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GARDENER II, DISTRICT (2)

  • 05 Apr 2017
  • 20 Apr 2017
  • City of Brampton

WORKOPOLIS-TEMPLATE (2)

Gardener ll, District (2)


AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Reporting to the Foreperson, Horticultural/Supervisor, Operations Facility, this position designs and maintains annual beds, shrubs and turf in assigned City Parks (maintains Park facilities) and directs students/temporary and full-time employees as assigned.

  • Diagnoses flower, shrub, and turf problems and sprays as needed: selects required pesticide, calibrate required amounts and apply, ensuring safety.
  • Designs, prepares, and maintains annual and shrub beds and planters, including selecting flowers/shrubs, laying topsoil, fertilizer.  Plants, cultivates, prunes and fertilizes.  Inspects beds and performs required maintenance; sprays with pesticides as needed.
  • Directs assigned staff including assigning and verifying on-site work.
  • Responsible for an individual budget for the year.
  • Selection of trees and shrubs needed for replacement or new planting.
  • Prunes, maintains, transplants trees; checks for damage/disease, potential hazards, etc. and refers problems to Tree person as needed.
  • Responds to on-site public requests, provides information.
  • Maintains turf areas: cuts/mows, fertilizes, aerates, dethatches, irrigates, seeds, sods, applies top dressing and applies herbicides/pesticides.
  • Design and maintain turf and flower bed irrigation systems.
  • Maintains indoor plants; waters, fertilizes, repots, and applies pesticides.
  • Prepare stock requirement for tender and provide input with regard to suppliers.
  • Attend related seminars, trade shows and maintain certifications.
  • Operates tractors, mowers, chainsaw, brush chipper, water and spraying equipment, snow removal equipment, and hand tools. Maintains equipment/tools, and sets-up for Park projects. e.g. removes trees, plants or transplants/stakes.
  • Maintains park areas including litter and debris pick-up, removing and replacing garbage cans, over painting graffiti, checking Park buildings for cleanliness, etc.
  • Repairs, assembles Park facilities, i.e. constructs or repairs planters, beds, fencing, signs, pathways, sports facilities (e.g. bleachers), etc.
  • Provides advice to Foreperson and Landscape Architects regarding horticulture, maintenance routines, pathways, and other park planning matters.
  • Performs winter maintenance: operates equipment to clear snow from park walkways, bridges, outdoor ice rinks, etc. Salts and sands park areas; grooms ski trails.
  • Inspects Park facilities/fixtures on an on-going basis to identify required repairs, and to ensure public safety. Informs Foreperson of required work.
  • Performs additional similar and related duties as assigned.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • High school (Grade 12) graduation plus an additional program of over one (1) and up to two (2) years in Landscape Technology, Horticulture or equivalent. 
  • Over two (2) years, up to and including four (4) years of in a horticulture, greens keeping or gardening environment.
  • A valid, non-probationary Ontario Class D licence with airbrake Z endorsement.
  • Landscape Licence for Pesticides from Ontario Ministry of Environment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

** Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria**

TO APPLY: 

Please apply quoting the file number 102436 by APRIL 20, 2017 at: 

www.brampton.ca/employment 

or via 
www.workopolis.com 
and search for key words City of Brampton

If you require assistance with the application process, please contact us directly. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview with be contacted. We are dedicated to equal opportunity.


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