Ontario’s Niagara Parks
PRESERVING a rich heritage, CONSERVING natural wonders, INSPIRING people, worldwide!
LEAD HAND, DESIGN (G LICENSE)
Under the general supervision of the Manger, Design within established policies, procedures and guidelines assists the Manager in planning, maintaining and providing team leadership and coordination for horticulture design, Floral Showhouse and Butterfly Conservatory front of house displays and exhibits, park wide related seasonal displays, facility related seasonal displays, floristry, operations of the Garden Gift Shop and events which require design and aesthetic support. In addition, may provide leadership of the overall conservatories and grounds maintenance, machinery operations and landscape development within Parks, Planning and Properties.
Successfully completed a post-secondary Horticulture Diploma. Valid Class ‘G’ Driver’s License. Valid Landscape Exterminator Pesticide License. Minimum of three years of experience, plus one on the job is required. Computer software experience is required. Ability to assign tasks and lead a group or team. Applied experience in conservatory, exhibition, show design and bedding plant growth and cultivation. 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.
Niagara Parks offers an hourly rate of $27.61 to $31.05 per hour (Interim) 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 below:
Applications for this position will be accepted until August 24, 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.