Posted: Wednesday February 28, 2018
Job Number: O- 18- 07
Job Type: Full time Permanent, Union
Closing Date: Wednesday March 14, 2018
The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.
Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.
Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.
The Roads, Parks and Fleet Department is comprised of five Branches; Administration, Traffic and Parking, Parks and Forestry, Roads and Rail; and Fleet Services. Key responsibilities include the operation and maintenance of the City’s public works infrastructure and systems including roadways; rail, storm drainage systems; waste water collection; winter control; parks and green spaces; signals and streetlights; parking operations; transportation planning and the corporation’s fleet of vehicles and equipment.
Under the general guidance and direction of the Horticulture Foreperson, the Gardener position is responsible for the maintenance of all the annual and perennial plants in the City of Barrie. Specifically, this position performs and oversees staff in the planting, pruning, cultivating, watering and fertilizing of flower beds located in the City’s parks, downtown areas, reverse lot frontages and right of ways. Additionally, this position performs greenhouse maintenance duties in accordance with seasonal requirements. Overall, this position plays an integral role in the upkeep of the City’s parks and other outdoor areas by carrying out horticultural activities and maintaining the City’s gardens.
Benefits: This position includes a comprehensive union benefit plan, including but not limited to extended health and dental coverage, life and accident insurance, paid vacation and sick days, short/long term disability plans, OMERS pension plan, discounted rate for City Fitness Memberships and much more.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit your resume electronically by quoting file # O-18-07 Gardener in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency. Further information is available at www.barrie.ca/JobOpps.
Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required at the interview stage of the selection process.
- Position Equivalency Code: C
The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.
Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purpose of candidate selection.
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We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.