Ontario’s Niagara Parks
PRESERVING a rich heritage, CONSERVING natural wonders, INSPIRING people, worldwide!
Niagara Parks 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.
LEAD HAND, GARDENER (DZ LICENSE)
Under the general supervision of the location Supervisor within established policies, procedures and guidelines assists the Supervisor in planning, maintaining and providing team leadership for the overall grounds maintenance, machinery operations and landscape development within Parks, Planning and Properties.
Education: Successfully completed a post-secondary Horticulture Diploma. Valid Class ‘DZ’ Driver’s License. Valid Landscape Exterminator Pesticide License.
Experience: Minimum of three years of experience, plus one on the job is required. Working knowledge of irrigation installation, operation and maintenance. Computer software experience is required. Ability to assign tasks and lead a group or team. Experience with traffic control training and integrated pest management. Interpersonal and communication skills, ability to deal with the public and staff with tact and courtesy, ability to carry out a variety of manual labour duties; mechanical aptitude and ability to work from plans and blueprints. Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations. Willing and able to work overtime on short notice and to perform shift work necessary to fulfil the requirement of a seven-day operation. A successful Police Information Check is required for the selected candidate.
Niagara Parks offers a pay range of $27.61 to $31.05 per hour as well as a comprehensive benefit and pension plan.
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 June 1, 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) 295-4377, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or Toll–free 1-855-356-5672.