, medians and storm water management areas
  • Sportsfield setup, maintenance and turf renovation
  • Maintenance of flower beds and hanging baskets; planting, weeding, and providing general care and maintenance of mixed perennial, bi-annual and annual plant material
  • Watering and fertilizing plant material
  • Assisting in the maintenance of trails, playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts and outdoor furniture
  • Snow removal duties in the winter
  • Other duties as assigned


  1. Must be reliable with good attitude and employment record.
  2. Must be willing to successfully complete a medical examination if required.
  3. Must successfully complete required progressional criteria as it relates to this job title.
  4. Must have minimum Grade 12 diploma or meet requirements of GATB testing or GED
  5. Must have demonstrated communication/customer service skills and successfully pass applicable testing with an ability to keep accurate written records.
  6. Must be prepared to be trained in the operation of all related equipment and work skills.
  7. Must be able to perform a variety of duties including manual labour.
  8. Must be flexible to work varying shifts, & rotational duties, weekends and overtime as required.
  9. Must have an ability to participate as an effective team member.

Candidates selected for hire will be required to provide a satisfactory driver's abstract dated no earlier than 30 days prior to their hire date as a condition of employment.

Candidates may be require to complete and pass on-line testing and training prior to their start date.

Internal Requirements:

Department: Infrastructure Services  

Division: Operations

Union Affiliation: C.U.P.E. 68               

Posting Added Date: 10/11/2016        

Posting Closing Date: 3/31/2017

Branch/Location Office: 

Kitchener Operations Facility 
131 Goodrich Drive              
Kitchener, ON                      

Compensation Range: $21.70 per hour Grade/Band         

Please apply here: https://www.kitchener.ca/en/insidecityhall/jobpoolopportunities.asp

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